The Oxford English Dictionary contains 175,000 words in common usage and yet linguists estimate that a vocabulary of 3,000 is sufficient to cover ninety-five per cent of common usage in speech and pri..
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In this book: Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and lege..
Chambers Adult Learners' Guide to Spelling is not about all those turgid 'spelling rules'. Instead, it presents a practical routine that teaches learners strategies to conquer any word they find diff..
The most up-to-date and information-packed dictionary of its size available. With spelling, grammar and pronunciation help, plus a practical writing guide, the Pocket Dictionary gives you all the ever..
The all-in-one guide to using English, including all the words, phrases and definitions you need and a unique full grammar of English to answer all those tricky questions. Language notes help you choo..
Two books in one with all the words you need at your fingertips. With matching dictionary and thesaurus entries on the same page, you'll never be stuck for words again! With all the main entry words s..
All the words you need, every day: the perfect reference book to broaden your knowledge of English, and is ideal for everyday use, at home, in the office or at school, in a durable format. Drawn from ..
The perfect reference dictionary for everyday use with over 290,000 words, phrases, and definitions and now updated with thousands of fascinating encyclopedic entries with key facts and dates, people ..
All the words you need, every day: the perfect dictionary reference for daily use, including all the words, phrases and definitions you need in a durable format. Language notes help you choose the rig..
The perfect portable dictionary for all students aged 11-14. This dictionary has been updated to include around 20,000 entries, and includes all the words you need to know for school and exams, still ..
A fantastic colour school thesaurus for ages 11+ in the best-selling Gem format to help you find the right word every time. Written specially to help with school work and homework, this new edition pr..
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This illustrated guide compiles over 2,000 collective nouns and brings them to life in stunningly colorful, graphic artwork from the design dynamos at Woop Studios. Chock-full of treasures of the Engl..
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This book is for anyone who wishes to improve university teaching and learning through systematic inquiry. It provides advice, but also a constructive critique of research methods and, in turn, the au..
In the world of smartphones, instant internet access and on-demand documentaries, studying should be easier than ever. Yet all this background noise can make us unfocused and inefficient learners. So ..
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This is about much more than just information...This a fascinating and thoroughly modern glimpse of world knowledge, designed in David McCandless's inspirational and boundary-pushing signature visual ..
A carefully-selected collection of themed quotations to honour Shakespeare's legacy to the world on the 400th anniversary of the death of the most famous writer of all time. Find out what Shakespeare ..
This updated edition is the perfect gift for every occasion. From Shakespeare and Mark Twain to Albert Einstein and Kate Moss, this dictionary features 4,000 of the best and most popular quotations of..
Did you know that coconut derives from the Spanish and Portuguese coco for 'grinning face'? Or that giraffes used to be called camelopards? Or that walrus has its origin in Dutch, meaning 'whale horse..
From Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde to Fidel Castro and Dolly Parton, the Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations features 4,000 of the best quotations of past and present. Packed with quotable quotes on ..
For three thousand years, great thinkers and writers have relied on metaphor to articulate profound thoughts, give voice to powerful emotions, and creatively explain complex ideas. But metaphorical la..
From the Private First Class who knows his place (above a Private but below a Lance Corporal), to the classification of the natural world (Species, Genus, Family, Order . . .), we introduce hierarchie..
Did you know that 'flavour of the month' originated in a marketing campaign in American ice-cream parlours in the 1940s, when a particular flavour would be specially promoted for a month at a time? An..
Writer, broadcaster, and wit Gyles Brandreth has completely revised Ned Sherrin's classic collection of wisecracks, one-liners, and anecdotes. With over 1,000 new quotations from all media, it's easy ..
This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been t..
The first edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations was published in 1941 and for over 70 years this bestselling book has remained unrivalled in its coverage of quotations past and present. The e..
Oxford Modern English Grammar is Oxford's brand new and definitive guide to English grammar. This book has been written by a leading expert in the field, covers both British and American English, and..
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The quintessentially British almanac, Pears' Cyclopaedia continues to informand intrigue generations of readers with its unique mix of solid facts and fascinating gems. Now reaching its 125th edition,..
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Patton has created the most comprehensive, systematic, and up-to-date review of qualitative methods available. The Third Edition has retained and expanded upon the exhibits, which highlight and summar..
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A classic reference book that has been used by millions all over the world, Roget's International Thesaurus is the product of more than a century and a half of continual expansion, reorganization, and..