By Woop Studios, Jay Sacher
This illustrated consultant compiles over 2,000 collective nouns and brings them to existence in stunningly colourful, photo art from the layout dynamos at Woop Studios. Chock-full of treasures of the English language, the range of phrases gathered right here covers themes from crops and animals (a parade of elephants, a humiliation of pandas) to humans and issues (a pomposity of professors, an exultation of fireworks) and diversity from the universal (a delight of lions) to the downright imprecise (an ooze of amoebas). Pronunciations, definitions, etymologies, and ancient anecdotes make this pretty publication an exciting learn, a standout reference, and a visible deal with. Language fanatics and paintings appreciators alike should be captivated via this gem, wealthy in notice and photo.
By Alwin Kloekhorst
Hittite is the oldest attested Indo-European language and consequently of paramount significance for comparative Indo-European linguistics. even supposing within the previous few many years our wisdom of the synchronic and old linguistics of Hittite has profoundly elevated, those new insights haven't been systematically utilized to the total Hittite fabric. This e-book fills this hole through, for the 1st time, delivering an etymological dictionary of the full Hittite lexicon of Indo-European foundation during which all phrases are taken care of in a coherent approach. additionally, it presents a radical description of the synchronic phonological method of Hittite in addition to a entire examine of the Hittite old morphology and phonology. the result's a huge instruction manual that would shape an critical device for Indo-Europeanists and Hittitologists alike.
By Fiona Swee-Lin Price
Have you puzzled tips to handle individuals with Asian names in emails and letters? Had hassle coming into Asian names into databases? Been uncertain find out how to pronounce an Asian identify? Felt embarrassed and impolite as a result of hassle with Asian names?
In "Success with Asian Names", Fiona Swee-Lin cost, solutions those and lots of extra, offering sensible assistance on the way to deal with the demanding situations of facing unexpected Asian naming customs. the 1st a part of the publication offers historical past details on Asian names, contrasting the languages and Asian tradition from which they're derived with the language and cultures of English-speaking international locations and appears at cultural variations within the manner humans view names, in addition to explaining the several writing platforms and identify constructions in Asia.
The moment half offers targeted info on names from 14 particular Asian languages, with details on naming customs in a particular language, examples of average names, how names from that tradition should be Westernised and useful recommendation on pronunciation, tips to tackle humans and getting into names into databases designed for Anglo-Saxon names facts access.
The 3rd half is helping establish the rustic of foundation of a selected identify and clarifies which languages are spoken in particular Asian international locations.
By Ralph Keyes
How did die develop into kick the bucket, undies develop into unmentionables, and having an affair turn into mountain climbing the Appalachian path? initially used to prevent blasphemy, honor taboos, and make great, euphemisms became embedded within the cloth of our language. EUPHEMANIA lines the origins of euphemisms from a device of the church to a kind of gentility to ultra-modern software of industrial, political, and postmodern doublespeak. As a lot social statement as a booklet for be aware fanatics, EUPHEMANIA is a full of life and thought-provoking examine the facility of phrases and our energy over them.
By Paul Dickson
Do you want a ebook that might motivate witty discussions round the dinner desk? a few nice conversations round the water cooler? Even a enjoyable subject for a celebration! kinfolk phrases publication brings again hot stories as I remember phrases that basically OUR kinfolk may ever recognize what they can in all probability suggest. i feel the top type of compliment for an writer to provide is that this: I want I had written this e-book!
I'm nonetheless guffawing over "Burtie" (page 29) and does not everybody have a model of Clu Clu? (an imaginary scapegoat who will get blamed for not-so-commendable activities)
I cannot think a greater present for your self or for a chum or friend.
By Richard Buel Jr., Jeffers Lennox
The formative interval of the U.S., working approximately from 1789 to 1829, has turn into distant and maybe overly idealized. whereas the administrations of George Washington, John Adams, James Madison, James Monroe and John Quincy Adams set the rustic at the route to modernity by means of resolving a few nagging difficulties left over from the Revolution, they didn't get to the bottom of many the most important concerns, reminiscent of slavery, the therapy of local american citizens, and the results of business improvement. regardless of many universal objectives, the gentry's management used to be riven through sectional friction, own pageant, and partisan bickering that nearly tore the country aside through the warfare of 1812. This dictionary recounts the achievements and the mess ups, the development and the backsliding, and the low and high issues of our forefathers.
By Anton Chekhov
There are lots of variants of The Witch and different tales. This academic version used to be created for self-improvement or in instruction for complicated examinations. the ground of every web page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of unusual phrases highlighted within the textual content, together with synonyms and antonyms. Designed for college districts, educators, and scholars trying to maximize functionality on standardized exams, Webster’s paperbacks reap the benefits of the truth that classics are usually assigned readings. A operating glossary on the backside of every web page turns out to be useful to scholars who're actively construction their vocabularies in anticipation of taking PSAT®, SAT®, AP® (Advanced Placement®), GRE®, LSAT®, GMAT® or comparable examinations. This version exposes the reader to a greatest variety of “difficult, and sometimes encountered” phrases in examinations. instead of provide a unmarried synonym, many are supplied for quite a few meanings, permitting readers to raised take hold of the paradox of the English language, and keep away from utilizing the notes as a natural crutch. Having the reader decipher a word’s that means inside of context serves to enhance vocabulary retention and figuring out. every one web page covers phrases no longer already highlighted on prior pages. PSAT® is a registered trademark of the school front exam Board and the nationwide advantage Scholarship company neither of which sponsors or endorses this booklet; SAT® is a registered trademark of the school Board which neither sponsors nor endorses this e-book; GRE®, AP® and complex Placement® are registered logos of the tutorial checking out carrier which neither sponsors nor endorses this publication, GMAT® is a registered trademark of the Graduate administration Admissions Council that's neither affiliated with this publication nor endorses this e-book, LSAT® is a registered trademark of the legislations college Admissions Council which neither sponsors nor endorses this product. All rights reserved.
By Emma Previato
Regardless of the doubtless shut connections among arithmetic and different medical and engineering fields, functional motives intelligible to people who should not essentially mathematicians are much more tricky to discover. The Dictionary of utilized arithmetic for Engineers and Scientists fills that void. It comprises authoritative but obtainable definitions of mathematical phrases usually encountered in different disciplines.There might be higher dictionaries, extra finished dictionaries, and dictionaries that provide extra special definitions, theorems, and proofs. yet there is not any different dictionary in particular designed and written for scientists and engineers whose knowing and skill to resolve real-world difficulties paintings can rely on the appliance of arithmetic. Concise, understandable, and handy, the Dictionary of utilized arithmetic for Engineers and Scientists is a realistic lexicon that is helping scholars and pros alike use mathematical terminology properly and entirely comprehend the mathematical literature encountered of their fields.