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The Australian National Dictionary: Australian Words and Their Origins (Second Edition)

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The Australian National Dictionary: Australian Words and Their Origins (Second...

Bruce Moore (Editor)

Language: reference & general; Dictionaries; Language: history & general works; Historical & comparative linguistics; Reference works

Hardback

The Australian National Dictionary 2e is the only comprehensive, historically based record of the words and meanings that... [more]

$175.00

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Media Research Methods: Audiences, Institutions, Texts

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Media Research Methods: Audiences, Institutions, Texts

Ina Bertrand, Peter J. E. Hughes

Research methods: general; Society & Social Sciences; Cultural studies; Media studies; Social research & statistics

Paperback

This text provides an accessible introduction and overview of research methods for studying media, communication and culture,... [more]

$71.95  $15.00

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Bloomers, Biros and Wellington Boots: How the Names Became the Words

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Bloomers, Biros and Wellington Boots: How the Names Became the Words

Andrew Sholl

Language: history & general works; Reference

Paperback

A fascinating guide revealing the history behind eponyms - the people after whom a discovery, invention, place etc. is named... [more]

$14.99

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Guinness World Records 2017

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Guinness World Records 2017

Buzz Aldrin

Reference; General encyclopaedias; Yearbooks, annuals, almanacs

Hardback

The ultimate annual book of records is back and crammed with more than ever before! Guinness World Records 2017 is bursting... [more]

$44.99

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The World as 100 People: A Visual Guide to 7 Billion Humans

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The World as 100 People: A Visual Guide to 7 Billion Humans

Aileen Lord, Eileen Lord

Reference; Society & culture: general; Population & demography

Hardback

Fascinating facts about the 7 billion people that inhabit our planet [more]

$19.99

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Horrible Words: A Guide to the Misuse of English

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Horrible Words: A Guide to the Misuse of English

Rebecca Gowers

Language: history & general works; Reference; Slang & dialect humour

Hardback

A guide to the most reviled words in English, masquerading as advice on how and why you might want to use them. It is also... [more]

$30.00

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QI: The Book of Animal Ignorance

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QI: The Book of Animal Ignorance

John Lloyd, John Mitchinson

Reference; TV tie-in humour

Paperback

Takes you on an expedition into the animal kingdom to encounter 100 of its most remarkable subjects. This book features elephants... [more]

$19.99  $10.00

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Qi the Book of the Dead

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Qi the Book of the Dead

John Lloyd, John Mitchinson

Reference; TV tie-in humour; Gift books

Paperback

Presents inspirational biographical dictionary, with motivational stories about the famous and the obscure. It includes six... [more]

$19.99  $10.00

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The Encyclopedia of Melbourne

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The Encyclopedia of Melbourne

Andrew Brown-May, Andrew May, Shurlee Swain, Graeme Davison

Encyclopaedias & reference works; History; Australasian & Pacific history

Hardback

This is the first comprehensive encyclopedia of Melbourne. [more]

$162.95  $70.00

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Guinness World Records 2017: Gamer's Edition

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Guinness World Records 2017: Gamer's Edition

Guinness World Records

Yearbooks, annuals, almanacs; Society & Social Sciences; Computer games: strategy guides

Paperback

In this 10th edition of the bestselling Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition, get the latest facts and stats on your favourite... [more]

$24.99

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QI: The Third Book of General Ignorance

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QI: The Third Book of General Ignorance

John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray

Reference; Trivia & quiz question books; TV tie-in humour

Paperback

Who invented the sandwich? What was the best thing before sliced bread? Who first ate frogs' legs? Which cat never changes... [more]

$19.99

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A History of Test Cricket

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A History of Test Cricket

Liam Hauser

Reference works; Cricket

Paperback

The Encyclopedia of Test Cricket lists in alphabetical order all the essential information the casual cricket fan or budding... [more]

$35.00

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The Emperor Nero: A Guide to the Ancient Sources

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The Emperor Nero: A Guide to the Ancient Sources

