A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation
Author: Michael Allaby,Chris Park
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2013-01-10
ISBN 10: 0199641668
ISBN 13: 9780199641666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation Book Review:

This dictionary provides over 9,000 A to Z entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment--its key thinkers, treaties, movements, organizations, concepts, and theories. Covers subjects such as sustainable development, biodiversity, and environmental ethics.

The Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style

The Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style
Author: Paul W. Lovinger
Publsiher: Penguin Group USA
Total Pages: 491
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780142000465
ISBN 13: 0142000469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style Book Review:

Features more than one thousand primary entries, along with more than two thousand examples of questionable style and the misuse of language, providing valuable lessons for students, writers, and speakers.

Hellenistic Science at Court

Hellenistic Science at Court
Author: Marquis Berrey
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2017-09-11
ISBN 10: 3110541939
ISBN 13: 9783110541939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hellenistic Science at Court Book Review:

The development of science in the modern world is often held to depend on such institutions as universities, peer-reviewed journals, and democracy. How, then, did new science emerge in the pre-modern culture of the Hellenistic Egyptian monarchy? Berrey argues that the court society formed around the Ptolemaic pharaohs Ptolemy III and IV (reigned successively 246-205/4 BCE) provided an audience for cross-disciplinary, learned knowledge, as physicians, mathematicians, and mechanicians clothed themselves in the virtues of courtiers attendant on the kings. The multicultural Greco-Egyptian court society prized entertainment that drew on earlier literature, mixed genres and cultures, and highlighted motion and sound. New cross-disciplinary science in the Hellenistic period gained its social currency and subsequent scientific success through its entertainment value as court science. Ancient court science sheds light on the long history of scientific interdisciplinarity.

The Cambridge Guide to Australian English Usage

The Cambridge Guide to Australian English Usage
Author: Pam Peters
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 924
Release: 2007-04-26
ISBN 10: 9780521702423
ISBN 13: 0521702429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Guide to Australian English Usage Book Review:

The Cambridge Guide to Australian English Usage is an up-to-date, evidence-based account of the variable points in Australian usage and style, in alphabetical format. Its description of Australian English uses a wealth of primary sources (linguistic corpora; the internet; public surveys of usage, conducted through Australian Style) as well as the latest editions of English dictionaries, style manuals and grammars. With all this input the Cambridge Guide to Australian English Usage provides in-depth coverage of the currency of alternative usages in spelling, punctuation and word choice in Australia, while showing the influence of British and American English here as well. This book is designed for everyone who writes and edits documents and non-fiction texts, for print or electronic delivery. Tertiary students and staff will get plenty of help from it, as well as professional editors who work with manuscripts of many different authors and commissions from multiple publishers.

The Big Book of Words You Should Know

The Big Book of Words You Should Know
Author: David Olsen,Michelle Bevilacqua,Justin Cord Hayes
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2008-12-17
ISBN 10: 1440520771
ISBN 13: 9781440520778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Book of Words You Should Know Book Review:

Do you know what "quatrefoil" and "impolitic" mean? What about "halcyon" or "narcolepsy"? This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Don't Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, garrulity); Words You Probably Shouldn't Know (priapic, damnatory, labia majora); and more. Whether writing an essay, studying for a test, or trying to impress friends, family, and fellow cocktail party guests with their prolixity, you will achieve magniloquence, ebullience, and flights of rhetorical brilliance.

