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A TASTE OF HOME - 120 Delicious Recipes from Leading Chefs and Celebrities (Hardcover): Kyle Cathie A TASTE OF HOME - 120 Delicious Recipes from Leading Chefs and Celebrities (Hardcover)
Kyle Cathie
R654 R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Save R120 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Finding Faeries - Discovering Sprites, Pixies, Redcaps, and Other Fantastical Creatures in an Urban Environment (Hardcover):... Finding Faeries - Discovering Sprites, Pixies, Redcaps, and Other Fantastical Creatures in an Urban Environment (Hardcover)
Alexandra Rowland
R348 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R64 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Discover where faeries and other mythical creatures are hiding in our modern, urban environment with this beautifully illustrated guide to uncovering magical beings. From the musty corners of libraries to the darkest depths of urban sewers, faeries, boggarts, redcaps, and other fantastical species can be found all around us-but only if we know where to look. And like every other being in the modern world, these wonderous creatures have been forced to adapt to the climate, industrial, and cultural changes of the modern era. Many formerly common creatures from akeki to cave trolls have been driven out by the urban sprawl, technological advancements, and climate change while others, including ether sprites and brownies, have been able to thrive in abundance, creating homes within electrical hotbeds and massive landfills. Featuring descriptions of magical creatures from around the globe, this encyclopedic collection details the history and adaptability of more than fifty different species of fae. Describing little-known and fascinating creatures such as the Luck Pigeon of Baltimore, the akaname of Eastern Asia, and the konderong of South Africa, this book will expose readers to fantastical species from a variety of cultures and communities. Combining scholarship with modern lore and environmentalism, and featuring stunning hand-drawn illustrations, Finding Faeries is a captivating look at the fantastical beings that inhabit our world today.

Washington and Lee University, 1930-2000 - Tradition and Transformation (Hardcover): Blaine A. Brownell Washington and Lee University, 1930-2000 - Tradition and Transformation (Hardcover)
Blaine A. Brownell
R1,345 Discovery Miles 13 450 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Washington and Lee University, 1930- 2000 tells the history of one of the nation's oldest colleges as it evolved to face changes in higher education and in American society. In the early part of the twentieth century, Washington and Lee was a small, all-male institution known for its conservative inclinations, coats and ties, social life dominated by fraternities, and venerable honor system run exclusively by students. In the seven decades after 1930, the university confronted economic depression and world war, and faced the challenges and opportunities posed by subsidized athletics, integration, changing student customs and attitudes, new emphases in higher education, and the controversial move to coeducation. Each of the presidents who led the university during this era encouraged Washington and Lee to adapt to new demands while retaining its core traditions and identity. The alma mater of three United States Supreme Court justices, over a hundred members of congress and state governors, and winners of the Pulitzer, Nobel, Tony, and Emmy awards, Washington and Lee University receives a full and complex depiction in this authoritative history.

The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees - The Ash in Human Culture and History (Paperback): Robert Penn The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees - The Ash in Human Culture and History (Paperback)
Robert Penn
R320 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R61 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Out of all the trees in the world, the ash is most closely bound up with who we are: the tree we have made the greatest and most varied use of over the course of human history. One frigid winter morning, Robert Penn lovingly selected an ash tree and cut it down. He wanted to see how many beautiful, handmade objects could be made from it. Thus begins an adventure of craftsmanship and discovery. Penn visits the shops of modern-day woodworkers-whose expertise has been handed down through generations-and finds that ancient woodworking techniques are far from dead. He introduces artisans who create a flawless axe handle, a rugged and true wagon wheel, a deadly bow and arrow, an Olympic-grade toboggan, and many other handmade objects using their knowledge of ash's unique properties. Penn connects our daily lives back to the natural woodlands that once dominated our landscapes. Throughout his travels-from his home in Wales, across Europe, and America-Penn makes a case for the continued and better use of the ash tree as a sustainable resource and reveals some of the dire threats to our ash trees. The emerald ash borer, a voracious and destructive beetle, has killed tens of millions of ash trees across North America since 2002. Unless we are prepared to act now and better value our trees, Penn argues, the ash tree and its many magnificent contributions to mankind will become a thing of the past. This exuberant tale of nature, human ingenuity, and the pleasure of making things by hand chronicles how the urge to understand and appreciate trees still runs through us all like grain through wood.

