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Pickering, David 1958-

Overview
Works: 84 works in 380 publications in 4 languages and 13,429 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Terms and phrases  Bio-bibliography  Sayings  Juvenile works  Miscellanea  Drama  Cultural television programs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Performer, Dancer, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: PN2035, 423.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Pickering
The Facts On File dictionary of foreign words and phrases by Martin H Manser( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson described the English language as "the sea which receives tributaries from every region under heaven." With more than 4,000 entries, this dictionary explains the meanings and origins of terms that have entered the English lexicon from foreign tongues. Drawn from the fields of language and literature, religion, law, politics and economics, music, entertainment, and cuisine, entries include a definition of the word or phrase in English; language of origin; meaning in the original language; part of speech; pronunciation; and examples or quotations to illustrate usage. The dictionary features entries adopted from countless languages, including French (mise-en-scène), German (Sturm und Drang), Latin (quo vadis), Arabic (mujahideen), Russian (glasnost), Chinese (tao), Greek (hoi polloi), Turkish (kismet), Italian (lingua franca), and many others. Entertaining and authoritative, The Facts On File Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases is a valuable resource for students, writers, and language lovers alike
A dictionary of folklore by David Pickering( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alphabetically-arranged entries cover such topics as folktales, folk remedies, customs, legendary heroes, the folklore origins of nursery rhymes and proverbs, and fabulous creatures
International dictionary of theatre by Mark Hawkins-Dady( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfabetisk fortegnelse efter stykkets titel med oplysning om førsteopførelse og en gennemgang af stykkets handling , samt hvis det findes - en fortegnelse over udgaver, oversættelser samt kritik og analyser fra bøger og tidsskrifter
Cassell's dictionary of proverbs by David Pickering( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents more than three thousand alphabetically arranged proverbs from around the world and throughout history, providing their meanings, origins, first uses, and developments over time. Includes a thematic index
The Facts on File dictionary of the theatre( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Facts on File dictionary of classical and biblical allusions( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that explain the meaning and origins of approximately two thousand allusions found in the Bible, as well as in Greek, Roman, Norse, and other mythologies, and includes examples of usage and cross-references
The Penguin book of baby names by David Pickering( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This indispensible guide to choosing a special name for a baby includes: separate sections for boys' and girls' names; more than 5,000 names, from well-loved favorites to something a little different; the most popular celebrity names; top ten names through the centuries; and facts about the true meanings and stories behind each name
Cassell dictionary of witchcraft by David Pickering( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cassell companion to 20th-century music by David Pickering( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to twentieth-century music that includes information about the different genres and styles, the most influential composers and performers, the musical terms that are used, and other related topics
The firebird ; & Les noces by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La noces: presents the ritual of a Russian folk wedding in dance form
Dictionary of abbreviations by David Pickering( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reference guide to over 40,000 abbreviations from all parts of the English-speaking world as well as some of the common ones from other languages
The new Penguin dictionary of the theatre by Market House Books Ltd( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over five thousand alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about the theater, covering actors, playwrights, directors, and other significant people; theatrical styles and genres; technical terms and jargon; major plays; and famous buildings and companies
Bible questions & answers by David Pickering( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 100 questions and answers can be found in DK's Bible Questions and Answers. Covering both the Old and New Testaments and lavishly illustrated with photographs and artwork, Bible Questions and Answers is ideal as a gift or as an invaluable family reference complement to the Book of Books
The Facts on File dictionary of proverbs by Martin H Manser( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 7000 proverbs are categorized by subject and indexed by first key word
1001 questions & answers by Helena Spiteri( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating array of questions provides a fun way for children to learn subjects include the natural world, history, science and technology and sport and leisure
Brewer's dictionary of 20th-century phrase and fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features 8000 new words and phrases since 1900
The Facts on File dictionary of allusions by Martin H Manser( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive guide to implied or indirect references in the English language. In approximately 4,000 entries, this resource explores well-known events, places, people, and phenomena whose names have acquired a particular meaning beyond that of the word itself. Entries are drawn from a wide range of sources, including Shakespeare and the Bible; Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology; literary texts through the ages; historical events; popular culture; and film and television. Each entry contains a pronunciation guide, a definition, an example of the allusion's use, information on derived forms, and more. --From publisher description
The Penguin dictionary of first names by David Pickering( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cassell's dictionary of superstitions by David Pickering( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive reference guide to the origins and meanings of superstitions, arranged alphabetically by subject
Brewer's twentieth-century music by David Pickering( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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International dictionary of theatre
Alternative Names
David Pickering British writer

David Pickering écrivain britannique

David Pickering escritor británico

Pickering, David H.

Pickering, David H. 1958-

ピカリング, デービッド

Languages
English (195)

Japanese (2)

Finnish (2)

Dutch (1)

Covers
A dictionary of folkloreInternational dictionary of theatreCassell's dictionary of proverbsThe Facts on File dictionary of classical and biblical allusionsThe Penguin book of baby namesCassell dictionary of witchcraftCassell companion to 20th-century musicDictionary of abbreviations