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The Meaning of Tingo and Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World

By Adam Jacot De Boinod

Penguin, 2009. 205 crisp pp & less than 500g to post. Did you know that people in Indonesia have a word that means 'to take off your clothes in order to dance'? Or how many words the Albanians have for eyebrows and moustaches? Or that the Dutch word for skimming stones is plimpplamppletteren? Drawing on the collective wisdom of over 154 languages, this intriguing book is arranged by theme so you can compare attitudes all over the world to such subjects as food, the human body and the battle of the sexes. Here you can find not only those words for which there is no direct counterpart in English (such as the Japanese age-otori which means looking less attractive after a haircut), but also a frank discussion of exactly how many 'Eskimo' terms there are for snow, and a vast array of information exploring the wonderful and often downright strange world of words. Oh, and tingo means 'to take all the objects one desires from the house of a friend, one at a time, by asking to borrow them'.. Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent. 19.5 Cm.

$10.21

Cambridge Paperback Guide to Literature in English

By Ousby, Ian

UK: Cambridge University Press, 1996. owner name inside cover, book clean, tight & white. Derived from the parent Guide to Literature in English, this volume offers in concise form over 4,000 entries on literature in English from cultures throughout the world. Writers and major works from the UK and the USA are represented, as are those from Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, India, and Africa. The coverage is broad - from the classics of English literature to the best of modern writing. Additionally, the Guide has a wealth of entries on literary movements, groups or schools in literature and criticism, literary magazines, genres and sub-genres, critical concepts, and rhetorical terminology.. Papeback. Very Good/None Issued. 23.5cm.

$16.04

Sleeping on the Wing

By Koch, K. And Farrell, K

NY: Random House, 1981. Very nice, clean copy in unclipped dj. No chips or tears. An illuminating look at modern poetry which examines the work of 23 poets from Walt Whitman to Allen Ginsberg. Includes multiple samples from each poet, plus an essay that offers explanatory material as well as inspiration for the reader to craft a poem also. 313 pages. Indexed. . Very Good/Very Good. 21.5cm.

$14.58

Artistry in Training: Thinking Differently About the Way You Help People to Learn

By Burns, Stephanie

Australia: Woodslane Press, 1996. "A landmark book in the professionalisation of the occupation of corporate trainer" Book focuses on both trainer & learner. French flaps enclose 273 clean, tight, white pp.. 1st Australian Edition. Softcover. Excellent/None Issued. 23.5cm.

$34.27

THE WAY TO WRITE FOR CHILDREN

By Aiken Joan

Elm Treet Books, London, 1982. Very Good condition. "Advice on plot construction, character and importance of inessential detail; discusses humour and fantasy and touches on the vexed question of the moral message.". First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.58

THE CAMBRIDGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LANGUAGE
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THE CAMBRIDGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LANGUAGE

By Crystal David

Cambridge University Press, 1994. As New condition. "With over 600 maps, diagrams and photographs, the book is a unique source of information on the variety, structure, history and theory of language- for the student of language or literature, and all those interested in how we communicate." Heavier items may require additional postage.. Reprint. Paperback. As New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$26.25

HOW TO DO JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING IN THE OFFICE
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HOW TO DO JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING IN THE OFFICE

By Rosen Courtney and the eHow Editors

HarperCollins Harper Collins, 2004. As New condition. A concise and clear manual for office management, including personal learning skills, jobs and employment, business and finance management, and socialising in the office. 128pp. Reprint. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$18.23

EGYPTIAN ARABIC PHRASEBOOK

By Wayne Scott

Lonely Planet, 1990. Very Good condition. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" Tall.

$10.21