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Product Description: A guide to the pitfalls and hotly disputed issues in standard written English. The entries are discussed and illustrated with examples of questionable usage taken from British and American newspapers, plus occasional references to masters of the language such as Samuel Johnson and Shakespeare...read more

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9780140512007 | 2 edition (Viking Pr, June 1, 1987), cover price $7.95 | About this edition: A guide to the pitfalls and hotly disputed issues in standard written English.

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Explains the exact meanings and offers advice on the proper usage of a variety of commonly misused words

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9780816019335 | Rev sub edition (Facts on File, July 1, 1988), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Explains the exact meanings and offers advice on the proper usage of a variety of commonly misused words

Contains scores of unusual stories and anecdotes from major league stars and games of the past

Hardcover:

9780813800448 | Iowa State Pr, January 30, 1989, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Contains scores of unusual stories and anecdotes from major league stars and games of the past

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Product Description: How did English, 'treated for centuries as the inadequate and second-rate tongue of peasants' become the undisputed global language? How did words like shampoo, sofa and rowdy (and others drawn from over fifty languages) find their way into our dictionary? In this revealing and often hilarious book, Bill Bryson examines the mother tongue and explores the countless varieties of English and the perils of marketing brands with names like Pschitt and Super Piss...read more

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9780688078959, titled "The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way" | William Morrow & Co, June 1, 1990, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Offers a journey through the intricacies, puzzles, and quirks of the English language, tracing the history of English from its earliest origins to the present day

Paperback:

9780380715435, titled "The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way" | Reissue edition (Harpercollins, March 1, 1996), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Provides a humorous history of the English language covering such topics as spelling, pronunciation, swearing, and wordplay.
9780140143058, titled "The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way" | New edition (Gardners Books, September 26, 1991), cover price $15.90 | About this edition: A witty, irreverent but very useful account of the peculiarities of the English language.

Prebinding:

9781439505854 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, June 26, 2008), cover price $23.95 | About this edition: How did English, 'treated for centuries as the inadequate and second-rate tongue of peasants' become the undisputed global language?
9781417671489, titled "The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way" | Turtleback Books, November 1, 2001, cover price $25.80 | About this edition: Provides a humorous history of the English language covering such topics as spelling, pronunciation, swearing, and wordplay.

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Product Description: Dictionary Writers

Hardcover:

9780670837670 | Viking Pr, January 1, 1992, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Provides correct spellings for difficult words, foreign expressions, unusual plurals, proper names, and abbreviations

Paperback:

9780140512021 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, March 1, 1995), cover price $12.50 | About this edition: Dictionary Writers

Traces America's history through the language of the time and discusses words culled from everyday activities in a discussion of American English.

Hardcover:

9780688103125 | William Morrow & Co, February 1, 1995, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Offers a look at the origins of American English, including why strippers' apparel is called a G-string and what--or who--is the real McCoy

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9780380713813 | Reprint edition (Harpercollins, March 1, 1996), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: A history of the American English language consists of entertaining anecdotes that reveal the bizarre and often humorous origins of such familiar words as 'Hollywood' and 'macaroni.

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9780060730291 | Unabridged edition (Harperaudio, May 30, 2005), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Traces America's history through the language of the time and discusses words culled from everyday activities in a discussion of American English.

Prebinding:

9781417671502 | Turtleback Books, March 1, 1996, cover price $25.80 | About this edition: Bill Bryson turns away from the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent, for a fast, exhilarating ride along the Route 66 of American language and popular culture.

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Product Description: After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson, the acclaimed author of such bestsellers as "The Mother Tongue" and "Made in America", decided it was time to move back to the United States for a while. This was partly to let his wife and kids experience life in Bryson's homeland - and partly because he had read that 3...read more

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9780786207008 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, June 1, 1996), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Before returning to America after spending twenty years in Britain, the author decided to tour his second home and presents a look at England's quirks and its endearing qualities
9780688147259 | William Morrow & Co, May 1, 1996, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Before returning to America after spending twenty years in Britain, the author decided to tour his second home and presents a look at England's quirks and its endearing qualities

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9780380727506 | Reprint edition (Avon A, May 1, 1997), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Before returning to America after spending twenty years in Britain, the author decided to tour his second home and presents a look at England's quirks and its endearing qualities
9780552996006 | New edition (Transworld Pub, August 1, 1996), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson took the decision to move back to the USA.