Advanced Grammar Vocabulary

Advanced Grammar   Vocabulary
Author: Mark Skipper
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9783196229035
ISBN 13: 3196229033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An English Pronouncing Dictionary

An English Pronouncing Dictionary
Author: Daniel Jones
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 419
Release: 1917
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015030997020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Without Alibi

Without Alibi
Author: Jacques Derrida,Peggy Kamuf
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780804744119
ISBN 13: 0804744114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Without Alibi Book Review:

This book brings together for the first time five recent essays by Jacques Derrida, which advance his reflections on many issues: lying, perjury, forgiveness, confession, the profession of faith, and, most recently, cruelty, sovereignty, and capital punishment. Strongly linked by their attention to "performatives" and the "as if," the essays show the necessity of thinking beyond the category of acts that are possible for a subject. Derrida argues forcefully that thought must engage with the im-possible, that is, the order of the unforeseeable event, the absolute future still to come. This acute awareness of the limits of performative programs informs the essays throughout and attunes them closely to events of a world undergoing "globalization." The first essay, "History of the Lie," reviews some classic and modern definitions of the lie (Augustine, Rousseau, Kant, Koyré, Arendt), while renewing questions about what is called lying, as distinguished from other forms of nontruth. This inventive analysis is followed by "Typewriter Ribbon," which examines at length the famous lie recounted by Rousseau in his Confessions, when he perjured himself by accusing another of his own crime. Paul de Man's reading of this textual event is at the center of Derrida's patient, at times seriously funny analyses. "Le parjure, Perhaps" engages with a remarkable novel by Henri Thomas that fictionalizes the charge of perjury brought against Paul de Man in the 1950s. Derrida's extraordinary fineness as a reader and thinker of fiction here treats, to profound effect, the "fatal experience of perjury." The two final essays, "The University Without Condition" and "Psychoanalysis Searches the States of Its Soul," address the institutions of the university and of psychoanalysis as sites from which to resist and deconstruct the nontruth or phantasm of sovereignty. For the university, the principle of truth remains at the core of its resistance; for psychoanalysis, there is the obligation to remain true to what may be, Derrida suggests, its specific insight: into psychic cruelty. Resistance to the sovereign cruelty of the death penalty is just one of the stakes indicated by the last essay, which is the text of a keynote address to the "States General of Psychoanalysis" held in Paris, July 2000. Especially for this volume, Derrida has written "Provocation: Forewords," which reflects on the title Without Alibi while taking up questions about relations between deconstruction and America. This essay-foreword also responds to the event of this book, which Peggy Kamuf in her introduction presents as event of resistance. Without Alibi joins two other books by Derrida that Kamuf has translated for Stanford University Press: Points . . .: Interviews, 1974-1994 (1994) and Resistances of Psychoanalysis (1998).

The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms

The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms
Author: Jennifer Speake
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780192801111
ISBN 13: 0192801112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms Book Review:

Containing 5,000 idioms, alphabetically arranged by key word, this book covers metaphorical phrases, familiar quotations and proverbs, and similes. It provides meanings for well-known idioms such as set the world alight, cost an arm and a leg, once in a blue moon, the tip of the iceberg, andmany more. A date of origin is often given and many entries are supported by illustrative quotations from sources as varied as the Bible, Spectator, and Agatha Christie. Full of fascinating facts, this dictionary is ideal for anyone with an interest in the origins of words and phrases.--Arrangement of words alphabetically by key word means easy browsing--Focuses on British English, but also covers US English and other variants, e.g. cut to the chase and make a Virginia fence.--Histories of well-known idioms are provided

English Vocabulary Elements

English Vocabulary Elements
Author: Keith Denning,Brett Kessler,William R. Leben
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-02-17
ISBN 10: 0199724350
ISBN 13: 9780199724352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

English Vocabulary Elements Book Review:

This unique text draws on the tools of modern linguistics to help the student acquire an effective understanding of learned, specialized, and scientific vocabulary. English Vocabulary Elements (EVE) helps develop familiarity with over 350 Latin and Greek word elements in English, and shows how these roots are the building blocks within thousands of different words. Along the way the authors introduce and illustrate many of the fundamental concepts of linguistics. Offering a thorough approach to the expansion of vocabulary, EVE is an invaluable resource that provides students a deeper understanding of the language. This book will be useful to upper level high school students, undergraduates in English, Linguistics, and Classics departments, ESL students, and anyone interested in building vocabulary skills. This edition is refined and thoroughly updated. It includes updated cultural references, and the authors have revised and improved the pedagogy based on classroom experience. In particular they account for variations in pronunciation among students; clarify when historical details are important or peripheral; and improve the many examples and exercises that form the core of the book.

