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The Resource Chambers dictionary of eponyms, by Martin Manser, (electronic resource)

Chambers dictionary of eponyms, by Martin Manser, (electronic resource)

Label
Chambers dictionary of eponyms
Title
Chambers dictionary of eponyms
Statement of responsibility
by Martin Manser
Title variation
Dictionary of eponyms
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An eponym is the name of a person after whom something is named, for example Lord Sandwich gave his name to the sandwich. This book tells the stories of nearly one thousand men and women whose names have become part of the English language. It introduces readers to the people behind the Bunsen burner, the Catherine wheel and the Belisha beacon, and explains who John Hancock, Gordon Bennett and Granny Smith were. It also includes characters from literature and mythology who have become part of the language, such as Frankenstein and Rip van Winkle, and reveals the little-known figures behind such everyday words as 'tawdry' and 'hooligan'. The book is clearly set out and provides full and detailed explanations of each word. Many of the entries are embellished with strange and surprising facts about the people who have become immortalized in English
Cataloging source
CaBNVSL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Manser, Martin H
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eponyms
  • English language
  • Names, Personal
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Éponymes
  • Biographies
  • Noms de personnes
Label
Chambers dictionary of eponyms, by Martin Manser, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
A-Z
Control code
386
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (875 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781849721448
Other physical details
1 image, digital files
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)slc00229375
  • (Credo)cde
  • (OCoLC)436845704
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Chambers dictionary of eponyms, by Martin Manser, (electronic resource)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
A-Z
Control code
386
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (875 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781849721448
Other physical details
1 image, digital files
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)slc00229375
  • (Credo)cde
  • (OCoLC)436845704
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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