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Adonis to Zorro: Oxford Dictionary of...
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Andrew Delahunty; Sheila Dignen
 
An absorbing dictionary that clearly explains the meanings of references and allusions that are likely to be encountered in modern English. Drawing on the resources of the Oxford English Corpus...
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Begat: The King James Bible and the...
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David Crystal
 
The King James Bible has contributed more to English than any other source. In this enlightening book David Crystal asks why. He looks at how its words have been given...
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Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing
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Melissa Mohr
 
A humorous, trenchant and fascinating examination of how Western culture's taboo words have evolved over the millennia
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Is That a Fish in Your Ear?:...
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David Bellos
 
How do we really make ourselves understood to other people? This book shows how, from puns to poetry, news bulletins to the Bible, Asterix to Swedish films, translation is at...
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Shady Characters: Ampersands,...
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Keith Houston
 
Tells the unexpected stories of some unusual, and familiar, typographical marks and reveals a history of writing. This book charts the lives of some of the most intriguing examples, like...
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Shady Characters: Ampersands,...
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Keith Houston
 
Where does the ampersand get its name from? What does the hashtag have to do with commerce in ancient Rome? This book gives answers to these questions. From the pilcrow...
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The English Language
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Charles Barber; Joan Beal; Philip Shaw
 
This bestselling text by Charles Barber recounts the history of the English language from its ancestry to the present day.
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Who Chose the Gospels?: Probing the...
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C.E. Hill
 
How did the Church get Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John instead of Thomas, Mary, Peter, and Judas? C. E. Hill presents evidence for how and why, despite the numerous Gospels...
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In Other Words
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Baker, M.
 
Fully revised to reflect recent developments in the field.
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The End of Lawyers?: Rethinking the...
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Richard E. Susskind
 
This widely acclaimed legal bestseller has ignited an intense debate within the legal profession. It examines the effect of advances in IT upon legal practice, analysing anticipated developments in the...
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Easy Paediatrics: Paediatrics for...
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Rachel U. Sidwell; Mike A. Thomson
 
A 'one stop shop' for paediatrics with a succinct, user-friendly and informative style which will stimulate the reader to learn more about this fascinating, but challenging, subject AND get through...
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International Law and the Environment
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Patricia Birnie; Alan Boyle; ...
International Law and the Environment continues to provide the definitive account of the core principles in international law concerning environmental protection. This edition expands on topical issues such as Genetically...
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Shady Characters
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Houston, Keith
 
Keith Houston's entertaining book, inspired by his popular blog shadycharacters.co.uk, tells the unexpected stories of some unusual, and familiar, typographical marks...
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Alphabetical
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Rosen, Michael
 
From minding your Ps and Qs to wondering why X should mark the spot, Alphabetical is a book for everyone who loves words and language. Whether it's how letters...
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Browse's Introduction to the...
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Norman L. Browse; John Black; Kevin ...
 
A companion to Browse's Introduction to the Symptoms and Signs of Surgical Disease, the two together will provide the definitive resource in diagnosing and managing surgical disease; for all medical...
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Fundamentos Y Modelos Del Estudio...
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Susana De Los Heros; Mercedes...
 
Provides a comprehensive introduction to the principal concepts and thematic areas of Spanish pragmatics. This title introduces basic pragmatics, methods of analysis, and thematic areas such as language and the...
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