Events The Force of International Law

Events  The Force of International Law
Author: Fleur Johns,Richard Joyce,Sundhya Pahuja
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2010-10-04
ISBN 10: 1136920307
ISBN 13: 9781136920301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Events The Force of International Law Book Review:

Events: The Force of International Law presents an analysis of international law, centred upon those historical and recent events in which international law has exerted, or acquired, its force. From Spanish colonization and the Peace of Westphalia, through the release of Nelson Mandela and the Rwandan genocide, and to recent international trade negotiations and the 'torture memos', each chapter in this book focuses on a specific international legal event. Short and accessible to the non-specialist reader, these chapters consider what forces are put into play when international law is invoked, as it is so frequently today, by lawyers, laypeople, or leaders. At the same time, they also reflect on what is entailed in naming these ‘events’ of international law and how international law grapples with their disruptive potential. Engaging economic, military, cultural, political, philosophical and technical fields, Events: The Force of International Law will be of interest to international lawyers and scholars of international relations, legal history, diplomatic history, war and/or peace studies, and legal theory. It is also intended to be read and appreciated by anyone familiar with appeals to international law from the general media, and curious about the limits and possibilities occasioned, or the forces mobilised, by that appeal.

Dictionary of the British English Spelling System

Dictionary of the British English Spelling System
Author: Greg Brooks
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2015-03-30
ISBN 10: 1783741074
ISBN 13: 9781783741076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary of the British English Spelling System Book Review:

This book will tell all you need to know about British English spelling. It's a reference work intended for anyone interested in the English language, especially those who teach it, whatever the age or mother tongue of their students. It will be particularly useful to those wishing to produce well-designed materials for teaching initial literacy via phonics, for teaching English as a foreign or second language, and for teacher training. English spelling is notoriously complicated and difficult to learn; it is correctly described as much less regular and predictable than any other alphabetic orthography. However, there is more regularity in the English spelling system than is generally appreciated. This book provides, for the first time, a thorough account of the whole complex system. It does so by describing how phonemes relate to graphemes and vice versa. It enables searches for particular words, so that one can easily find, not the meanings or pronunciations of words, but the other words with which those with unusual phoneme-grapheme/grapheme-phoneme correspondences keep company. Other unique features of this book include teacher-friendly lists of correspondences and various regularities not described by previous authorities, for example the strong tendency for the letter-name vowel phonemes (the names of the letters ) to be spelt with those single letters in non-final syllables.


Author: Chris Pak
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1781382840
ISBN 13: 9781781382844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terraforming Book Review:

Terraforming is the process of making other worlds habitable for human life. This book asks how science fiction has imagined how we shape both our world and other planets and how stories of terraforming reflect on science, society and environmentalism. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Why is Q Always Followed by U

Why is Q Always Followed by U
Author: Michael Quinion
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0141039248
ISBN 13: 9780141039244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why is Q Always Followed by U Book Review:

Can you be gruntled? Who was the original dogsbody? And why would you have the screaming ab-dabs? Long-time word detective Michael Quinion brings us the answers to nearly 200 of the most intriguing questions he's been asked about language over the years. His facts about the quirky meanings and histories behind the slang and language that we all use will delight, amuse and enlighten even the most knowledgeable word-obsessive. With plenty of colourful stories, Why is Q Always Followed by U? will nit-pick with a dab hand to help you discover the truth behind the cock-and-bull stories. You may be gobsmacked, right as rain or even over the moon - but you'll always be linguistically on the ball. Praise for Michael Quinion's bestselling Port Out Starboard Home: 'He tracks down a phrase and pins it down with a wit as sharp as a tack' Metro 'Like being drawn into a great detective story, full of red herrings and bogus alibis' Mail on Sunday 'I recommend this book: I don't see how it can fail to draw you in. It's the kind of work that you have a hard time disentangling yourself from' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

