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The American Heritage Science Dictionary

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The American Heritage Science Dictionary

American Heritage Dictionary

Encyclopaedias & reference works; Mathematics & Sciences

Paperback

Rev. ed. of: The American heritage science dictionary. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2008. [more]

$39.95  $16.00

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The A to Z of Modern Manners: A Guide to Behaving Well

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The A to Z of Modern Manners: A Guide to Behaving Well

David Meagher

Reference; Parties, etiquette & entertaining

Paperback

Some clear guidelines to navigate a rapidly changing world. Why has 'Mr Manners', David Meagher, decided to write another... [more]

$24.99

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The Vincent van Gogh Atlas

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The Vincent van Gogh Atlas

Nienke Denekamp, Rene van Blerk, Teio Meedendorp

Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: Impressionism & Post-Impressionism; Painting & paintings; Individual artists, art monographs; World atlases & world maps

Hardback

A fascinating guide to Van Gogh's itinerant life, with vibrant images and stories about the many places where he lived and... [more]

$36.95

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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 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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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]

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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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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  $5.00

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1,339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop

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1,339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop

John Mitchinson, John Lloyd, James Harkin

Reference; TV tie-in humour; Gift books

Hardback

Following the sensational success of 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off, this title returns with a fresh stack of facts... [more]

$22.99  $10.00

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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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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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A Dictionary of Economics

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A Dictionary of Economics

Nigar Hashimzade, Gareth D. Myles, John Black

Reference works; Business & Economics; Economics

Paperback

This bestselling and authoritative dictionary covers all aspects of economics including theory, policy, and applied micro... [more]

$24.95

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Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums

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Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums

Maggie Fergusson

Literary essays; Museums & museology; History

Paperback

From a stunning villa on sunny Capri with Ali Smith to an unlikely temple in the heart of Copenhagen with Alan Hollinghurst,... [more]

$29.99

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Go Figure: Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know: The Economist Explains

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Go Figure: Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know: The Economist Explains...

Tom Standage

Reference; Reference works

Paperback

Which James Bond drinks the most martinis? What do Satanists really believe? How do hurricanes get their names? Why are bees... [more]

$22.99

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Making a Short Speech or Toast: Practical Advice, Useful Ideas and Lots of Help for Anyone Asked to Speak in Public

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Making a Short Speech or Toast: Practical Advice, Useful Ideas and Lots...

Jackie Arnold

Public speaking guides; Reference

Paperback

This book will enable you to stand up with confidence and deliver a really effective toast and/or short speech that is appropriate... [more]

$22.99

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The Mammoth Book of Superstition: From Rabbit's Feet to Friday the 13th

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The Mammoth Book of Superstition: From Rabbit's Feet to Friday the 13th...

Roy Bainton

Reference; General & world history; Social & cultural history; Popular beliefs & controversial knowledge; Sociology: customs & traditions

Paperback

An amusingly entertaining exploration of omens, rituals, premonitions and general superstition in every part of the world... [more]

$32.99

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The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase

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The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase

Mark Forsyth

Creative writing & creative writing guides; Language: history & general works; Reference

Paperback

Mark Forsyth's 'sparkling' (Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph) and idiosyncratically brilliant third book. [more]

$19.99

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Collins World Atlas: Reference Edition

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Collins World Atlas: Reference Edition

Collins Maps

World atlases & world maps; Travel & holiday

Paperback

A new, fully updated edition of this popular atlas in the stylish and authoritative Collins world atlas range. Designed in... [more]

$47.99

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It's Been Said Before: A Guide to the Use and Abuse of Cliches

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It's Been Said Before: A Guide to the Use and Abuse of Cliches

Orin Hargraves

Reference

Paperback

In this book, Orin Hargraves provides a concise and lively guide to the most abused phrases in the English language today.... [more]

$22.95

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The Greeks Had a Word for it: Words You Never Knew You Can't Do Without

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The Greeks Had a Word for it: Words You Never Knew You Can't Do Without...

Andrew Taylor

Reference

Paperback

Do you ever search in vain for exactly the right word? While the English may not have a word for it, the good news is that... [more]

$22.99

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Jim Murray's Whisky Bible

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Jim Murray's Whisky Bible

Jim Murray

Yearbooks, annuals, almanacs; Cookery, food & drink; Spirits & cocktails

Paperback

.Now in its 14th year, Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2017 is the most comprehensive and thoroughly researched guide to whisky... [more]

$39.95

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Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

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Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Elizabeth Knowles

Dictionaries; Language: history & general works; Reference

Paperback

Featuring over 2,000 proverbs and sayings, both quirky and wise, on 250 different themes, the Little Oxford Dictionary of... [more]

$20.95

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Crisis Proofing: How to Save Your Company from Disaster

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Crisis Proofing: How to Save Your Company from Disaster

Tony Jaques

Risk assessment; Business & Economics; Management decision making; Project management; Public relations; Media, information & communication industries

Paperback

Nothing destroys reputation faster or deeper than an issue or crisis mismanaged. Just ask Volkswagen, BP or FIFA. In fact... [more]

$49.95

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The Chambers Crossword Dictionary

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The Chambers Crossword Dictionary

Chambers

Reference works; Hobbies, quizzes & games; Crosswords

Paperback

This dictionary provides around 290,000 references with 275,000 lexical synonyms and over 15,000 encyclopaedic words arranged... [more]

$32.99

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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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