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- Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 15.99
100 articles on meetings between historical figures explore the details of famous (and some not so famous) conversations and events. Meetings range from the time of the ancient Greeks to the present day. Articles explain why meetings were important (although some are just funny or downright bizarre). Historical context explains what happened... more...
- Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 65.00
With its unrivalled coverage of scientific and technical terms, Chambers Dictionary of Science and Technology has long been an essential reference tool for students, professionals and general readers. his thoroughly up to date edition contains more than 50,000 clear and accessible entries on an impressively wide range of topics including astronomy,... more...
- Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2005; US$ 55.00
With over 7,500 entries covering everything from wars, treaties, plots and political movements, along with nations of the world, international organizations and biographies of key figures, Chambers Dictionary of World History is a detailed and comprehensive guide to the history of the world today. In addition to the vast amount of information given... more...
- Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2006; US$ 15.99
Did you know:. Sherlock Holmes never wore a deerstalker. Saladin was not an Arab. Keith Moon did not drive a Rolls-Royce into a swimming pool. Hitler did not snub Jesse Owens. The book also shoots down a number of myths in the "so bizarre it's got to be true" category:. Charles Manson did not audition for the Monkees. Walter Sickert was... more...
- Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 17.99
Around 10,000 slang terms arranged in 100 thematic sections. Explores the slang of different groups and professions, from surfers to stockbrokers. Covers slang terms from all over the English-speaking world. Reveals the history of slang from medieval times to the present day. Pardon My English! looks into some of the shadier recesses of the English... more...
- Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 14.99
Do opposites attract?; Are two heads better than one?; Does mud stick?; If you spare the rod, will you spoil the child?; Do gentlemen prefer blondes?. A fascinating, amusing and highly readable look at the psychological truths and misconceptions behind the proverbs and sayings we use every day. Is the grass really greener on the other side? Does familiarity... more...
- Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2005; US$ 10.00
Explains the difference between easily-confused words, such as &osq;economic&csq; and &osq;economical&csq; Panels cover trickier topics such as the split infinitive; Symbols show correct and incorrect usage at a glance. Aimed at anyone who wants to learn to avoid the errors and pitfalls that occur most frequently in English, this handy book contains... more...
- Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2004; US$ 13.99
Compiled by experienced language trainers; Packed with practical examples and tips; Explanations of points that often create problems, eg confusing words such as &osq;immigrate&csq; and &osq;emigrate&csq;. Chambers Good Writing Guide gives advice on not only how to write English correctly, but also how to write it well. The book explains everything... more...
- Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2006; US$ 10.00
Addresses every aspect of presentations, from initial preparation to effective closure; Covers all types of public speaking, from conference presentations to informal speeches; Advises on structuring a presentation coherently; Gives guidance on presenting oneself confidently and clearly. Professional Presentations is an invaluable guide for anyone... more...
- Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 10.00
Packed with useful information and advice; Covers modern and traditional routes to accessing information; Helps you evaluate the reliability of sources; Handy checklists at the end of each section summarize the key points. Finding Things Out offers solutions to anyone who has ever had trouble tracking down essential information. It describes the techniques... more...