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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]

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The Directory of Flags: A guide to flags from around the world

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The Directory of Flags: A guide to flags from around the world

Charlotte Greig

Reference works; Children's & Educational

Hardback

The Directory of Flags will take you on an enlightening journey. Flags from around the world will provide a key to discovering... [more]

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Speeches That Changed the World

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Speeches That Changed the World

Simon Sebag Montefiore

Biography: historical, political & military; Reference

Paperback

Over 50 momentous and thought-provoking speeches from a wide range of historical eras and nations. Complete with biographies... [more]

$29.95

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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

Chris Baldick

Literary reference works; Reference works

Paperback

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms provides clear and concise definitions of even the most complex literary terms from... [more]

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Dictionary of Physics

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Dictionary of Physics

Jonathan Law, Richard Rennie (University of Cambridge)

Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; States of matter; Light (optics); Applied physics

Paperback

Containing almost 4,000 entries, including extended feature entries and biographies of key scientists, this authoritative... [more]

$31.95

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

Jack Zipes (University of Minnesota)

Children's literature studies: general; Encyclopaedias & reference works

Hardback

In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed Companion covers all aspects of the Western fairy tale tradition, from medieval to modern.... [more]

$88.95

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Oxford Dictionary of Marketing

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Oxford Dictionary of Marketing

Charles Doyle

Encyclopaedias & reference works; Business & Economics; Advertising; Market research; Public relations

Paperback

A Dictionary of Marketing is an accessible, practical, and internationally-focused A-Z guide to all areas of marketing. Covering... [more]

$27.95

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QI: The Book of the Dead

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QI: The Book of the Dead

John Mitchinson, John Lloyd

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]

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Oxford Dictionary of Geography

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Oxford Dictionary of Geography

Susan Mayhew (Teacher, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society)

Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; Physical geography & topography; Human geography

Paperback

Containing over 3,100 fully revised and updated entries on all aspects of physical and human geography, this dictionary is... [more]

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Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and other Typographical Curiosities

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Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and other Typographical Curiosities...

Keith Houston

Typography & lettering; Language: history & general works; Palaeography (history of writing); Reference

Paperback

Where does the ampersand get its name from? What does the hashtag have to do with commerce in ancient Rome? This book gives... [more]

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Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words

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Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words

Ella Frances Sanders

Language: history & general works; Translation & interpretation; Reference

Hardback

Did you know that the Japanese have a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees? [more]

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Cambridge Companions to Music

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Cambridge Companions to Music

Simon Trezise (Trinity College, Dublin)

Music; Reference works

Paperback

This accessible Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to the music of France from the early middle ages to the present... [more]

$59.95

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Word Power Made Easy

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Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

Grammar & vocabulary; Reference

Paperback

This time-tested classic - first published more than sixty years ago - has helped millions achieve mastery of English. [more]

$16.95

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Ask the Past: Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from Yesteryear

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Ask the Past: Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from Yesteryear

Elizabeth P Archibald (The Johns Hopkins University)

Reference; Humour

Hardback

Chock-full of incredible advice that's stood the test of time and based on the popular blog, ASK THE PAST is the tongue-in-cheek... [more]

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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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World Physical Map 100 21st ed

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World Physical Map 100 21st ed

UBD Gregorys

World atlases & world maps; Travel & holiday; Travel maps & atlases

Sheet map

Relief map of the World, Pacific Centered at a scale of 1: 40 754 000 Mercator... [more]

$11.99

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World Political Map 160 16th ed

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World Political Map 160 16th ed

UBD Gregorys

World atlases & world maps; Travel & holiday; Travel maps & atlases

Sheet map

Detailed map of the World, Pacific Centered at a scale of 1: 40 754 000 Mercator projection Comprehensive index with lists... [more]

$11.99

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Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage

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Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Jeremy Butterfield

Language: reference & general; Usage & grammar guides; linguistics; Encyclopaedias & reference works

Hardback

This renowned reference work offers clear, practical guidance on controversial or disputed language usage, including questions... [more]

$63.95

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Aussie Phrases Down Under: A-Z Guide to Aussie Phrases

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Aussie Phrases Down Under: A-Z Guide to Aussie Phrases

Dianne McInnes

Language: reference & general; Reference

Paperback

These phrases add flavour and colour to the Australian language. Australian English is rich with phrases that reflect experiences... [more]

$9.95

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Is That a Fact?

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Is That a Fact?

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  $8.00

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Dictionary of Tolkien (Lord of the Rings)

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Dictionary of Tolkien (Lord of the Rings)

David Day

Fantasy; Fiction companions; Reference works

Paperback

Full of beautiful illustrations, Tolkien: A Dictionary is an indispensible guide to the rich, mythical world of Middle-earth... [more]

$16.99

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A Dictionary of Sociology

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A Dictionary of Sociology

John Scott (Honorary Professor, University of Copenhagen)

Reference works; Society & Social Sciences; Sociology; Anthropology; Psychology

Paperback

The most authoritative dictionary of sociology available. Fully revised to include the most up-to-date concepts and contemporary... [more]

$24.95

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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

Originally published: London: Adlard Coles, 1983. [more]

$19.99

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The Archaeological Excavation Dictionary

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The Archaeological Excavation Dictionary

Anna Kieburg

Reference works; History; Archaeological methodology & techniques

Paperback

Over 2,000 terms, Translated into eight different languages. The book is ideal for digs abroad. Includes the Arabic and... [more]

$39.99

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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]

$59.99

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