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The Book of Leaves offers a visually stunning and scientifically engaging guide to six hundred of the most impressive and beautiful leaves from around the world. Each leaf is reproduced here at its actual size in full-colour photographs taken on a lightbox and is accompanied by details of the range, distribution, abundance, and habitat of the tree on which its found, as well as brief scientific and historical accounts. From the familiar friends of our backyards to the giants of the deep woods, The Book of Leaves brings the forest to life and to our living rooms as never before.
Compiled with the advice of clinical experts and continually updated to reflect the latest evidence from credible sources worldwide, the new edition of the British National Formulary 77 (BNF) provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines. Access to the latest edition of the BNF is vital for healthcare professionals, as it reflects current best practice as well as legal and professional guidelines relating to the uses of medicines. NICE has accredited the editorial process used by the British National Formulary to produce its resources.
This is the first comprehensive book to cover every vascular plant family in the world, including all families of lycopods, ferns, gymnosperms and angiosperms. Organised in a modern phylogenetic order (Angiosperm Phylogeny Group IV for flowering plants and equivalent systems for other groups), over 450 families are described in this illustrated encyclopedia, with full information relating to their characteristics, relationships, etymology, economic uses and distribution. Written by three world-renowned authors with wide interests in plant relationships, horticulture and modern genetic approaches to the study of biodiversity, the descriptions are accompanied by a lavish selection of photographs, illustrations and maps. Many of the illustrations are the work of the first author, Maarten Christenhusz, who is an accomplished photographer as well as a botanist. This authoritative, comprehensive and beautiful book will appeal to a wide audience, from undergraduate students to practising botanists and horticulturists as well as interested amateurs.
Since 1994 South Africa has undergone a steady erosion of its indigenous built environment, with a concomitant loss of indigenous building technology and its specialised terminology. This glossary is based on the premise that you cannot understand the culture of a people unless you have a grasp of the nuances and hidden meanings of their language and brings together in one single volume the terminologies that are used by southern Africa's rural builders. It covers the terminology used by indigenous builders as well as subsequent colonial white settlers including buildings of the so-called Cape Dutch, English Georgian, Victorian and Indian Traditions. The text is set out in alphabetical order. It comprises of each term in its original language, its translation where appropriate into isiZulu, and its definition in English and isiZulu. One of the strengths of this book is its visual component of accompanying sketches that expertly illustrate the terms. This book is designed not only to assist in the teaching of architecture, but also to aid others who are interested in the field. Researchers and practitioners in disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, culture studies and building science will find it a valuable addition to their libraries.
This is a compilation of some of the most well-known speeches of modern times, spanning the years 1940-1987. Each of the speeches has been edited to include the most noteworthy segment.
• Winston Churchill 'First Radio Address As Prime Minister' (7:34)
The official Trainer’s guide from Pokémon for the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! video games.
Get the tips you need for each part of your journey with the step-by-step walkthrough and hints in the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!—Official Trainer’s Guide & Pokédex. From your first experiences as a Trainer and all through your adventure, this guide will help you every step of the way!
Here’s what you’ll find inside:
· Complete walkthrough of a new kind of Pokémon game!
· The Kanto Region Pokédex with detailed info on the Pokémon, including version exclusives!
· Lists of moves, items, and more—including how to get them!
· Info on all-new features, including Pokémon GO connectivity and using the Poké Ball Plus!
· Pullout map of the region!
· A Pikachu and Eevee bookmark along with stickers to keep track of your Gym Badges!
· Game concept art and an interview with Director of GAME FREAK inc., Junichi Masuda!
Written by woman of action Katrina "Action Flick Chick" Hill, Action Movie Freak is packed with spine-tingling excitement and thrilling moments that make action movies a beloved genre for those who crave crashing cars, exploding buildings, and faces getting kicked six ways to Sunday.