Anthony A. Barrett, Elaine Fantham, John C. Yardley

Biography: historical, political & military; Reference works; History; European history; Classical history & classical civilisation

Paperback

<div> Nero's reign (AD 54-68) witnessed some of the most memorable events in Roman history, such as the rebellion of Boudica... [more]

$66.00

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A Dictionary of Accounting

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A Dictionary of Accounting

Jonathan Law

Reference works; Business & Economics; Accounting; Finance

Paperback

This authoritative A-Z contains over 3,800 clear and concise entries on all aspects of accounting, from financial and management... [more]

$29.95

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1,101 Words2watch: A Wordsmith's Guide to Misused and Confusing Words

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1,101 Words2watch: A Wordsmith's Guide to Misused and Confusing Words

David Coe

Dictionaries; Usage & grammar guides; Lexicography; Reference

Paperback

If it is important to say what you mean and mean what you say, you will love this book and use it often. It is a must-have... [more]

$19.95

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World Atlas of Tea: From the Leaf to the Cup, the World's Teas Explored and Enjoy

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World Atlas of Tea: From the Leaf to the Cup, the World's Teas Explored...

Krisi Smith

World atlases & world maps; Cookery, food & drink; Non-alcoholic beverages

Hardback

From the leaf to the cup, the world's teas explored and enjoyed. [more]

$39.99

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Rise of the Machines: The Lost History of Cybernetics

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Rise of the Machines: The Lost History of Cybernetics

Thomas Rid

Cybernetics & systems theory; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

Paperback

Thomas Rid's revelatory cybernetic history pulls together disparate threads in the history of technology, from the invention... [more]

$35.00

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World Press Photo 2016

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World Press Photo 2016

Kari Lundelin, Lars Boering, World Press Photo Foundation

Photography & photographs; Photographic reportage; Yearbooks, annuals, almanacs

Paperback

Contains the best press photographs from the year 2015 - pictures submitted by photojournalists, picture agencies, newspapers... [more]

$39.99

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100 x 100 the Best of Everything

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100 x 100 the Best of Everything

Bauer Books

Reference; Reference works

Hardback

The ultimate list book, 100 x 100 takes ten subject areas - the visual, literary and performing arts, science, nature, history,... [more]

$45.00

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The Wicked Wit of Oscar Wilde

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The Wicked Wit of Oscar Wilde

Maria Leach

Anthologies (non-poetry); Reference

Paperback

No playwright apart from Shakespeare is as widely quoted and Oscar Wilde's needle-sharp rejoinders are often repeated with... [more]

$17.99

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My Grammar and I (Or Should That Be 'Me'?) Activity Book

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My Grammar and I (Or Should That Be 'Me'?) Activity Book

Daniel Smith

Usage & grammar guides; Reference

Paperback

Packed full of quizzes and challenges, this fun and practical workbook will help you iron out any grammatical errors and communicate... [more]

$22.99

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Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

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Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

Silke Ackermann

Museums & museology; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides

Paperback

Part of the acclaimed Director's Choice series, an insight is offered into the Museum of the History of Science by the Director's... [more]

$34.99

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TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

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TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

Chris Anderson

Public speaking guides; Reference; Business communication & presentation

Paperback

The official TED guide to public speaking. A New York Times bestseller. [more]

$32.99

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50 Museums to Blow Your Mind

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50 Museums to Blow Your Mind

Lonely Planet, Ben Handicott

Museums & museology; Travel & holiday; Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides

Paperback

This book takes you on a whistle-stop tour of the world's best museums, from London's British Museum to San Francisco's Exploratorium... [more]

$14.99

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Literary Wit and Wisdom: Quips and Quotes to Suit All Manner of Occasions

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Literary Wit and Wisdom: Quips and Quotes to Suit All Manner of Occasions...

Richard Benson

Literary studies: general; Reference; Dictionaries of quotations; Humour collections & anthologies; Gift books

Hardback

With quips, quotes and insults from beloved classic literary writers such as William Shakespeare to modern literati Zadie... [more]

$27.99

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