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141 Pulliam, Tom NEW YORK TIMES CONCISE CROSSWORD PUZZLE DICTIONARY
Warner Books Inc 1987 0446357502 / 9780446357500 Paperback Near Fine 
A pocket-sized mass market crossword puzzle dictionary from the editors who created the bestselling authority, The New York Times Crossword Puzzle Dic tionary. 
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QI: THE POCKET BOOK OF GENERAL IGNORANCE, QI
142 QI QI: THE POCKET BOOK OF GENERAL IGNORANCE
Faber & Faber 2008 0571241395 / 9780571241392 Paperback Very Good 
QI: The Pocket Book of General Ignorance is an illuminating collection of f un facts, perfect for general knowledge, trivia and pub quiz enthusiasts. T his number-one bestseller is a comprehensive catalogue of all the interesti ng misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings in 'common knowledge' tha t will make you wonder why anyone bothers going to school. It is now availa ble in this handy pocket-sized edition, carry it everywhere to impress your friends, frustrate your enemies and win every argument. Henry VIII had six wives. Wrong! Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Wrong! Alexand er Graham Bell invented the telephone. Wrong! QI: The Pocket Book of Genera l Ignorance is the essential set text for everyone who's proud to admit tha t they don't know everything, and an ideal sack of interesting facts with w hich to beat people who think they do. Perfect for trivia, pub quiz and gen eral knowledge enthusiasts, this is a number-one bestseller from the author s of The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 Facts To Blow Your Socks Off, packed with weird, wonderful and really quite interesting facts. 
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OXFORD DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS BY SUBJECT (OXFORD QUICK REFERENCE), Ratcliffe, Susan
143 Ratcliffe, Susan OXFORD DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS BY SUBJECT (OXFORD QUICK REFERENCE)
Oxford University Press 2010 0199567069 / 9780199567065 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. Here are more than 7,000 quotations, ranging from the wisdom of the Bible, Shakespeare, and the great philosophers to the more modern meditations of Bono, J. K. Rowling, and George W. Bush. There is Yogi Berra's immortal "The future ain't what it used to be," Robert Louis Stevenson's "Wine is bottled poetry," and Lao Tzu's "A good traveler has no fixed plans." Arranged thematically for ease of use, the volume covers more than 600 subjects, from Beauty and Baseball to Patriotism, Power, and The Past. Themes new to this edition include Babies, Birthdays, Nine-Eleven, Retirement, and Toasts. Also new to this edition are an increased number of contemporary and motivational quotations, a full index allowing readers to search the text by author as well as theme, and an improved layout to make using this book easier than ever. From literature to the law, music to the movies, readers will find an abundance of classic quotes and little known gems to enliven their speeches, conversation, reports and correspondence. 
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144 Read, Herbert ENGLISH PROSE STYLE
Random House Trade Paperback 1981 0394521668 / 9780394521664 Paperback Very Good/Very Good 

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145 Rheingold, Howard THEY HAVE A WORD FOR IT: A LIGHTHEARTED LEXICON OF UNTRANSLATABLE WORDS AND PHRASES
Tarcher 1988 0874774640 / 9780874774641 Paperback Very Good 
Table of Contents Acknowledgments/ ix Introduction: Hearing Is Believing: The Cracks Between Our Worldviews, 1 1. Human Family Affairs: People Words, 13 2. You Are What You Say: Words of Power, 45 3. Dance of the Sexes: Men, Women, and the Words Between Them, 71 4. The Eye of the Beholder: Conceptions of Beauty, 92 5. Serious Business: Words About Work and Money, 113 6. States of Mind: Words, Thoughts, and Beyond, 137 7. Life Is But a Dream: The Jargon of Mental Technologists, 167 8. Spiritual Pathwords: The Map, the Territory, and the Mystery, 186 9. The Body Politic: Words and Social Action, 209 10. Toolwords: Technology and Worldviews, 232 Strange Memes: Language Viruses, 247 Afterword: Do You Know an Untranslatable Word?, 267 Bibliography, 269 Key to Sources Index, 281 The Author, 285 Introduction Hearing Is Believing: The Cracks Between Our Worldviews This book is meant to be fun. Open it at random and see if you don't find s omething that will amuse you, entertain you, titillate your curiosity, tick le your perspective. But you should know that reading this book might have serious side effects at a deeper level. Even if you read one page as you st and in a bookstore, you are likely to find a custom or an idea that could c hange the way you think about the world. It has to do with the insidious wa y words mold thoughts. It all started with a friendly lunch. Jeremy Tarcher is the kind of publisher a writer dreams about. He isn't likely to merge with a new multinational conglomerate every other week, as book publishers are wont to do, and he actually likes to sit down with authors and talk about ideas. During one of 
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THE JOY OF SIGNING: THE NEW ILLUSTRATED GUIDE FOR MASTERING SIGN LANGUAGE A ND THE MANUAL ALPHABET, Riekehof, Lottie L
146 Riekehof, Lottie L THE JOY OF SIGNING: THE NEW ILLUSTRATED GUIDE FOR MASTERING SIGN LANGUAGE A ND THE MANUAL ALPHABET
Gospel Pub. House 1978 0882435183 / 9780882435183 Hardcover Very Good 
In this standard work on sign language for the deaf, over 1500 signs have b een clearly illustrated and are grouped by chapter into their natural categ ories. Line drawings and step-by-step descriptions of hand positions aid ra pid learning. 
