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A Dictionary of Omens and Superstitions (Paperback, Main): Philippa Waring A Dictionary of Omens and Superstitions (Paperback, Main)
Philippa Waring
R275 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R55 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

- What does it mean if a cat sits and washes itself in your doorway? - Why should women have their hair cut only when the moon is waxing? - Why do people from Yorkshire throw caterpillars over their shoulders? Do you avoid anything with the number thirteen and cross the road to avoid walking under ladders? Belief in superstitions links us to a time when everyday events and objects had magical significance, and knowledge of these could change your fate. Whether you wish to increase your good fortune, ward off bad luck, or simply desire to know what today has in store, A Dictionary of Omens and Superstitions provides a complete guide to hundreds of portents, signs and customs, tracing the origins of our superstitions and explaining their rich symbolism.

The Harper Book of Quotations (Paperback, 3rd edition): Robert I. Fitzhenry The Harper Book of Quotations (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Robert I. Fitzhenry
R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

More than 6,500 quotations that are sure to suit all occasions--spicing up letters, speeches, and everyday conversations--are included in this easy-to-use reference.

6 SAT Practice Tests (Paperback, Third Edition): Philip Geer, Stephen A. Reiss 6 SAT Practice Tests (Paperback, Third Edition)
Philip Geer, Stephen A. Reiss
R452 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R168 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

College-bound students will find intensive test-taking practice for the all-important SAT in this latest edition. They'll find everything they need to ace the test, including: Six full-length practice exams similar in length, structure, question type, and degree of difficulty to the new SAT All questions answered and explained Self-appraisal information for scoring the SAT essay question Test-taking tips and strategies that will help students use this book to their best advantage to maximize their scores This book offers excellent SAT test preparation when used alone, and also makes a fine companion volume for test takers who purchase Barron's SAT, 29th Edition (978-1-4380-0998-8).

The Psychology of Memory, Volume 2 (Hardcover): Peter E. Morris, Martin A. Conway The Psychology of Memory, Volume 2 (Hardcover)
Peter E. Morris, Martin A. Conway
R3,607 Discovery Miles 36 070 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This major new series reproduces an authoritative selection of the most significant articles in different areas of psychology. It focuses in particular on influential articles which are not found in other similar colelctions.

Many of these articles are only available in specialized journals and therfore are not accessible in every library. This landmark series will make a contribution to scholarship and teaching in psychology. It will imorove access to important areas of literature which are difficult to locate, even in the archives of many libraries throughout the world.

Important features in each book make the series an essential research and reference tool, including introductions written by the individual editors providing a lucid survey of difference branches of psychology. The pagination of the original articles has been deliberately retained to facilitate ease of reference. A comprehensive author and subject index guides the reader instantly to major and minor topics within the literature.This set presents the most important articles in the psychology of memory, divided into the following areas:

The First Explorers Encoding Processes Retrieval Processes Context Sensory Memory Working Memory Semantic Memory Expanding Into New Areas The New Territories Expertise Implicit Memory Exploring Everyday Memory.

Articles in these volumes have been drawn from various books and from the following journals: Neurology, Psychological Review, Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, Cognitive Psychology, Psychological Review, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Journal of General Psychology, American Psychologist, Perception and Psychophysics, British Journal of Psychology, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Journal of Memory and Language, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Neuropsychologia, Psychological Bulletin, Science, and Cognition.

The Oxford Companion to Wine (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition): Jancis Robinson The Oxford Companion to Wine (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition)
Jancis Robinson; Edited by (associates) Julia Harding 1
R546 R494 Discovery Miles 4 940 Save R52 (10%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson's seminal volume immediately attained legendary status, winning every major wine book award including the Glenfiddich and Julia Child/IACP awards, as well as writer and woman of the year accolades for its editor on both sides of the Atlantic. Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, The Oxford Companion to Wine presents almost 4,000 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, connoisseurs, growers, and tasters in wine through the ages; from viticulture and oenology to the history of wine, from its origins to the present day. More than 180 esteemed contributors (including 58 new to this edition) range from internationally renowned academics to some of the most famous wine writers and wine specialists in the world. Now exhaustively updated, this fourth edition incorporates the very latest international research to present 300 new entries on topics ranging from additives and wine apps to WSET and Zelen. Over 60 per cent of all entries have been revised; and useful lists and statistics are appended, including a unique list of the world's controlled appellations and their permitted grape varieties, as well as vineyard area, wine production and consumption by country. Illustrated with almost 30 updated maps of every important wine region in the world, many useful charts and diagrams, and 16 stunning colour photographs, this Companion is unlike any other wine book, offering an understanding of wine in all of its wider contexts-notably historical, cultural, and scientific-and serving as a truly companionable point of reference into which any wine-lover can dip and browse.

