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Myths and Misconceptions - Uncovering the Truth about Napoleon's Height, Lemmings, the Space Pen, the Salem Witch Trials,... Myths and Misconceptions - Uncovering the Truth about Napoleon's Height, Lemmings, the Space Pen, the Salem Witch Trials, and Other Things You Thought You Knew (Hardcover)
Richard Benson
R244 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R86 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Have you always thought that a goldfish has a 3-second memory span? Do you think your morning coffee comes from a bean? Do you believe that those accused at the Salem Witch Trials were burned at the stake? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you've been lied to. But don't worry, this book will set the record straight on all the common myths that most people take for fact, making you the most well-informed smart-alec in town. So next time someone proclaims that Napoleon Bonaparte was short, or that shaving causes hair to grow back thicker, you can correct them, and tell them smugly that everything they think they know is wrong.

Lmh Official Dictionary Of Cricket Terms (Paperback): L.Mike Henry Lmh Official Dictionary Of Cricket Terms (Paperback)
L.Mike Henry; Edited by Kevin Harris
R137 R104 Discovery Miles 1 040 Save R33 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Sasol First Field Guide to Spiders & Scorpions of Southern Africa (Paperback): Tracey Hawthorne Sasol First Field Guide to Spiders & Scorpions of Southern Africa (Paperback)
Tracey Hawthorne
R80 R63 Discovery Miles 630 Save R17 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Sasol First Field Guide to Spiders & Scorpions of Southern Africa provides fascinating insight into the arachnids of the region. Through full-colour photographs and easy-to-read text, the young adult and budding naturalist will be able to identify the more common species found in southern Africa, discover where they live, and learn about their unique habits.

Simple Matters - A Scandinavian's Approach to Work, Home, and Style (Hardcover): Jenny Mustard Simple Matters - A Scandinavian's Approach to Work, Home, and Style (Hardcover)
Jenny Mustard
R488 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R145 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Holman Concise Bible Dictionary (Paperback): Holman Bible Editorial Holman Concise Bible Dictionary (Paperback)
Holman Bible Editorial
R350 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R63 (18%) Shipped within 5 - 10 working days
Discworld Roleplaying Game (Hardcover): Steve Jackson Games Discworld Roleplaying Game (Hardcover)
Steve Jackson Games
R779 R574 Discovery Miles 5 740 Save R205 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Fashion Designer's Textile Directory - The Creative Use of Fabrics in Design (Paperback, Second revised edition): Gail... The Fashion Designer's Textile Directory - The Creative Use of Fabrics in Design (Paperback, Second revised edition)
Gail Baugh
R558 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Save R134 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Here is the fabric and textile directory that dressmakers and fashion designers everywhere have been waiting for. This book is like having your own personal shopper - able to recommend fabrics to suit the effects you want to achieve, show you how the fabric will perform, and tell you the best ways of using it. - Organized by function: do you want a fabric for structure, fluidity and movement, added volume, definition or decoration? This book works in such a way that you can view the fabric as the medium from which the garment design can be achieved right from the beginning. - Each textile in the directory is accompanied by samples of the fabric presented so that its properties come alive, allowing you to really understand how a fabric might behave. - The chart section at the back of the book includes essential guides to fibre properties, fabric structure and weight, fabric characteristics and end use.

Handbook of Research on the Psychological Contract at Work (Hardcover): Yannick Griep, Cary Cooper Handbook of Research on the Psychological Contract at Work (Hardcover)
Yannick Griep, Cary Cooper
R3,739 Discovery Miles 37 390 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The psychological contract is considered a critical construct in organizational behavior literature because it informs employee emotions, attitudes, and behaviors in the workplace. Although the psychological contract has been explored extensively over the last 50 years, numerous theoretical, conceptual, empirical, methodological, and analytical changes have pushed the field forward. As such, it is time to take stock and move forward. The contributors to this Handbook explore in detail this important component of modern management thinking. This volume's objective is to challenge and refine the way scholars think about the psychological contract in the workplace by evaluating current assumptions embedded in psychological contract research, proposing new conceptual and theoretical developments, introducing dynamic psychological contract processes and offering new methodological and analytical developments. It concludes with a chapter, by leading researchers, outlining a proposed research agenda to further our understanding going forward. Academic audiences - faculty, graduate students - and others working in organizational behaviour and industrial and organizational psychology will value the theoretical aspects of this study as well as the new and exciting methodological propositions and elaborations. And evidence-based management practitioners will find interest in the chapters dealing with psychological contract breach and overcoming the aftermath of breach perceptions as they may inform policy and interventions.

