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Book List

Throughout the entries of LOGOLOG I will be making countless references to various books. I thought I should make a list of tomes which have encouraged my logology through the years.

First, of course, are the dictionaries and wordlists. I have a few, most unabridged. There are countless others available. One will notice that most of them try to use the prestigious name "Webster" in their title.

  • Webster's Third New International Dictionary; Merriam-Webster (CD-Rom with this one)
  • Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition; Merriam-Webster
  • Compant Unabridged Dictionary; Random House
  • Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary; Dorset & Baber
  • Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary; Rockville House
  • Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary (8th edition, 1977); Merriam-Webster
  • 9,000 Words, A Supplement to Webster's Third New International Dictionary; Merriam-Webster
  • The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, Second Edition; Merriam-Webster (Fourth Edition is currently in print)
  • The Scrabble Word Guide by Jacob Orleans and Edmund Jacobson; Grosset & Dunlap, 1953

Next are books about logology. The first two are quite dear to me as I remember having them since childhood and they are the volumes which really sparked my interest in the subject:

Finally, I'll list other books I own which are word related, if not directly logological in nature:

I have just scratched the surface of what is available these days, of course. I don't claim that the books I have are the definitive resources for logology, they are just the books I've casually bought or had given to me through the years. I would also encourage any reader to pay attention to any books by Martin Gardner, Douglas Hofstadter, Scott Kim, and Lewis Carroll.

I will recode LOGOLOG so that some of these books are randomly displayed with Amazon links in the right margin of the page.

-- Eric

[21 December 2005]
   
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