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The Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth

Title The Etymologicon
Author Mark Forsyth
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2012-10-02
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781101611760
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This perfect gift for readers, writers, and literature majors alike unearths the quirks of the English language. For example, do you know why a mortgage is literally a “death pledge”? Why guns have girls’ names? Why “salt” is related to “soldier”? Discover the answers to all of these etymological questions and more in this fascinating book for fans of of Eats, Shoots & Leaves. The Etymologicon is a completely unauthorized guide to the strange underpinnings of the English language. It explains how you get from “gruntled” to “disgruntled”; why you are absolutely right to believe that your meager salary barely covers “money for salt”; how the biggest chain of coffee shops in the world connects to whaling in Nantucket; and what, precisely, the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening. This witty book will awake the linguist in you and illuminate the hidden meanings behind common words and phrases, tracing their evolution through all of their surprising paths throughout history.

The Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth

Title The Etymologicon
Author Mark Forsyth
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Release Date 2011-11-03
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 272
ISBN 1848313195
Language English, Spanish, and French
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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER. 'Witty and erudite ... stuffed with the kind of arcane information that nobody strictly needs to know, but which is a pleasure to learn nonetheless.' Nick Duerden, Independent. 'Particularly good ... Forsyth takes words and draws us into their, and our, murky history.' William Leith, Evening Standard. The Etymologicon is an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language. What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces? Mark Forsyth's riotous celebration of the idiosyncratic and sometimes absurd connections between words is a classic of its kind: a mine of fascinating information and a must-read for word-lovers everywhere. 'Highly recommended' Spectator.

The Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth

Title The Etymologicon
Author Mark Forsyth
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2012
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 279
ISBN 9780425260791
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Unauthorized guide to the underpinnings of the English language.

The Horologicon by Mark Forsyth

Title The Horologicon
Author Mark Forsyth
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2013-10-01
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781101605769
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From Mark Forsyth, the author of the #1 international bestseller, The Etymologicon, comes a book of weird words for familiar situations. The Horologicon (or book of hours) contains the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to what hour of the day you might need them. Do you wake up feeling rough? Then you’re philogrobolized. Find yourself pretending to work? That’s fudgelling. And this could lead to rizzling, if you feel sleepy after lunch. Though you are sure to become a sparkling deipnosopbist by dinner. Just don’t get too vinomadefied; a drunk dinner companion is never appreciated. From ante-jentacular to snudge by way of quafftide and wamblecropt, at last you can say, with utter accuracy, exactly what you mean.

The Unknown Unknown by Mark Forsyth

Title The Unknown Unknown
Author Mark Forsyth
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Release Date 2014-09-04
Category Social Science
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781848317932
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Mark Forsyth – author of the Sunday Times Number One bestseller The Etymologicon – reveals in this essay, specially commissioned for Independent Booksellers Week, the most valuable thing about a really good bookshop. Along the way he considers the wisdom of Donald Rumsfeld, naughty French photographs, why Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy would never have met online, and why only a bookshop can give you that precious thing – what you never knew you were looking for.

Title The Elements of Eloquence
Author Mark Forsyth
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Release Date 2013-11-07
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781848316225
Language English, Spanish, and French
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON. ‘An informative but highly entertaining journey through the figures of rhetoric ... Mark Forsyth wears his considerable knowledge lightly. He also writes beautifully.’ David Marsh, Guardian. Mark Forsyth presents the secret of writing unforgettable phrases, uncovering the techniques that have made immortal such lines as ‘To be or not to be’ and ‘Bond. James Bond.’ In his inimitably entertaining and witty style, he takes apart famous quotations and shows how you too can write like Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde or John Lennon. Crammed with tricks to make the most humdrum sentiments seem poetic or wise, The Elements of Eloquence reveals how writers through the ages have turned humble words into literary gold – and how you can do the same.

