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.
A collection of challenges from throughout history, featuring some of the greatest ever puzzle masters.A Sumerian Riddle (circa 18th Century)There is a house. The blind enter it and then come out seeing. What is that house? A CharadeI have wings, yet never fly - I have sails, yet never go - I cant keep still, if I try,Yet forever stand just so.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
This is the top of the range Dictionary and Thesaurus, the ideal all-in-one reference tool. It has a fresh design, based on market research into user needs, with a combined dictionary and thesaurus text that is simple and effective to use, and has a new centre section for enthusiastic crossword and puzzle solvers.
This brand-new edition of the Oxford Paperback Dictionary & Thesaurus is a great value product, combining a dictionary and thesaurus integrated in one volume, making it an ideal reference tool for all your language needs.
A new edition of Oxford's top-of-the-range thesaurus. Completely updated and redesigned to help you broaden your vocabulary and find the words you need, for writing, puzzle solving, and general interest.
This fully updated edition offers over 120,000 words, phrases, and definitions. It covers all the words you need for everyday use, carefully selected from the evidence of the Oxford English Corpus, a databank of 21st century English, containing over 2 billion words.The Factfinder centre section gives quick-reference entries on topics including famous people, countries, and science.
The creation of the first Oxford English Dictionary was an extraordinary endeavour, lasting over 70 years. In The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester recounted one fascinating episode; in The Meaning of Everything, he tells the whole story of the host of characters who carried out 'the greatest enterprise of its kind in history'.
You will never be lost for words in your travels around Germany and German-speaking countries again! Your ideal pocket-sized travel companion and the accompanying free ebook will ensure that you can say what you need in German with ease and confidence.
The printed board game reached new heights of beauty and ingenuity during the nineteenth century. The century began with a golden age for upmarket board games, finely engraved and often with glowing hand-colour.