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THE PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF POLITICS, Robertson, David
147 Robertson, David THE PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF POLITICS
Penguin Books Ltd 1993 0140512764 / 9780140512762 Paperback Very Good 

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FUMBLERULES, Safire, William
148 Safire, William FUMBLERULES
Laurel 1991 0440210100 / 9780440210108 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. When William Safire makes a mistake, it's a beaut. When the most widely rea d language maven of the English language sets out to make fifty mistakes, i t's a book -- a funny, self-mocking, and witty guide to good grammar and st yle. Don't use no double negative. Verbs has to agree with their subjects. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do. For generations students an d teachers have been passing around these hard-to-forget, easy-to-understan d "fumblerules." Here is the world's largest and most instructive collectio n (I've told you a thousand times, resist hyperbole), each one followed by a lighthearted essay that recovers the fumblerule. No wishy-washy advice here. (no sentence fragments.) This opinionated New York Times curmudgeon give you The Word on words in a voice of authority. Safire is as final an arbiter of good usage as anyone can find. And he is as entertaining as he is informative. (And don't start a sentence with a conjunction.) 
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149 Safire, William SAFIRE'S POLITICAL DICTIONARY
Random House 1978 0394502612 / 9780394502618 1st Edition Hardcover Good/No DJ 

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YOU COULD LOOK IT UP: MORE ON LANGUAGE, Safire, William
150 Safire, William YOU COULD LOOK IT UP: MORE ON LANGUAGE
Henry Holt & Co 1989 0805009752 / 9780805009750 Paperback Very Good+ 
In this fifth collection of "On Language" pieces, the New York Times column ist again provides a forum for readers who wish to discuss matters further. Many of Safire's columns evoke vigorous response, such as the one on Presi dent Reagan's description of the Marines' withdrawal from Lebanon in '84at linguistic issue was an acceptable euphemism for retreat. Of the Miss/Mrs./ Ms. controversy Safire writes: "It breaks my heart to suggest this, but the time has come for Ms." In the same vein, he calls for a codification of "e lectronic etiquette" in word-processor communication: Dear So-and-so "seems out of place when written in green letters on a black screen." He passes a long useful coinages from readers, such as biopanic , "the physiological pr ocess of a woman's biological clock insisting that she start having babies. " Not one to take himself too seriously as America's Language Maven, Safire admits to a fondness for concocting women's names (Helena Handbasket et al .), bringing on a flood of delightful silliness from readers. Also included in the collection is a reprint of the author's New York Times Magazine art icle on political rhetoric, a witty critique of oratorical and anti-oratori cal performances at the 1984 Democratic convention. 
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GREEN HOUSEKEEPING, Sandbeck, Ellen
151 Sandbeck, Ellen GREEN HOUSEKEEPING
Scribner 2008 1416544550 / 9781416544555 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A must-have book for the twenty-first-century home.. 
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READING SMART: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVED READING, Schaffzin, Nicholas
152 Schaffzin, Nicholas READING SMART: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVED READING
Princeton Review 1994 0679753613 / 9780679753612 Paperback Very Good+ 
Building on the five previous titles in the Smart series with sales totalin g over 300,000 copies--is an easy-to-use guide to help readers improve spee d and comprehension. Designed for students and adults, this book is written in Princeton's trademark style of candor and irreverent humor. 
