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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.<br /><br... [more]

$120.00

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A Complete Guide to Australian Frogs

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A Complete Guide to Australian Frogs

Simon Clulow , Mike Swan

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

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Australia is home to some of the world's most unique frogs, from colourful burrowing frogs, to frogs with `hip-pockets' and... [more]

$49.95

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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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Tops Grands Personnages

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Tops Grands Personnages

Emmanuelle Ousset, Caroline Larroche, Christophe Quillien

Encyclopaedias & reference works; Languages & ESL

Hardback

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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]

$22.99

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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]

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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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Universal Atlas: An Atlas for the Whole Family

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Universal Atlas: An Atlas for the Whole Family

Australian Geographic

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

Hardback

The latest mapping provides an amazingly detailed view of the world with extensive geographical information beside each map,... [more]

$59.95

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The Encyclopedia of Quilting & Patchwork Techniques: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Techniques

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The Encyclopedia of Quilting & Patchwork Techniques: A Comprehensive Visual...

Katharine Guerrier

Art & Architecture; Reference works; Quiltmaking, patchwork & applique

Paperback

A comprehensive visual guide to traditional and contemporary techniques for quilting and patchwork. [more]

$36.99

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The Encyclopedia of Embroidery Techniques: A Unique Visual Directory of All the Major Embroidery Techniques, Plus Inspirational Examples of Traditional and Innovative Finished Work

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The Encyclopedia of Embroidery Techniques: A Unique Visual Directory of...

Pauline Brown

Art & Architecture; Reference works; Embroidery crafts

Paperback

A unique visual directory of all the major embroidery techniques, plus inspirational examples of traditional and innovative... [more]

$36.99

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Dictionary of World Biography

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Dictionary of World Biography

Barry Jone

Biography; Dictionaries of biography (Who's Who)

Hardback

There is no other book to turn to for a comprehensive guide to history&acirc;??s biggest names including, to name just a few&acirc;?&brvbar;Homer,... [more]

$89.99

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The Craft of Research

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The Craft of Research

Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Bizup, William T. Fitzgerald

Language: reference & general; Research methods: general

Paperback

Includes discussion of the useful early stages of a research task: planning and drafting a paper. This title explains how... [more]

$37.99

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The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition

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The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition

Shihab Al-Din Al-Nuwayri

Prose: non-fiction; General encyclopaedias; Middle Eastern history

Paperback

Translation of: Nihaayat al-arab fai funaun al-adab. [more]

$29.99

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Knowledge: Stuff You Ought to Know

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Knowledge: Stuff You Ought to Know

Ray Hamilton

Reference; Trivia & quiz question books; Gift books

Hardback

This outrageously informative book is packed full of fascinating nuggets of history, science, literature, technology, sports,... [more]

$19.99

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You're Saying it Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words - and Their Tangled Histories of Misuse

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You're Saying it Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced...

Kathryn Petras, Ross Petras

Speaking & pronunciation skills; Reference

Hardback

For word nerds and grammar geeks, a witty guide to the most commonly mispronounced words, along with their correct pronunciations... [more]

$24.99

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Britain's Tudor Maps: County by County

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Britain's Tudor Maps: County by County

John Speed

Geographical reference; History; British & Irish history; Medieval history; Historical maps & atlases

Hardback

A stunning new edition of the earliest atlas of the British Isles, Britain's Tudor Maps: County by County reproduces the maps... [more]

$59.99

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The Vincent van Gogh Atlas

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The Vincent van Gogh Atlas

Nienke Denekamp, Rene van Blerk, Teio Meedendorp

Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: Impressionism & Post-Impressionism; Painting & paintings; Individual artists, art monographs; World atlases & world maps

Hardback

A fascinating guide to Van Gogh's itinerant life, with vibrant images and stories about the many places where he lived and... [more]

$44.99

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