The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Third Edition)

The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Third Edition)
  • Author : Peter E. Meltzer
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 720
  • Relase : 2015-08-03
  • ISBN : 9780393338973

The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Third Edition) Book Review:

With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.

The Well-Spoken Thesaurus

The Well-Spoken Thesaurus
  • Author : Tom Heehler
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2011-02-01
  • ISBN : 9781402262487

The Well-Spoken Thesaurus Book Review:

The Ultimate Guide to Powerful Language If you've ever fumbled while trying to use a big word* to impress a crowd, you know what it's like to* be poorly spoken. The fear of mispronouncing or misusing complex words is real and leaves many of us consigned to the lower levels* of the English Language. The secret to eloquence, however, lies in simplicity-the ability to use ordinary words in extraordinary ways. The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is your guide to eloquence, replacing the ordinary with the extraordinary. While a common thesaurus provides only synonyms as mere word-for-word equivalents, The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is filled with* dynamic reinventions of standard words and phrases. *lofty word, pretentious word *know what it is to *lower reaches, lower echelons *awash in, instilled with, dense with, rich in

Word by Word

Word by Word
  • Author : Kory Stamper
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2017-03-14
  • ISBN : 9781101870952

Word by Word Book Review:

“We think of English as a fortress to be defended, but a better analogy is to think of English as a child. We love and nurture it into being, and once it gains gross motor skills, it starts going exactly where we don’t want it to go: it heads right for the goddamned electrical sockets.” With wit and irreverence, lexicographer Kory Stamper cracks open the obsessive world of dictionary writing, from the agonizing decisions about what to define and how to do it to the knotty questions of ever-changing word usage. Filled with fun facts—for example, the first documented usage of “OMG” was in a letter to Winston Churchill—and Stamper’s own stories from the linguistic front lines (including how she became America’s foremost “irregardless” apologist, despite loathing the word), Word by Word is an endlessly entertaining look at the wonderful complexities and eccentricities of the English language.

The Right Word

The Right Word
  • Author : Jen Bryant
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Pages : 42
  • Relase : 2014-09-15
  • ISBN : 9780802853851

The Right Word Book Review:

Examines the life of Peter Mark Roget and his invention of the thesaurus.

So You Think You Know Baseball?: A Fan's Guide to the Official Rules

So You Think You Know Baseball?: A Fan's Guide to the Official Rules
  • Author : Peter E. Meltzer
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2013-06-10
  • ISBN : 9780393346671

So You Think You Know Baseball?: A Fan's Guide to the Official Rules Book Review:

Essential for armchair umpires and scorekeepers, this guide challenges aficionados on every significant part of the Official Baseball Rules. Few sports lovers are as obsessed with rules and statistics as baseball fans. In So You Think You Know Baseball?, lifelong baseball enthusiast Peter E. Meltzer catalogues every noteworthy baseball rule from the Major League rulebook and illustrates its application with actual plays, from the historical to the contemporary. You can read the book from start to finish or consult it while watching a game to understand the mechanics of a play or how it should be scored. Meltzer analyzes the entire Official Baseball Rules using hundreds of Major League plays involving both plays on the field situations and plays which have involved the official scorer. This is the first book ever written which analyzes the entire rulebook in this fashion and which is based on actual plays. With Meltzer’s unique and thoroughly entertaining guide in hand, which includes a foreword by baseball rules expert Rich Marazzi, you’ll never have to scratch your head over an umpire or scorekeeper’s call again.

Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Intellectuals

Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Intellectuals
  • Author : David Olsen,Michelle Bevilacqua,Justin Cord Hayes
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2011-11-15
  • ISBN : 9781440528989

Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Intellectuals Book Review:

"Contains material adapted from The big book of words you should know"--T.p. verso.

