Reference

The Chambers Dictionary

Author: Chambers of Editors,Chambers

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781473602250

Category: Reference

Page: 1936

View: 4884

Encompassing more than 620,000 words and phrases, this reference of the English language covers both old and new words, the commonplace and the unusual, with information on idioms, pronunciation, and etymologies.
English language

The Chambers Dictionary

Author: Ian Brookes

Publisher: Larousse Kingfisher Chambers

ISBN: 9780550103116

Category: English language

Page: 1839

View: 8410

'It's the most human of dictionaries, the most quirky and eccentric, the hardest to put down once picked up' Philip Pullman 'Impeccable as a reference tool, Chambers is a delight to browse through' Jilly Cooper The Chambers Dictionary remains the dictionary of choice for professional writers, puzzle and wordgame enthusiasts and everyone with a love of words. The latest edition of the dictionary includes definitions of over 500 new words that have recently entered the language. While the traditional Chambers virtues of being informative, witty and authoritative have been retained, the design and content have been updated to provide a clear and modern text for today's users.

The Chambers Dictionary

Author: N.A

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 9788186062258

Category:

Page: 1953

View: 482

Body, Mind & Spirit

Chambers Dictionary of the Unexplained

Author: Una McGovern

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780550102157

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 760

View: 7330

Covering everything from cryptozoology and the Yeti to witchcraft, earth mysteries, folklore, ghosts, human oddities, the occult, parapsychology, spiritualism, and UFOs, a comprehensive resource looks a wide range of unexplained phenomena in a volume containing more than 1,300 objective, informative, and up-to-date entries.
Reference

The Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 4th Edition

Author: Chambers (Ed.)

Publisher: Chambers

ISBN: 9781473608405

Category: Reference

Page: 1024

View: 4992

The bestselling reference for crossword solvers and setters The Chambers Crossword Dictionary is the perfect tool for any crossword solver - and you know it because it is used by the setters themselves! What makes The Chambers Crossword Dictionary different? Comprehensive, reliable and easy-to-use, this major new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated by a team of crossword experts, and is specially tailored to the needs of crossword solvers. With more than 500,000 solutions to cryptic and quick clues, plus explanations of cryptic clue types and the use of anagram and other indicators, and insights into the world of crossword setting and memorable clues, it is truly the ultimate crossword bible. This new edition features: - Over 500,000 solutions for every kind of crossword. - More than 2,500 crossword code words alerting you to cryptic ploys. - Over 19,500 'one-stop' entries, with both synonyms and encyclopaedic material, for extra guidance in finding the right answer. - A wealth of recent synonyms to give you up-to-the-minute answers. - New topic lists to help you solve general-knowledge clues. - Word lists sorted by length and then alphabetically to make finding solutions easy. - Includes words, phrases, abbreviations, symbols, codes and other cryptic 'building blocks'. - Packed with crossword jargon, anagram and other indicators and essential cryptic vocabulary. - Draws on the latest Chambers Dictionary 13th Edition and the authoritative Chambers reference range. It is packed with expert advice and editorial from: - Derek Arthur (1945-2010), co-editor of The Listener crossword in The Times and of The Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 2nd edition - Ross Beresford, former co-editor of The Listener crossword - Peter Biddlecombe, The Sunday Times crossword editor and The Times Crossword Championship winner (2000, 2007) - Jonathan Crowther, better known to cryptic crossword solvers as Azed, having set crosswords for The Observer for over 40 years - Don Manley, crossword setter for many quality newspapers under various pseudonyms (Duck, Quixote, Bradman, Giovanni) and Church Times crossword editor - Tim Moorey, crossword setter for The Sunday Times and The Times, and crossword editor and setter for The Week and MoneyWeek magazines. He is author of How to Crack Cryptic Crosswords Chambers is one of the world's most respected dictionary and thesaurus publishers.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Chambers 21st Century Dictionary

Author: Mairi Robinson,George W. Davidson

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Publishers L

ISBN: 9780550142108

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1654

View: 8121

Chambers 21st Century Dictionary is the ideal dictionary for the modern world. The focus is on the English that people use today, and definitions are given in straightforward, accessible language. It is packed with usage notes giving advice on tricky points of style, grammar and punctuation.
English language

Chambers Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

Author: Martin H. Manser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780550105684

Category: English language

Page: 405

View: 8209

This dictionary has been specially compiled to help writers and speakers of English. It provides instant answers to those looking for the more exact term, the livelier phrase or the clearer expression. The book contains 170,000 synonyms and antonyms arranged alphabetically.
Reference

