Desk Reference and Almanacs
A Guide to Some Really Strange Places
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1556524781
"Land of the worldÆs largest prairie chicken, birthplace of Spam, and home of the worldÆs oldest rock, this is Minnesota, where summers are short, winters are long, and back-road wonders abound. This entertaining guide wastes no time with descriptions of scenic lakes, pristine bike trails, or quaint cafTs. Instead it directs travelers (and residents) to the spot where Tiny Tim strummed his last notes on the ukulele; to the Cold Spring chapel where two grasshoppers bow down to the Virgin Mary; and to the McLeod County Museum, where the mummy on display could be from Peru or outer space. While ordinary tourists are fighting off mosquitoes in the Boundary Waters, oddball travelers can size up the worldÆs largest ear of corn and admire the fourth Zamboni ever built. And one last thing: there arenÆt 10,000 lakes in Minnesota; there are 14,215. For travelers who are in search of the unusual, there is no better reason to park the bike and hiking boots in the garage, fill up the gas tank, and hit the road to Minnesota, where weirdness awaits."
Webster's New World Dictionary and Thesaurus
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0764565451
A combination dictionary and thesaurus in a single volume encompasses more than 61,000 dictionary entries--including three thousand new scientific, business, technical, and professional terms--accompanied by cross-references to thesaurus entries that listA combination dictionary and thesaurus in a single volume encompasses more than 61,000 dictionary entries--including three thousand new scientific, business, technical, and professional terms--accompanied by cross-references to thesaurus entries that list synonyms in the order of frequency of use and handy reference sections. Simultaneous. synonyms in the order of frequency of use and handy reference sections. Simultaneous.
Teach Yourself Postmodernism
Paperback ISBN: 0071419659
Are there no new ideas to be invented? Are today's ideas really just borrowed from previous times? Postmodernism says this is so, and it's one of the hottest philosophies of today. The book provides an indispensable guide to this often-demanding terrain for readers encountering theories of postmodernism for the first time and places the subject in a broad context. It introduces a wide range of ideas, thinkers, and views yet maintains the readers' focus by linking theory with concrete examples from both "high" and "popular" culture. After completing Teach Yourself Postmodernism, readers will never look at their world the same way again.
A Phrase and Sentence Dictionary of Spoken Russian
Paperback ISBN: 0486204960
More than 11,500 entries, first English-Russian, then Russian-English, containing exact idiomatic translations for over 30,000 phrases and sentences. Also includes 15,000-word grammatical introduction. Focus is on phrase or sentence as basic unit of communication, method now recognized as best.
Schott's Original Miscellany
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1582343497
A collection of lesser-known but everyday trivia includes the structure of the military hierarchy, clothing-care symbols, a list of countries where cars are driven in the left lane, and the name of John Lennon's cat.
An American Life
Paperback ISBN: 074325807x
Chronicles the founding father's life and his multiple careers as a shopkeeper, writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, business strategist, and political leader, while showing how his faith in the wisdom of the common citizen helped forge an American national identity based on the virtues of its middle class. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
Among the Gently Mad
Perspectives and Strategies for the Book-Hunter in the Twenty-First Century
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0805051597
Offers a field guide to modern book collectors that covers both traditional and electronic methods of acquisition, discussing such topics as how to spot first or book club editions, working a book fair, dust jackets, and book handling. 15,000 first printing.