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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..
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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..
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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..
All the words you need, every day: the perfect word reference for daily use with 300,000 synonyms and antonyms in a durable format. With practical usage notes, and a fantastic supplement, this is the ..
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All the words you need, every day: the perfect word reference for daily use in a durable format. With practical usage notes, and a fantastic supplement, this is the ideal thesaurus to take your langua..
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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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From the Egyptians on, no form of learning was more vital to the ancient world than the knowledge of symbols, and it was no less important to the civilizations of the Orient, even into modern times. I..
A witty, informative guide to writing from Random House's longtime copy chief and one of Twitter's leading language gurus--in the tradition of The Elements of Style "Utterly delightful . . . will stan..
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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..
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A visual guide to how the world really works, through stunning infographics and data visualisations, thoroughly revised, recalculated and reimagined for this new edition. We are overwhelmed by informa..
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..
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..
The New Oxford Style Manual brings together the new editions of two essential reference works in a single volume. Combining New Hart's Rules with the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors, thi..
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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 ..
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..
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,..
How do you get rid of unwanted guests? What do you do if there's a racket in the quiet carriage? How should you eat peas, and behave in queues? How to behave, like how to punctuate, is an aspect of li..
Roget's Thesaurus is the world's most famous and trusted word-finder. First published in 1852, it has now sold over 32 million copies worldwide and has become the indispensable desk companion for gene..