Download e-book for iPad: A Historical Dictionary of British Women by Cathy Hartley

By Cathy Hartley

This reference booklet, containing the biographies of greater than 1,100 awesome British ladies from Boudicca to Barbara fort, is an soaking up list of girl fulfillment spanning a few 2,000 years of British life.
Most of the lives incorporated are these of ladies whose paintings took them in a roundabout way earlier than the general public and who hence performed an immediate and critical function in broadening the horizons of girls. additionally incorporated are ladies who inspired occasions in a extra oblique means: the other halves of kings and politicians, mistresses, girls in ready and society hostesses.
Originally released because the Europa Biographical Dictionary of British girls, this newly re-worked variation contains key figures who've died within the final twenty years, resembling The Queen mom, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Foyle.

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Michael Watkins,Bo Beolens's Sharks: An Eponym Dictionary PDF

By Michael Watkins,Bo Beolens

This attention-grabbing reference e-book delves into the origins of the vernacular and clinical names of sharks, rays, skates and chimeras. each one access bargains a concise biography, revealing the hidden tales and evidence at the back of each one species’ name. 

Full of attention-grabbing proof and funny titbits, the authors’ vast learn and detective paintings has made this ebook a entire resource of data on all people linked to the naming of a species. a desirable source for somebody with an curiosity in sharks, from curious naturalist to specialist ichthyologist, it's a vital addition to the library of an individual wishing to fulfill these tickling questions about the mysteries at the back of the names.

Sometimes a reputation refers to not anyone yet to a fictional personality or mythological determine. Eptatretus eos is called after the Greek goddess of the sunrise in connection with the crimson colouring of the hagfish. The Chilean Roundray Urotrygon cimar, named after Centro de Investigación en Ciencias del Mar y Limnología in honour of its twentieth anniversary, and the Angular Angelshark Squatina Guggenheim, named after the loo Simon Guggenheim Memorial origin, are either named after associations. The Whiteleg Skate Amblyraja taaf is simply a shorthand manner of describing a toponym – Territoire des Terres australes et antarctiques françaises. There also are entries that are light-hearted equivalent to the only for a woman who instructed us "that ornament of her brownies have integrated roughtail skate Bathyraja trachura, crimson abalone Haliotis rufescens, and chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha."

Following the good fortune in their earlier Eponym Dictionaries, the authors have joined forces to provide the Elasmobranch team of fishes an identical therapy yet they've got additionally incorporated the describers and authors of the unique descriptions of the fishes concerned, as well as these names which are, or seem to be, eponyms.

They have tracked down a few 850 names of residing in addition to useless humans. of those part are eponyms after those that have fish named after them and should even have defined a fish or fishes. the opposite part are ichthyologists, marine biologists and different scientists who've get involved within the description and naming of sharks, rays, skates and chimeras. for every individual pointed out there's short, pithy biography. also there are a few 50 entries for what sound like eponyms yet became out to not have any connection to somebody, akin to the Alexandrine Torpedo is termed after town in Egypt and never Alexander the Great.

In a few circumstances those are a reminder of the braveness of scientists whose committed study in distant destinations uncovered them to affliction or even violent dying. The eponym guarantees that their reminiscence will live to tell the tale, aided by means of reference works similar to this hugely readable dictionary. Altogether 1,577 fishes are listed.

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Rick Fawn,Jiri Hochman's Historical Dictionary of the Czech State (Historical PDF

By Rick Fawn,Jiri Hochman

Czechoslovakia has been on the middle of a few of the main difficult_and tragic_episodes of recent eu background: its sacrifice to Nazi Germany at Munich; the Communist Coup of 1948; and the army crushing of the Prague Spring. It has additionally enacted momentous switch nearly magically, as within the peaceable overthrow of communism in 1989, after which the negotiated finish to the rustic in 1992. Czechoslovak heritage has accordingly produced enduring political metaphors for our occasions, equivalent to the Velvet Revolution and Velvet Divorce. the second one version of the ancient Dictionary of the Czech country has been completely up-to-date and enormously elevated. that includes a chronology, introductory essay, appendix, bibliography, and thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries, this special, authoritative reference presents understandings of the Czechs as a humans; the territory they inhabit; their social, cultural, political, and monetary advancements all through historical past; and interactions with their acquaintances and the broader world.

