Allen’s Dictionary of English Phrases is the most comprehensive survey of this area of the English language ever undertaken. Taking over 6000 phrases, it explains their meaning, explores their development and gives citations that range from the Venerable Bede to Will Self. Crisply and wittily written, the book is packed with memorable and surprising detail, whether showing that 'salad days' comes from Antony and Cleopatra, that 'flavour of the month' originates in 1940s American ice cream marketing, or even that we’ve been 'calling a spade a spade' since the sixteenth century. Allen’s Dictionary of English Phrases is part of the Penguin Reference Library and draws on over 70 years of experience in bringing reliable, useful and clear information to millions of readers around the world – making knowledge everybody’s property.
Bestselling Chicken Soup author Mark Victor Hansen and financial guru Robert Allen offer a practical inspiring lesson in creating true wealth whether you aspire to become a millionaire or simply beat credit-card debt and have enough money to live on without worrying. Two books for the price of one! On the right side of the page is Hansen's fable of Michelle, a widowed mother whose life is on the brink of ruin; unless she can raise a million dollars quickly she will lose custody of her children. On the left hand side are Robert Allen's rules for achieving financial success. His advice parallels the action in Michelle's story, as he urges readers to identify their fears and doubts, and eliminate from their lives all the roadblocks that limit their potential. They'll learn how to transform Restraining Forces into Driving Forces- whether their goal, like Michelle's, is to become a millionaire or just simply to save money for the future. Together these two halves of The One Minute Millionaire work as a powerful tool of self-discovery, an inspirational lesson in unlocking the winner in everyone.
A referenced dictionary of the literal and nonliteral language of cooking and eating. The dictionary is "referenced" in the sense that it is based on a survey of over thirty books, most of them dictionaries, that record selected literal terms and selected nonliteral terms and expressions in the field of food.
A framework for understanding the contributions of Vine Deloria Jr. and John Joseph Mathews, two American Indian Intellectuals, as part of the struggle for tribal sovereighty, and argues that the contemporary reality of Native people can and should be part of the past, present, and future of Indian America.
Ireland's economy has seen phenomenal growth since the 1990s, as a result of an earlier decision by the state to chase foreign investment, largely from US corporates. As a result, manufacturers of raw chemicals, pharmaceuticals and highly dangerous substances came to Ireland, where they could make toxic products free from the strict controls imposed by other nations. Robert Allen's book reveals the consequences to human health and the environment of the Irish state's love affair with the multinational chemical industry. The cost to Irish society was a series of ecological and social outrages, starting in the 1970s and continuing into the 2000s. No Global is a lesson for countries who seek to encourage multinationals at the expense of the health of their population and the delicate nature of their ecosystems. It is also a heart-warming record of the successful campaigns fought by local people to protect themselves and their environment from polluting industry.