Regents Living Environment Power Pack Revised Edition (Paperback): Gregory Scott Hunter Regents Living Environment Power Pack Revised Edition (Paperback)
Gregory Scott Hunter
R523 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R71 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Barron's two-book Regents Living Environment Power Pack provides comprehensive review, actual administered exams, and practice questions to help students prepare for the Biology Regents exam. This edition includes: Four actual Regents exams Regents Exams and Answers: Living Environment Four actual, administered Regents exams so students can get familiar with the test Comprehensive review questions grouped by topic, to help refresh skills learned in class Thorough explanations for all answers Score analysis charts to help identify strengths and weaknesses Study tips and test-taking strategies Let's Review Regents: Living Environment Extensive review of all topics on the test Extra practice questions with answers One actual Regents exam The Power Pack includes two volumes for a savings of $4.99.

Regents English Power Pack Revised Edition (Paperback): Carol Chaitkin Regents English Power Pack Revised Edition (Paperback)
Carol Chaitkin
R496 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Save R72 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Barron's two-book Regents English Power Pack provides comprehensive review, actual administered exams, and practice questions to help students prepare for the English Regents exam. This edition includes: Regents Exams and Answers: English Eight actual, administered Regents exams so students have the practice they need to prepare for the test Review questions grouped by topic, to help refresh skills learned in class Thorough explanations for all answers Score analysis charts to help identify strengths and weaknesses Study tips and test-taking strategies Let's Review Regents: English Comprehensive review of all topics on the test Extra practice questions with answers One actual, administered Regents English exam with answer key The Power Pack includes two volumes for a savings of $4.99.

Consumer Law (Hardcover): Iain Ramsay Consumer Law (Hardcover)
Iain Ramsay
R3,635 Discovery Miles 36 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Major Reference series brings together a wide range of key international articles in law and legal theory. Many of these essays are not readily accessible, and their presentation in these volumes will provide a vital new resource for both research and teaching. Each volume is edited by leading international authorities who explain the significance and context of articles in an informative and complete introduction.

Comparative Legal Cultures (Hardcover): Csaba Varga Comparative Legal Cultures (Hardcover)
Csaba Varga
R3,672 Discovery Miles 36 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Major Reference series brings together a wide range of key international articles in law and legal theory. Many of these essays are not readily accessible, and their presentation in these volumes will provide a vital new resource for both research and teaching. Each volume is edited by leading international authorities who explain the significance and context of articles in an informative and complete introduction.

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 1 (Hardcover): Cary L. Cooper Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 1 (Hardcover)
Cary L. Cooper
R4,220 Discovery Miles 42 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This major new series reproduces an authoritative selection of the most significant articles in different areas of psychology. It focuses in particular on influential articles which are not found in other similar collections.

Many of these articles are only available in specialized journals and therfore are not accessible in every library. This landmark series will make a contribution to scholarship and teaching in psychology. It will imorove access to important areas of literature which are difficult to locate, even in the archives of many libraries throughout the world.

Important features in each book make the series an essential research and reference tool, including introductions written by the individual editors providing a lucid survey of difference branches of psychology. The pagination of the original articles has been deliberately retained to facilitate ease of reference. A comprehensive author and subject index guides the reader instantly to major and minor topics within the literature.

Barron's AP Computer Science A with Online Tests (Paperback, Eighth Edition): Roselyn Teukolsky Barron's AP Computer Science A with Online Tests (Paperback, Eighth Edition)
Roselyn Teukolsky
R515 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R154 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This best-selling guide from Barron's offers practical, proven test-taking strategies and preparation for the Advanced Placement test. This updated manual presents computer science test takers with: Three AP practice tests for the AP Computer Science A test, including a diagnostic test Charts detailing the scoring suggestions for each free-response question Answers and explanations for every test question A subject review includes static variables, the List interface, enhanced for loops, the import statement, many questions on 2-dimensional arrays, and a detailed analysis of the binary search algorithm. The book reflects the fact that the ClassCastException and downcasting have been removed from the AP Java subset. The practice exams reflect the new free-response style used on recent AP exams. BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TESTS: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to three additional full-length online AP Computer Science A tests with all questions answered and explained. These online exams can be easily accessed by smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Natural Law, Volume 1 (Hardcover): John Finnis, Carolyn Dever Natural Law, Volume 1 (Hardcover)
John Finnis, Carolyn Dever
R3,046 Discovery Miles 30 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Major Reference series brings together a wide range of key international articles in law and legal theory. Many of these essays are not readily accessible, and their presentation in these volumes will provide a vital new resource for both research and teaching. Each volume is edited by leading international authorities who explain the significance and context of articles in an informative and complete introduction.

