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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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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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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  $5.00

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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

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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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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

The fourth book in the visually stunning Infographics series, which showcases information and data in stunning graphic visualisations.... [more]

$19.99

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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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Macquarie Compact Dictionary

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Macquarie Compact Dictionary

Macquarie Dictionary

Language: reference & general; Dictionaries; Language: history & general works; Reference

Paperback

The Seventh Edition of the Macquarie Dictionary is a comprehensive and up-to-date account of Australian English. [more]

$19.99

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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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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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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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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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Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

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Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

Kory Stamper

ELT background & reference material; Reference

Hardback

Brimming with intelligence and personality, a vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries are made a must read for word... [more]

$44.99

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Collecting the World: The Life and Curiosity of Hans Sloane

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Collecting the World: The Life and Curiosity of Hans Sloane

James Delbourgo

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Museums & museology; Colonialism & imperialism

Hardback

Hans Sloane was a young doctor from Northern Ireland who made his way in London and eventually become physician to the king... [more]

$55.00

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I Used to Know That: Geography

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I Used to Know That: Geography

Will Williams

Reference; Geography

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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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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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; Social & cultural history; Family history, tracing ancestors

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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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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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 Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

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The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

Children's literature studies: general; Reference works

Paperback

This Companion is the first place to look for information on the authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, and others involved... [more]

$26.95

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Let's Eat Grandma: Everything You Need to Know About Grammar

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Let's Eat Grandma: Everything You Need to Know About Grammar

Joanne Adams

Usage & grammar guides; Reference

Hardback

Do you sometimes mix up your 'affects' and 'effects'? Do you know when to use 'less' or 'fewer'? And what about punctuation... [more]

$24.99

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The Library Book

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The Library Book

Thomas R. Schiff, Alberto Manguel

Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial; Library, archive & information management; Cultural studies

Hardback

In pre-Revolutionary War America, libraries were member-driven collections for the elite; it was not until 1790 that Benjamin... [more]

$120.00

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