Rational Meaning

Rational Meaning
  • Author : Laura (Riding) Jackson,Laura Riding,Prof Laura Jackson, Translator,Schuyler B. Jackson,Riding Jackson
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Pages : 598
  • Relase : 1997
  • ISBN : 0813916828

Rational Meaning Book Review:

Existing only in manuscript since the 1940s but enjoying an underground reputation among friends and advocates, this primary document by one of the most original and influential of American poets and thinkers is now being published as Rational Meaning, Laura (Riding) Jackson's testament of the necessity of living for truth. Begun as a dictionary and thesaurus in the 1930s, the work developed into a fundamental reevaluation of language itself. Riding, in close collaboration with her husband, continued this monumental project over the succeeding decades, completing it after his death in 1968. At the core of Rational Meaning, which aims to restore the truth of language by arguing that meaning inheres in words, stands the idea that a total renovation of the knowledge of language is needed, not to develop mere verbal sophistication and respectability but fundamentally to reinvigorate the intellectual processes of consciousness. The book reveals the disastrous extent to which language has been "unlearned" and shows how it may be learned again. Rational Meaning will be essential reading, not only for students of literature but for radical-minded linguists and lexicographers unhappy with the orthodoxies current in their disciplines.

Of Cats and Men

Of Cats and Men
  • Author : Sam Kalda
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 112
  • Relase : 2017
  • ISBN : 9780399578441

Of Cats and Men Book Review:

A stylish, illustrated gift book profiling notable cat-loving men throughout history. Some of history's greatest men have been cat lovers, and their cats have contributed to their genius and legacy: the static charge from a cat's fur sparked young Nikola Tesla's interest in electricity; Sir Isaac Newton is said to have invited the first cat flap; visitors to Ernest Hemingway and Winston Churchill's homes still encounter the descendants of their beloved cats; William S. Burroughs and Andy Warhol both wrote books inspired by their feline friends. Stylishly illustrated and full of charming, witty profiles and quotes from history's most notable "cat men," Of Cats and Men pays tribute to thirty luminaries and visionaries who have one thing in common: a pure and enduring love of cats.

Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus

Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus
  • Author : Christine A. Lindberg
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 1052
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 0195342844

Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus Book Review:

"Written by writers for writers, this innovative thesaurus truly advances the time-honored word source. Some 25,000 word meanings and connotations are elucidated by means of more than 300,000 synonyms, 10,000 antonymns, 250 word notes written by noted authors, and generous listings of example sentences. Many special features, such as usage notes, word spectrums, and a language guide, further clarify a word's many nuances and assist the user in finding just the right expression. For all readers, wordsmiths, scribblers, and hacks, Oxford's new thesaurus should be on every library's reference shelf."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus
  • Author : Merriam-Webster, Inc
  • Publisher : Merriam-Webster
  • Pages : 1184
  • Relase : 2018-11
  • ISBN : 0877793700

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus Book Review:

Find the right word every time with this indispensable guide! Concise definitions pinpoint meanings shared by synonyms. More than 275,000 word choices, examples, and explanations. Sample sentences and phrases for each synonym at its own entry clarify how words are used in context. Alphabetical lists may also include related words, idiomatic phrases, near antonyms, and antonyms. A perfect companion to the best-selling Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Ed.

  • Author : Shannon Graff Hysell
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Pages : 704
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 1591585252

Book Review:

For the past three decades, ARBA has kept librarians up to date on the latest reference materials by providing high-quality, critical reviews. The 2007 edition of ARBA continues this great tradition by providing users with access to 1,600-plus reviews of both print and online resources, written by more than 400 academic, public, and school librarians who are experts in their field. With coverage of nearly 500 subject disciplines, ranging from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology, users are guaranteed to find information on the latest resources available in the areas they are most trying to expand their collection. With ARBA in hand, collection development librarians can manage their library's high standards of quality, and make the best use of their budget.

Oxford Mini Thesaurus

Oxford Mini Thesaurus
  • Author : Oxford Dictionaries,
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 576
  • Relase : 2013-05-09
  • ISBN : 9780199666140

Oxford Mini Thesaurus Book Review:

An easy-to-use thesaurus containing over 120,000 synonyms and antonyms.

Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium-sized Libraries and Media Centers

Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium-sized Libraries and Media Centers
  • Author : Shannon Graff Hysell
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Pages : 355
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 1591585260

Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium-sized Libraries and Media Centers Book Review:

An annotated bibliography listing general reference works as well as those on social sciences, humanities, and science and technology

The Synonym Finder

The Synonym Finder
  • Author : J. I. Rodale
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Pages : 1368
  • Relase : 2016-04-22
  • ISBN : 9781623367596

The Synonym Finder Book Review:

Originally published in 1961 by the founder of Rodale Inc., The Synonym Finder continues to be a practical reference tool for every home and office. This thesaurus contains more than 1 million synonyms, arranged alphabetically, with separate subdivisions for the different parts of speech and meanings of the same word.