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153 Schultz, Mort KEEP YOUR CAR RUNNING PRACTICALLY FOREVER: AN EASY GUIDE TO ROUTINE CARE AN D MAINTENANCE
Consumer Reports Books 1991 0890433720 / 9780890433720 Paperback Very Good 
This guide lets car owners know which maintenance items are most important, based on the actual experience as reported to Consumer Reports. Such to pi cs as how often to change the oil, how to deal effectively with mechanics, and which noises indicate trouble, are covered. An extensive checklist make s it a practical workbook as well as a guide. 
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CHAMBERS POCKET DICTIONARY, Seaton, M.A. (Editor)
154 Seaton, M.A. (Editor) CHAMBERS POCKET DICTIONARY
Cambridge Univ Pr (T) 1989 1852960124 / 9781852960124 Hardcover Good/Good 
Useful for school or the office, this dictionary has a sufficient number of headwords for everyday use with brief, clear definitions and examples to h elp with common writing problems. It is designed for quick reference with 3 3,000 references and 50,000 definitions. 
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THE WORLD AFFAIRS COMPANION, Segal, Gerald
155 Segal, Gerald THE WORLD AFFAIRS COMPANION
Simon & Schuster Ltd 1993 0671712373 / 9780671712372 Paperback Very Good 
"Fourth edition"--P. viii. Includes bibliographical references and index. 
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ELEMENTS OF GRAMMAR, Shertzer, Margaret
156 Shertzer, Margaret ELEMENTS OF GRAMMAR
Simon Schuster Trade 1986 0020154402 / 9780020154402 Paperback Very Good+ 
Bibliography: p. 160. Includes index. 
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157 Shipley, Joseph Twadell DICTIONARY OF WORD ORIGINS
Philosophical Library 1945 1st Edition Hardcover VG+/VG+ 
“To know the origin of words is to know how men think, how they have fashio ned their civilization.” – Joseph T. Shipley Dictionary of Word Origins is more than a mere dictionary; it provides hypotheses of the starting point of language and research on the manner in which various languages have influenced each other. You don’t have to be a linguistics expert to utilize this English language dictionary. 
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158 Shipps, Anthony W. THE QUOTE SLEUTH: A MANUAL FOR THE TRACER OF LOST QUOTATIONS
University of Illinois Press 1991 0252016955 / 9780252016950 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
The tracer's goals are to identify the source of a quotation, to find or to produce detailed citation based on a reliable edition of the work, to find an authoritative text of the passage being traced, and to do all this in t he shortest time possible and with the least possible amount of effort. From The Critics Booknews A collection of short quotes arranged by topic. Each conveys a clearly stated philosophical axiom, general truth, or fundamental principle. A guide to tracking down the particular haystack your needle came out of. Details sophisticated methodologies like looking up the quote's rarest word in the dictionary (your quote may be the example cited), and memorizing the list of people who probably didn't say it. Considers foreign languages, and includes a massive bibliography of concordances for nearly everyone. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) 
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159 Shoten, Fukutake CHALLENGE JAPANESE ENGLISH DICTIONARY 3RD EDITION
UNSPECIFIED VENDOR 4828804129 / 9784828804125 Hardcover Very Good+ 

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DICTIONARY OF IDIOMS (COLLINS COBUILD), Sinclair, John
160 Sinclair, John DICTIONARY OF IDIOMS (COLLINS COBUILD)
HARPERCOLLINS UK 2011 0007423772 / 9780007423774 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This reissue of the second edition of the Collins COBUILD Dictionary of Idioms offers in-depth treatment of the most important idioms in current British and American English. The Dictionary of Idioms offers in-depth coverage of the most important idioms in English, and provides additional information about their frequency, contexts, meanings, and usage. Thousands of examples from the Bank of English have been used to illustrate clearly how the idioms are used in the language today. New to this edition is fascinating information about the origins of hundreds of idioms, essential for learners wishing to gain a fuller understanding of the language. Clearly laid-out and easy-to-use, the Collins COBUILD Dictionary of Idioms will prove to be fascinating and invaluable to teachers and learners of English at all levels. 
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