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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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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

Tells about the history of the way we live. [more]

$65.95  $30.00

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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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James Halliday Wine Companion 2016

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James Halliday Wine Companion 2016

James Halliday

Yearbooks, annuals, almanacs; Cookery, food & drink; Wines; Abbey's Double Rewards; Advocate - Food & Garden

Paperback

Keenly anticipated each year by winemakers, collectors and wine lovers, the Australian Wine Companion is recognized nationally... [more]

$39.95

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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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The Disappearing Dictionary: A Treasury of Lost English Dialect Words

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The Disappearing Dictionary: A Treasury of Lost English Dialect Words

David Crystal

Dialect, slang & jargon; Reference

Hardback

A beautiful gift book that collects together brilliantly quirky English dialect words, before they disappear for ever. [more]

$29.99

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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

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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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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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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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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Abraham: La Increible Jornada de Fe de Un Nomada

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Abraham: La Increible Jornada de Fe de Un Nomada

Dr Charles R Swindoll Dr

Biography: general; Reference works; Christian life & practice; Languages & ESL

Paperback

Why, thousands of years later, are we still discussing the faith of this desert nomad? Chuck Swindoll answers that question... [more]

$26.95

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Everyday English for Grown-Ups: Getting to Grips with the Basics

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Everyday English for Grown-Ups: Getting to Grips with the Basics

Michelle Finlay

Usage & grammar guides; Reference

Paperback

This book takes you back to the basics; the simple rules and tricks that will help native and non-native speakers alike to... [more]

$17.95

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Aussie Slang Dictionary

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Aussie Slang Dictionary

Frank Povah

Reference

Paperback

Australian English has always been rich in slang and dialect words, many of which - dinkum for example - came out from Great... [more]

$8.95

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Concise Colour Medical Dictionary

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Concise Colour Medical Dictionary

Elizabeth Martin

Reference works; Medicine; Popular medicine & health

Paperback

This practical medical dictionary contains over 12,400 entries, fully revised and updated to include the very latest developments... [more]

$30.95

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The Essential Lingo Dictionary: Of Australian Words and Phrases

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The Essential Lingo Dictionary: Of Australian Words and Phrases

John Miller

Dictionaries; Dialect, slang & jargon; Reference; Language phrasebooks

Paperback

The Essential Lingo Dictionary is a warts-and-all look at the notoriously hilarious (and occasionally a little bit naughty)... [more]

$14.99

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Collins World Atlas: Essential Edition

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Collins World Atlas: Essential Edition

Collins Maps

World atlases & world maps; Travel & holiday

Paperback

Fully revised and updated reference atlas in the exciting Collins world atlas range. This atlas provides more mapping area... [more]

$24.99

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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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Quotable Dogs

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Quotable Dogs

Milly Brown

Fiction & Literature; Dictionaries of quotations; Dogs as pets

Hardback

This stunning photographic collection of quotations about canines is a delightful celebration of our four-legged friends,... [more]

$14.99

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Word Drops: A Sprinkling of Linguistic Curiosities

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Word Drops: A Sprinkling of Linguistic Curiosities

Paul Anthony Jones

Language: reference & general; Reference; Humour

Hardback

If you're logofascinated, you are literally spellbound by language. This surprising compendium of 1,000 facts about words,... [more]

$32.99

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Savoir-Vivre in the 21st Century

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Savoir-Vivre in the 21st Century

Nadine Rothschild

Reference; Popular psychology; Fashion & style guides; Travel & holiday guides

Hardback

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$44.00

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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Lawrence Booth

Yearbooks, annuals, almanacs; Cricket

Hardback

The most famous sports book in the world, this 152nd edition covers every firstclass game in every cricket nation, and reports... [more]

$99.00

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The History and Lives of Notorious Pirates and Their Crews

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The History and Lives of Notorious Pirates and Their Crews

Captain Charles Johnson

Reference works; History; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

Paperback

There is a fascination surrounding the subject of pirates and pirate lore that centers around the romanticized impression... [more]

$18.99

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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Peter Boxall

Fiction-related items; Reference works

Paperback

People have always shared stories, whether to teach moral lessons, to entertain, or to record important events in history.... [more]

$39.99

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