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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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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

A miscellany of incredible information visualised by the brilliant Studio Muti. The fourth in the visually stunning Infographics... [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

The Library Book beautifully captures the shifting architectural styles... [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

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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]

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A Dictionary  of Economics

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A Dictionary of Economics

Nigar Hashimzade, Gareth D. Myles, John Black

Reference works; Business & Economics; Economics

Paperback

This bestselling and authoritative dictionary covers all aspects of economics including theory, policy, and applied micro... [more]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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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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Complete Guide To Australian Frogs

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Complete Guide To Australian Frogs

Simon and Swan, Mike Clulow

Reference works; Wildlife: reptiles & amphibians; Nature, the natural world (Children's&YA)

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Throughout much of the world, frog populations are declining and some species are disappearing totally. In Australia, several... [more]

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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]

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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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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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Metaphors Be with You: An A to Z Dictionary of History's Greatest Metaphorical Quotations

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Metaphors Be with You: An A to Z Dictionary of History's Greatest Metaphorical...

Mardy Grothe

Language: reference & general; Reference; Dictionaries of quotations

Hardback

The ten best things ever said on 250 topics --page [vii]. [more]

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The Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 4th Edition

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The Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 4th Edition

Chambers

Reference works; Hobbies, quizzes & games; Crosswords

Paperback

This dictionary provides around 290,000 references with 275,000 lexical synonyms and over 15,000 encyclopaedic words arranged... [more]

$32.99

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It's Been Said Before: A Guide to the Use and Abuse of Cliches

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It's Been Said Before: A Guide to the Use and Abuse of Cliches

Orin Hargraves (Lexicographer and language researcher)

Language: reference & general; Language: history & general works; linguistics; Dialect, slang & jargon; Reference

Paperback

In this book, Orin Hargraves provides a concise and lively guide to the most abused phrases in the English language today.... [more]

$22.95

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RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners: More than 1,500 Essential Plant Names and the Secrets They Contain

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RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners: More than 1,500 Essential Plant Names...

James Armitage

Reference works; History; Botany & plant sciences; Gardening: plants

Paperback

An ideal companion for use in the garden or when selecting new plants. [more]

$22.99

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Complete Illustrated History of the First & Second World Wars

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Complete Illustrated History of the First & Second World Wars

Donald Sommerville, Ian Westwell

Reference works; History; First World War; Second World War

Hardback

A comprehensive chronicle and analysis of the two deadliest conflicts, and how they were fought. [more]

$59.95

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QI: The Third Book of General Ignorance

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QI: The Third Book of General Ignorance

John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray

Reference; Trivia & quiz question books; TV tie-in humour

Paperback

The Third Book of General Ignorance gathers together 180 questions, both new and previously featured on the BBC TV programme's... [more]

$19.99

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