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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]

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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]

$300.00

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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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Essential All Blackography

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Essential All Blackography

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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Practical Latin for Gardeners: More Than 1500 Essential Plant Names and the Secrets They Contain

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Practical Latin for Gardeners: More Than 1500 Essential Plant Names and...

James Armitage

Reference works; History; Horticulture; Gardening

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Practical Latin for Gardeners is a timely and useful guide to plant names based on the bestselling Latin for Gardeners. It... [more]

$24.99

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Book Love a Celebration of Writers, Readers & the Printed and Bound Book

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Book Love a Celebration of Writers, Readers & the Printed and Bound Book...

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]

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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]

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Unsolved!: The History and Mystery of the World's Greatest Ciphers from Ancient Egypt to Online Secret Societies

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Unsolved!: The History and Mystery of the World's Greatest Ciphers from...

Craig P. Bauer

Coding theory & cryptology; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Computer science

Hardback

In 1953, a man was found dead from cyanide poisoning near the Philadelphia airport with a picture of a Nazi aircraft in his... [more]

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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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Encyclopedia of Deserts

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Encyclopedia of Deserts

Michael A Mares

General encyclopaedias; Mathematics & Sciences; Geography; Arid zones, deserts; Wildlife: general interest

Paperback

Encyclopedia of Deserts represents a milestone: it is the first comprehensive reference to the first comprehensive reference... [more]

$89.95

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Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the Many

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Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the...

Helene Landemore

Decision theory: general; Behavioural theory (Behaviourism); Politics & government; Political science & theory; Political structures: democracy

Paperback

Individual decision making can often be wrong due to misinformation, impulses, or biases. Collective decision making, on the... [more]

$44.99

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Big Data: The Essential Guide to Work, Life and Learning in the Age of Insight

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Big Data: The Essential Guide to Work, Life and Learning in the Age of Insight...

Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Kenneth Cukier

Data analysis: general; Society & Social Sciences; Business strategy; Management decision making

Paperback

Edward Snowdon exposed Big Data. Here is the ultimate guide. Cory Doctorow (Boing Boing) says: 'Just the thing to get your... [more]

$22.99

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The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase

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The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase

Mark Forsyth

Language: history & general works; Reference

Paperback

Mark Forsyth's `sparkling' (Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph) and idiosyncratically brilliant third book. [more]

$19.99

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Aussie Slang Dictionary: 13th Edition

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Aussie Slang Dictionary: 13th Edition

Lolla Stewart

Dictionaries; Dialect, slang & jargon; Reference; Slang & dialect humour

Paperback

Revised and updated edition of the entertaining guide to deciphering and speaking the true Aussie language, full of true-blue... [more]

$17.99

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Man Facts: Fascinating Things Every Bloke Should Know

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Man Facts: Fascinating Things Every Bloke Should Know

Dan Bridges

Reference; Trivia & quiz question books; Gift books

Hardback

It's time to celebrate your inner geek with this treasure trove of lists and prime cuts of knowledge. Ranging across history,... [more]

$24.99

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Treasures of the New-York Historical Society

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Treasures of the New-York Historical Society

Louise Mirrer

Art styles not defined by date; Exhibition catalogues & specific collections; Museums & museology; History; Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides

Hardback

Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society is New York City's oldest museum, with a rich history of scholarship, research,... [more]

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Great Quotes from Great Women: From Marie Curie to Michelle Obama -  Inspiring Words From Women Who Have Shaped Our World

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Great Quotes from Great Women: From Marie Curie to Michelle Obama - Inspiring...

Peggy Anderson

Reference; Dictionaries of quotations; Popular psychology

Hardback

Learn from some of the most influential women who changed our world! Great Quotes from Great Women features the inspirational... [more]

$22.99

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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

Paperback

Who doesn't love a good museum? Whether grand and impressive, or irreverent and amusing, museums are places to lose - and... [more]

$29.99

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The A to Z of Modern Manners

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The A to Z of Modern Manners

David Meagher

Reference; Parties, etiquette & entertaining

Paperback

Some clear guidelines to navigate a rapidly changing world.<br /><br />Why... [more]

$24.99

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World Encyclopedia of Tanks & Armoured Fighting Vehicles

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World Encyclopedia of Tanks & Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Forty George, Jack Livesey

Reference works; History; Tanks & military land vehicles

Hardback

An illustrated A-Z history of the world's most important tanks and AFVs, with detailed specifications. [more]

$59.95

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Macquarie Dictionary Seventh Edition

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Macquarie Dictionary Seventh Edition

Macquarie Dictionary

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

Hardback

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

$120.00

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The Mammoth Book of Superstition: From Rabbits' Feet to Friday the 13th

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The Mammoth Book of Superstition: From Rabbits' 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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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; Humour

Paperback

Do you ever search in vain for exactly the right word? Part glossary, part amusing musings, but wholly enlightening and entertaining,... [more]

$22.99

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Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

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Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Elizabeth Knowles

Language: reference & general; Reference; Dictionaries of quotations; Gift books

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 Vonnegut Encyclopedia

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The Vonnegut Encyclopedia

Marc Leeds

Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary reference works; Reference works

Hardback

Now expanded and updated, this authorized compendium to Kurt Vonnegut's novels, stories, essays, and plays is the most comprehensive... [more]

$69.99

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