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Atlas of Cursed Places: A Travel Guide to Dangerous and Frightful Destinations

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Atlas of Cursed Places: A Travel Guide to Dangerous and Frightful Destinations...

Olivier Le Carrer

Geographical reference; History; Travel writing

Paperback

Oliver Le Carrer brings us a fascinating history and armchair journey to the world's most dangerous and frightful places,... [more]

$45.00

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Worst Words: A New Compendium of Contemporary Cant and Gibberish

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Worst Words: A New Compendium of Contemporary Cant and Gibberish

Don Watson

Language: history & general works; Reference

Paperback

The level of customer-centric vigilance remains below acceptable benchmarks and weasel words continue to fill our mailboxes,... [more]

$29.99

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Field Guide to Victorian Produce

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Field Guide to Victorian Produce

Ewan McEoin

Reference works; Agriculture & related industries; Food manufacturing & related industries; Cookery, food & drink

Paperback

This is the first practical field guide for Australian locavores - people who try to eat locally. This book tells the stories... [more]

$27.50  $10.00

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At Home: A Short History of Private Life

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At Home: A Short History of Private Life

Bill Bryson

Reference works; History; Society & Social Sciences; Popular culture; Sociology: customs & traditions; Home & house maintenance

Hardback

What does history really consist of? Centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - sleeping, eating, having... [more]

$65.95  $25.00

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What's in a Surname?: A Journey from Abercrombie to Zwicker

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What's in a Surname?: A Journey from Abercrombie to Zwicker

David McKie

Reference; British & Irish history; Social & cultural history; Genealogy, heraldry, names & honours

Hardback

Surnames are much more than convenient identity tags; they are windows into our families' pasts. Some suggest ancestral trades... [more]

$35.00  $10.00

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Straight from the Fridge Dad

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Straight from the Fridge Dad

Max Decharne

Language: history & general works; Dialect, slang & jargon; Reference

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A handy new pocket-sized edition of this cult classic. Containing thousands of examples of hipster slang drawn from pulp novels,... [more]

$24.99  $8.00

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The Good Book: A Humanist Bible

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The Good Book: A Humanist Bible

A C Grayling

Reference works; History; Philosophy; Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600; Ethics & moral philosophy; Comparative religion; Religious groups: social & cultural aspects

Hardback

Published on the four hundredth anniversary of the King James Bible, The Good Book is a work of extraordinary audacity from... [more]

$56.95  $20.00

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Indonesian Reference Grammar

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Indonesian Reference Grammar

James Neil Sneddon, Alexander Adelaar, Dwi Noverini Djenar, Michael C. Ewing

Language & Linguistics; Language: reference & general; Grammar & vocabulary; Reference works; Languages & ESL

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This grammar provides a comprehensive description of the structure of the Indonesian language written in a clear, non-technical... [more]

$55.00

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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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Oxford Dictionary of Marketing

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Oxford Dictionary of Marketing

Charles Doyle

Reference works; Business & Economics; Sales & marketing management; Sales & marketing

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A Dictionary of Marketing is an accessible, practical, and internationally-focused A-Z guide to all areas of marketing. Covering... [more]

$24.95

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The Illustrated Encylopedia of Machine Guns

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The Illustrated Encylopedia of Machine Guns

Will Fowler, Patrick Sweeney

Reference works; History; Militaria, arms & armour; Small firearms, guns & other equipment

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The machine gun was developed in response to the search for a faster rate of fire, and once its potential had been realized,... [more]

$23.95

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The Practical Encyclopedia of Home Remedies & Natural Therapies: Medicinal Herbs  Yoga  Healing  Massage

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The Practical Encyclopedia of Home Remedies & Natural Therapies: Medicinal...

