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Salty Dog Talk: The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions

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Salty Dog Talk: The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions

Bill Beavis, Richard G. McCloskey

Language: history & general works; Reference; Ships & shipping: general interest; Boating

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Originally published: London: Adlard Coles, 1983. [more]

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The Archaeological Excavation Dictionary

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The Archaeological Excavation Dictionary

Anna Kieburg

Reference works; History; Archaeological methodology & techniques

Paperback

Over 2,000 terms, Translated into eight different languages. The book is ideal for digs abroad. Includes the Arabic and... [more]

$39.99

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Japan Travel Atlas

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Japan Travel Atlas

Tuttle Publishing

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

Paperback

Finding your way around Japan is a breeze with this handy Tuttle travel atlas. Designed for the adventurous traveler and containing... [more]

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The Making Of Mona

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The Making Of Mona

Adrian Franklin

Art & Architecture; Conservation, restoration & care of artworks; Exhibition catalogues & specific collections; Museums & museology

Hardback

Adrian Franklin, professor of sociology at the University of Tasmania, has pieced together the story of the creation of MONA,... [more]

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Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking

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Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking

Colin Swatridge (AQA A Level Chief Examiner)

Language: reference & general; Reference works; Communication studies; Educational material

Paperback

This work is sure to improve the written work of any student required to demonstrate the key skills of critical writing and... [more]

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101 Two-Letter Words

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101 Two-Letter Words

Stephin Merritt, Roz Chast

Reference; Humour

Hardback

A one-of-a-kind celebration of the 101 two-letter words allowed in Scrabble. [more]

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New Hart's Rules: The Oxford Style Guide

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New Hart's Rules: The Oxford Style Guide

Oxford University Press

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

Hardback

New Hart's Rules provides the information and guidance you need to prepare written copy to a high standard. Compiled by experts... [more]

$37.95

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Field Guide to Victorian Produce

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Field Guide to Victorian Produce

Ewan McEoin

Reference works; Agriculture & related industries; Food manufacturing & related industries; Cookery, food & drink

Paperback

This is the first practical field guide for Australian locavores - people who try to eat locally. This book tells the stories... [more]

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The Art of War

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The Art of War

Tzu Sun

Reference works; History; Oriental & Indian philosophy; Politics & government; Theory of warfare & military science; Defence strategy, planning & research

Paperback

In this translation, the author presents the core text in two formats: first, the unadorned ancient words of wisdom ascribed... [more]

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

P. H. Matthews (Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, St. John's College, Cambridge University)

linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Dialect, slang & jargon; Grammar, syntax; Reference works

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This authoritative dictionary provides coverage across the field of linguistics, both the theoretical and the practical. In... [more]

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Mosby'S Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition, 3e

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Mosby'S Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian...

Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas J. Vardaxis

Reference works; Medicine; Medicine: general issues; Nursing & ancillary services

Paperback

Includes information on pathology, complementary therapies, pharmacology, and ANZ appendices. This work also provides a CD... [more]

$119.00

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking

Market House Books Limited

Reference works; Business & Economics; Finance; Banking

Paperback

This authoritative dictionary covers every aspect of personal and international finance. It has been fully revised and updated,... [more]

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The Southern Night Sky: A Glow-in-the-Dark Guide to Prominent Stars & Constellations South of the Equator

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The Southern Night Sky: A Glow-in-the-Dark Guide to Prominent Stars & Constellations...

James Kavanagh

Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; Astronomy, space & time; Popular astronomy & space

Paperback

The Southern Night Sky provides a simplified field reference to familiar stars and constellations. A durable folding guide... [more]

$12.99

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Wonders of the World

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Wonders of the World

Whitestar

Encyclopaedias & reference works; Children's & Educational

Hardback

Twelve titles to satisfy the curiosity and passion of all sort of readers, from animal lovers to motorcycle fans to historical... [more]

$12.99

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The Missing Ink: How Handwriting Made Us Who We Are

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The Missing Ink: How Handwriting Made Us Who We Are

Philip Hensher

Language: history & general works; Reference; Gift books

Paperback

A smart, funny book about the rise and slow death of the art of handwriting; and why it still matters. [more]

$19.99

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Oxford Guide to Plain English

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Oxford Guide to Plain English

Martin Cutts (Plain Language Commission)

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

Paperback

Completely revised and updated, this new edition of the Oxford Guide to Plain English is an essential tool for clear communication.... [more]

$17.95

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How to Write: Successful Essays, Dissertations, and Exams

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How to Write: Successful Essays, Dissertations, and Exams

Chris Mounsey (University of Winchester)

Language: reference & general; Writing & editing guides; Writing skills; Reference works; Educational material

Paperback

Practical, accessible, and written by an author with extensive teaching experience, this book is essential for students wanting... [more]

$24.95

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

Michael Allaby

Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; Earth sciences; Geology & the lithosphere; Physical geography & topography

Paperback

The Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences covers geology and related areas including planetary science, volcanology, palaeontology,... [more]

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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

Hardback

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

$49.95

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

Oxford Dictionaries

Language: reference & general; Creative writing & creative writing guides; Technical writing; Poetry; Reference works

Paperback

This invaluable resource contains rhymes for over 45,000 words presented in a clear and user-friendly layout. Features include... [more]

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1,339 QI Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop

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1,339 QI Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop

John Mitchinson, John Lloyd, James Harkin

Reference; TV tie-in humour; Gift books

Hardback

Following the sensational success of 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off, this title returns with a fresh stack of facts... [more]

$22.99

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An Apple A Day: Old-Fashioned Proverbs and Why They Still Work

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An Apple A Day: Old-Fashioned Proverbs and Why They Still Work

Caroline Taggart

Language: history & general works; Reference

Paperback

From wise maxims originating with the Old Testament and other ancient texts to relatively modern gems coined by poets, writers,... [more]

$14.99

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The Economist: Pocket World in Figures 2014

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The Economist: Pocket World in Figures 2014

The Economist

Reference; Reference works; Social research & statistics; Economic statistics

Hardback

Contains facts and figures about the world today - on subjects as diverse as geography, population and demographics, business,... [more]

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Around the World: The Atlas for Today

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Around the World: The Atlas for Today

Andrew Losowksy, Sven Ehmann, Robert Klanten

World atlases & world maps; Travel & holiday

Hardback

This modern atlas presents our world in striking images and clear texts. The book is not just for graphic designers, but also... [more]

$95.00

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Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction

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Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction

Richard Toye (Professor of Modern History, University of Exeter)

Reference

Paperback

Society's attitudes to rhetoric are often very negative. Here, Richard Toye provides an engaging, historically informed introduction... [more]

$19.95

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