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Dictionary of Early English
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Dictionary of Early EnglishDictionary of Early English

Joseph T. Shipley’s tome Dictionary of Early English provides an indispensible and unparalleled reference tool on the study of early English. With a preface by Mark Van Doren and an extensive headword list, this dictionary brings to light the terms, concepts, and vocabulary of ancient English. Joseph T. Shipley has written and edited several books, dictionaries, and anthologies including The Origins of English Words, Modern French Poetry, An Anthology, and Dictionary of World Literature.
 
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A Dictionary of Computer Science (2016)
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A Dictionary of Computer Science (2016)A Dictionary of Computer Science (2016)

This dictionary is suitable for anyone who uses computers, and is ideal for students of computer science and the related fields of IT, maths, physics, media communications, electronic engineering, and natural sciences.
 
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Dictionary of Classical Mythology (2014)
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Dictionary of Classical Mythology (2014)Dictionary of Classical Mythology (2014)

It is a comprehensive A - Z guide to Greek and Roman mythology. All major myths, legends and fables are here, including gods and goddesses, heroes and villains, dangerous women, legendary creatures and monsters...
 
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Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement
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Historical Dictionary of the Beat MovementHistorical Dictionary of the Beat Movement

The Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement covers the movement’s history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on significant people, themes, critical issues, and the most significant novels, poems, and volumes of poetry and prose that have formed the Beat canon. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Beat Movement.
 
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Super Shark Encyclopedia and Other Creatures of the Deep
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Super Shark Encyclopedia and Other Creatures of the DeepSuper Shark Encyclopedia and Other Creatures of the DeepSuper Shark Encyclopedia uncovers the secrets of the oceans by exploring a remarkable array of 80 sharks and other sea creatures — from Barrel Shrimp to Blue Sharks, Starfish to Bat Fish, and Hammerhead Sharks to Sandtiger Sharks, plus surfing penguins, deep-sea monsters, rays, eels and more.

Packed with jaw-dropping facts about animal behavior and anatomy, new x-ray artworks utilize cross-sections and strip layers away to show key anatomical features in detail.

 
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Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells: From Abraxas to Zoar
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Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells: From Abraxas to ZoarDictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells: From Abraxas to Zoar

From Abracadabra to the now famous spells of the Harry Potter series, magic words are no longer confined to the practices of pagans, alchemists, witches, and occultists. They have become part of the popular imagination of the Western world. Passed down from ancient Babylon, Egypt, and Greece, these words and the rituals surrounding them have survived through the millennia because they work. And as scholar Claude Lecouteux reveals, often the more impenetrable they seem, the more effective they are.

 

 
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Military History: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Objects of Warfare
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Military History: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Objects of WarfareMilitary History: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Objects of Warfare

Ever since Egyptian war chariots swept across the plains of Megiddo during the first recorded battle in history, the race for superior technology has always played a crucial role in determining an army's chances of victory or defeat.

Military History is organized chronologically and divided into seven chapters, each covering a specific period characterized by a key military technology. The bulk of the book cdonsists of catalogs of weapons, armor, and equipment, organized by era and type. It also includes features on iconic weapons, famous battles, and narrative overviews that chronicle the impact of changes in military technology.

 
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