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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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Keeping Their Marbles: How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums - And Why They Should Stay There

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Keeping Their Marbles: How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums...

Tiffany Jenkins (Sociologist, writer, and broadcaster)

Art & Architecture; Museums & museology

Hardback

The story of how the museums of the West acquired the treasures of antiquity, from the Benin Bronzes to the Bust of Nefertiti... [more]

$63.95

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Worst Words: A New Compendium of Contemporary Cant and Gibberish

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Worst Words: A New Compendium of Contemporary Cant and Gibberish

Don Watson

Language: history & general works; Reference

Paperback

The level of customer-centric vigilance remains below acceptable benchmarks and weasel words continue to fill our mailboxes,... [more]

$29.99

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Investigating Sherlock: The Unofficial Guide

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Investigating Sherlock: The Unofficial Guide

Nikki Stafford

Television; Fiction-related items; Reference works

Paperback

A companion to the BBC show. Examines each episode, exploring the character development and cataloging every reference to... [more]

$22.99

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Visual Research Methods in Educational Research

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Visual Research Methods in Educational Research

Julianne Moss, Barbara Pini

Research methods: general; Education; Health & Self-Help

Hardback

Have you noticed there is a burgeoning take up of visual research in education? Are you considering using visual research... [more]

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Surnames, DNA, and Family History

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Surnames, DNA, and Family History

George Redmonds (Freelance historian, University of Leicester), David Hey (University of Sheffield (Emeritus))

Reference

Paperback

This book combines linguistic and historical approaches with the latest techniques of DNA analysis and show the insights these... [more]

$27.95

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Completely Fact

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Completely Fact

John Barron

Reference; Media studies

Paperback

Get the facts, not the spin, in this compelling new book from the ABC's FACT CHECK team. Does halal certification fund terrorism... [more]

$24.99

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Soldier Slang of the First World War

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Soldier Slang of the First World War

Emily Brewer

Language: history & general works; Dialect, slang & jargon; Reference; First World War

Paperback

From Ammo to Zig-Zag, many of the words we use today were invented in the First World War. They provide a unique insight into... [more]

$26.95

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Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

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Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Jennifer Speake

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

Paperback

This unique and thoroughly revised collection contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, drawing on... [more]

$24.95

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A Crude Look at the Whole: The Science of Complex Systems in Business, Life, and Society

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A Crude Look at the Whole: The Science of Complex Systems in Business, Life,...

John H. Miller

Cybernetics & systems theory; Economic theory & philosophy; Mathematics & Sciences; Chaos theory; Science: general issues

Hardback

From economic meltdowns to how people cooperate, there is much about the human world that eludes our understanding. [more]

$39.99

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Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

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Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

Gyles Brandreth

Reference; Dictionaries of quotations; Humour collections & anthologies

Paperback

Writer, broadcaster, and wit Gyles Brandreth has completely revised Ned Sherrin's classic collection of wisecracks, one-liners,... [more]

$27.95

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The Third QI Book of General Ignorance

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The Third QI Book of General Ignorance

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

Reference; 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]

$24.99

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Avoid Them Like the Plague: A Book of Cliches

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Avoid Them Like the Plague: A Book of Cliches

Nigel Fountain

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

Paperback

Let's cut to the chase: cliches are a familiar part of the English language, but to be honest, many have been so over-used... [more]

$14.99

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: and Other Clinical Tales

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: and Other Clinical Tales

Oliver Sacks

Dictionaries of quotations; Humanities

CD-Audio

In his most extraordinary book, Oliver Sacks, one of the great clinical writers of the 20th century (The New York Times),... [more]

$39.95

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The Times Universal Atlas of the World

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The Times Universal Atlas of the World

Times Atlases

World atlases & world maps; Travel & holiday

Hardback

The authority and accuracy of a top range Times World Atlas at an affordable price. Fully updated with extra information next... [more]

$99.99

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The Times Reference Atlas of the World

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The Times Reference Atlas of the World

Times Atlases

World atlases & world maps; Travel & holiday

Hardback

A new edition of this popular atlas from the prestigious and authoritative Times Atlas range. This seventh edition contains... [more]

$59.99

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Simply English: An A-Z of Avoidable Errors

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Simply English: An A-Z of Avoidable Errors

Simon Heffer

Usage & grammar guides; Reference

Paperback

In his best-selling Strictly English Simon Heffer explained how to write... [more]

$24.99

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The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words

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The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words

Peter E. Meltzer

Thesauri; Reference

Paperback

With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. [more]

$35.95

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An Atlas of Countries That Don't Exist: A Compendium of Fifty Unrecognized and Largely Unnoticed States

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An Atlas of Countries That Don't Exist: A Compendium of Fifty Unrecognized...

Nick Middleton

World atlases & world maps; History

Hardback

A stunning gift hardback featuring beautiful maps and stories of unrecognised countries. [more]

$44.99

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Writers' and Artists' Yearbook 2016

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Writers' and Artists' Yearbook 2016

Language: reference & general; Writing & editing guides; Yearbooks, annuals, almanacs; Publishing industry

Paperback

The annual edition of the best-selling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and get published, the Writers'... [more]

$39.99

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1,234 QI Facts to Leave You Speechless

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1,234 QI Facts to Leave You Speechless

John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin

Reference; TV tie-in humour; Gift books

Hardback

Includes facts such as Flowers get suntans; Denmark imports prisoners; Bees can fly higher than Mount Everest; The Republic... [more]

$22.99

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You Could Look It Up: The Reference Shelf From Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia

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You Could Look It Up: The Reference Shelf From Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia...

Jack Lynch

Reference works; History: specific events & topics

Hardback

An illuminating exploration of reference books through time and across cultures, from the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi to... [more]

$40.99

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Student World Atlas

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Student World Atlas

DK

World atlases & world maps; Travel & holiday

Hardback

Brings the Earth's geography to life with satellite and cartographic sources. This book includes detailed maps reveal the... [more]

$29.99

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The Curious Map Book

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The Curious Map Book

Ashley Baynton-Williams

World atlases & world maps; History

Hardback

An expert cartographic researcher uncovers 100 curious, entertaining maps, drawn mainly from the unrivalled map collection... [more]

$74.95

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History of the World in Maps: The Rise and Fall of Empires, Countries and Cities

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History of the World in Maps: The Rise and Fall of Empires, Countries and...

The Times, Philip Parker, Times Atlases

World atlases & world maps; History; Historical maps & atlases

Hardback

From Babylonian tablets to Google Maps, the world has evolved rapidly, along with the ways in which we see it. In this time,... [more]

$69.99

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