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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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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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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

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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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No Dream is Too High: Life Lessons from a Man Who Walked on the Moon

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No Dream is Too High: Life Lessons from a Man Who Walked on the Moon

Buzz Aldrin, Ken Abraham

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; History of engineering & technology; Popular psychology

Hardback

A beautiful memento, a thought-provoking set of ideas, and a new opportunity for Buzz Aldrin to connect with the masses of... [more]

$39.99

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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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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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The Classical Tradition

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The Classical Tradition

Anthony Grafton, Glenn W. Most, Salvatore Settis

Anthologies (non-poetry); General encyclopaedias; History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Popular culture

Hardback

The legacy of ancient Greece and Rome has been imitated, resisted, misunderstood, and reworked by every culture that followed.... [more]

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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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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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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

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<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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The Wicked Wit of Oscar Wilde

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The Wicked Wit of Oscar Wilde

Maria Leach

Anthologies (non-poetry); Reference

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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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The Australian National Dictionary: Australian Words and Their Origins (Second Edition - Slipcase 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]

$199.00

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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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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 [more]

$32.99

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The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

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The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

Simon Blackburn

Reference works; Philosophy

Paperback

This dictionary is written by one of the leading philosophers of our time, and it is recognized as the best dictionary of... [more]

$27.95

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Anatomy Museum: Death and the Body Displayed

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Anatomy Museum: Death and the Body Displayed

Elizabeth Hallam

Museums & museology; Sociology: death & dying; Medicine; History of medicine; Anatomy

Hardback

Elizabeth Hallam investigates the anatomy museum and how it reveals the fascination and fears that surround the dead body... [more]

$87.99

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Possession: The Curious History of Private Collectors from Antiquity to the Present

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Possession: The Curious History of Private Collectors from Antiquity to...

Erin Thompson

Art & Architecture; Museums & museology; Social & cultural history

Hardback

A riveting account of private art collectors' passion from Roman times to the present [more]

$47.95

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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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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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The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing: The Illustrated Guide to the World of the Thoroughbred

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The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing: The Illustrated Guide to the...

Bill Mooney

Reference works; Horse racing

Hardback

Tells the story of the sport of kings since its inceptions. This book provides essential information on all the top jockeys... [more]

$49.99

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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

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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