The Flavour Thesaurus (Hardcover): Niki Segnit The Flavour Thesaurus (Hardcover)
Niki Segnit 1
R524 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R183 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ever wondered why one flavour works with another? Or lacked inspiration for what to do with a bundle of beetroot? The Flavour Thesaurus is the first book to examine what goes with what, pair by pair. The book is divided into flavour themes including Meaty, Cheesy, Woodland and Floral Fruity. Within these sections it follows the form of Roget's Thesaurus, listing 99 popular ingredients alphabetically, and for each one suggesting flavour matchings that range from the classic to the bizarre. You can expect to find traditional pairings such as pork & apple, lamb & apricot, and cucumber & dill; contemporary favourites like chocolate & chilli, and goat's cheese & beetroot; and interesting but unlikely-sounding couples including black pudding & chocolate, lemon & beef, blueberry & mushroom, and watermelon & oyster. There are nearly a thousand entries in all, with 200 recipes and suggestions embedded in the text. Beautifully packaged, The Flavour Thesaurus is not only a highly useful, and covetable, reference book for cooking - it might keep you up at night reading.

Encyclopedia of Estuaries (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Michael J. Kennish Encyclopedia of Estuaries (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Michael J. Kennish
R7,996 R7,086 Discovery Miles 70 860 Save R910 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Encyclopedia of Estuaries, part of Springer's Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series, provides a single, state-of-the-art, comprehensive reference volume on estuaries for research scientists, educators, students, and others. Consisting of almost 270 subject entries in an easy-to-use format, this volume covers the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of estuaries. In total more than 225 authors from around the world have contributed to the encyclopedia on such diverse subjects as biotic communities, essential habitats, food webs, fisheries, hydrology, pollution, conservation, and many more. The Encyclopedia of Estuaries will meet the needs of professionals worldwide by supplying detailed information from world-class estuarine and marine scientists as well as experts from other fields of study.

Spiders (Paperback, 03 Ed): Paul Hillyard Spiders (Paperback, 03 Ed)
Paul Hillyard; Photographs by Premaphotos Wildlife
R140 R98 Discovery Miles 980 Save R42 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A handy, pocket-sized guide to 220 of the world's spiders, Gem Spiders is the perfect introduction to these `creepy-crawlies' There are approximately 35,000 known species of spider in the world, but it is estimated that the true number in existence could be nearer 70,000. They occur everwhere naturally and, because of their sharp bite and venom, they are one of the most successful groups of animal. Each entry includes: * A photograph of the spider and details of any distinguishing features which may help identification * Information on size, web, habitat, distribution range and the times of the year when it is most likely to be spotted * An icon shows the potency of each spider's venom Each species is sorted by family and illustrated with a symbol, enabling you to quickly find what you are looking for. There is a detailed introduction which covers aspects of spiders' natural history, their relatives, anatomy, the production and uses of silk. From the Goliath Tarantula to the patu digua, this photographic guide is the perfect introduction for those who want to learn about these fascinating creatures.

The Dictionary of Human Geography (Paperback, 5th Edition): Derek Gregory, Ron Johnston, Geraldine Pratt, Michael Watts, Sarah... The Dictionary of Human Geography (Paperback, 5th Edition)
Derek Gregory, Ron Johnston, Geraldine Pratt, Michael Watts, Sarah Whatmore
R718 R583 Discovery Miles 5 830 Save R135 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

With clear, critical, and constructive surveys of key terms by leading researchers in the field, "The Dictionary of Human Geography," fifth edition, remains the definitive guide to the concepts and debates in human geography.

Comprehensively revised new edition of a highly successful text with over 300 key terms appearing for the first time

Situates Human Geography within the humanities, social sciences and sciences as a whole

Written by leading experts in the field

Major entries not only describe the development of concepts, contributions and debates in Human Geography but also advance them

Features a new consolidated bibliography along with a detailed index and systematic cross-referencing of headwords

Appetite for Definition - An A-Z Guide to Rock Genres (Paperback): Ian King Appetite for Definition - An A-Z Guide to Rock Genres (Paperback)
Ian King
R339 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R153 (45%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Part reference book, part history, and part road map to the connectivity of popular music, this book is a must for all rock `n' roll fans as it brings together a compilation of over two hundred genres of rock music-an entertaining, enlightening, knotty family tree of America's favorite musical genre. In the six decades since rock 'n' roll stole America's soul, the single genre has produced over two hundred sub-genres. The days of being able to walk in to a Tower Records and seek out recommendations from an aloof, all-knowing staffer has been relegated to a long-lost Generation X paradise preserved in John Hughes films. From iTunes to Spotify, listeners now regularly turn to algorithms instead of human advice to develop relationships with the music they love. The essential companion for any rock lover's collection-be it on vinyl or Spotify playlists-Appetite for Definition breaks down algorithms into their human stories and interconnected histories. It provides and pulls up recommendations from a deeper well of consideration and gives you the tools to do the same. Operating on a macro level it surveys the myriad microlevel movements into an accessible map that readers can use to navigate the vast, craggy terrain of rock music and take their rock knowledge-whether casual or obsessive-to the next level.