Natural Law, Volume 2 (Hardcover): John Finnis Natural Law, Volume 2 (Hardcover)
John Finnis
R3,029 Discovery Miles 30 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Major Reference series brings together a wide range of key international articles in law and legal theory. Many of these essays are not readily accessible, and their presentation in these volumes will provide a vital new resource for both research and teaching. Each volume is edited by leading international authorities who explain the significance and context of articles in an informative and complete introduction.

The Cambridge Pocket Diary, 2019-2020 (Diary): University of Cambridge The Cambridge Pocket Diary, 2019-2020 (Diary)
University of Cambridge
R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Letters and Homilies for Jewish Christians - A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Hebrews, James and Jude (Paperback): Ben... Letters and Homilies for Jewish Christians - A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Hebrews, James and Jude (Paperback)
Ben Witherington III
R911 R824 Discovery Miles 8 240 Save R87 (10%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Felids and Hyenas of the World - Wildcats, Panthers, Lynx, Pumas, Ocelots, Caracals, and Relatives (Paperback): Jose R. Castello Felids and Hyenas of the World - Wildcats, Panthers, Lynx, Pumas, Ocelots, Caracals, and Relatives (Paperback)
Jose R. Castello; Foreword by Andrew C. Kitchener, Alexander Sliwa
R633 R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The most comprehensive and user-friendly photographic field guide to the world's wildcats and hyenas From the Leopard Cat of Asia, the Black-footed Cat of Africa, and the Amur Tiger of Siberia to South America's Ocelots and North America's Bobcats, the wildcats known as felids are among the most fascinating and spectacular of all animals. This stunningly illustrated book is the most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the world's felids and their often misunderstood relative, the hyenas. Covering and illustrating every species and subspecies, the guide features more than 150 superb full-color plates that incorporate more than 600 photographs and show species in similar poses for quick and easy comparison. Drawing on the latest taxonomy and research, the facing-page species accounts provide distribution maps, common and scientific names, and detailed information on key identification features, distribution, behavior, reproduction, similar species, habitat, conservation status, and where to observe each species. An ideal field companion for use anywhere in the world, the book will appeal to both casual nature enthusiasts and seasoned professionals. Covers 41 felids and 4 hyenas-every species and subspecies in the world Features more than 150 color plates incorporating more than 600 photos Depicts species in similar poses for quick and easy comparisons Provides key identification information in detailed, facing-page species accounts Uses the latest taxonomy Includes easy-to-read distribution maps and tips on where to observe each species

Handbook of Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality Management (Hardcover): Robin Nunkoo Handbook of Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality Management (Hardcover)
Robin Nunkoo
R5,614 Discovery Miles 56 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For the current multidisciplinary community of tourism and hospitality scholars, support for research methods has been disparate and uneven. In this Handbook, renowned experts fulfil a pressing need to outline, gather and resolve methodological issues within tourism and hospitality into one original, global and comprehensive work. With over 40 chapters by leading researchers, this Handbook allows for the exploration of new innovative ideas and presents future challenges in the field. Sharing their trusted methods and previous successes and failures, the authors cover various quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods approaches, including sampling and knowledge transfer. Sections also explore the foundations of research and wider debates in tourism and hospitality, such as ethical issues and climate change. Compiling the most up-to-date methods from global research, this Handbook will be a key companion for post-graduate students. Established researchers of hospitality and tourism will find this Handbook to be an excellent concise read to assist in their continuing research.

Sasol Eerste Veldgids tot Slange & Ander Reptiele van Suider-Afrika (Afrikaans, Paperback): Tracey Hawthorne Sasol Eerste Veldgids tot Slange & Ander Reptiele van Suider-Afrika (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Tracey Hawthorne
R90 R72 Discovery Miles 720 Save R18 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Sasol Eerste Veldgids tot Slange & Ander Reptiele van Suider-Afrika bied aan die jong leser 'n fassinerende blik op die reptiele van die streek. Met behulp van volkleur foto∆s en verspreidings kaarte, asook maklik leesbare teks, sal die jong volwassene en ontluikende natuur liefhebber die algemene reptielspesies in Suider-Afrika kan identifiseer.

En Route with Tourism - An Introductory Text (Paperback): Melville Saayman En Route with Tourism - An Introductory Text (Paperback)
Melville Saayman
R624 R535 Discovery Miles 5 350 Save R89 (14%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

An introductory text for students and practitioners, this work explains the foundational concepts of tourism in South Africa, as well as the socio-economic and ecological impacts of the industry. It provides practical guidelines on accommodation, catering, transport, and attractions, while also addressing legislation and policies that affect the South African tourism industry. Diagrams and tables that complementing concepts, review questions and assignments, and a list of related websites are also included.