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Download e-book for kindle: Historical Dictionary of Georgia (Historical Dictionaries of by Alexander Mikaberidze

By Alexander Mikaberidze

Situated within the breathtaking Caucasus Mountains among the Black and the Caspian Seas, the rustic of Georgia sits on the crossroads among Europe and Asia; it has undergone extra turbulence and alter within the final twenty 5 years—the putting off of the Soviet regime, a civil conflict, ethno-territorial conflicts, monetary cave in, corruption, executive inefficiency, and big emigration—than so much international locations plow through in 250 years. This small nation's strategic position on the crossroads of alternative civilizations has been a curse in addition to a blessing. as soon as a battlefield among the traditional empires and the Christian and Islamic worlds, at the present time it really is stuck among its NATO aspirations and its situation in Russia’s yard. but, regardless of all demanding situations and hardships, this resilient and old state, with hundreds of thousands of years of winemaking, three-thousand years of statehood, and virtually millennia of Christianity, maintains to outlive and thrive.

This booklet makes use of its chronology; thesaurus; advent; appendixes; maps; bibliography; and over 900 hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on very important people, areas, occasions and associations, in addition to major political, fiscal, social, and cultural features to track Georgia's background and are expecting its destiny. This historic dictionary is a wonderful entry element for college students, researchers, and somebody eager to be aware of extra approximately Georgia.

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Read e-book online Homophones and Homographs: An American Dictionary, 4th ed. PDF

By James B. Hobbs

This extended fourth version defines and cross-references 9,040 homophones and 2,133 homographs (up from 7,870 and 1,554 within the third ed.).
because the such a lot complete compilation of yankee homophones (words that sound alike) and homographs (look-alikes), this most modern version serves good the place even the main glossy spell-checkers and notice processors fail—although rain, reign, and rein can be spelled effectively, the context within which those phrases may well thoroughly be used isn't really visible to a computer.

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Download e-book for kindle: Reise Know-How Sprachführer Singhalesisch - Wort für Wort: by Nalin Bulathsinhala

By Nalin Bulathsinhala

Sri Lanka wird oft als die Perle des Indischen Ozeans bezeichnet. Die singhalesische Bevölkerung stellt mit ca. seventy four% die größte Gruppe der Inselbewohner, daher ist Singhalesisch (Sinhala) seit 1958 die erste Amtssprache Sri Lankas. In den touristischen Regionen spricht guy natürlich auch Englisch. Doch wer sich mit Singhalesisch beschäftigt, wird schnell die Erfahrung machen, dass es der Schlüssel zu Erlebnissen und Freundschaften ist, die ohne diese Sprachkenntnisse nicht möglich wären. Schon ein paar Wörter Singhalesisch genügen, um die Herzen der Menschen zu gewinnen, die für ihren Stolz, ihre Gastfreundschaft und ihre kulturelle Vielfalt berühmt sind.

Der komplett neu bearbeitete Kauderwelsch-Sprachführer ist mehr als das übliche Phrasenbuch für den Urlaub. Die kurze Einführung in die Grammatik vermittelt ein echtes Verständnis der Sprache. Auch Sachinformationen zu Land und Leuten kommen nicht zu kurz. Ein ausführlicher Vokabelteil, speziell auf die Bedürfnisse von Reisenden zugeschnitten, ergänzt das handliche Buch.

Die Sprachführer der Kauderwelsch-Reihe orientieren sich am typischen Reisealltag und vermitteln auf unterhaltsame Weise das nötige Rüstzeug, um ohne lästige Büffelei möglichst schnell mit dem Sprechen beginnen zu können, wenn auch vielleicht nicht immer druckreif. Besonders hilfreich ist hierbei die Wort-für-Wort-Übersetzung, die es ermöglicht, mit einem Blick die Struktur und "Denkweise" der jeweiligen Sprache zu durchschauen. Das Buch enthält neben einer Fülle praktischer Tipps vor allem typische Gesprächssituationen und (so weit wie nötig) auch die wichtigsten Regeln der Grammatik. Ein Kauderwelsch-Sprachführer ist dabei so angelegt, dass guy möglichst schnell in die Lage versetzt wird, wirklich zu sprechen und kleine Unterhaltungen zu führen.