Roget's Superthesaurus

Roget's Superthesaurus
  • Author : Marc McCutcheon
  • Publisher : Writer's Digest Books
  • Pages : 672
  • Relase : 2003-12-06
  • ISBN : 1582972540

Roget's Superthesaurus Book Review:

Presents an alphabetical listing of major and minor words, each followed by a selection of synonyms and antonyms, divided by part of speech; and includes a reverse dictionary component.

Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Students

Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Students
  • Author : David Olsen,Michelle Bevilaqua,Justin Cord Hayes,Burton Jay Nadler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2014-03-18
  • ISBN : 9781440573095

Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Students Book Review:

The ultimate tool for students! Tired of using the same few phrases in all your presentations? Can't find the right expression to begin your college admissions essay? Stuck with a drab, uninspiring conclusion at the end of your research paper? Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Students will help you find the perfect words and phrases for any writing assignment. Unlike other titles that simply list related terms for each entry, this volume offers a pronunciation guide, definition, and a sample sentence for every word you look up, as well as for each of the synonyms under that entry. It also features hundreds of useful terms every student should know, making it the most essential tool on your desk when you're working on an essay or presentation. With Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Students at your side, you'll impress your teachers and advance straight to the head of the class!

Living Thoughts of Leading Thinkers

Living Thoughts of Leading Thinkers
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 466
  • Relase : 1873
  • ISBN : OCLC:6589708

Living Thoughts of Leading Thinkers Book Review:

The "People Power" Education Superbook: Book 3. Reading, Writing, Speaking

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  • Author : Tony Kelbrat
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2014-04-06
  • ISBN : 9781312077065

The "People Power" Education Superbook: Book 3. Reading, Writing, Speaking Book Review:

Reading, writing and speaking used to be the purpose of all college education, to create someone who can express themselves clearly and simply. They called him a liberally-educated man, someone who could say what they thought without babbling. Despite all the technical-babble that has swept the world, it is still about your ability to communicate simply and clearly. The late Dr. Jeanne Chall developed the theory that learning about literacy occurs in stages: 1.) Pre-reading; six months to six years: The pre-reading child has some phonological awareness or sensitivity to speech sounds, rhyming and alliteration; recognizes some letters and may link some to the sounds they make; some understanding of books and print. 2.) Initial reading or decoding; first and second grade: The child who is just beginning to read can sound out words one at a time and decode them slowly, carefully and accurately. Most of his attention is devoted to decoding with few mental resources left over for deeper comprehension.

Thesaurus Rex

Thesaurus Rex
  • Author : Laya Steinberg
  • Publisher : Barefoot Books
  • Pages : 24
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 1841481807

Thesaurus Rex Book Review:

Follow this mischievous dinosaur as he frolics, rollicks, frisks and romps. Each colorful page introduces simple synonyms and a fun-filled way to build vocabulary and word recognition. Ages 3 to 7 years Colour illustrations

The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression (2nd Edition)

The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression (2nd Edition)
  • Author : Becca Puglisi,Angela Ackerman
  • Publisher : JADD Publishing
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-09-19
  • ISBN : 9780999296356

The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression (2nd Edition) Book Review:

The bestselling Emotion Thesaurus, often hailed as “the gold standard for writers” and credited with transforming how writers craft emotion, has now been expanded to include 56 new entries! One of the biggest struggles for writers is how to convey emotion to readers in a unique and compelling way. When showing our characters’ feelings, we often use the first idea that comes to mind, and they end up smiling, nodding, and frowning too much. If you need inspiration for creating characters’ emotional responses that are personalized and evocative, this ultimate show-don’t-tell guide for emotion can help. It includes: • Body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for over 130 emotions that cover a range of intensity from mild to severe, providing innumerable options for individualizing a character’s reactions • A breakdown of the biggest emotion-related writing problems and how to overcome them • Advice on what should be done before drafting to make sure your characters’ emotions will be realistic and consistent • Instruction for how to show hidden feelings and emotional subtext through dialogue and nonverbal cues • And much more! The Emotion Thesaurus, in its easy-to-navigate list format, will inspire you to create stronger, fresher character expressions and engage readers from your first page to your last.