Sasol Eerste Veldgids tot Roofvoels van Suider-Afrika (Afrikaans, Paperback): David Allan Sasol Eerste Veldgids tot Roofvoels van Suider-Afrika (Afrikaans, Paperback)
David Allan
R90 R72 Discovery Miles 720 Save R18 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Sasol Eerste Veldgids tot RoofvoŽls van Suider-Afrika bied ’n fassinerende blik op die voellewe van die streek. Met behulp van volkleur-foto’s en -verspreidingskaarte, asook maklik leesbare teks, sal die beginner en ontluikende natuurliefhebber die meer algemene roofvoels in Suider- Afrika kan identifiseer, kan vasstel waar hulle leef, en meer te wete kom oor hul unieke vreet- en broeigewoontes.

Ron Shandleras 2019 Baseball Forecaster - & Encyclopedia of Fanalytics (Paperback): Brent Hershey, Brandon Kruse, Ray Murphy,... Ron Shandleras 2019 Baseball Forecaster - & Encyclopedia of Fanalytics (Paperback)
Brent Hershey, Brandon Kruse, Ray Murphy, Ron Shandler
R1,085 R900 Discovery Miles 9 000 Save R185 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Investigator's Handbook (Hardcover, 7th ed.): Sandy Petersen Investigator's Handbook (Hardcover, 7th ed.)
Sandy Petersen; Contributions by Mike Mason, Paul Fricker, Lynn Willis 1
R1,038 R834 Discovery Miles 8 340 Save R204 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics - Fourth Edition (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Roland Greene The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics - Fourth Edition (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Roland Greene; Edited by Stephen Cushman, Clare Cavanagh, Jahan Ramazani, Paul Rouzer
R1,507 R1,158 Discovery Miles 11 580 Save R349 (23%) In stock

Through three editions over more than four decades, "The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics" has built an unrivaled reputation as the most comprehensive and authoritative reference for students, scholars, and poets on all aspects of its subject: history, movements, genres, prosody, rhetorical devices, critical terms, and more. Now this landmark work has been thoroughly revised and updated for the twenty-first century. Compiled by an entirely new team of editors, the fourth edition--the first new edition in almost twenty years--reflects recent changes in literary and cultural studies, providing up-to-date coverage and giving greater attention to the international aspects of poetry, all while preserving the best of the previous volumes

At well over a million words and more than 1,000 entries, the "Encyclopedia" has unparalleled breadth and depth. Entries range in length from brief paragraphs to major essays of 15,000 words, offering a more thorough treatment--including expert synthesis and indispensable bibliographies--than conventional handbooks or dictionaries.

This is a book that no reader or writer of poetry will want to be without. Thoroughly revised and updated by a new editorial team for twenty-first-century students, scholars, and poets More than 250 new entries cover recent terms, movements, and related topics Broader international coverage includes articles on the poetries of more than 110 nations, regions, and languages Expanded coverage of poetries of the non-Western and developing worlds Updated bibliographies and cross-references New, easier-to-use page design Fully indexed for the first time

London 2012 Olympic Games: The Official Book - An Official London 2012 Games Publication (Paperback): Press Association Sport London 2012 Olympic Games: The Official Book - An Official London 2012 Games Publication (Paperback)
Press Association Sport 1
R350 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R107 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Olympic Games comes to London in 2012 and London 2012 Olympic Games The Official Book is a stunning illustrated guide to the world's greatest sporting event and essential reading for sports fans everywhere. Packed with glorious photography and expert analysis of the star athletes and their prospects at the Games, The Official Book is an authoritative and comprehensive preview of the 30th Olympiad. The book features a guide to each of the Olympic Games sports and venues, a brief history of the Games and the competition schedule to ensure you won't miss a moment of the Games. Whether you are watching the Olympic Games live in London or from the comfort of your own living room, this is the preview for you.

British Insects - A Photographic Guide to Every Common Species (Paperback): Michael Chinery British Insects - A Photographic Guide to Every Common Species (Paperback)
Michael Chinery 1
R469 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R108 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A photographic field guide to 1,500 species of insects found in Britain and Ireland A photographic field guide to all the common and some unusual species of insects across Britain that the keen amateur naturalist is likely to spot. Over 1,500 species are illustrated with detailed photographs chosen for their help in identification. * Includes photographs of larvae * Each section is coded with a symbol for easy reference * Differences between similar species are highlighted to avoid confusion * Information given on when to look and where to find each species Insect groups dealt with include butterflies and moths, mayflies, dragonflies, damselflies, grasshoppers, crickets, earwigs, lacewings, bugs, bees, wasps, ants and beetles, all with keys to ensure accurate identification.

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