Released on 2005Categories Reference

Chambers Dictionary of Quotations

Chambers Dictionary of Quotations

Author: Don Currie

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited

ISBN: 0550100857

Category: Reference

Page: 1283

View: 298

"This second edition of Chambers Dictionary of Quotations offers even more inspiring, reflective, insightful, witty and wise words from across the centuries. With its broad historical scope, it is the ideal tool for checking a half-remembered line, finding a telling turn of phrase for a speech or essay, or simply browsing the accumulated wit and wisdom of the ages."--BOOK JACKET.
Released on 2015-08-10Categories Includes index

Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations

Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations

Author: Chambers (Ed.)

Publisher: Chambers

ISBN: 1473608120

Category: Includes index

Page: 1360

View: 724

With over 25,000 quotations from over 4,000 sources, The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations is the category-leading quotations dictionary Welcome to a treasure trove of the wittiest, most insightful, most famous and most important words uttered in history. With more quotes than any other quotations dictionary, from more sources, with better international coverage and full author biographies rather than just a brief line, The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations is the only book you need. This new edition brings things right up to date with thousands of new quotations right up to 2015, mixing old favourites and new sources such as Barack Obama, Bradley Wiggins, Kurt Vonnegut, Arsene Wenger, Richard Dawkins, Seamus Heaney, Pope Francis and of course, 50 Cent. This is a browser's paradise stretching from ancient times to the present day. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author, starting with Diane Abbot's description of the United Kingdom's Parliament as 'a nightmare of elderly white males' and finishing with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg telling us to 'move fast and break things'. Between those two extremes are just under 1000 pages of quotations, followed by a 350 page keyword index, so you can locate a quote even if you can only remember a single word or phrase. As well as literary quotations from important authors past and present this collection contains quotations from writers, critics, politicians and journalists. We have sought out memorable phrases from scientists, industrialists, entertainers, sportspeople, and many more, to reflect the diversity of modern life. And just as the world has changed since the last edition of this dictionary, so many of the hundreds of new quotations reflect these changes, and important global and local events. The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations includes quotations from over 4,000 sources, including: Jonathan Aitken, Woody Allen, Giorgio Armani, David Beckham, The Bible, Tony Blair, Don Bradman, Robert Burns, George W Bush, Catullus, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Brian Clough, Jarvis Cocker, Simone de Beauvoir, Charles Dickens, Tracey Emin, E M Forster, Stephen Fry, Joseph Heller, Charlton Heston, John Humphrys, Joan of Arc, Elton John, The Koran, Mao Zedong, George Melly, George Michael, Jo Moore, Andrew Motion, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sylvia Plath, Plato, Will Self, William Shakespeare, Stevie Smith, Kevin Spacey, Quentin Tarantino, Margaret Thatcher, Queen Victoria, Gore Vidal, Oscar Wilde, Michael Winner, Emile Zola and many more. If you've ever struggled with a half-remembered line or you've got a quote in your head and don't know where it comes from, this is the book for you. 'A fresh and lively collection... first-class' Sunday Times 'A wonderful volume... full of goodies' Irish Independent 'Chambers is the one I keep at my right hand' Philip Pullman
Released on 1996Categories Reference

Chambers Dictionary of Quotations

Chambers Dictionary of Quotations

Author: Alison Jones

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:49015002923143

Category: Reference

Page: 1542

View: 163

'If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.' -- Derek Bok 'I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.' -- Woody Allen 'Life loves the liver of it' -- Maya Angelou An indispensable and comprehensive reference for writers, speakers, educators, executives, and curious browsers, the Chambers Dictionary of Quotations offers more than 20,000 quotations spanning all historical periods and covering diverse aspects of human experience, from politics and feminism, literature and sex, to nature, notable persons, and more. International in scope and broad in coverage, this compendium gathers together notable quotes -- many of which have never been collected before -- from more than 4,000 sources including such contemporary quotables as Salman Rushdie, Maya Angelou, and Henry Kissinger. Each quote is fully annotated, reliably sourced, and put in context along with concise biographical information on its author. Alphabetically arranged by speaker, and extensively cross-referenced, this easy-to-use reference includes a detailed index that facilitates searches by keyword. Readers can quickly locate a quotation on a particular subject, check a half-remembered line, sample the style and philosophy of an author or simply browse through and savor the accumulated wit and wisdom of the ages. The ultimate source of who said what -- and when they said it.
Released on 1998Categories Reference