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9781445875682 | Gardners Books, October 13, 2011, cover price $25.10 | About this edition: After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson, the acclaimed author of such bestsellers as "The Mother Tongue" and "Made in America", decided it was time to move back to the United States for a while.

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9780553525076 | Abridged edition (Bantam Audio, June 1, 1998), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Before returning to America after spending twenty years in Britain, the author decided to tour his second home and presents a look at England's quirks and its endearing qualities.
9780745166629 | Chivers Audio Books, July 1, 1996, cover price $74.95 | About this edition: Before New York Times bestselling author Bill Bryson wrote The Road to Little Dribbling, he took this delightfully irreverent jaunt around the unparalleled floating nation of Great Britain, which has produced zebra crossings, Shakespeare, Twiggie Winkie’s Farm, and places with names like Farleigh Wallop and Titsey.

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Product Description: In a few short years, this has become the established reference for tool makers, heat treaters, and engineers seeking step-by-step recipes for properly heat treating a wide range of tool steels, plus practical information about machinability, shock resistance, wear, and extending tool life...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781569902387 | Hanser Gardner Pubns, August 1, 1997, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: In a few short years, this has become the established reference for tool makers, heat treaters, and engineers seeking step-by-step recipes for properly heat treating a wide range of tool steels, plus practical information about machinability, shock resistance, wear, and extending tool life.

Hardcover:

9780385410458 | Gardners Books, November 1, 1997, cover price $27.95

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An account of a European trip blends anecdotes with worldly insights, describing the bleak lands of Norway, the exotic scenes of Istanbul, and the cities of Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Rome, Geneva, and Vienna.

Hardcover:

9781568958316 | Large print edition (Wheeler Pub Inc, February 1, 2000), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: An account of a European trip blends anecdotes with worldly insights, describing the bleak lands of Norway, the exotic scenes of Istanbul, and the cities of Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Rome, Geneva, and Vienna.
9780688103118 | 1st edition (William Morrow & Co, February 1, 1992), cover price $20.00 | About this edition: An account of a European trip blends anecdotes with worldly insights, describing the bleak lands of Norway, the exotic scenes of Istanbul, and the cities of Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Rome, Geneva, and Vienna

Paperback:

9780552998062 | New edition (Transworld Pub, April 2, 1998), cover price $14.70 | About this edition: Bill Bryson shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet and heads for Europe.
9780380713806 | Reprint edition (William Morrow & Co, March 1, 1993), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: An entertaining account of a European trip blends anecdotes with worldly insights as the author describes the bleak lands of Norway, the exotic scenes of Istanbul, and the cities of Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Rome, Geneva, and Vienna.

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9780553456219 | Bantam Audio, March 1, 1999, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: An account of a European trip blends anecdotes with worldly insights, describing the bleak lands of Norway, the exotic scenes of Istanbul, and the cities of Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Rome, Geneva, and Vienna.

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9780553525762 | Abridged edition (Bantam Audio, March 1, 1999), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: An account of a European trip blends anecdotes with worldly insights, describing the bleak lands of Norway, the exotic scenes of Istanbul, and the cities of Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Rome, Geneva, and Vienna.
9780745142425 | Chivers Audio Books, March 1, 1994, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: "Not long after I moved with my family to a small town in New Hampshire, I happened upon a path that vanished into a wood on the edge of town.

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Product Description: ISBN: 0385408161

Hardcover:

9780385257152 | Doubleday, July 1, 1998, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: ISBN: 0385408161

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Product Description: SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine...read more

Paperback:

9780552997027 | New edition (Transworld Pub, July 1, 1998), cover price $14.80 | About this edition: From the author of 'Notes from a Small Island' and 'The Lost Continent' comes this humorous report on his walk along the Appalachian Trail.

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9780754054535 | Unabridged edition (Chivers Sound Library, November 1, 2001), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine.