Wine Atlas of Germany (Hardcover): Dieter Braatz, Ulrich Sautter, Ingo Swoboda Wine Atlas of Germany (Hardcover)
Dieter Braatz, Ulrich Sautter, Ingo Swoboda; Foreword by Jancis Robinson; Photographs by Hendrik Holler; Translated by …
R1,201 R830 Discovery Miles 8 300 Save R371 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Featuring sixty-seven exceptional color maps as well as eighty-seven vivid images by photographer Hendrik Holler and others, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date atlas of German wine--a detailed reference to vineyards and appellations. The authors explain the geography of all sixteen German wine-growing regions and provide independent analysis and ranking of the most significant vineyards in each region. In addressing the growing American appreciation of German wines, the atlas pays in-depth attention to Rieslings from the Mosel and other premier regions while also acquainting readers with wines from less familiar areas such as the Ahr, Baden, the Taubertal, and Franconia. Beautifully produced, with helpful sidebars and succinct essays, this book will become the standard reference on the subject.

Opera (Paperback): Alan Riding, Leslie Dunton-Downer Opera (Paperback)
Alan Riding, Leslie Dunton-Downer
R452 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R174 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Packed into every page of this book is the excitement of discovery, knowledge, taste and visual beauty. It all gives the reader the illusion of being at an actual performance." Placido Domingo "Opera is a beautiful guide for opera enthusiasts as well as the perfect welcome for converts to this ancient rite. It offers today's and tomorrow's audiences a delightful "navigation system" along an avenue that leads from Monteverdi to Bob Wilson." Stephane Lissner, Director of the Teatro alla Scala Essential reading - whether you are a seasoned opera goer looking for a quick brush-up before a performance, or new to the genre and wanting to know more. From Baroque to Italian, from Vivaldi to Debussy explore 400 years of music drama from late-Renaissance Italy to works from contemporary names including Philip Glass and Thomas Ades. Discover hundreds of classic and modern opera interpretations, learn about the lives of operatic masters, from Monteverdi to Adams plus, read act-by-act synopses of more than 160 operas from Madama Butterfly and Tosca to Candide and The Maid of Pskov which signpost the highlights of each opera and help you follow the story-line and identify characters. Eyewitness Companions Opera - music for your ears and eyes.

Sasol Eerste Veldgids tot Roofvoels van Suider-Afrika (Afrikaans, Paperback): David Allan Sasol Eerste Veldgids tot Roofvoels van Suider-Afrika (Afrikaans, Paperback)
David Allan
R80 R63 Discovery Miles 630 Save R17 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 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.

Vickery's Folk Flora - An A-Z of the Folklore and Uses of British and Irish Plants (Hardcover): Roy Vickery Vickery's Folk Flora - An A-Z of the Folklore and Uses of British and Irish Plants (Hardcover)
Roy Vickery 1
R729 R574 Discovery Miles 5 740 Save R155 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is a dictionary of British (native, naturalised and cultivated) plants and the folklore associated with them. Unlike many plant-lore publications Vickery's Folk Flora tells us what people currently do and believe, rather than what Victorians did and believed. The result is a vivid demonstration that plant folklore in the British Isles is not only surviving but flourishing; adapting and evolving as time goes by, even in urban areas. Each entry includes: - The plant's English and scientific (Latin) name, as well as significant local names. - A brief description of the plant and its distribution, and, in the case of cultivated plants, a history of their introduction to the British Isles - Information on the folklore and traditional uses of the plant, arranged where possible in a sequence starting with general folk beliefs (superstitions), use in traditional customs, use in folk medicine, other uses, and legends concerning individual representatives of the plant. In addition to the major entries there are a number of minor entries for feast days, diseases and other subjects which direct readers to relevant major entries, e.g. St. George's Day, on which red roses are worn; dandelions are gathered; and runner beans are planted.

