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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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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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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; Advocate - Poetry & Writing

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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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; Population & demography

Hardback

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

$19.99

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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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Straight from the Fridge Dad

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Straight from the Fridge Dad

Max Decharne

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

Paperback

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 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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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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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 [more]

$32.99

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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

Paperback

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

Paperback

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 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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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 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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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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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2016

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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2016

Lawrence Booth

Yearbooks, annuals, almanacs; Cricket

Hardback

The most famous sports book in the world, Wisden has been published every year since 1864. This 149th edition covers every... [more]

$95.00

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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

Paperback

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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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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The CIA World Factbook

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The CIA World Factbook

Central Intelligence Agency

Reference; Yearbooks, annuals, almanacs; Politics & government

Paperback

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

$24.99

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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

Paperback

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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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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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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Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

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Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

Mary Norris

Usage & grammar guides; Language: history & general works; Reference

Paperback

The most irreverent and enjoyable book on language since Eats, Shoots & Leaves. [more]

$22.99

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Pogue's Basics: Life

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Pogue's Basics: Life

David Pogue

Reference; Household hints

Paperback

Following the success of the New York Times bestselling Pogue's Basics: Tech comes the next book in the series Pogue's Basics:... [more]

$29.99

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