This American Heritage Dictionary is an invitation to the pleasures of language, bringing you the richness of English, from its ancient roots to the color, variety, and complexity of its present-day vocabulary. The meanings of the words are written in clear and exact language, set in a typeface that his handsome and easy to read. There are no mystifying abbreviations or symbols to decipher. Thousands of quotations from the finest writers illuminate and add depth to the meanings. To ease the reader's search for the right sense, the most commonly sought meanings are listed first, within the entries. A single, alphabetical list is designed for accessibility. The pages of this third edition of the American Heritage Dictionary are spacious in design. Nearly 4,000 pieces of art help bring the English language alive. These are black-and-white photographs, line drawings, and maps. This distinctive interaction of words and graphics makes this third edition an inviting companion to the inquiring mind. Readers seeking guidance on usage will find an abundance of help. There are many usage notes and comments. These observations reflect the opinions of the renowned American Heritage Usage Panel, an assembly of 173 distinguished authors, editors, professors, and public speakers. These notes reflect the results of completely new research in linguistics. This American Heritage Dictionary, the third edition, delves more deeply than any other American dictionary into the history of English. For example, there are hundreds of "Word History" paragraphs. These histories explain important social and historical influences that combine with linguistic processes to shape the development of words. For the reader interested in tracing our language to its origins, the new revised Appendix of Indo-European Roots reaches back 6,000 years to the ancestral beginnings of English. Fascinating Regional American English Notes explore the distinctive, often colorful, vocabulary used only in specific geographic areas of the United States. A wealth of Synonym Paragraphs provides shades of meaning and antonyms. Using this reference tool gives the reader just the right word for the occasion.
Corners of the book are a bit worn. Otherwise, it's in very good condition. This is an ecumenical, Christian dictionary, sensitive to Judaism, Islam, and Eastern religions. There are more than 1000 entries.
The Oxford Companion to the Bible provides an authoritative, one-volume reference to many aspects of Scripture study: people, places, events, books, institutions, beliefs, and secular influence. Written by more than 250 scholars from some twenty countries, this book provides a wide range of perspectives. There are over seven hundred entries, in alphabetical order, as in an encyclopedia. There are extended entries on major topics, such baptism, ethics, grace, immortality, and sin. In over 880 pages, this work provides both maps and indexes, making for a valuable resource. There is a bit of smudging on the page edging; otherwise, the book is in very good condition.
Oversize book, with images of stars, planets, and the moon, full color maps, and complete indexes.
"A treasure trove of primary sources, from many Christian traditions." --Ruth Duck. "This is a valuable resource for studying the historical roots of Christian worship in the Western tradition." --Melva W. Costen. Documents of Christian Worship beongs in Christian libraries everywhere...Dr. White has provided us with a truly fine reference work." --David C. Buttrick.
This is an innovative reference work that merges two traditional tools: the encyclopedia and the dictionary. This single volume gathers together a vast library of information about literary traditions, works, and authors, as well as pronunciations and etymologies of literary terms. Moer than 10,000 entries and 250 illustrations. Entries for authors, words, terms, and topics from all eras and all parts of the world, reflecting the diversity of literature through the ages. Information about a wide variety of literature, inlcuding children's literature, science fiction, detective fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction. Coverage of all literary forms and genres, including novels, poems, plays, essays, and literary criticism. Biographical sketches, with pronunciation information, of authors, literary theorists, and literary scholars. Definitions, spellings, pronunciations, and etymologies of literary terms. Plot summaries and dates of publication of major literary works. Listings for literary characters, landmarks, journals, and prizes. Merriam Websters's Encyclopedia of Literature was created through a combined effort of the editorial staffs of Merriam-Webster and Encyclopedia Britannica, two of the most respected reference book publishers in the world. Drawing on the vast resources of these two world authorities, this book provides a fascinating and realiable chronicle of the works of literature down through the centuries.
Revised Edition. From AAgsen, Svend, to Zworykin, Vladimir, here is a dictionary of anybody who was anybody in the past few thousand years. Here are 1493 pages of information on authors, businessmen, clergy, dictators, explorers, filmmakers, generals, heroes, inventors, jurists, kings, leaders, musicians, nurses, organists, poets, queens, scientists, troglodytes, utopians, virgins, Whigs, xenophobes, yuppies, zealots, and anybody else you might want to know about, as well as plenty of people you may never want to know about. This is a massive work, well suited for any reference library. Slipcase, too.
Note that this dictionary goes strictly from English into Russian; entries are of English words, arranged alphabetically, with their Russian equivalent. Obsolete English words, colloquial expressions, slang, provincialisms, and Americanisms have been included, as well as principal abbreviations in use. The editor says that this dictionary is the most complete, with more than 100,000 words and expressions. 1111 pages.
This book will make you a prudent, informed consumer. It's an action guide to your rights. Consumer Adviser is packed with information you can use in your daily life, again and again.
A short word list, with definitions, arranged alphabetically. 144 pages.
A general reference work on the liturgy. While the 1972 edition had a strong Anglican emphasis, this 1986 edition includes much that is pertinent to North America. More than half of the original articles have been updated. There is now wider coverage of individual Churches, especially those in the U.S.
Twelfth edition, revised and enlarged, of a classic reference work. This book is invaluable for writers, preachers, and anyone who needs a handy, relevant quotation. This volume provides 1831 pages of citations, arranged by authors' names.
With full-color illustrations throughout, this atlas is a delight to read. Here are the chapter headings: Evolution of Man. Framework of the Body. Energy for the Machine. Control Systems. The Senses. The Brain. The Intellect. Defenses of the Body. Reproduction.
General reference work for the liturgy; excellent scholarship. The author is Anglican. Supplanted by the later edition of 1986.
General reference work of high value.