Around The World In 80 Words by Paul Anthony Jones

Title Around the World in 80 Words
Author Paul Anthony Jones
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2020-09-01
Category History
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780226682792
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

What makes a place so memorable that it survives forever in a word? In this captivating round-the-world tour, Paul Anthony Jones acts as your guide through the intriguing stories of how eighty places became immortalized in the English language. You’ll discover why the origins of turkeys, limericks, Brazil nuts, and Panama hats aren’t quite as straightforward as you might presume. If you’ve never heard of the tiny Czech mining town of Jáchymov—or Joachimsthal, as it was known until the late 1800s—you’re not alone, which makes its claim to fame as the origin of the word “dollar” all the more extraordinary. The story of how the Great Dane isn’t all that Danish makes the list, as does the Jordanian mountain whose name has become a byword for a tantalizing glimpse. We’ll also find out what the Philippines has given to your office inbox, what Alaska has given to your liquor cabinet, and how a speech given by a bumbling North Carolinian gave us a word for impenetrable nonsense. Surprising, entertaining, and illuminating, this is essential reading for armchair travelers and word nerds. Our dictionaries are full of hidden histories, tales, and adventures from all over the world—if you know where to look.

Kosovo by Tim Judah

Title Kosovo
Author Tim Judah
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2008-10-23
Category History
Total Pages 184
ISBN 9780195373455
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Presents the historical and geopolitical background of the country of Kosovo, including its annexation by Serbia in 1912 and incorporation into Yugoslavia, its declaration of independence in February, 2008, and its strategic importance to the Western Balkans.

Title Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins
Author Julia Cresswell
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2010-09-09
Category History
Total Pages 502
ISBN 9780199547937
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that explore the origin, evolution, and social history of over three thousand English language words.

Title A Short History of Drunkenness
Author Mark Forsyth
Publisher Crown
Release Date 2018-05-08
Category History
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780525575382
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the internationally bestselling author of The Etymologicon, a lively and fascinating exploration of how, throughout history, each civilization has found a way to celebrate, or to control, the eternal human drive to get sloshed “An entertaining bar hop though the past 10,000 years.”—The New York Times Book Review Almost every culture on earth has drink, and where there’s drink there’s drunkenness. But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different. It can be religious, it can be sexual, it can be the duty of kings or the relief of peasants. It can be an offering to the ancestors, or a way of marking the end of a day’s work. It can send you to sleep, or send you into battle. Making stops all over the world, A Short History of Drunkenness traces humankind’s love affair with booze from our primate ancestors through to the twentieth century, answering every possible question along the way: What did people drink? How much? Who did the drinking? Of the many possible reasons, why? On the way, learn about the Neolithic Shamans, who drank to communicate with the spirit world (no pun intended), marvel at how Greeks got giddy and Sumerians got sauced, and find out how bars in the Wild West were never quite like in the movies. This is a history of the world at its inebriated best.

Title Mark Forysth s Gemel Edition
Author Mark Forsyth
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Release Date 2012-11-01
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9781848315907
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth’s Inky Fool blog about the strange connections between words. The Horologicon – which means ‘a book of things appropriate to each hour’ - follows a day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words.

Inflight Science by Brian Clegg

Title Inflight Science
Author Brian Clegg
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Release Date 2011-04-07
Category Science
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781848312807
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The perfect companion to any flight - a guide to the science on view from your window seat. There are few times when science is so immediate as when you're in a plane. Your life is in the hands of the scientists and engineers who enable tons of metal and plastic to hurtle through the sky at hundreds of miles an hour. Inflight Science shows how you stay alive up there - but that's only the beginning. Brian Clegg explains the ever changing view, whether it's crop circles or clouds, mountains or river deltas, and describes simple experiments to show how a wing provides lift, or what happens if you try to open a door in midair (don't!). On a plane you'll experience the impact of relativity, the power of natural radiation and the effect of altitude on the boiling point of tea. Among the many things you'll learn is why the sky is blue, the cause of thunderstorms and the impact of volcanic ash in an enjoyable tour of mid-air science. Every moment of your journey is an opportunity to experience science in action: Inflight Science will be your guide.

