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Ammer, Christine

Overview
Works: 49 works in 261 publications in 4 languages and 16,742 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Terms and phrases  Bio-bibliography  Encyclopedias  Terminology  Reference works  Folklore  Popular works  Anecdotes  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PE1689, 423.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christine Ammer
Unsung : a history of women in American music by Christine Ammer( Book )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 2,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the publication of its first edition in 1980, when Booklist called it "a publishing event," Unsung has become the classic text in the field. This second edition, revised and expanded, extends the book's authority to the present day by surveying a full 200 years of women active in American music."--Jacket
The American Heritage dictionary of idioms by Christine Ammer( Book )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines and illustrates nearly 10,000 American idioms and popular phrases, and includes the origin and date each expression came into the language
Dictionary of business and economics by Christine Ammer( Book )

40 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 1,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over than 3,000 alphabeticallyarranged entries provide definitions, examples, and background information for business and economics terms
Have a nice day--no problem! : a dictionary of clichés by Christine Ammer( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives information about some 3000 cliches and expressions in the English language
The encyclopedia of women's health by Christine Ammer( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains more than 1,100 alphabetically arranged entries that provide information on key aspects of women's health, such as diet, fertility monitoring, immunization, probiotics, and cosmetic surgery
Harper's dictionary of music by Christine Ammer( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Facts on File dictionary of clichés by Christine Ammer( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This updated and expanded edition of a popular title explains the meanings and origins of almost 4,000 clichés and common expressions. Each entry includes the meaning of the cliché or expression, its origin and early uses, the historical development of the phrase, and its present-day usage. Hundreds of new clichés have been added, including many from the business world
The new A to Z of women's health : a concise encyclopedia by Christine Ammer( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and German and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In clear, straightforward language, this respected classic touches on the full spectrum of women's health issues, including the reproductive system, the aging process, methods of contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, childbearing and more. Entries on such topics as breast cancer, AIDS, antidepressants, contraceptives and in vitro fertilization have been thoroughly revised, and the book includes entirely new entries on alternative medicine, HIV, gene therapy, bone marrow transplants, cosmetic surgery, prenatal tests, Alzheimer's disease, uterine monitoring, Raynaud's phenomenon, scleroderma and more." "As in prior editions, this ample reference does not focus exclusively on "women's" topics but touches on all aspects of general health, including diet, exercise, disease and treatment. The entries are carefully cross-referenced and the book includes useful charts and illustrations. A lengthy subject index enables readers to locate all the entries on a particular topic, such as infertility or nutrition, and a resource listing provides current names and addresses of major health organizations and hot lines."--Jacket
The A to Z of women's health : a concise encyclopedia by Christine Ammer( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Facts on File dictionary of music by Christine Ammer( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Facts On File Dictionary of Music is an indispensable reference to the vast field of music. More than 3,000 musical terms are included in this authoritative resource, covering all major subjects, from technique and musical styles to instruments and notation and much more. Clear explanations of terminology, illustrations of instruments, pronunciations of foreign terms, and biographical information on composers are enhanced by the inclusion of quick-reference charts presenting information on important operas, ballets, and symphonies. This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of the original standard is an invaluable source for teachers, students, professionals, and music lovers alike
The HarperCollins dictionary of music by Christine Ammer( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Harper dictionary of music by Christine Ammer( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terms, history, and biography with illustrations--Jacket subtitle. Reports on musical developments, terms, technological developments, composers, and musical forms
It's raining cats and dogs--and other beastly expressions by Christine Ammer( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do you have an "eagle-eye" for a bargain? Have you ever been "hounded" by a "loan-shark" or hustled by a "pool-shark"? Have you been the victim of a "stool-pigeon" or a "rat", or the "scapegoat" for some "foxy" character's misdeeds? Expressions like these lend color and character to our everyday conversation. Many of them are so familiar that we rarely pause to wonder how or when they came into use in the language. But their origins are fascinating to discover and fun to share
Fighting words : from war, rebellion, and other combative capers by Christine Ammer( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly 1,000 entries explain the origins of words and phrases from warfare, from both ancient and modern eras
The common sense guide to mental health care by Christine Ammer( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southpaws & Sunday punches : and other sporting expressions by Christine Ammer( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sports fans, word lovers, word slingers, word users, and readers alike--get ready for an "all-star lineup" of 500 words and phrases from the world of athletics that have made their way into common speech. It's right "on the button", not only with intriguing facts about their origins, but also with irresistible anecdotes about "odds-on-favorite" sports greats (and even a few "also-rans"). Terms from baseball, boxing, football, basketball, hockey, cricket, and rugby pepper the English language whether the subject is war (General Schwarzkopf called an "impossible" yet successful Allied troops maneuver during the Gulf War a "hail Mary play") or love (she's "on the rebound"). Sports metaphors and imagery are perfect for conveying the drama or the daffiness of life. Baseball alone has given us "southpaw" (a left-handed pitcher), "go to bat", "coming out of left field", "playing hardball". It was originally boxers who had to "go the distance" unless they were "saved by the bell". And "kingpins" were the prime targets for bowlers long before the DEA started knocking them over too. These are just a few of the "grand slam" word treats explored in this "Hall of Fame" collection that gives every sports lover, reader, and speaker a "ringside seat" on the "inside track". Only an "oddball" who "doesn't know the score" would "stay on the sidelines" or "take a rain check".--Dust jacket
The A to Z of foreign musical terms : from adagio to zierlich : a dictionary for performers and students : the English equivalents of 3,000 foreign expression marks and directions from French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese and Spanish scores by Christine Ammer( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and Italian and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The English equivalents of 3,000 foreign expression marks and directions from French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese and Spanish scores."
Seeing red or tickled pink : color terms in everyday language by Christine Ammer( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dictionary of clichés : a word lover's guide to 4,000 overused phrases and almost-pleasing platitudes by Christine Ammer( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to more than 4,000 clichés explains the meanings of such phrases as "give the devil his due," and "gild the lily," and traces the history of these expressions
 
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The American Heritage dictionary of idioms
Alternative Names
애머, 크리스틴

阿默尔克里斯蒂娜

Languages
English (205)

Chinese (4)

Italian (1)

German (1)

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The American Heritage dictionary of idiomsDictionary of business and economicsThe encyclopedia of women's healthThe Facts on File dictionary of clichésThe new A to Z of women's health : a concise encyclopediaThe A to Z of women's health : a concise encyclopediaThe Facts on File dictionary of musicThe HarperCollins dictionary of musicFighting words : from war, rebellion, and other combative capers