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The Making of MONA

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The Making of MONA

Adrian Franklin

Art & Architecture; Conservation, restoration & care of artworks; Exhibition catalogues & specific collections; Museums & museology

Hardback

Adrian Franklin, professor of sociology at the University of Tasmania, has pieced together the story of the creation of MONA,... [more]

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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]

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The Math Handbook: Everyday Math Made Simple

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The Math Handbook: Everyday Math Made Simple

Dr Richard Elwes

Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematics

Paperback

Does math intimidate you? Don't panic! The good news is that just a handful of central ideas and techniques can carry you... [more]

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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 Lloyd, James Harkin

Reference; TV tie-in humour; Gift books

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Rugby School's first official rugby kit in 1871 included a bow tie. It is impossible to whistle in a spacesuit. J K Rowling... [more]

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101 Two-Letter Words

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101 Two-Letter Words

Stephin Merritt, Roz Chast

Reference; Humour

Hardback

A one-of-a-kind celebration of the 101 two-letter words allowed in Scrabble. [more]

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There are Tittles in This Title: The Weird World of Words

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There are Tittles in This Title: The Weird World of Words

Mitchell Symons

Dictionaries; Language: history & general works; Reference

Hardback

From information about words and their uses, useful lists of things you never knew had names, palindromes, famous lines from... [more]

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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]

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Mr. Spock in a Box: Logic and Prosperity Box

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Mr. Spock in a Box: Logic and Prosperity Box

Chronicle Books

Television; Science fiction; Dictionaries of quotations; Stationery items

Paperback

The Mr. Spock Logic and Prosperity Box encourages fans to tap into their inner Vulcan and take inspiration from Spock's cool,... [more]

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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]

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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

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

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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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A Dictionary of Hinduism

W.J. Johnson

Reference works; Religion & beliefs; Hinduism

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

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Twentieth-Century War and Conflict: A Concise Encyclopedia

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Twentieth-Century War and Conflict: A Concise Encyclopedia

Gordon Martel

Reference works; History; General & world history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Military history

Paperback

Drawn from the award-winning 5-volume Encyclopedia of War, this valuable, one-volume reference provides readers with essential... [more]

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Salty Dog Talk: The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions

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Salty Dog Talk: The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions

Bill Beavis, Richard G. McCloskey

Language: history & general works; Reference; Ships & shipping: general interest; Boating

Paperback

A fascinating and entertaining exploration of all the everyday expressions that have nautical origins. [more]

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The Nietzsche Dictionary

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The Nietzsche Dictionary

Douglas Burnham

Reference works; Philosophy; Phenomenology & Existentialism

Paperback

Nietzsche is not difficult to read, but he is famously difficult to understand. This is because of the bewildering array of... [more]

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I Used to Know That: English

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I Used to Know That: English

Patrick Scrivenor

Usage & grammar guides; Reference

Paperback

Relearn the essential rules of the English language, from grammar and punctuation to sentence construction, and improve your... [more]

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Discover Your Family History

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Discover Your Family History

Chris Mason

Reference; Family history, tracing ancestors

Paperback

Tracing your family history has become a very popular area thanks to the high profile TV programmes such as Who Do you think... [more]

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Linked: How Everything is Connected to Everything Else and What it Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life

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Linked: How Everything is Connected to Everything Else and What it Means...

Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

Cybernetics & systems theory; Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues

Paperback

A cocktail party. A terrorist cell. Ancient bacteria. An international conglomerate. All are networks, and all are a part... [more]

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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]

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Does Spelling Matter?

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Does Spelling Matter?

Simon Horobin

Historical & comparative linguistics; Writing systems, alphabets; Reference

Paperback

This book narrates the history of English spelling from the Anglo-Saxons to the present-day. It also examines the changing... [more]

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Classic Readings and Poems: A Collection for Weddings, Christenings, Funerals and All Occasions

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Classic Readings and Poems: A Collection for Weddings, Christenings, Funerals...

Jane McMorland-Hunter

Anthologies (non-poetry); Reference

Paperback

Those special occasions in life all need to be marked with words bigger and better than those we could compose ourselves.... [more]

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Etiquette Secrets: A Simple Guide to Mastering the Art of Manners

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Etiquette Secrets: A Simple Guide to Mastering the Art of Manners

Anna Musson

Reference; Lifetyle & personal style guides; Parties, etiquette & entertaining

Paperback

A Simple Guide to Mastering the Art of Modern Manners 1970s Australia was a hotbed of social change, facilitated by the introduction... [more]

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An Unkindness of Ravens: A Book of Collective Nouns

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An Unkindness of Ravens: A Book of Collective Nouns

Chloe Rhodes

Grammar, syntax; Reference

Hardback

Collective nouns are one of the most charming oddities of the English language. This absorbing book tells the stories of these... [more]

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Great Adventures: Experience the World at its Breath-Taking Best

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Great Adventures: Experience the World at its Breath-Taking Best

Lonely Planet

Reference works; Travel & holiday; Travel tips & advice: general; Travel & holiday guides; Places & peoples: pictorial works

Paperback

This beautiful hardback takes the reader on 75 of the most amazing adventures on the planet. From the ultimate challenge of... [more]

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Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide

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Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide

Owen Hopkins

Architecture; Architectural structure & design; History of architecture; Reference works

Paperback

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Gothic and Gothic Revival, or how to distinguish between Baroque and... [more]

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Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

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Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Julia Cresswell

Dictionaries; Language: history & general works; Reference

Hardback

The Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins includes 1,000 word histories arranged by theme, from food to phobias, and from... [more]

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