Title English Words from Latin and Greek Elements
Author Donald M. Ayers
Publisher University of Arizona Press
Release Date 1986
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 290
ISBN 0816508992
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Presents an overview of the development of the English language and examines the formation of words especially from Greek and Latin roots. Also discusses definitions and usage.

Schott S Almanac 2007 by Ben Schott

Title Schott s Almanac 2007
Author Ben Schott
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2006-10-01
Category Almanacs, English
Total Pages 352
ISBN 0747584702
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Schott's Almanacredefines the traditional almanac to present a record the year just past and a guide to the year come. It is designed to be a practical and entertaining annual volume, that tells the real stories of the year, from the winner of Celebrity Big Brotherto tax freedom day 2007, and from the devastating earthquake in Pakistan and its aftermath to the stand-off between Russia and the Ukraine over gas supplies to Western Europe, and from the collapse of Ariel Sharon to Elton John's 'Gay Marriage'. . Section headings are: Chronicle; World; Society & Health; Sci, Tech, Net; Celebrity & Media; Music & Cinema; Books & Arts; Travel & Leisure; Money; Parlimanent & Politics; The Establishment; Sport; Ephemerides. In an age when information is plentiful but selection is rare, Schott's Almanac offers both the essential facts and the lucid analysis, combining the authority and accuracy of the Economist with the wit and vitality of Have I Got News for You.

Other Wordly by Yee-Lum Mak

Title Other Wordly
Author Yee-Lum Mak
Publisher Chronicle Books
Release Date 2016-10-11
Category Reference
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9781452163116
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Discover words to surprise, delight, and enamor. Learn terms for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees, for dancing awkwardly but with relish, and for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would speak first. Other-Wordly is an irresistible ebook for lovers of words and those lost for words alike.

Literary Cultures And The Material Book by Professor of the History of the Book in the Institute of English Studies School of Advanced Study Simon Eliot

Title Literary Cultures and the Material Book
Author Professor of the History of the Book in the Institute of English Studies School of Advanced Study Simon Eliot
Publisher British Library Board
Release Date 2007
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 444
ISBN STANFORD:36105131715513
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Derived from papers presented at an international symposium held at the Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies in the Institute of English Studies in the University of London and at the British Library, London in 2004.

Stedman S Ent Words by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

Title Stedman s ENT Words
Author Thomas Lathrop Stedman
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1993
Category Medical
Total Pages 223
ISBN UOM:39015038162635
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Useful for validating spelling & accuracy of terminology/ provides variant spellings phrasings/complete cross-index.

Books For The Millions by Frank E. Comparato

Title Books for the Millions
Author Frank E. Comparato
Publisher Harrisburg, Pa : Stackpole Company
Release Date 1971
Category History
Total Pages 374
ISBN UOM:39015010697913
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The King Of Rumah Nadai by Terence Clarke

Title The King of Rumah Nadai
Author Terence Clarke
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1994
Category Fiction
Total Pages 192
ISBN UOM:39015032138458
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

While on orders to retrieve a colleague from the upper Baleh River region, the chief of the Agency for International Development in western Borneo becomes entranced with the lush jungle wilderness and the ways of the native Iban people

Title Violets of Istanbul MENEKSE
Author Tülin Erbas
Publisher Litfire Publishing
Release Date 2018-10-25
Category Fiction
Total Pages 296
ISBN 1643984349
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Tulin came from Istanbul, Turkey to Sarnia, Ontario in 1967. She has lived in Edmonton, Alberta for 35 years with her husband Mustafa. She has two sons Miraҁ and Mohaҁ and is a proud grandmother of Rachel and James. She was heavily involved with the Canadian Writers Association. The Ontario Art Council gave her a grant for the continuation of her work with the Canadian Writers Association. When she was elected president of that organization.