The Chambers Dictionary

The Chambers Dictionary

Author: Catherine Schwartz

Publisher: W & R Chambers Limited

ISBN: 0550140050

Category: Reference

Page: 1984

View: 989

The Chambers Dictionary is one of the oldest single-volume dictionaries of its kind, and draws on a 166 year-old tradition of dictionary writing. Hailed as the most comprehensive and current single-volume dictionary of international English, this newly revised edition contains over 215,000 references and 300,000 definitions. With its bold headwords and clear type, this new edition has the all the advantages of a modern, streamlined layout and makes information on words, phrases, and expressions easier to find, easier to read, and easier to understand. An official reference source for the board game Scrabble - its wide range of vocabulary provides unrivalled coverage for word game players, crossword solvers, and crossword compilers, as well as a treasure-trove of lexical delights for word lovers. The Chambers Dictionary has long been the choice of the discerning user of English and the preferred single-volume dictionary of academics, and professionals for its coverage of the English language from the Bible and Shakespeare, to present day scientific and technological vocabulary. Many new words and meanings have been added from today's world of information sciences, business, alternative medicine, and everyday life, including cybercafe, alpha-decay, browser, road rage, birthing pool, and reiki. Etymological nesting of words show derivations, emphasizes linguistic links between words, and increases overall coverage. Prefaces include: A Short History of English, and Rules of English Spelling. Selected phrases and quotations from Latin, Greek, and modern languages. Appendices include: pronunciation guide, grammar and usage guide, punctuation, symbols, temperature, measurement and size conversions, Roman numerals, and chemical elements.
Released on 2004Categories Reference

Chambers Concise Dictionary

Chambers Concise Dictionary

Author: Ian Brookes

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited

ISBN: 0550100725

Category: Reference

Page: 1458

View: 519

A fun but useful desktop dictionary includes 125,000 definitions; notes on usage, word etymology, spelling, and grammar; and coverage of technical terminology from science, sports, and business, as well as other fields.
Released on 2004Categories Reference

Chambers Synonyms and Antonyms

Chambers Synonyms and Antonyms

Author: Martin H. Manser

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited

ISBN: 0550100881

Category: Reference

Page: 422

View: 634

Filled with more than 180,000 synonyms and antonyms, this easy-to-use, A-to-Z reference guide helps readers build vocabulary by providing easy access to alternatives for words and phrases from across the broad range of the English language. Original.
Released on 2006Categories Music

Chambers Dictionary of Music

Chambers Dictionary of Music

Author: Katie Brooks

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited

ISBN: UCSD:31822034632547

Category: Music

Page: 780

View: 145

A compact musical reference contains more than 7,500 entries along with definitions; serves as a useful resource for music students, general readers, and those with a more detailed knowledge of music; and includes illustrative examples and excerpts from musical works, biographical profiles, a history and usage of musical instruments, and more. Original.
Released on 2005Categories Juvenile Nonfiction

Chambers Sports Factfinder

Chambers Sports Factfinder

Author: Patrick White

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited

ISBN: 0550101616

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 663

View: 628

An accessible, single-volume reference to statistics, facts, and interesting details from a wide variety of sports includes coverage of slang, important terminology, competition results, athlete biographies, trivia, and much, much more.
Released on 2001Categories Reference

Chambers Super-Mini Book of Facts

Chambers Super-Mini Book of Facts

Author: Trevor Anderson

Publisher: Chambers Kingfisher Graham Pub

ISBN: 0550130047

Category: Reference

Page: 416

View: 747

The Chambers Super-Mini Book of Facts is the most up-to-date mini encyclopedia available. The over 90,000 facts covering 240 fields of interest incorporate significant recent world events, such as political changes and sports results. Facts arranged in tables, lists and charts for quick reference. Mini biographies of over 1,400 prominent people, with details of their achievements. Attractive and easy to use two-color design with icons to mark sections.