Mark Evans

Reference works; Medicine; Complementary therapies, healing & health

Paperback

A fully illustrated guide to natural health treatments and remedies: the complete manual for healthy living. Clearly explains... [more]

$35.95

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The Route 66 Encyclopedia

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The Route 66 Encyclopedia

Jim Hinckley

Reference works; Road & motor vehicles: general interest; Travel & holiday; Travel & holiday guides

Paperback

A reference book with a twist, The Route 66 Encyclopedia presents alphabetical entries on Route 66 history, landmarks, personalities,... [more]

$26.99

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Oxford Dictionary of Business and Management

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Oxford Dictionary of Business and Management

Jonathan Law

Reference works; Business & Economics; Business & management

Paperback

Over 7,100 entries cover all aspects of business and management including marketing, accounting, organizational behaviour,... [more]

$24.95

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The Persuaders: The Hidden Industry That Wants to Change Your Mind

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The Persuaders: The Hidden Industry That Wants to Change Your Mind

James Garvey

Reference; Popular philosophy; Advertising & society; Political campaigning & advertising; Propaganda

Paperback

Popular philosophical polemic in the tradition of On Bullshit, James Garvey mourns the death of proper debate and reminds... [more]

$27.99

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Architecture 101: From Frank Gehry to Ziggurats, an Essential Guide to Building Styles and Materials

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Architecture 101: From Frank Gehry to Ziggurats, an Essential Guide to Building...

Nicole Bridge

Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; Architecture; Reference works

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A crash course in designing and constructing buildings. Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of architecture into... [more]

$29.99

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The CIA World Factbook

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The CIA World Factbook

Central Intelligence Agency

Reference; Yearbooks, annuals, almanacs; Politics & government

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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, this factbook is full of complete and up-to-date information on the world's countries. This... [more]

$21.99

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Speak Easy: The Essential Guide to Speaking in Public

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Speak Easy: The Essential Guide to Speaking in Public

Maggie Eyre

Reference; Self-help & personal development

Paperback

Maggie Eyre has over 30 years' experience as a media trainer, communications consultant and performer. In Speak Easy, she... [more]

$29.99

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A Crude Look at the Whole: The Science of Complex Systems in Business, Life, and Society

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A Crude Look at the Whole: The Science of Complex Systems in Business, Life,...

John H. Miller

Cybernetics & systems theory; Economic theory & philosophy; Mathematics & Sciences; Chaos theory; Science: general issues

Hardback

From economic meltdowns to how people cooperate, there is much about the human world that eludes our understanding. [more]

$39.99

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New Oxford Style Manual

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New Oxford Style Manual

Language: reference & general; Usage & grammar guides; Writing & editing guides; Reference works

Hardback

Combining the recently updated editions of New Hart's Rules and the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors in a single... [more]

$50.95

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Firefly: The Gorramn Shiniest Language Guide and Dictionary in the 'Verse

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Firefly: The Gorramn Shiniest Language Guide and Dictionary in the 'Verse...

Monica Valentinelli

Television; Fiction-related items; Reference works

Hardback

<p>Insult your enemies in magnificent style and learn brand new declarations of love! This comprehensive <b><i>Firefly </i></b>language... [more]

$31.99

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You Could Look it Up: The Reference Shelf from Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia

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You Could Look it Up: The Reference Shelf from Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia...

Jack Lynch

Reference works; History: specific events & topics

Hardback

An illuminating exploration of reference books through time and across cultures, from the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi to... [more]

$40.99

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Oxford Dictionary of Chemistry

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Oxford Dictionary of Chemistry

Richard Rennie, Jonathan Law

Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; Inorganic chemistry; Organic chemistry; Physical chemistry

Paperback

Fully revised and updated, the seventh edition of this dictionary covers all aspects of chemistry, including physical and... [more]

$26.95

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Final Chapters: How Famous Authors Died

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Final Chapters: How Famous Authors Died

Jim Bernhard

Writing & editing guides; Literary essays; Reference works; Research methods: general; Popular beliefs & controversial knowledge

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Famous authors, like everybody else, know that one day they will die. Final Chapters tells the fascinating stories of more... [more]

$18.99

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100 Years: Wisdom from Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life

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100 Years: Wisdom from Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life

Joshua Prager, Milton Glaser

Anthologies (non-poetry); Reference; Dictionaries of quotations

Hardback

A beautifully designed gift book featuring wisdom from famous writers on every age from one to one hundred. [more]

$24.95

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