Think like a chess grandmaster . . . in just a year! Andrew Soltis has selected 365 short games to analyze, step by step, and arranged them as daily lessons for players who can't devote hours to study. Each one features test-yourself quizzes and diagrams for visual learners, while challenging tactics appear several times so you can learn how to use them to full advantage.
This brand-new edition of the Compact Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus is a great reference tool, combining a dictionary and thesaurus integrated into one volume, making it ideal for all your language needs.
Explains how all the different types of cryptic clue work and shows how to spot the tricks of the compiler's trade. This book also includes practice puzzles and handy lists of words and abbreviations that setters commonly use as their cryptic building blocks.
Four of the funniest recent episodes from the topical comedy show, presented by Miles Jupp2017 marked the 40th anniversary of The News Quiz, `the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio' and a guaranteed provider of headlines, punchlines and sparkling satirical wit.
This is the ultimate one-stop resource. Easy to use with the latest facts, figures and statistics on every conceivable subject - from science and technology to sport and culture, and religion and mythology.
With over 85,000 words to choose from, the 'Oxford Rhyming Dictionary' is quick and easy to use with a comprehensive index, with words in order by sound rather than alphabetically, according to how they are spoken rather than how they are spelt. You can find a gluey Drambuie, pastrami with tsunami, or a Salt Lake City subcommittee.
Designed to offer both a reference for spelling and also a guide to recommended word breaks for line endings in printed text, whether on paper or in electronic form. This book gives guidance on spelling and form, including capitalization, hyphenation of compounds, UK and US spelling, and irregular inflections. It is useful for writers and editors.
Providing a description of the English language, this electronic version gives the user access to over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions. This CD-ROM offers useful appendices, a Guide to Good English, and interactive word games, with spoken pronunciations for thousands of words. It also includes a Word Histories feature.
This is a new and fully revised edition of the world's best-selling, most practical pocket English dictionary, with a new, open text design to make it even more user friendly. This title replaces ISBN 0-19-860571-4.
This revised edition of the world-famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary presents the most accurate picture of English today. It has been updated with hundreds of new words, and contains a brand-new browsable centre section featuring fascinating vocabulary as well as an 'English Uncovered' supplement.
Featuring more than 90,000 facts from 240 fields of interest, this pocket-sized guide to important general knowledge covers everything from national holidays to Nobel Prize winners and includes biographies for more than 1,400 prominant people. Original.
This title takes a look at the world of reference and trivia. It contains facts and wacky lists such as: Long live the King - did you know that the peony is the king of flowers; Mime, the great Healer - a look at proverbs which remain true when they are changed by one letter.
This amusing and informative book explodes dozens of fondly held beliefs, from the serious to the frivolous. 180 short articles consider the evidence for many generally accepted 'facts' about the natural world, famous people and historical figures, food and drink, literary characters and much more.
A guide to understanding "The Times" crossword, this book provides advice on how to tackle the crossword and how to read the clues so that you can find the solution. The meaning behind cryptic clues is deconstructed and examples of other clues and structures are provided.
With colour entry words, Collins Essential English Dictionary is the perfect language tool for every situation. The helpful usage notes, and practical supplement created in partnership with Microsoft Office(t), makes this hardback dictionary ideal for office use.
The ideal quick reference for everyday use. The practical layout offers two books in one, with matching dictionary and thesaurus entries on the same page, plus many other features to help enrich your language skills.
Covering each of the show's four rounds - Connections, Sequences, the Connecting Wall and Missing Vowels - and with introductions from presenter Victoria Coren Mitchell, here is your chance to put your own sleuthing and quizzical knowledge to the Only Connect test.
The 2017 Private Eye Annual present's the year's best cartoons, jokes and spoofs from the UK's best selling and most successful satirical magazine. Illustrated in colour throughout with cartoons, sketches and photo-bubbles.
This edition of the Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary is fully updated with thousands of new words, updated cultural notes, and sample utility bills, bank statements, and rent agreements, for anyone who needs help with daily life in France. It is ideal for students at advanced level and beyond, and is especially useful for the language student abroad, or the second home owner.
With over 750 authoritative entries covering all areas of critical theory, this dictionary is an essential reference work for anyone needing a clear guide to theory, from feminism to globalization, from Marxism to psychoanalysis. This edition is fully revised and updated.
4,000 words and phrases are organized thematically within 163 topics. Realistic illustrations and exercises are designed to build vocabulary and critical thinking skills. 13 bilingual editions available.
Cats are furry, purry and loveable. They also happen to be the keepers of their own destiny - and utterly untrainable; if you're going to make it as a cat owner, you're going to need survival skills. This mischievous little book will help see you through your years as a cat owner with tongue-in-cheek advice and cheeky illustrations.
From nature to cultural appropriation, and from black to terror, the most important words in political and cultural debate have complicated and complex histories. Keywords for Today takes us deep into the history of these and other important words in the English language, helping us to better understand our contemporary world.
The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary is an abridgement of the twenty-volume Oxford English Dictionary into just two volumes, providing a comprehensive description of the historical development of English together with superb coverage of the contemporary language.