Le Petit Livre Des Mots Inconnus Au Bataillon

Arcenciologue, bourouloulou, coquefredouille, être gris jusqu'à la troisième capucine, avoir le nombril vert, attacher le grelot... Voici autant de mots ou d'expressions que vous n'avez sans doute jamais entendus ni prononcés. Et pourtant ! Ces bizarreries et extravagances de notre belle langue gagnent à être (re)découvertes pour tous les amoureux des mots, soucieux d'en raviver l'éclat.

Encyclopedia Of The Novel (volume 2)

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. Presented here, in language packed with meaning and of a clarity that makes the book accessible to scholars and lay readers alike, are some 650 very satisfactory essays. There are entries not only on classic novels and great novel writers but also, as the editor says, "types of novels, on technical and formal aspects of novels," as well as c...

Encyclopedia Of African American History, 3 Volumes

Encyclopedia of African American History introduces readers to the significant people, events, sociopolitical movements, and ideas that have shaped African American life from earliest contact between African peoples and Europeans through the late 20th century. This encyclopedia places the African American experience in the context of the entire African diaspora, with entries organized in sections on African/European contact and ensla...

Black Entertainers in African American Newspaper Articles: V2 An Annotated Bibliography of the Pittsburgh Courier & the California Eagle, 1914-1950 (Black Entertainers in African American Newspapers)

For the first half of the twentieth century, the best coverage of blacks in entertainment--especially the developing motion picture industry--was in the newspapers published and circulated by the African American community. This annotated bibliography adds to the first volume with easy access to entertainment coverage in two more of the most influential black newspapers during that time: the Pittsburgh Courier and the California Eagl...

A Compendium Of Collective Nouns: From An Armory Of Aardvarks To A Zeal Of Zebras

This illustrated guide compiles over 2,000 collective nouns and brings them to life in stunningly colorful, graphic artwork from the design dynamos at Woop Studios. Chock-full of treasures of the English language, the diversity of terms collected here covers topics from plants and animals ( a parade of elephants, an embarrassment of pandas) to people and things (a pomposity of professors, an exultation of fireworks) and range from th...

Shakespeare’s Plants And Gardens: A Dictionary

Scholars looking for the symbolic significance of unfamiliar plants will find much of use here, as demonstrated by the entry on the medlar, a now uncommon fruit with both sexual connotations and punning potential. The volume is almost as interesting for its wide-ranging introduction and survey of botanically related criticism as for the entries…It will be a good addition for comprehensive Shakespeare collections or libraries supporti...

Views Of Africa

What is the only frozen planet? Today the Foo Fighters is a rock band, but did you know that in World War II American pilots gave the name to mysterious UFOs--floating lights they saw over Germany. In addition to an atmosphere, which three things are needed for life? A) water, heat, and air, b) dirt, heat, and light, or c) water, heat, and light. Find the answers to these questions and more in the Britannica Learning Library-an excit...