With badass heroes that ain't got time to bleed, women warriors, thrilling chases and outrageous fisticuffs, Action Movie Freak celebrates a wide variety of more than 100 movies that have left audiences on the edge of their seats. Complete movie reviews are divided into various sub-genres including Classics That Defined the Genre (The Bond movies of the 1960s, "Bullit," "Dirty Harry") Bloodiest Action Movies ("Ninja Assassin," "Rambo" series, "RoboCop") and Action From the Far East ("Bangkok Knockout," "Ong Bak," "Ip Man").
The book also spotlights specific action heroes/actors, and features 250 color photos and movie posters, as well as fun Top 10 lists, including best one-liners and most over-the-top kills.
Bell-Roberts Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of 10+ years 100 projects - architecture in a democratic South Africa and a companion to 10+ years 100 buildings - architecture in a democratic South Africa (2009) which in 2010 received an Award of Excellence from the South African Institute of Architecture. (http://bell-roberts.com?book=128). 10+ years 100 projects entails the documenting of the most meritorious design dissertations from the eight South African universities offering architectural tuition at a post-graduate level, including the submissions of the national winners of the Corobrik Student of the Year Award from 2002 to 2017. None of the work has previously been assembled and the inf ormation is gradually being lost. The content is structured according to the different Schools of Architecture and includes the following universities: TUT, UP, UJ, WITS, UFS, UCT, NMU and UKZN. Each of the 12+ submissions per university is accompanied by an introduction by an academic from each of these tertiary institutions, contextualising the work of that particular chapter. The 4-page submissions, in turn, consist of a synopsis of the socio-design intentions of each the 100 projects, an academic assessment of each of the projects by the editor, and are accompanied by a series of exploratory design and technical drawings. The result is a 480-page omnibus, and an impressive record of the current architectural discourse within our particular socio-economic and political circumstances. This book is intended to serve as a reference for South African students of architecture, and also for professionals. In its experimental and commercially unfettered form, the collection of projects is undoubtedly the most authentic barometer to gauge how radically our design priorities have shifted in recent years and where our current architectural output is situated. It moreover provides an extraordinary range of highly relevant and exceptionally innovative architectural interpretations, which would also find appeal to everyone associated with the building industry.
Winner of the 2013 Best Parenting/Family Award from the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group The Dad Checklist gives fathers (and mothers) a quick reference of practical skills and information to pass along to their children. Dads have to remember a lot of things, like how to find the North Star, which cable goes where to jumpstart a car, how to remove splinters, the best way to teach a child to throw a baseball, and what to feed the children when Mom goes out. Dads need to know how to teach children to tie a square knot, skip a rock, cook chili, do basic home repairs, and make paper airplanes. Dads should be able to answer questions like why is the sky blue and grass green, what is the speed of light, who was the all-time best second baseman in baseball, and does a full house beat a flush. Not to worry. The Dad Checklist is the Swiss army knife of parenting, with information about Sports, Outdoors, Tools and Repairs, Cars and Boats, Grilling and Home Cooking, Science and Technology, Culture, Fun, and Family. You'll learn how to remove a splinter, jumpstart a car, paddle a canoe, name the best football players by position, pack the right equipment for a camping trip, and patch drywall. You'll learn a few great poems and songs to share with younger kids and be able to list the Seven Wonders of the World for older children. You'll even find a few suggestions on spending time with your children - time where you can add some tools to the knife and hone the blades you already have.
Unlock the lost and hidden meanings of the world's ancient and modern signs and symbols with the latest in the hugely popular series of 'Element Encyclopedias'. This is the biggest A-Z reference book on symbolic objects you'll ever find. The latest in the popular series of 'Element Encyclopedias', this is the largest, most definitive guide to the secret and ancient knowledge of signs and symbols, some of which has been lost over thousands of years. * Why is the eye believed to be a powerful symbol of protection by fishermen? * Why do Masonic Temples have a black and white chequered floor covering? * Why do Hindus use coloured rice powder to draw elaborate symbols in front of their homes, only to have these patterns destroyed every day by footprints? * What are the hidden meanings behind the symbols on the American dollar? * What is the most important symbol in the World? Divided into easy-to-follow A-Z themed sections, the book answers all these questions and more, from sections on Magic and Mystery, Deities and Rituals, the Animal and Plant Kingdom, Landscape and the Elements, to Food and Sacred Geometry. Find out about the secret Demonic alphabet and Script of the Magi, the Glastonbury Zodiac, the Masonic Compass, the Eye of Horus, Native American hunting symbols, the Caduceus and the Indian Diwali ritual. Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols is a fascinating compendium of the hidden meanings behind the most important visual symbols in the world.