Hu Shih and Intellectual Choice in Modern China (Paperback): Min-chih Chou Hu Shih and Intellectual Choice in Modern China (Paperback)
Min-chih Chou
R892 Discovery Miles 8 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Hu Shih and Intellectual Choice in Modern China sets out to analyze the life and thought of Hu Shih as a key to understanding China in his lifetime. The study focuses on the inner tensions and dimensions of Hu's life and attempts to reconstruct the intellectual and emotional dilemmas that his life encompassed. By describing Hu's pessimism and alienation aroused by an age of chaos, the study reveals what is meant to be a transitional figure in twentieth-century China. By extension, the book is a study of the tragedy of a Chinese cosmopolitan intellectual who could find no satisfying role in the life of his own turbulent nation.

Recurrent Maladies in Scholarly Writing (Paperback): Eugene McCartney Recurrent Maladies in Scholarly Writing (Paperback)
Eugene McCartney
R761 Discovery Miles 7 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In his preface to Recurrent Maladies in Scholarly Writing, Eugene S. McCartney says, ""During my lengthy service I have edited books in a great variety of subjects and have seen through the press over fourteen hundred articles reporting investigations in a dozen fields. . . . In spite of the great diversity of treatment and subject matter, the regularity with which manuscripts from the four corners of our land continue to tax editors' time, strength, knowledge, resourcefulness, and tact demonstrates the fundamental unity of our nation and our abiding adherence to the American way of life."" His lavishly illustrated observations on the common mistakes of authors are both amusing and instructive.

The Papers of Jefferson Davis - 1880-1889 (Hardcover): Jefferson Davis The Papers of Jefferson Davis - 1880-1889 (Hardcover)
Jefferson Davis
R3,196 Discovery Miles 31 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The final volume of The Papers of Jefferson Davis follows the former president of the Confederacy through the completion of his two monumental works on the history of the Confederate States of America. In the first, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government (1881), Davis sought to recast the Confederacy as a just and moral nation that was constitutionally correct in standing up for its rights. Himself the subject of heated debates about why the Confederacy lost, Davis also used the book to castigate Confederate government and military officials who he believed had failed the cause. Later, A Short History of the Confederate States (1890) attempted to burnish the image of the former Confederacy and to refute accusations of intentional mistreatment of Union prisoners. While completing these books, Davis attended and spoke at numerous Confederate memorial services and monument dedications, all the while waging a bitter feud with two of his former top generals-Joseph E. Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard-over the reasons for the fall of the Confederacy. In late 1889, having returned to New Orleans from a trip to his plantation, Brierfield, Davis succumbed to pneumonia. His funeral procession attracted an estimated 150,000 mourners, a testament to the lasting popularity of the Confederacy's only president. In volume 14 of The Papers of Jefferson Davis, the editors have drawn from over one hundred manuscript repositories and private collections, in addition to numerous published sources, to offer a compelling portrait of Davis over the last decade of his life.

Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin (Paperback): Steffen Arctander Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin (Paperback)
Steffen Arctander
R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Emergency Preparedness - A Practical Guide for Preparing Your Family (Paperback): Evan Gabrielsen Emergency Preparedness - A Practical Guide for Preparing Your Family (Paperback)
Evan Gabrielsen
R305 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R57 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Knowledge Book - Everything You Need to Know to Get by in the 21st Century (Paperback): National Geographic The Knowledge Book - Everything You Need to Know to Get by in the 21st Century (Paperback)
National Geographic
R571 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Save R97 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Indispensable for every home, library, and office, "The Knowledge Book" distills thousands of years of humankind's most significant ideas and achievements-- explains how they are linked and why they are important--and packs everything into a single, irresistibly readable volume. The richly illustrated pages burst with essential facts from all major fields of knowledge: science, technology, philosophy, art, religion, economics, and more.
Loaded with cross-referencing, fact boxes, and other helpful features, the book is topically organized into five sections: Earth and Space; Mathematics and the Sciences; Politics and Economics; Religion, Philosophy, and Psychology; and the Arts. An introductory spread opens each section, summarizing its biggest ideas and discoveries. Time lines and fact boxes place events in the context of history, while sidebars add interesting details on processes, inventions, and artistic techniques. Famous personalities are introduced in highlighted columns. Finally, each section ends with a notation that lists the major issues to be resolved in our day. Color-coded tabs guide readers through the book and support this innovative and accessible approach.
More than a thousand vibrant images captivate readers who enjoy visual learning and function as a colorful catalog of essential knowledge.

An Alphabetical List of the Feasts and Holidays of the Hindus and Muhammadans (Hardcover): India Imperial Record Dept Den E.... An Alphabetical List of the Feasts and Holidays of the Hindus and Muhammadans (Hardcover)
India Imperial Record Dept Den E. Ross
R587 Discovery Miles 5 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The New Normal Second Reader (Hardcover): Albert Newton Raub The New Normal Second Reader (Hardcover)
Albert Newton Raub
R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Oxford Local Examinations. Thomson's Spring - With a Life of the Poet, Notes (Paperback): James Thomson Oxford Local Examinations. Thomson's Spring - With a Life of the Poet, Notes (Paperback)
James Thomson
R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Handbook of Florence and Its Environs (Hardcover): John Murray (Firm) Handbook of Florence and Its Environs (Hardcover)
John Murray (Firm)
R588 Discovery Miles 5 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Report on the Progress and Condition of the U.S. National Museum for the Year Ending June 30, 1907 (Hardcover): Institution... Report on the Progress and Condition of the U.S. National Museum for the Year Ending June 30, 1907 (Hardcover)
Institution United States National Museu
R586 Discovery Miles 5 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Stratford Records and the Shakespeare Autotypes (Hardcover): James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps The Stratford Records and the Shakespeare Autotypes (Hardcover)
James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps
R585 Discovery Miles 5 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hints for the Table (Hardcover): John Timbs Hints for the Table (Hardcover)
John Timbs
R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Les Inondations En France Depuis Le VI Si cle Jusqu'a Nos Jours (Hardcover): Maurice Champion Les Inondations En France Depuis Le VI Si cle Jusqu'a Nos Jours (Hardcover)
Maurice Champion
R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Transactions of the Loggerville Literary Society (Paperback): William Sandys Transactions of the Loggerville Literary Society (Paperback)
William Sandys
R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Manual of Instruction for Classes Preparing for First Communion (Hardcover): Ferdinand Cartwright Ewer A Manual of Instruction for Classes Preparing for First Communion (Hardcover)
Ferdinand Cartwright Ewer
R587 Discovery Miles 5 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Annual Statements of the Railroad and Canal Companies (Paperback): New Jersey Comptroller Of The Treasury Annual Statements of the Railroad and Canal Companies (Paperback)
New Jersey Comptroller Of The Treasury
R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Transportation Department of the Pennsylvania (Hardcover): Pennsylvania... Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Transportation Department of the Pennsylvania (Hardcover)
Pennsylvania Railroad Company
R584 Discovery Miles 5 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Seventh Annual Report (Hardcover): Maine. Office Of The Statistics Seventh Annual Report (Hardcover)
Maine. Office Of The Statistics
R644 Discovery Miles 6 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Dictionary of Photography (Hardcover): John Worden Thomas Sutton A Dictionary of Photography (Hardcover)
John Worden Thomas Sutton
R756 Discovery Miles 7 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
German Classics - Lessing, Goethe, Schiller; Volume V (Hardcover): C. A. Buchheim German Classics - Lessing, Goethe, Schiller; Volume V (Hardcover)
C. A. Buchheim
R641 Discovery Miles 6 410 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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