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The Compact Oxford English Dictionary When the twenty-volume Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition, appeared two years ago, the public response was extraordinary. The AP and UPI announced publication over their newswires. Time and Newsweek ran full-page articles. Time called it "a scholarly Everest." At 2386 pages, the OED represents a huge venture is a labor of lore, love, and good humor and is perfect for any wordsmith, writer or lover of the English language. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

New Shorter Oxford Dictionary The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (2 Vol. Set; Thumb Indexed Edition) attempts to reflect not just the English of Great Britain, but the entire English-speaking world, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, South Africa, India, and the Caribbean. Entries range from obsolete words, such as abraid, characterism, leighton, and surbate to terms so new that they did not appear in the OED2, for example, bungee jumping, couch potato, and cyberpunk. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

American Heritage Dictionary This Fourth Edition of the American Heritage Dictionary is a long-standing favorite dictionary and one of the prime dictionary references for magazines, newspapers, and dot.com content providers. For scads of writers and editors across the U.S., it sets the standard on matters of style and lexicographical authority. Plus, it's six years fresher than the 1994 version, with 10,000 words and definitions you won't find in the still venerable but now slightly dated third edition. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

American Heritage Dictionary (with CD-ROM) The included CD-ROM in this edition of the American Heritage Dictionary combines the innovation of the Fourth Edition print dictionary with the ease and accessibility of an electronic format. The CD-ROM includes over 1,000 color photographs, illustrations, and maps from the print edition; nearly 70,000 spoken pronunciations; definitions and usage information can be obtained instantly by highlighting and right-clicking on words in any Windows-based Microsoft Office application. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

The Oxford American Thesaurus of Current English The Oxford American Thesaurus of Current English is based on state-of-the-art research using a vast database of some 200 million words. It offers the most reliable word resource available, one that is more practical, and less expensive. Its features include 15,000 main entries keyed to over 350,000 synonyms; sample sentences or phrases for virtually every sense; key entries include antonym lists, with cross references to other main entries. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations Quite simply, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations : A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature. Now it its 16th edition and weighing in at an impressive 1405 pages, this thoroughly revised and updated new edition of the classic reference comprises more than 20,000 quotations, and is arranged chronologically, featuring the wit and wisdom of "old timers" as well as hundreds of newcomers. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

The HIghly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarly Literate This is not your ordinary dictionary; author Eugene Ehrlich thinks that defining everyday words with commonly accepted meanings is a massive waste of time. Instead, he concentrates on unusual words or those that present interesting problems. The result is a fascinating dictionary that can be read cover to cover, like a book; do so and your vocabulary may never be the same again. Ideal for writers and other professionals who live by their words. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

The Oxford Spanish Dictionary Based on an intensive research project lasting over eight years, The Oxford Spanish Dictionary sets a new standard as one of the most authoritative and useful foreign language dictionaries available. The Dictionary offers more than 250,000 words and phrases; over 430,000 translations; sample sentences to illustrate meaning; and special emphasis on idioms and regional usage. Ideal for anyone working in Spanish whose native language is English -- or the reverse. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

The Oxford-Duden German Dictionary The Oxford-Duden family of German-English dictionaries has established itself as a world leader, recommended for teachers, translators, writers, and students. Now comes The Oxford-Duden German Dictionary, the flagship of the line, in a major new edition. Features unmatched coverage of German worldwide (including Swiss and Italian German), incorporating the spelling changes ratified in 1996. Incorporates over 260,000 words and phrases and over 450,000 translations. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

The Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary The Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary is the first bilingual dictionary to be compiled entirely from electronic databases of current language, making it the most comprehensive, reliable, and up-to-date reference available. The new edition provides the most recent vocabulary for both French and English, as well as additional new supplementary material, including a new encyclopedic supplement on French society and culture. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

The Oxford Russian Dictionary This completely revised edition of The Oxford Russian Dictionary is the first to incorporate the new idioms, terminology, and usage pouring in from the West after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Offering a comprehensive look at both languages, it includes over 185,000 words and phrases and 290,000 translations. The dictionary provides exceptional coverage of regional Russian, British, and American dialects as well as of modern idioms and colloquial usage, with numerous examples. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Kodansha's Furigana Japanese Dictionary A comprehensive, communicative, and practical guide to using Japanese, Kodansha's Furigana Japanese Dictionary is an invaluable tool for anyone with an interest in the Japanese language. It has been edited with the needs of English-speaking users in mind, whether students, teachers, business people, writers or casual linguists -- and special care has been taken at each stage of its compilation including the selection of entry words and their equivalents. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Oxford Latin Dictionary Fifty years in the making, the Oxford Latin Dictionary is a comprehensive and authoritative reference work for students, teachers, professionals, and general readers interested in classical languages and literature. The dictionary features comprehensive coverage of classical Latin with entries for approximately 40,000 words; definitions are in modern English and based on modern lexicographical principles. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

World Almanac Now in its third century of publication, The World Almanac remains the one source people turn to when they need comprehensive and reliable information on just about any subject imaginable. Faster and easier to use than the Internet and other on-line sources, it's no wonder The World Almanac is a perennial bestseller on every national list and the one almanac found in libraries, schools, businesses, and media outlets throughout the world. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