A Dictionary of Postmodernism presents an authoritative A-Z of the critical terms and central figures related to the origins and evolution of postmodernist theory and culture. * Explores the names and ideas that have come to define the postmodern condition from Baudrillard, Jameson, and Lyotard, to the concepts of deconstruction, meta-narrative, and simulation alongside less canonical topics such as dialogue and punk * Includes essays by the late Niall Lucy, a leading expert in postmodernism studies, and by other noted scholars who came together to complete and expand upon his last work * Spans a kaleidoscope of postmodernism perspectives, addressing its lovers and haters; its movers and shakers such as Derrida; its origins in modernism and semiotics, and its outlook for the future * Features a series of brief essays rather than fixed definitions of the key ideas and arguments * Engaging and thought-provoking, this is at once a scholarly guide and enduring reference for the field
Manhattan Prep and its top-notch GRE instructors release the most comprehensive set of GRE flash cards on the market. Manhattan Prep's 500 Essential Words: GRE Vocabulary Flashcards go above and beyond other GRE flash cards on the market. Designed to help students develop a lasting understanding of words in a GRE-relevant context, the backs of all cards contain easy-to-understand definitions plus additional tools to facilitate learning, like usage notes, related words, etymology, and more. 500 Essential Words is the first in a 2-volume set of GRE flash cards--start with essential words and graduate to advanced vocabulary with 500 Advanced Words. Together, the sets comprise the most comprehensive vocabulary study tool on the market.
Following on from its hugely successful launch in 1999, Collins Bird Guide - the ultimate reference book for bird enthusiasts - now enters its second edition. With expanded text and additional colour illustrations, the second edition of the hugely successful Collins Bird Guide is a must for every birdwatcher. The book provides all the information needed to identify any species at any time of the year, covering size, habitat, range, identification and voice. Accompanying every species entry is a distribution map and illustrations showing the species in all the major plumages (male, female, immature, in flight, at rest, feeding: whatever is important). In addition, each group of birds includes an introduction which covers the major problems involved in identifying or observing them: how to organise a sea watching trip, how to separate birds of prey in flight, which duck hybrids can be confused with which main species. These and many other common birdwatching questions are answered. The combination of definitive text, up-to-date distribution maps and superb illustrations, all in a single volume, makes this book the ultimate field guide, essential on every bookshelf and birdwatching trip.
The racing rules bible, completely updated for the latest 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing. You don't have to know all the rules off by heart, but you do need to know your rights and obligations on the water - the rules can be looked up afterwards. This book takes you through the key situations that occur repeatedly on the racecourse showing, from the point of view of each boat in turn, what you may, must, or cannot do. Colour diagrams throughout ensure concepts are easily understood. The book also contains the new Racing Rules of Sailing in full, with all the Appendices. The latest rule changes are highlighted, along with their impact on you as a sailor. The Rules in Practice has been the racing rules bible for over 30 years, written by Bryan Willis who is an acknowledged rules expert.
By the authors of Cool Names for Babies, and with over 50,000 hugely imaginative entries from around the world, this is the ultimate book of baby names. Way more than just a standard list of names and their meanings, Baby Names offers witty and insightful opinions. Here are unisex names, names that are good for middle names (but not first names), names that should be avoided at all costs, celebrity baby names, names that are trendier than you'd think and much more. With creatively-titled lists such as Music Names, Names for Blond Babies, and Names That Are Classic But Not Boring, parents will have plenty of fun as they make the choice of what name is right for their baby.