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Read e-book online Dictionary of Cape Breton English PDF

By William John Davey,Richard P. MacKinnon

Biff and whiff, baker’s fog and lu’sknikn, pie social and milling frolic those are only a number of examples of the detailed language of Cape Breton Island, the place a puck is a forceful blow and a Cape Breton red meat pie is stuffed with dates, now not pork.

The first nearby dictionary dedicated to the island’s linguistic and cultural historical past, the Dictionary of Cape Breton English is an engaging list of the island’s wealthy vocabulary. Dictionary entries contain helping quotations culled from the editors’ huge interviews with Cape Bretoners and huge learn of local edition, in addition to definitions, chosen pronunciations, components of speech, variation types, comparable phrases, assets, and notes, giving the reader in-depth details on each point of Cape Breton culture.

A monstrous and long-awaited paintings of linguistic examine that captures Cape Breton’s social, fiscal, and cultural existence during the island’s language, the Dictionary of Cape Breton English can be learn with curiosity through Backlanders, Bay byes, and people from away alike.

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Read e-book online Dictionary of Science and Technology: English-German PDF

By Author Unknown

Dorian's Dictionary of technological know-how and know-how: English-German, moment Revised variation makes a speciality of the compilation of phrases hired in technology and expertise. The e-book first takes a glance at abduction, aberration, abhesion, abating, ablation, abscission, coupling, masking, again iron, cross-breeding, clip, cleats, channel, circuit diagram, connection, conveyors, and supercharger. The manuscript then takes a glance at dabbing, dacite, dactyl, daffodil, damp, earmark, earphone, ripening, present prospecting, amenities, gaff, gablet, galaxy, gale, gait, gall, and galipot. The e-book ponders on haddock, Hadley quadrant, H-bomb, habitation, habituation, hemoglobin, hailstorm, hail, halation, ichnography, iceboat, oblate, indirect, electrode constitution, weight problems, oatmeal, dyeing, and pachyderm. The textual content then explores wainscoting, waist, wale, waiver, ultrafilter, ultrahigh frequency, ulocarcinoma, elongation, vaccinal fever, vaccination, vaccine, emptiness, and vacuometer. The textual content is a in charge resource of knowledge for researchers attracted to the phrases utilized in technology and technology.

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Get Speaking of Animals: A Dictionary of Animal Metaphors PDF

By Robert Palmatier

No different nonhuman resource has served because the foundation for extra metaphors than animals. Speaking of Animals is a dictionary of animal metaphors which are present in American English. it's entire, old, and metaphor-based. each one access refers back to the different dictionaries that catalog that very same metaphor, and the dates of first visual appeal in writing are provided, the place attainable, for either the metaphor and the identify of the resource. the most textual content is equipped alphabetically through metaphor instead of through animal or animal habit; all of the metaphors are labeled in response to their animal resource in an inventory on the finish of the book.

An animal metaphor is a note, word, or sentence that expresses a resemblance or similarity among a person or anything and a selected animal or animal classification. actual metaphors are unmarried phrases, corresponding to the noun tiger, the verb hog, and the adjective chook. Phrasal metaphors mix real metaphors with different phrases, corresponding to blind tiger, hog the line, and bird colonel. different animal metaphors take the shape of similes, equivalent to like rats leaving a sinking send and prickly as a hedgehog. nonetheless others take the shape of proverbs, equivalent to do not count number your chickens sooner than they hatch and enable drowsing canines lie. the pony is the animal most often observed in metaphors, heavily via the puppy. The Bible is the main prolific literary resource of animal metaphors, heavily by way of Shakespeare.

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Download PDF by Paul F. State: Historical Dictionary of Brussels (Historical Dictionaries

By Paul F. State

Brussels has develop into the “capital” of Europe, serving because the headquarters for key local and foreign corporations, together with the ecu Union, the North Atlantic Treaty association, UN businesses, multinational companies, lobbying agencies, governmental teams, and nongovernmental businesses. Its prestige as a diplomatic, political, and monetary middle assumes ever larger significance because the european grows extensive and breadth.

This moment version of Historical Dictionary of Brussels covers its background via a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an intensive bibliography. The dictionary part has over 900 cross-referenced entries on vital personalities, politics, economic climate, international kin, faith, and tradition. This e-book is a wonderful entry element for college students, researchers, and an individual eager to understand extra approximately Brussels.

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