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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  $20.00

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The Aitch Factor: Adventures in Australian English

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The Aitch Factor: Adventures in Australian English

Susan Butler

Language: reference & general; Reference

Hardback

Adventures in Australian English [more]

$24.99

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What's Their Story?: A History of Australian Words

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What's Their Story?: A History of Australian Words

Bruce Moore

Usage & grammar guides; Sociolinguistics; Reference; Slang & dialect humour

Paperback

At last the real stories behind some of Australia's unique and best-loved words are now ready to be told. A companion volume... [more]

$20.95  $5.00

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Word Watching: Field Notes from an Amateur Philologist

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Word Watching: Field Notes from an Amateur Philologist

Julian Burnside

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

Paperback

Some of these essays explore curiosities in odd corners of the language simply to remind us of the extraordinary richness... [more]

$29.95

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The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

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The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

Michael Coper, Anthony Blackshield, George Williams

Reference works; Courts & procedure

Hardback

This reference work is a comprehensive and scholarly publication that examines the High Court of Australia's public work,... [more]

$186.95  $40.00

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Plain Words

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Plain Words

Rebecca Gowers, Ernest Gowers

Usage & grammar guides; Writing & editing guides; Reference

Paperback

Presents a fresh edition Plain Words, that was intended simply as a guide to the proper use of English for the Civil Service.... [more]

$19.99

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Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and other Typographical Curiosities

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

Keith Houston

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

Paperback

Where does the ampersand get its name from? What does the hashtag have to do with commerce in ancient Rome? This book gives... [more]

$22.99

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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; Abbey's Double Rewards; Advocate - Poetry & Writing

Hardback

The most irreverent and enjoyable book on language since Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Mary Norris has spent more than three decades... [more]

$29.99

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A Charm of  Magpies: The Science Magpie, The Antiques Magpie and The Nature Magpie

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A Charm of Magpies: The Science Magpie, The Antiques Magpie and The Nature...

Simon Flynn, Marc Allum, Daniel Allen

Reference; Popular science; Antiques & collectables; The natural world, country life & pets

Paperback

A beautifully presented box set of three paperback Magpie miscellanies--a great gift for the curious. [more]

$49.99

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Is That a Fact?: Get the Facts, Not the Spin

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Is That a Fact?: Get the Facts, Not the Spin

John Barron

Reference; Media studies

Paperback

Get all the facts ...if you can handle the truth. Does Australia take the highest number of refugees per capita in the world?... [more]

$24.99

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1,411 QI Facts to Knock You Sideways

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1,411 QI Facts to Knock You Sideways

John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin

Reference; TV tie-in humour; Gift books

Hardback

Includes facts such as: Orchids can get jetlag; lizards can't walk and breathe at the same time; there are 177,147 ways to... [more]

$22.99

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Tyrannosaurus Lex: The Marvelous Book of Palindromes, Anagrams, and Other Delightful and Outrageous Wordplay

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Tyrannosaurus Lex: The Marvelous Book of Palindromes, Anagrams, and Other...

Rod L. Evans, Rod L Evans, PH.D. PH.D. PH.D. PH.D. PH.D. PH.D. PH.D. PH.D.

linguistics; Reference

Paperback

Welcome to the Weird and Wonderful World of Words! Tyrannosaurus Lex is your guide to the intriguing world of logology--the... [more]

$19.99  $10.00

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Memory of the World: The Treasures That Record Our History from 1700 BC to the Present Day

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Memory of the World: The Treasures That Record Our History from 1700 BC...

UNESCO

Bibliographies, catalogues, discographies; History; General & world history; Social & cultural history

Paperback

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, priceless documentary heritage records the diversity of languages, peoples and knowledge that... [more]

$35.00

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The Art of the Epigraph: How Great Books Begin

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The Art of the Epigraph: How Great Books Begin

Rosemary Ahern

Anthologies (non-poetry); Literary reference works; Dictionaries of quotations

Hardback

This collection of more than 250 epigraphs from across 500 years of literature offers readers a quick and lively way to immerse... [more]

$18.99  $10.00

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Schott's Quintessential Miscellany

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Schott's Quintessential Miscellany

Ben Schott

Reference; Reference works; Trivia & quiz question books

Hardback

Ten years ago Schott's Original Miscellany took the world by storm and went on to sell more than a million copies. Now Ben... [more]

$29.99  $13.00

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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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A Dictionary of Hinduism

W. J. Johnson

Reference works; Religion & beliefs; Hinduism

Paperback

With almost 2,800 entries on all aspects of Hinduism, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive dictionary of its kind.... [more]

$19.95  $10.00

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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]

$106.00  $50.00

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I Used to Know That: Geography

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I Used to Know That: Geography

Will Williams

Reference; Geography

Hardback

Discover the physical world of rivers, glaciers and coasts; the human world of population changes and migration; agriculture;... [more]

$22.95  $10.00

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Dinkum Dictionary: The Origins of Australian Words

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Dinkum Dictionary: The Origins of Australian Words

Susan Butler

Language: reference & general; Dictionaries; Dialect, slang & jargon; Reference

Paperback

This book describes the origins and usage of words ranging from Anzac to mulga, from kangaroo to sool. In covering the terrain... [more]

$25.95

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Stunned Mullets and Two-Pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

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Stunned Mullets and Two-Pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms...

G. A. Wilkes

Dialect, slang & jargon; Reference; Reference works

Paperback

Stunned mullets and Two-pot screamers: a Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms is a revealing guide to the richness and... [more]

$46.95  $12.00

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

Brian Galligan, Winsome Roberts

Encyclopaedias & reference works; History; Politics & government

Hardback

The Oxford Companion to Australian Politics is the first scholarly and comprehensive account of Australian Politics, covering... [more]

$69.95  $20.00

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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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A Dictionary of World History

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A Dictionary of World History

Anne Kerr, Edmund Wright

Reference works; History; General & world history

Paperback

This invaluable, wide-ranging A to Z contains over 4,000 concise and reliable entries on all aspects of international history,... [more]

$26.95

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Dictionary of Physics

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Dictionary of Physics

Jonathan Law, Richard Rennie

Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; Physics

Paperback

Containing almost 4,000 entries, including extended feature entries and biographies of key scientists, this authoritative... [more]

$26.95

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Companion Piece: Women Celebrate the Humans, Aliens and Tin Dogs of Doctor Who

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Companion Piece: Women Celebrate the Humans, Aliens and Tin Dogs of Doctor...

Nina Allan, Lynne Thomas, Joan Francis Turner, Seanan McGuire

Television; Science fiction; Reference works

Paperback

In Companion Piece, editors L.M. Myles (Chicks Unravel Time) and Liz Barr bring together a host of award-winning female writers,... [more]

$34.95

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