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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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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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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

Language: history & general works; Lexicography; 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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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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Misadventures in the English Language

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Misadventures in the English Language

Caroline Taggart

Grammar, syntax; Reference

Hardback

Misadventures in the English Language is a look at some of the controversial aspects of English usage - grammar, vocabulary... [more]

$22.99

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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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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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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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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]

$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

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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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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; Advocate - Poetry & Writing

Paperback

Some clear guidelines to navigate a rapidly changing world. Change is now constant. The world is faster than ever before.... [more]

$24.99

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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; Advocate - 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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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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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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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

Usage & grammar guides; Reference; Slang & dialect humour

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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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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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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The Craft of Research

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The Craft of Research

Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Bizup, William T. Fitzgerald

Language: reference & general; Research methods: general

Paperback

Includes discussion of the useful early stages of a research task: planning and drafting a paper. This title explains how... [more]

$31.95

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The Return of Curiosity: What Museums are Good for in the Twenty-First Century

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The Return of Curiosity: What Museums are Good for in the Twenty-First Century...

Nicholas Thomas

Museums & museology; Society & Social Sciences

Paperback

Over the last twenty years museums have proliferated, attracting new audiences and assuming new prominence in public life.... [more]

$32.99

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QI: The Third Book of General Ignorance

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QI: The Third Book of General Ignorance

John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray

Reference; Trivia & quiz question books; TV tie-in humour

Paperback

Who invented the sandwich? What was the best thing before sliced bread? Who first ate frogs' legs? Which cat never changes... [more]

$19.99

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You're Saying it Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words - and Their Tangled Histories of Misuse

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You're Saying it Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced...

Ross Petras, Kathryn Petras

Speaking & pronunciation skills; Reference

Hardback

For word nerds and grammar geeks, a witty guide to the most commonly mispronounced words, along with their correct pronunciations... [more]

$24.99

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Knowledge: Stuff You Ought to Know

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Knowledge: Stuff You Ought to Know

Ray Hamilton

Reference; Trivia & quiz question books; Gift books

Hardback

This outrageously informative book is packed full of fascinating nuggets of history, science, literature, technology, sports,... [more]

$22.99

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