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9780754001669 | Unabridged edition (Chivers Audio Books, September 1, 1998), cover price $89.95 | About this edition: Traces the author's adventurous trek along the Appalachian Trail past its natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts.

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Product Description: From perfectly formed potatoes to adulterous US presidents, and from domestic upsets to millennial fever, Bill Bryson just cannot resist airing his opinions and standing up for his (mostly) law-abiding fellow American citizens. But of course after twenty years in England, he is now back on the other side of the pond, and is obviously having a little trouble finding his true American self again...read more

Hardcover:

9780385410199 | Transworld Pub, November 5, 1998, cover price $28.85 | About this edition: After nearly two decades in England, Bill Bryson returned to the country of his birth.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780552146487 | Abridged edition (Bantam Audio, November 1, 1999), cover price $18.70 | also contains Die Geretteten Gotter Aus Dem Palast Vom Tell Halaf: Fur Das Vorderasiatische Museum - Staaliche Museen Zu Berlin | About this edition: From perfectly formed potatoes to adulterous US presidents, and from domestic upsets to millennial fever, Bill Bryson just cannot resist airing his opinions and standing up for his (mostly) law-abiding fellow American citizens.

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Product Description: After ten years in England, expatriate American Bill Bryson was gripped by an urge to return to the land of his youth. Borrowing his mothers old Chevrolet, Bryson traveled 13,978 miles through thirty-eight states, seeing pretty much what he wanted to see, and a good deal that he didnt...read more
By Bill Bryson and William Roberts (narrator)

Paperback:

9780552998086 | New edition (Transworld Pub, January 2, 1999), cover price $14.50 | also contains The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America | About this edition: An account of one man's rediscovery of America and his search for the perfect small town.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781620647134 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, February 12, 2013), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: After ten years in England, expatriate American Bill Bryson was gripped by an urge to return to the land of his youth.
9780754053439 | Unabridged edition (Chivers Audio Books, June 1, 2000), cover price $94.95

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An account of one man's rediscovery of America and his search for the perfect small town. Instead he finds a continent that is doubly lost: lost to itself because it is blighted by greed, pollution, mobile homes and television; and lost to him because he has become a foreigner in his own country.

Hardcover:

9780060161583 | Harpercollins, August 1, 1989, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: When a native of Iowa returns from England to wander across America's heartland in search of the perfect small town, the result is a string of hilarious anecdotes and biting social commentary

Paperback:

9780552998086 | New edition (Transworld Pub, January 2, 1999), cover price $14.50 | also contains The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America | About this edition: An account of one man's rediscovery of America and his search for the perfect small town.
9780060920081 | Reprint edition (Harpercollins, September 1, 1990), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: When a native of Iowa returns from England to wander across America's heartland in search of the perfect small town, the result is a string of hilarious anecdotes and biting social commentary

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9780745141213 | Chivers Audio Books, April 1, 1993, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: Hardly anyone ever leaves Des Moines, Iowa.
9781559941440, titled "The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-town America" | Harperaudio, May 1, 1990, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: After ten years in England, expatriate American Bill Bryson was gripped by an urge to return to the land of his youth.

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The humorist-author of A Walk in the Woods describes his return to America after two decades of living abroad and his quirky, sometimes disconcerting reunion with his homeland as he discusses motels, tax-return instructions, barbers, hardware stores, and more. Tour. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780767903813 | Broadway Books, May 1, 1999, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The author describes his return to America after two decades of living abroad and his disconcerting reunion with his homeland as he discusses motels, tax-return instructions, hardware stores, and other topics

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9780553526264 | Abridged edition (Bantam Audio, May 1, 1999), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: The author describes his return to America after two decades of living abroad and his disconcerting reunion with his homeland as he discusses motels, tax-return instructions, and hardware stores.

Paperback:

9780552009393 | Gardners Books, September 1, 1999, cover price $131.35

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Just in time for the 2000 Olympics in Australia, the bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods takes listeners on an outrageous tour of the land Down Under that goes far beyond packaged-tour routes, leaving no Vegemite sandwich unsavored. Read by the author. Simultaneous.
By Bill Bryson (narrator)

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9780553502596 | Unabridged edition (Random House, June 1, 2000), cover price $49.95 | About this edition: The author takes readers on a tour of the land Down Under that goes far beyond packaged-tour routes.