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Jesuits (Hardcover): Thomas Worcester The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Jesuits (Hardcover)
Thomas Worcester
R3,680 Discovery Miles 36 800 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Founded in 1540 by Ignatius of Loyola, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) has been praised as a saintly god-send and condemned as the work of Satan. With some 600 entries written by 110 authors - those inside and outside the order - this encyclopedia opens up the complexities of Jesuit history and explores the current life and work of this Catholic religious order and its global vocation. Approximately 230 entries are biographies, focusing on key people in Jesuit history, while the majority of the entries focus on Jesuit ideals, concepts, terminology, places, institutions, and events. With some 70 illustrations highlighting the centrality of visual images in Jesuit life, this encyclopedia is a comprehensive volume providing accessible and authoritative coverage of the Jesuits' life and work across the continents during the last five centuries.

Portland 1 to 10 (Board book): Sara Greene Portland 1 to 10 (Board book)
Sara Greene
R180 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R34 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Teach your little ones to count from one to ten with this fun, brightly colored board book that highlights the culture of Portland. Portland 1 to 10 celebrates the city's rich culture and landscape, from the MAX train downtown to bridges stretching across the Willamette River, to the glow of Mount Hood's peak. Filled with colorful modern illustrations, this book is a fun way to introduce young children to this special Pacific Northwest city.

Natural Enemies Handbook - The Illustrated Guide to Biological Pest Control (Paperback): Mary Louise Flint Natural Enemies Handbook - The Illustrated Guide to Biological Pest Control (Paperback)
Mary Louise Flint
R800 R612 Discovery Miles 6 120 Save R188 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Avon New Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary (Paperback, Revised edition): Edy Garcia Schaffer The Avon New Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary (Paperback, Revised edition)
Edy Garcia Schaffer
R130 R107 Discovery Miles 1 070 Save R23 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The Best Crossword Dictionary Just Got Better!

With more than 50,000 new words added-now over 225,000 entries-the world's most extensive, up-to-the-minute and easy-to-use crossword puzzle dictionary is bigger and better than ever! Arranged alphabetically from start to finish, THE NEW COMPREHENSIVE A-Z CROSSWORD DICTIONARY is a boon for puzzle fans young and old-with thousands of updated references from the worlds of art, literature, sports, politics, and pop culture; geographical and technical terms; famous and not-so-famous figures from the past and present; biblical references; computer terminology; new and old words; variant spellings; idioms, slogans, slang, abbreviations ... and much more!

Containing nearly twice as much information as competing crossword dictionaries, this handy volume not only provides indispensable help to anyone occasionally stumped by the subtle and sophisticated clues employed by today's master puzzle constructors, it is also a treasure trove of fascinating facts and trivia. And if you're looking for the right word to fill those little white boxes, the solution is here ... at your fingertips.

Culpeper's Herbal - Over 400 Herbs and Their Uses (Paperback): Nicholas Culpeper Culpeper's Herbal - Over 400 Herbs and Their Uses (Paperback)
Nicholas Culpeper
R242 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R53 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

First published over 350 years ago, The Complete Herbal by physician, herbalist, and astrologer Nicholas Culpeper remains one of the most comprehensive listings of herbs and their uses in existence. In this illustrated edition, over 400 herbs are described in detail, along with their 'government and virtues', remedies, and cautions. Although much of the medical advice must be taken with a pinch of salt, the engaging tone, enthusiasm, and expertise of the author are irresistible and highly entertaining.

Emergency Response Guidebook - A Guidebook for First Responders During the Initial Phase of a Dangerous Goods/Hazardous... Emergency Response Guidebook - A Guidebook for First Responders During the Initial Phase of a Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials Transporation (Paperback, 2016 ed.)
U.S. Department of Transportation
R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Top Disney - 100 Top Ten Lists of the Best of Disney, from the Man to the Mouse and Beyond (Paperback): Christopher Lucas Top Disney - 100 Top Ten Lists of the Best of Disney, from the Man to the Mouse and Beyond (Paperback)
Christopher Lucas
R526 R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Save R133 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

There is not a person on Earth who hasn't come into contact with Disney in some way. Whether seeing a Disney film, hearing a Disney song, recognizing a Disney character or visiting a Disney park, the company's reach is global. Top Disney will collect the best of the best of Disney in a book of lists. From Walt himself and the beginning of his company, to his successors who have broadened the reach of the Disney brand well beyond where even Walt could have imagined it, this book will cover every aspect of the 93 years of history that Disney has to offer. In it you will find information on everything from Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Queen Elsa, to the billion dollar acquisitions of Marvel and Lucasfilm.

Britains Rail Times Summer Revision 2016 - For Principal Stations on Main Lines and Rural Routes (Paperback): Network Rail Britains Rail Times Summer Revision 2016 - For Principal Stations on Main Lines and Rural Routes (Paperback)
Network Rail
R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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