A 25th anniversary history and celebration of The Shawshank Redemption, one of the most cherished American films of the late twentieth century and one of the finest movies made from a Stephen King story. The movie not only boasts a great story, it has a great backstory, starting with the dollar deal that eventually led King and co-stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman to put their trust in a largely untested director making his first feature film. Although the film received mostly positive reviews on its release in September 1994, the box office was disappointing and it failed to win many awards. But as Andy tells Red in the film, "no good thing ever dies." The movie found new life, reaching an ever-growing audience on cable and home video (through word of mouth, it became one of the top-rented movies of 1995). Each year, The Shawshank Redemption rises in polls asking film fans to name their favorite movies. It has become nothing less than this generation's The Grapes of Wrath, an inspiring story about keeping hope alive in bleak times and under the most horrendous conditions.
With online access to records making it easy for most people of Irish origin to trace their family background, there has never been a better time to research your Irish family history. This guide contains everything you need to know to speed up the process, making sense of the deluge of online material and guiding you towards records and methods you may not have known existed. This 5th edition of John Grenham's bestselling and seminal text is expanded, updated and indexed to make it easier to use than ever before. As well as guides to new developments online and in DNA testing, find out where to start if you're a beginner and to how to access and understand registry office records, census records, church and property records, and county-by-county source lists. It is an essential part of any Irish family history project. `John Grenham has written a multi-purpose book which can be used by the absolute beginner, the keen amateur and the more experienced genealogist.' The Irish Times
This catalogue of over 400 dog breeds, from the best-loved Labrador to German shepherds and every pedigree in between, is a definitive visual guide to all things canine. From Beethoven to Toto, dogs have been adored for their unswerving loyalty and companionship throughout history and The Dog Encyclopedia is the perfect celebration of man's best friend. This book includes photographs and profiles detailing character, compatible owner traits, and breed-specific advice. You'll also find features on famous fictional dogs, canine heroes, and a fact-packed guide to canine evolution including the jobs dogs have performed over the years. Expert advice on everything from exercise and feeding your pooch to grooming and puppy training is included, along with an invaluable section on care to help you quickly identify and deal with any dog health problems. Covering history, breeds, dog care, hound health and training, The Dog Encyclopedia is an indispensable owner's guide and reference for every soon-to-be dog whisperer.
A very clear, reliable and readable history of economic thought from the ancient world to the present day. From Homer to Marx to John Stuart Mill, Backhouse shows how to keep your Keynsians from your post-Keynsians and New Keynsians. A core book.
Full colour map of Ireland at 9 miles to 1 inch (1:570,240), with clear, detailed road network and counties and new administrative areas shown in colour. This double-sided map covers the whole of Ireland, and is ideal for reference or route planning. This map of Ireland shows the road network in detail. It is ideal for business users, with its political colouring of local council areas, but it is also perfect for tourists as a route planning map. Main Features * Fully updated * New administrative areas shown in colour * Clear, detailed road network * Town and city names, rivers, lakes, spot heights, railway lines and canals are clearly shown * City/town centre street plans of Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Galway, Limerick Londonderry/Derry and Waterford showing places of interest * Full index to place names * Mileage chart * Car ferry routes * Key in English, French and German Area of Coverage Covers the whole of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The first of its kind to concentrate on those terms related to the
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), this dictionary
provides more than mere translations, explaining as it does the
keywords like a glossary. In addition, cross-references lead the
user quickly and easily to further associated or explanatory
This encyclopedia of firearms is both an authoritative reference work and a stunning visual directory, explaining the development of arms through the centuries. The chronological survey begins with gunpowder and the first crude 14th-century hand cannons, and continues through handguns and the development of machine and submachine guns. Each gun's features are listed, as are the military, political and technological contexts in which the gun was developed. A full list of manufacturers and a glossary complete this easy-to-use encyclopedia. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in gun manufacture and conflicts of war.
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