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The Statesman's Yearbook 2015: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World

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The Statesman's Yearbook 2015: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the...

B. Turner

Yearbooks, annuals, almanacs; Society & culture: general; Politics & government; Economics

Hardback

Now in its 151st edition, The Statesman's Yearbook continues to be the reference work of choice for accurate and reliable... [more]

$534.95  $60.00

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Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums

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Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums

Nicholas Serota

Literary essays; Museums & museology; History

Paperback

From Julian Barnes to Tim Winton, great writers give us personal tours of... [more]

$22.99

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Star Wars: On the Front Lines

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Star Wars: On the Front Lines

Daniel Wallace

Films, movies & cinema; Science fiction; Reference works

Hardback

From the Clone Wars and the Rebellion to the clashes with the First Order, the galaxy is defined by war. Star Wars: On the... [more]

$69.99

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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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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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The Oxford Companion to Wine

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The Oxford Companion to Wine

Jancis Robinson

Reference works; Cookery, food & drink; Wines; Gift books

Hardback

Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, this Companion presents almost 4,000 entries on every... [more]

$81.95

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Just What the Doctor Ordered: A Guide to the Australian Idiom

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Just What the Doctor Ordered: A Guide to the Australian Idiom

Peter Nicholson

Language: reference & general; Reference; Humour; Slang & dialect humour

Hardback

This hard-cover book contains 204 colour pages including 170 pictures by outback artist Howard Steer, and a thousand humorous... [more]

$69.95

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The Classics: All You Need to Know, from Zeus's Throne to the Fall of Rome

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The Classics: All You Need to Know, from Zeus's Throne to the Fall of Rome...

Caroline Taggart

Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Reference; Classical history & classical civilisation; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Trivia & quiz question books

Hardback

From Homer's Odyssey to the Midas touch, this book contains everything one needs to know about the classics. The author... [more]

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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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The Wonderful World of Words

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The Wonderful World of Words

Mitchell Symons

Language: history & general works; Reference; Trivia & quiz question books; Humour

Paperback

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

$17.99

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Infographics: Technology

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Infographics: Technology

Simon Rogers

Reference works; Technology: general issues; Children's & Educational; Science & technology: general interest (Children's&YA); Reference works (Children's&YA)

Paperback

A miscellany of incredible information visualised by the brilliant Studio Muti. The fourth in the visually stunning Infographics... [more]

$19.99

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The Wall: Rome's Greatest Frontier

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The Wall: Rome's Greatest Frontier

Alistair Moffat

Memorials, monuments; Museums & museology; History; British & Irish history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

Paperback

New edition of Alistair Moffat's bestselling The Wall [more]

$22.99

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1,234 QI Facts to Leave You Speechless

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1,234 QI Facts to Leave You Speechless

John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin

Reference; TV tie-in humour; Gift books

Paperback

The QI team have blown your socks off, made your jaw drop and knocked you sideways. Now they return with 1,234 brand-new mind-blowing... [more]

$17.99

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The Gift of the Gab: How Eloquence Works

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The Gift of the Gab: How Eloquence Works

David Crystal

Public speaking guides; Philosophy of language; Semantics; Reference

Paperback

A many-faceted exploration of spoken eloquence: how it works, how it has evolved, and how to tap its remarkable power [more]

$27.99

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The Australian Book of Records

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The Australian Book of Records

Helen Taylor, John Taylor

Reference works; History

Paperback

The Australian Book Of Records (TABOR) was founded by 93 times world record driving champions Helen and John Taylor, by popular... [more]

$29.95

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Know This: Today's Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments

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Know This: Today's Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries,...

John Brockman

General encyclopaedias; Mathematics & Sciences

Paperback

Today's most visionary thinkers reveal the cutting-edge scientific ideas and breakthroughs you must understand.  Scientific... [more]

$27.99

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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures

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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the...

Charlie English

Museums & museology; History; African history; 21st century history: from c 2000 -

Paperback

Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary... [more]

$32.99

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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; Philosophy of language; Reference; Slang & dialect humour

Paperback

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]

$22.99

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A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

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A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

Jimmy Soni, Rob Goodman

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Information theory; Mathematics & Sciences; History of engineering & technology

Hardback

The fascinating life and times of one of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century: Claude Shannon-the neglected architect... [more]

$49.95

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I Used to Know That: Geography

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I Used to Know That: Geography

Will Williams

Reference; Geography

Paperback

This useful guide reminds you of everything you once learned - or should have learned - about the earth, its resources and... [more]

$14.99

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Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook: A How-To Manual for Tracing Your Family Tree on the Number-One Genealogy Website

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Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook: A How-To Manual for Tracing Your Family...

Nancy Hendrickson

Reference

Paperback

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Ancestry.com! Ancestry.com keeps growing, but how can you find your ancestors on the huge and ever-changing... [more]

$37.99

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Snowball in a Blizzard: The Tricky Problem of Uncertainty in Medicine

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Snowball in a Blizzard: The Tricky Problem of Uncertainty in Medicine

Steven Hatch (Author)

Data analysis: general; Medicine; Medical diagnosis; Popular science

Paperback

A unique insight into how and why medicine can go wrong: combines Daniel Kahneman with Atul Gawande to explain the science... [more]

$22.99

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Bradford's Pocket Crossword Solver's Lists

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Bradford's Pocket Crossword Solver's Lists

Anne R. Bradford

Reference works; Hobbies, quizzes & games; Crosswords

Paperback

Hundreds of wide-ranging wordlists all sorted by length and then alphabetically to help with solving cryptic and quick crossword... [more]

$15.99

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Indigenous Archives: The Making and Unmaking of Aboriginal Art

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Indigenous Archives: The Making and Unmaking of Aboriginal Art

Darren Jorgensen, Ian McLean

Art of indigenous peoples; Storage, maintenance & preservation of collections; History; Social & cultural anthropology

Paperback

In recording and ordering documents considered important, the archive is a source of power. It takes control of the past,... [more]

$39.99

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