The Chambers Dictionary

Author: Catherine Schwartz

Publisher: W & R Chambers Limited

ISBN: 9780550140050

Category: Reference

Page: 1984

View: 6138

The Chambers Dictionary is one of the oldest single-volume dictionaries of its kind, and draws on a 166 year-old tradition of dictionary writing. Hailed as the most comprehensive and current single-volume dictionary of international English, this newly revised edition contains over 215,000 references and 300,000 definitions. With its bold headwords and clear type, this new edition has the all the advantages of a modern, streamlined layout and makes information on words, phrases, and expressions easier to find, easier to read, and easier to understand. An official reference source for the board game Scrabble - its wide range of vocabulary provides unrivalled coverage for word game players, crossword solvers, and crossword compilers, as well as a treasure-trove of lexical delights for word lovers. The Chambers Dictionary has long been the choice of the discerning user of English and the preferred single-volume dictionary of academics, and professionals for its coverage of the English language from the Bible and Shakespeare, to present day scientific and technological vocabulary. Many new words and meanings have been added from today's world of information sciences, business, alternative medicine, and everyday life, including cybercafe, alpha-decay, browser, road rage, birthing pool, and reiki. Etymological nesting of words show derivations, emphasizes linguistic links between words, and increases overall coverage. Prefaces include: A Short History of English, and Rules of English Spelling. Selected phrases and quotations from Latin, Greek, and modern languages. Appendices include: pronunciation guide, grammar and usage guide, punctuation, symbols, temperature, measurement and size conversions, Roman numerals, and chemical elements.
Religion

Chambers Dictionary of Beliefs and Religions

Author: Mark Vernon

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780550103444

Category: Religion

Page: 677

View: 724

Even in our high-tech world, billions of people continue to place their faith in a god, or gods, in spirits or in another form of divinity. Many adhere to beliefs outside the major faith traditions, while others see science and secular modernity as providing a sufficient basis for a meaningful life.
Reference

Concise English Dictionary

Author: Wordsworth Editions, Limited

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840224979

Category: Reference

Page: 1093

View: 4591

The perfect reference book for everyday use, it provides definitions written in clear, jargon-free language readily accessible to every level of reader.
Reference

The Chambers Thesaurus

Author: Editors Of Chambers

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781473608283

Category: Reference

Page: 1152

View: 2211

Fully revised and updated, the fourth edition of this reference guide includes new words from the worlds of social networking, technological advances and the growing environmentally-friendly “green” movement, including “cyberbully,” “netiquette” and “upcycle.”

The Oxford English dictionary

Vol. 1-

Author: John Andrew Simpson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198611868

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4492

Fiction

Valley of Dry Bones

A Medieval Mystery

Author: Priscilla Royal

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc

ISBN: 1615952543

Category: Fiction

Page: 243

View: 4088

In the late summer of 1274, King Edward has finally been anointed England’s ruler, and his queen contemplates a pilgrimage in gratitude for their safe return from Outremer, a journey that will include a stay at Tyndal Priory. Envoys are sent to confirm that everything will be suitable for the king’s wife, and Prioress Eleanor nervously awaits them, knowing that regal visits bring along expense and honor. The cost is higher than expected, however, when Death arrives as the unexpected emissary. One of the courtiers is murdered near the hut where Brother Thomas now lives as a hermit. Each member of the party has reason to hate the dead man, including Crowner Ralf’s eldest brother, Sir Fulke, and the prioress’s nemesis, the man in black. Soon Eleanor is embroiled in the dangerous world of power games, both secular and religious. Indeed, England’s future under a new king may offer hope and relief, but skeletons from the past can come back to life like those in the biblical valley of dry bones. Which had cause enough to kill?
Englisch

