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When We Are No More: How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future

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When We Are No More: How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future

Abby Smith Rumsey

Automation of library & information processes; Society & Social Sciences

Paperback

Examines how humanity records and passes on its culture to future generations, from the libraries of antiquity to the excess... [more]

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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]

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Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners

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Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners...

Travis Elborough

World atlases & world maps; History; General & world history; Geography

Hardback

Atlas of Improbable Places shows the modern world from surprising new vantage points that will inspire urban explorers and... [more]

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Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

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Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

Silke Ackermann

Museums & museology; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides

Paperback

Part of the acclaimed Director's Choice series, an insight is offered into the Museum of the History of Science by the Director's... [more]

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Collins World Atlas: Paperback Edition

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Collins World Atlas: Paperback Edition

Collins Maps

World atlases & world maps; Travel & holiday

Paperback

The clear and detailed mapping in this bestselling Collins world atlas has been brought fully up-to-date to reflect all recent... [more]

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Collins World Atlas: Illustrated Edition

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Collins World Atlas: Illustrated Edition

Collins Maps

World atlases & world maps; Geography; Travel & holiday

Paperback

A paperback edition of this fully revised general reference atlas in the exciting Collins world atlas range. Highly detailed... [more]

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Morbid Curiosities: Collections of the Uncommon and the Bizarre: Collections of the Uncommon and the Bizarre

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Morbid Curiosities: Collections of the Uncommon and the Bizarre: Collections...

Paul Gambino

Reference; Antiques & collectables: buyer's guides

Hardback

Offers insight into the strange world of collectors of the macabre. This title features 17 unique collections and an extensive... [more]

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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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Possession: The Curious History of Private Collectors from Antiquity to the Present

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Possession: The Curious History of Private Collectors from Antiquity to...

Erin Thompson

Art & Architecture; Museums & museology; Social & cultural history

Hardback

A riveting account of private art collectors' passion from Roman times to the present [more]

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Anatomy Museum: Death and the Body Displayed

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Anatomy Museum: Death and the Body Displayed

Elizabeth Hallam

Museums & museology; Sociology: death & dying; Medicine; History of medicine; Anatomy

Hardback

Elizabeth Hallam investigates the anatomy museum and how it reveals the fascination and fears that surround the dead body... [more]

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The Mapmakers' World: A Cultural History of the European World Map

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The Mapmakers' World: A Cultural History of the European World Map

Marjo Nurminen

History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600; World atlases & world maps; History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000

Hardback

The Mapmakers' World illuminates the cultural history of European world maps: what do historical world maps tell of us, of... [more]

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The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

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The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

Simon Blackburn

Reference works; Philosophy

Paperback

This dictionary is written by one of the leading philosophers of our time, and it is recognized as the best dictionary of... [more]

$27.95

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Practical Encyclopedia of Home Remedies & Natural Therapies

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Practical Encyclopedia of Home Remedies & Natural Therapies

Mark Evans

Reference works; Medicine; Complementary therapies, healing & health

Paperback

An illustrated guide to a range of natural health treatments and remedies, with 1250 photographs. [more]

$35.95

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The Man on the Twenty Dollar Notes: Flynn of the Inland

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The Man on the Twenty Dollar Notes: Flynn of the Inland

Everald Compton

Reference works; History; Australasian & Pacific history; Social & cultural history

Paperback

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is a revered legend of the development of Australia as a caring nation. However, few Australians... [more]

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Illustrated Encylopedia of Machine Guns

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Illustrated Encylopedia of Machine Guns

Will Fowler, Patrick Sweeney

Reference works; History; Militaria, arms & armour; Small firearms, guns & other equipment

Paperback

This authoritative volume reveals the remarkable history of the machine gun, with a country-by-country directory of 160 classic... [more]

$23.95

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Atlas of Cursed Places: A Travel Guide to Dangerous and Frightful Destinations

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Atlas of Cursed Places: A Travel Guide to Dangerous and Frightful Destinations...

Olivier Le Carrer

Geographical reference; History; Travel writing

Paperback

Oliver Le Carrer brings us a fascinating history and armchair journey to the world's most dangerous and frightful places,... [more]

$45.00

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Speak Easy: The essential guide to speaking in public

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Speak Easy: The essential guide to speaking in public

Maggie Eyre

Public speaking guides; Reference; Self-help & personal development

Paperback

Maggie Eyre has over 30 years' experience as a media trainer, communications consultant and performer. In Speak Easy, she... [more]

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Oxford Dictionary of Business and Management

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Oxford Dictionary of Business and Management

Jonathan Law (Market House Books)

Reference works; Business & Economics; Business & management; Business studies: general

Paperback

Over 7,100 entries cover all aspects of business and management including marketing, accounting, organizational behaviour,... [more]

$29.95

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100 Years: Wisdom From Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life

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100 Years: Wisdom From Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life

Joshua Prager, Milton Glaser

Anthologies (non-poetry); Reference; Dictionaries of quotations

Hardback

A beautifully designed gift book featuring wisdom from famous writers on every age from one to one hundred. [more]

$24.95

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Oxford Dictionary of Chemistry

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Oxford Dictionary of Chemistry

Richard Rennie (University of Cambridge), Jonathan Law (Market House Books)

Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; Inorganic chemistry; Organic chemistry; Physical chemistry

Paperback

Fully revised and updated, the seventh edition of this dictionary covers all aspects of chemistry, including physical and... [more]

$29.95

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New Oxford Style Manual

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New Oxford Style Manual

Language: reference & general; Usage & grammar guides; Writing & editing guides; Reference works

Hardback

Combining the recently updated editions of New Hart's Rules and the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors in a single... [more]

$63.95

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Using Non-Textual Sources: A Historian's Guide

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Using Non-Textual Sources: A Historian's Guide

Catherine Armstrong (Loughborough University, UK)

Museums & museology; Research methods: general; History; History: theory & methods

Paperback

Using Non-Textual Sources provides history students with the theoretical background and skills to interpret non-textual sources.... [more]

$35.99

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Astrophysics in a Nutshell: Second Edition

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Astrophysics in a Nutshell: Second Edition

Dan Maoz

Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; Astrophysics

Hardback

An introduction to the observational data and theoretical concepts underlying modern astronomy. Designed for advanced undergraduate... [more]

$65.00

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Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

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Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

Mary Norris

Usage & grammar guides; Language: history & general works; Reference

Paperback

The most irreverent and enjoyable book on language since Eats, Shoots & Leaves. [more]

$22.99

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Even More Things That Nobody Knows: 501 Further Mysteries of Life, the Universe and Everything

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Even More Things That Nobody Knows: 501 Further Mysteries of Life, the Universe...

William Hartston (Author)

Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences

Paperback

A fascinating and unputdownable exploration of the limits of human knowledge of our planet, its history and culture, and the... [more]

$29.99

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