The first in a new annual series presents a wide ranging anthology of the finest travel writing published in 1999, selected from more than three hundred magazines, newspapers, and websites and encompassing articles and essays by Bill Buford, Richard Kapuscinski, and other creative authors. Read by Bill Bryson and others. Simultaneous.
By Bill Bryson (editor)

Hardcover:

9780618074662 | Houghton Mifflin, October 1, 2000, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

Paperback:

9780618074679 | Mariner Books, October 26, 2000, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

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9780618093298 | Unabridged edition (Houghton Mifflin, November 16, 2000), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

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9780618093229 | Houghton Mifflin, November 16, 2000, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

Filled with loving photographs and essays--by David Bellamy, Christopher Lloyd, Richard Mabey, Marina Warner, and others--this illustrated tour of the English countryside takes readers on a vivid tour through one of the world's most beautiful landscapes. 10,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
By Joan Aiken (editor) and Bill Bryson (introduced by)

Hardcover:

9780670896806 | Viking Pr, March 1, 2001, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Filled with loving photographs and essays--by David Bellamy, Christopher Lloyd, Richard Mabey, Marina Warner, and others--this illustrated tour of the English countryside takes readers on a vivid tour through one of the world's most beautiful landscapes.

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Product Description: This is a collection of tall tales, absurd stories, and crazy true-life anecdotes. Bill Bryson is also the author of The Lost Continent, Made in America, and Neither Here Nor There.
By Bill Bryson and Kathryn Lamb (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780751510614 | Little Brown Uk, May 1, 2001, cover price $7.50 | About this edition: This is a collection of tall tales, absurd stories, and crazy true-life anecdotes.

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Product Description: A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller A Walk in the Woods...read more

Paperback:

9780552997034 | New edition (Transworld Pub, May 5, 2001), cover price $14.80 | About this edition: Australia has more things that can kill you than anywhere else.

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9780754075820 | New edition (Bbc Pubns, March 10, 2003), cover price $43.00 | About this edition: A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out.

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A revised and updated edition of a humorous primer on the English language, expanded for an American audience, contains entries on correct and questionable usage, a glossary, and a pronunciation guide. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780767910422 | 1 edition (Broadway Books, August 1, 2002), cover price $21.00 | About this edition: A revised and updated edition of a humorous primer to the English language, expanded for an American audience, contains entries on correct and questionable usage, a glossary, and a pronunciation guide.

Paperback:

9780767910439 | Reprint edition (Broadway Books, September 14, 2004), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: A revised and updated edition of a humorous primer to the English language, expanded for an American audience, contains entries on correct and questionable usage, a glossary, and a pronunciation guide.

Miscellaneous:

9780767910477 | Broadway Books, September 17, 2002, cover price $12.95

A revised edition of the dictionary that provides a straightforward guide to the pitfalls and hotly disputed issues in written English. The entries are discussed with wit and common sense, and illustrated with examples of questionable usage.

Paperback:

9780141040394 | Gardners Books, June 4, 2009, cover price $14.65
9780141001357 | 3 edition (Gardners Books, September 26, 2002), cover price $15.40 | About this edition: A revised edition of the dictionary that provides a straightforward guide to the pitfalls and hotly disputed issues in written English.
9780140266405 | Penguin Uk, June 1, 1999, cover price $13.00

A travel writer with little background knowledge of Africa recounts his journey to Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, where he visited slums, historic sites, natural wonders, refugee camps, and relief projects.

Hardcover:

9780767915069 | 1 edition (Broadway Books, June 1, 2004), cover price $12.00 | About this edition: A travel writer with little background knowledge of Africa recounts his journey to Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, where he visited slums, historic sites, natural wonders, refugee camps, and relief projects.
9780385605144 | Transworld Pub, December 2, 2002, cover price $17.10 | About this edition: Bill Bryson goes to Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, a charity which works with local communities to eradicate poverty around the world.

Miscellaneous:

9780307418845 | Broadway Books, December 18, 2007, cover price $12.00

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