Vocabulary 4000

Vocabulary 4000
Author: Jeff Kolby
Publsiher: Nova Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-01-15
ISBN 10: 1889057150
ISBN 13: 9781889057156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vocabulary 4000 Book Review:

Other vocabulary books list difficult, esoteric words that readers quickly forget or feel self-conscious about using. Here there is a bounty of choice words, between the common and the esoteric, that will flow forth, once learned. Brief Description: English offers perhaps the richest vocabulary of all languages, in part because its words are culled from so many languages. It is a shame that we do not tap this rich source more often in our daily conversation to express ourselves more clearly and precisely. Many a vocabulary book lists esoteric words we quickly forget or feel self-conscious using. However, there is a bounty of choice words between the common and the esoteric that often seem be just on the tip of our tongue. Vocabulary 4000 brings these words to the fore.All the words you need for success in business, school, and life!Features: * Word Analysis section* Idiom and Usage section* 200 Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes* Concise, practical definitions* Great for the SAT, GRE and other entrance exams.

A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases
Author: Yuri Dolgopolov
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN 10: 0786459956
ISBN 13: 9780786459957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases Book Review:

Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichés, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.

A Thesaurus of English Word Roots

A Thesaurus of English Word Roots
Author: Horace Gerald Danner
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2014-03-27
ISBN 10: 1442233265
ISBN 13: 9781442233263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Thesaurus of English Word Roots Book Review:

Horace G. Danner’s A Thesaurus of English Word Roots is a compendium of the most-used word roots of the English language. As Timothy B. Noone notes in his foreword: “Dr. Danner’s book allows you not only to build up your passive English vocabulary, resulting in word recognition knowledge, but also gives you the rudiments for developing your active English vocabulary, making it possible to infer the meaning of words with which you are not yet acquainted. Your knowledge can now expand and will do so exponentially as your awareness of the roots in English words and your corresponding ability to decode unfamiliar words grows apace. This is the beginning of a fine mental linguistic library: so enjoy!” In A Thesaurus of English Word Roots, all word roots are listed alphabetically, along with the Greek or Latin words from which they derive, together with the roots’ original meanings. If the current meaning of an individual root differs from the original meaning, that is listed in a separate column. In the examples column, the words which contain the root are then listed, starting with their prefixes, for example, dysacousia, hyperacousia. These root-starting terms then are followed by terms where the root falls behind the word, e.g., acouesthesia and acoumeter. These words are followed by words where the root falls in the middle or the end, as in such terms as bradyacusia and odynacusis.. In this manner, A Thesaurus of English Word Roots places the word in as many word families as there are elements in the word. This work will interest linguists and philologists and anyone interested in the etymological aspects of English language.

Word Origins

Word Origins
Author: John Ayto
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1408101602
ISBN 13: 9781408101605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Word Origins Book Review:

The average contemporary English speaker knows 50,000 words. Yet stripped down to its origins, this apparently huge vocabulary is in reality much smaller, derived from Latin, French and the Germanic languages. It is estimated that every year, 800 neologisms are added to the English language: acronyms (nimby), blended words (motel), and those taken from foreign languages (savoir-faire). Laid out in an A-Z format with detailed cross references, and written in a style that is both authoritative and accessible, Word Origins is a valuable historical guide to the English language.

After the Great Complacence

After the Great Complacence
Author: Ewald Engelen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2011-09-29
ISBN 10: 0199589089
ISBN 13: 9780199589081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Great Complacence Book Review:

Argues "that social scientists, governments and citizens need now to re-engage with the political dimensions of financial markets." - cover.

The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology

The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology
Author: Walter W. Skeat,Walter William Skeat
Publsiher: Wordsworth Editions
Total Pages: 633
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9781853263118
ISBN 13: 1853263117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology Book Review:

A dictionary of the origins of words and developement of the English language.