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Modern Manglish: Gobbledygook Made Plain

Modern Manglish: Gobbledygook Made Plain

Neil James, Harold Scruby

Language: history & general works; Reference; Humour

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'Modern Manglish explores the traditional linguistic traps of mixed metaphors and mispronunciation, new words and old cliches,... [more]

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Preposterous Proverbs: Why Fine Words Butter No Parsnips

Preposterous Proverbs: Why Fine Words Butter No Parsnips

Max Cryer

Language: reference & general; Dictionaries; Reference; Popular philosophy

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Synopsis coming soon... [more]

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The World's Most Difficult Quiz: The King William's College General Knowledge Papers

The World's Most Difficult Quiz: The King William's College General Knowledge...

Dr Pat Cullen

Reference; Hobbies, quizzes & games; Puzzles & quizzes

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For 50 years Guardian readers have been stumped by the fiendishly difficult General Knowledge Paper set annually at Christmas... [more]

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And What Do You Do, Mr Gable?

And What Do You Do, Mr Gable?

Richard Flanagan

Prose: non-fiction; Encyclopaedias & reference works

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The collected short pieces of nonfiction from one of Australia's best novelists. 'And what do you do, Mr Faulkner?' asked... [more]

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Books: A Living History

Books: A Living History

Martyn Lyons

Library & information sciences; History: specific events & topics

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Explores one of the most versatile, useful and enduring technologies ever invented: the book. This title charts the evolution... [more]

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Is It True? The Facts Behind the Things We Have Been Told

Is It True? The Facts Behind the Things We Have Been Told

Max Cryer

Language: reference & general; Reference; History; Social & cultural history; Gift books

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In this revealing book, Max Cryer explores the truth or otherwise of facts and beliefs we may have always been told are true,... [more]

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Mr. Spock in a Box: Logic and Prosperity Box

Mr. Spock in a Box: Logic and Prosperity Box

Chronicle Books

Television; Science fiction; Dictionaries of quotations; Stationery items

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The Mr. Spock Logic and Prosperity Box encourages fans to tap into their inner Vulcan and take inspiration from Spock's cool,... [more]

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Rogerson's Book of Numbers: The Culture of Numbers from 1001 Nights to the Seven Wonders of the World

Rogerson's Book of Numbers: The Culture of Numbers from 1001 Nights to the...

Barnaby Rogerson

General encyclopaedias; Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; Numerology

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Offers a miscellany of sacred, mysterious, spiritual and profane numbers. This book presents a deceptively simple list of... [more]

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Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and Other Typographical Curiosities

Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and Other Typographical Curiosities...

Keith Houston

Typography & lettering; Language: reference & general; Language: history & general works; Palaeography (history of writing); Reference

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Tells the unexpected stories of some unusual, and familiar, typographical marks and reveals a fascinating history of writing.... [more]

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Choose the Right Word: A Contemporary Guide to Selecting the Precise Word for Every Situation

Choose the Right Word: A Contemporary Guide to Selecting the Precise Word...

S.I. Hayakawa, Eugene Ehrlich

Thesauri; Usage & grammar guides; Reference

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Contains synonyms for more than 6000 commonly-used American English words and - unlike a thesaurus - provides definitions,... [more]

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Ask a Science Teacher, How Everyday Stuff Really Works: 250 Answers to Questions You've Always Had About How Everyday Stuff Really Works

Ask a Science Teacher, How Everyday Stuff Really Works: 250 Answers to Questions...

Larry Scheckel

Reference works; Science: general issues; Children's & Educational

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This is an extensively revised and updated edition of Ask your science teacher, orginally published in 2011 by CreateSpace... [more]

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The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English

Ian Hamilton

Poetry; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: poetry & poets; Reference works

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This impressive volume provides over 1,700 biographical entries on poets writing in English from 1910 to the present day,... [more]

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A Dictionary of Statistics

A Dictionary of Statistics

Graham J. G. Upton, Ian Cook

Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; Probability & statistics

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This wide-ranging dictionary covers over 2,300 statistical terms in accessible, jargon-free language. All existing entries... [more]

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A Dictionary of Nursing

A Dictionary of Nursing

Market House Books Limited

Reference works; Medicine; Nursing

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This best-selling dictionary provides detailed coverage of the ever-expanding vocabulary of the nursing professions in an... [more]

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A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

Carl Schaschke

Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; Biochemical engineering; Chemical engineering; Materials science

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This new dictionary provides a quick and authoritative point of reference for chemical engineering, covering areas such as... [more]

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A Dictionary of Zoology

A Dictionary of Zoology

Michael Allaby

Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; Zoology & animal sciences; Wildlife: general interest

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The most up-to-date and authoritative dictionary of zoology available. It contains over 6,000 A-Z entries covering all aspects... [more]

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A Dictionary of Symbols

A Dictionary of Symbols

J E Cirlot

Reference; Reference works; Mind, Body, Spirit

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Second edition. This book was originally published by Philosophical Library in the US and has just been reverted from Barnes... [more]

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Star Wars Storyboards: The Prequel Trilogy

Star Wars Storyboards: The Prequel Trilogy

Iain McCaig, Iain McCaig

Art & design styles: from c 1960; Films, movies & cinema; Science fiction; Encyclopaedias & reference works; Popular culture

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Star Wars Storyboards: The Prequel Trilogy collects together, for the first time, the complete storyboards for Episodes I... [more]

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The Trickster's Hat: A Mischievous Apprenticeship in Creativity

The Trickster's Hat: A Mischievous Apprenticeship in Creativity

Nick Bantock

Reference works; Health & Self-Help; Popular psychology; Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts

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The act of creating art, in all its forms, offers us a path to our souls. But the path can be confusing, and getting lost... [more]

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300: Rise of an Empire: The Art of the Film

300: Rise of an Empire: The Art of the Film

Peter Aperlo

Electronic, holographic & video art; Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; Film, TV & Radio; Films, movies & cinema; Reference works

Hardback

The action adventure 300: Rise of an Empire is the highly anticipated follow-up to the 2007 international blockbuster 300.... [more]

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The Man Who Laughs [Christmas Summary Classics]

The Man Who Laughs [Christmas Summary Classics]

Victor Hugo

Encyclopaedias & reference works

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Christmas Summary Classics This series contains summary of Classic books such as Emma, Arne, Arabian Nights, Pride and prejudice,... [more]

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IPad for Seniors QuickSteps

IPad for Seniors QuickSteps

Marty Matthews

Reference works; Computing & IT; Computing: general; PDAs & other handheld devices: consumer & user guides; Coping with old age; Intergenerational relationships

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Written by a senior for seniors, this practical, fast-paced guide helps you get up and running on your iPad right away. [more]

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Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple

Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple

Nancy Muir, Joli Ballew

Reference works; Computing & IT; Spreadsheet software; Web graphics & design; Macintosh; Microsoft Windows; Windows NT

Paperback

Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Windows 8.1 plain and simple! Follow the book's easy steps and screenshots... [more]

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The Handy Astronomy Answer Book

The Handy Astronomy Answer Book

Charles Liu

Encyclopaedias & reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; Astronomy, space & time

Paperback

From planetary movements and the exploration of our solar system to black holes and dark matter, this comprehensive reference... [more]

$34.99

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

E. C. Brewer

Dictionaries; Reference

Paperback

Take the scenic route to knowledge. [more]

$39.99

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