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Pocket World in Figures 2018

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Pocket World in Figures 2018

The Economist

Reference; Yearbooks, annuals, almanacs; Social research & statistics; Economic statistics

Hardback

Containing fascinating facts and figures about the world we live in, this title comes with: rankings on more than 200 topics;... [more]

$24.99

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Libro De La Ciencia

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Libro De La Ciencia

DK

Reference works; Science: general issues; Languages & ESL

Hardback

Explore how scientists have sought to explain our world and the universe, and how scientific discoveries have been made.<br... [more]

$52.95

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How Do Worms Work?: A Gardener's Collection of Curious Questions and Astonishing Answers

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How Do Worms Work?: A Gardener's Collection of Curious Questions and Astonishing...

Guy Barter

Reference works; Gardening; Trees, wildflowers & plants

Hardback

Ever wondered how worms breathe? Or why exactly trees are so big? This book covers all aspects of gardens and gardening, and... [more]

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Hair of the Dog to Paint the Town Red: The Curious Origins of Everyday Sayings and Fun Phrases

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Hair of the Dog to Paint the Town Red: The Curious Origins of Everyday Sayings...

Andrew Thompson

Historical & comparative linguistics; Reference; Trivia & quiz question books

Paperback

The English language is riddled with phrases that are complete nonsense. Ever met a monkey's uncle, seen a red-handed thief,... [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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Minidictionary for Nurses

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Minidictionary for Nurses

Elizabeth A. Martin (Formerly of Market House Books), Tanya A. McFerran (Anglia Ruskin University)

Reference works; Medicine; Nursing

Paperback

This bestselling dictionary provides detailed coverage of the ever-expanding vocabulary of the nursing professions in an authoritative... [more]

$11.95

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American Libraries 1730-1950

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American Libraries 1730-1950

Kenneth Breisch

Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial; Library & information sciences; History

Hardback

An expansive overview of our storehouses of knowledge, from the earliest library building (Philadelphia, 1745) to midcentury... [more]

$106.95

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Definitive Opera Encyclopedia: New & Expanded Edition

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Definitive Opera Encyclopedia: New & Expanded Edition

Philip Langridge

Music; Opera; General encyclopaedias

Hardback

Updated, expanded and richly detailed this new, text version of The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Opera examines the history... [more]

$44.99

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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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Practical Encyclopedia of Chicken Keeping

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Practical Encyclopedia of Chicken Keeping

Fred Hams

Reference works; Poultry farming; Farm & working animals; Birds, including cage birds, as pets

Hardback

Directory of chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys and how to keep them, with 700 photographs. [more]

$49.95

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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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A Dictionary of Science

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A Dictionary of Science

Jonathan Law

Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues; Physics

Paperback

This bestselling dictionary contains more than 9,500 entries on all aspects of chemistry, physics, biology (including human... [more]

$26.95

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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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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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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]

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The Atlas of Ancient Rome: Biography and Portraits of the City - Two-volume slipcased set

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The Atlas of Ancient Rome: Biography and Portraits of the City - Two-volume...

Andrea Carandini

Geographical reference; History; Classical history & classical civilisation

Hardback

Lavishly illustrated throughout with full-colour maps, drawings and photos, and 3D reconstructions, this magnificent two-volume... [more]

$302.01

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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

Companion to the ... Unofficial guide to Ancestry.com --Cover. [more]

$37.99

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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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Illustrated Encyclopedia of Royal Britain

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Illustrated Encyclopedia of Royal Britain

Charles Phillips

Residential buildings, domestic buildings; Reference works; History; British & Irish history

Hardback

Britain's royal and architectural heritage is celebrated in this sumptuous history, with 1000 images. [more]

$59.95

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The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

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The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn (Freelance author and editor)

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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The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau: how Australia's signals-intelligence network shortened the Pacific War

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The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau: how Australia's signals-intelligence...

David Dufty

Coding theory & cryptology; History; Australasian & Pacific history; Second World War; Military intelligence

Hardback

This is a rich historical account of a secret and little-understood side of the war, interwoven with lively personalities... [more]

$49.99

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Egypt: Gods, Myths & Religion

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Egypt: Gods, Myths & Religion

Lucia Gahlin

Reference works; African history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Religion & beliefs; Ancient Egyptian religion & mythology

Paperback

An authoritative account of the mythological beliefs, rites and ceremonies, richly illustrated with 400 images. [more]

$23.95

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The Essential All Blackography: The Indispensable Guide to Every All Black

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The Essential All Blackography: The Indispensable Guide to Every All Black...

Ron Palenski

Encyclopaedias & reference works; Reference works; Sports & outdoor recreation; Rugby Union

Hardback

Lavish new edition of this indispensable guide to every All Blacks from the very first player - James Allan in 1884 to the... [more]

$43.95

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Book Love: A Celebration of Writers, Readers, and the Printed and Bound Book

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Book Love: A Celebration of Writers, Readers, and the Printed and Bound...

James Charlton, Bill Henderson

Literary studies: general; Reference; Dictionaries of quotations

Paperback

More than 600 quotations from centuries of observations on writing, reading and books. [more]

$18.95

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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; Grammar & vocabulary; 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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