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- John Blake Publishing 2006; US$ 5.99
A fascinating and fun volume providing concise answers to hundreds of the questions we all ponder from time to time and also sets us straight about many things that most of us assume to be true, giving us the often surprising low down on an astonishing variety of topics. Essential reading for any lover of learned knowledge combined with memorable trivia! more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 135.00
This study considers George Eliot's novels in relation to Dante and to nineteenth-century Italian culture during the Italian national revival and shows how these helped shape her fiction. Thompson argues that Eliot was able to draw selectively on a powerful Risorgimento mythology of national regeneration and that her engagement with the work of Dante... more...
- Ulysses Press 2015; US$ 12.99
MORE THAN 200 FUN FACTSFROM BAFFLING AND BIZARRE TO ENTERTAINING AND ENLIGHTENING This curious, captivating collection of trivia will surprise and intrigue readers with amazing answers to questions like: Is Jurassic Park possible? What causes the shakes? after drinking a lot of alcohol? Why do dogs walk in circles before lying down? What makes... more...
- Affirm Press 2015; US$ 19.99
Inspired by Tony Abbott?s immortal verbal overreach, The Suppository of All Wisdom is a hilarious, fully illustrated guide to the words and expressions we most often mangle, muck up and just don?t quite understand. You?ll be amazed at how many supposably well-educated speakers make mistakes ? from schoolteachers, to newsreaders, to Rhodes Scholar... more...
- Ulysses Press 2017; US$ 12.95
Over 400 intriguing, entertaining, and often hilarious etymological journey The English language is riddled with phrases that are complete nonsense. Ever met "a monkey's uncle," seen a "red-handed" thief, or "put a sock in it" when asked? You knows the real meaning of these common expressions, but do you know where, why, and how these idioms entered... more...
- OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 29.99
The first systematic investigation of the impact of imperialism on twentieth-century Britain. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 55.95
This new second edition of 'Managing People' provides a practical approach to applying up-to-the-minute management techniques, and is a vital source of information for professionals in the hotel and catering industry responsible for personnel and training. Riley explores how aspects such as labour cost, utilization, labour market behaviour and pay... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 200.00
This exciting new book marks a major shift in the study of the South African War. It turns attention from the war's much debated causes onto its more neglected consequences. An international team of scholars explores the myriad legacies of the war - for South Africa, for Britain, for the Empire and beyond. The extensive introduction sets the contributions... more...
- United Nations University Press 2011; Not Available
Haiti may well be the only country in the Americas with a last name. References to the land of the black Jacobins are almost always followed by the phrase the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. To that dubious distinction, on 12 January 2010 Haiti added another, when it was hit by the most devastating natural disaster... more...