I'm not sure this is the exact same edition of this book, as the one I was looking at doesn't have the CD, and it includes 12,000 different English verbal phrases. But I couldn't find any other edition on Amazon, so I assume this is it, but I mention that just in case.
English has so many of these because of the decline of prefixes, which started somewhere between Old and Middle English, as Risto Hiltunen documented in his book, "The Decline of the Prefixes and the Beginnings of the English Phrasal Verb," which resulted in the development of separate pronouns and eventually verbal phrases. These are phrases such as "Come up on, run away from, brush up on, run out of," etc. This book documents and defines, as I said, 12,000, and is a very thick book as a result. I don't know how many of these there actually are in English, but 12,000 seems like a lot, so if you need a resource like this, I suspect it will probably have what you want.