World Factbook World Factbook, 2002 (CIA 2001 Edition) is a highly acclaimed source of important unclassified CIA data includes all of the nations of the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. It covers each country's area, political climate, recent international disputes, natural resources, environment, population, inflation rate, GDP, agriculture, industries, defense expenditures, national holidays, literacy rate, religion, legal system, labor force, and much more, and includes a map for every entry. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Time Almanac Time Almanac is a solid resource for reporters looking for factual and up-to-date information about world events and regional metrics. Highlights include world statistics and countries, astronomy and space, calendar and holidays, health and nutrition, sports results, business, economy, personal finance, the Internet, web site guide, e-mail addresses and more. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Pocket World Atlas Bound in a padded leatherette case with gilt-edged pages, The Pocket World Atlas contains 96 pages of stunning, digitally produced physical and political maps of the world, focusing particularly on areas of key business interest such as North America, Europe, and the Far East. Provides a detailed atlas of the world including twenty major city maps, climate chart, distance table, and time zones, in a convenient pocket-sized format. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Oxford Atlas of the World Hailed as "extraordinary" by the New York Times when it debuted, the 9th edition of the Oxford Atlas of the World has now undergone its most significant revision ever, with sixteen added pages of world maps, including improved coverage of the South East United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, the Middle East, Indonesia, the Philippines, Central Europe, France, the British Isles, and Iceland. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Rand McNally Atlas of the World Rand McNally Atlas of the World is a perfect low-cost addition to any writer's bookshelf and features 150 pages of detail-rich maps of the world, completely updated to reflect recent political changes; an introductory section containing a primer on cartography and the basics of map-reading; a section providing an in-depth look at world climate, populations, people, and countries; a time zone map of the world; and a 64-page index for more than 55,000 places around the world. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Concise Atlas of the World The Concise Atlas offers the same comprehensive coverage as its larger sibling in a conveniently sized, affordable package. The editors sought the advice of educators and librarians from across the nation in creating the Concise, so it contains a host of easy-to-use and informative features, including a user guide, helpful graphics on map projections, a subject index, and representations of flags from around the world. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

National Geographic Atlas of the World Flip through the pages of the impressive National Geographic Atlas of the World and you will feel as though the world is literally at your fingertips. Full-page spreads are devoted to more than 75 political and physical maps. There are many new touches in this edition, including increased usage of satellite images; more than 50 updated political maps showing the impact of wars, revolutions, treaties, and elections; and the latest research on tectonics, oceanography,and climate. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

The Times of London Atlas of the World This eighth concise edition of The Times of London Atlas of the World has been completely redesigned, updated, and expanded. This atlas features 260 pages of mapping, with new reference maps that are completely up to date, and includes more information at larger scales than previous editions. Also features a comprehensive index to over 100,000 place names, fully cross-referenced for ease of use. Impressive! Click here to purchase copies of this book.

The Rand McNally Historical Atlas of the World The Rand McNally Historical Atlas of the World is a low-cost historical atlas of the world's development. Though limited in its scope and focus, the atlas is an ideal reference introduction to answer quick and easy questions about humankind's devlopment, history, and current status. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Seventh Edition of Black's Law Dictionary Completely revised in 1999, the Seventh Edition of Black's Law Dictionary is the premier legal reference resource. This edition contains over 24,000 definitions, 4,500 of which are completely new to the Seventh Edition. Helpful extras include a list of legal maxims, the U.S. Constitution, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a time chart of the United States Supreme Court, a Federal Circuit Map, and British Regnal Years. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Barrons Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms Barrons Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms is a small but surprisingly comprehensive dictionary defining over 5,000 financial, banking and investment terms. The sturdy binding will hold up to a great deal of travel, making it perfect for a writer working on the finance beat. A very practical and inexpensive gift for anyone interested in finance and investment -- or writing about these two subjects. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Barrons' Dictionary of Insurance Terms Barrons' Dictionary of Insurance Terms defines more than 4,200 insurance terms that should be understood by agents, brokers, actuaries, underwriters, HR people working with employee-benefit programs, consumers who need to understand insurance policies -- and journalists writing on these subjects. This new, heavily updated edition has been expanded with approximately 200 new terms, and updatings of many other terms to reflect the current state of the insurance industry. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, & Biologicals Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, & Biologicals is a concise and authoritative reference containing a diverse collection of more than 10,000 substances. More than 4,000 monographs cover pharmaceuticals and drugs; 2,000 cover naturally occurring substances; 1,000 focus on elements and inorganic chemicals; and almost 1,000 pertain to agricultural compounds. The Index is an ideal reference for any writer or reporter working the drug or crime beats. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

The New Harvard Dictionary of Music The New Harvard Dictionary of Music is an outstanding reference guide to all forms of music. This edition, prepared by 70 noted scholars under Don Michael Randel's capable editorship, contains mostly new entries, and the dictionary's scope has been greatly expanded to include better coverage of recent music. An impressive reference for musicians and musicologists, the dictionary is an excellent backgrounder for anyone working on the music or entertainment beats. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

The Oxford Companion to Military History The Oxford Companion to Military History containss more than 1300 entries, written by more than 150 specialists in particular military subjects. The articles are enhanced by more than 70 detailed maps and 15 pages of diagrams. Each entry is in alphabetical order, and cross-referenced to additional topics. The book is prefect for journalists who want to use (correct) military metaphors in their writing or for reporters doing war, historical or anniversary segments. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words is ideal for writers and reporters who need to study the meaning of biblical words in the original languages without spending years learning Greek or Hebrew. This classic reference tool has helped thousands dig deeper into the meaning of the two biblical texts. Features over 6,000 key biblical words and a brand new comprehensive index that lets you study biblical topics more thoroughly than ever before. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

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