Collins English Dictionary

Author: Collins UK

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007522743

Category: Englisch

Page: 2340

View: 4731

The home of living English The largest single volume dictionary in print celebrates the extraordinary breadth and changing nature of world English, containing 80,000 new look-up words, and 100,000 new meanings. The dictionary is drawn from the Collins Corpus, the largest in the world with more than 4.5 billion words, and combined with a selection of emerging words submitted by the public via the award-winning collinsdictionary.com, the Collins English Dictionary is a democratic snapshot of real English as it is spoken today around the world. Word lovers, word gamers, word geeks. At work, at home and at school. All will be drawn in by evolving definitions, new, rare and quirky words. Explore the ever-changing landscape of the English language with award-winning author Mark Forsyth's insights in which he casts an analytical eye over the latest fields and shifts in meaning that the dictionary reflects. In an innovation that will delight word gamers and crossword solvers, the Collins English Dictionary also now uniquely includes words previously only found in the official Scrabble(tm) word list. New words, new meanings, new uses Always at the cutting edge of language change Collins offers you the very best of the new and emerging words, those that haven't quite made it yet, the ones we all love - and those we love to hate. Word enthusiast Lucy Mangan shares her passion and pique as she delves into these murky waters, taking you on a journey into the peculiarities of the new words creation process. Available in a format to suit you The Times said that "the Collins English Dictionary is a book to be treasured, no home should be without one". The 12th edition of the Collins English Dictionary is beautifully designed and printed, and despite the increase in words it is now lighter and easier to hold. Designed for day-to-day use, with a clear layout and virtual thumb tabs it is available flexible formats to suit every user - in print, as a Kindle ebook and an Apple app.
Medical

Ross & Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness E-Book

Author: Anne Waugh,Allison Grant

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702072842

Category: Medical

Page: 584

View: 3309

The new edition of the hugely successful Ross and Wilson Anatomy & Physiology in Health and Illness continues to bring its readers the core essentials of human biology presented in a clear and straightforward manner. Fully updated throughout, the book now comes with enhanced learning features including helpful revision questions and an all new art programme to help make learning even easier. The 13th edition retains its popular website, which contains a wide range of ‘critical thinking’ exercises as well as new animations, an audio-glossary, the unique Body Spectrum© online colouring and self-test program, and helpful weblinks. Ross and Wilson Anatomy & Physiology in Health and Illness will be of particular help to readers new to the subject area, those returning to study after a period of absence, and for anyone whose first language isn’t English. Latest edition of the world’s most popular textbook on basic human anatomy and physiology with over 1.5 million copies sold worldwide Clear, no nonsense writing style helps make learning easy Accompanying website contains animations, audio-glossary, case studies and other self-assessment material, the unique Body Spectrum© online colouring and self-test software, and helpful weblinks Includes basic pathology and pathophysiology of important diseases and disorders Contains helpful learning features such as Learning Outcomes boxes, colour coding and design icons together with a stunning illustration and photography collection Contains clear explanations of common prefixes, suffixes and roots, with helpful examples from the text, plus a glossary and an appendix of normal biological values. Particularly valuable for students who are completely new to the subject, or returning to study after a period of absence, and for anyone whose first language is not English All new illustration programme brings the book right up-to-date for today’s student Helpful ‘Spot Check’ questions at the end of each topic to monitor progress Fully updated throughout with the latest information on common and/or life threatening diseases and disorders Review and Revise end-of-chapter exercises assist with reader understanding and recall Over 150 animations – many of them newly created – help clarify underlying scientific and physiological principles and make learning fun
Language Arts & Disciplines

Chambers Slang Dictionary

Author: Jonathon Green

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780550105639

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1477

View: 8289

A scholarly reference to slang expressions from all parts of the English-speaking world includes coverage of twenty-first-century terms and lists explanations of word origins.
History

Chambers Dictionary of World History

Author: Bruce Lenman,Hilary Marsden

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 982

View: 7210

Idenifies key individuals, events, places, organizations, movements, political parties, and battles.
Health & Fitness

The Clear Skin Diet

The Six-Week Program for Beautiful Skin: Foreword by John McDougall MD

Author: Nina Nelson,Randa Nelson

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1602865817

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 2187

"Nina and Randa have cracked the code for curing acne with diet. These two young ladies are ideal representatives to take this important information to a desperate public." -- John McDougall, M.D., bestselling author of The Healthiest Diet on the Planet Over $3 billion dollars is spent treating acne every year. But YouTube celebrities Nina and Randa Nelson have found a solution that is easy, affordable, and as close as your local grocery store. Based on solid nutritional science, vetted by top nutrition experts, and proven by the authors' experiences and now so many others, The Clear Skin Diet will help you clear your skin for good. This is it: a six-week plan to take control of skin issues using the simple principles of a low-fat vegan diet, foods such as potatoes, pasta, rice, corn, beans, oatmeal and whole grains. Complete with detailed grocery lists, simple meal prep strategies, and delicious recipes using affordable, familiar ingredients, The Clear Skin Diet is an accessible guide to curing acne that will give readers, whether 13 or 43 years old, the confidence to start living life again.
Reference

Oxford Mini Dictionary and Thesaurus

Author: N.A

Publisher: OXFORD

ISBN: 9780199239924

Category: Reference

Page: 772

View: 9001

A compact, portable tool containing over 40,000 words, phrases, and definitions, and over 65,000 synonyms.