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Bob Dylan Too Much of Nothing (Paperback): Derek Barker Bob Dylan Too Much of Nothing (Paperback)
Derek Barker
R374 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R68 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When Bob Dylan picked up a silver cross thrown on stage and found Christianity in the late Seventies, it ended a search that had begun when his life crashed to a halt in 1966. According to Dylan, the turning point came one night in late 1978 when he received a "vision and a feeling." Dylan later said, "Jesus put his hand on me. It was a physical thing. I felt it. I felt it all over me. I felt my whole body tremble. The glory of the Lord knocked me down and picked me up." That search makes sense of his John Wesley Harding album and the following 12 years.

The Cambridge Haydn Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Caryl Clark, Sarah Day-O'connell The Cambridge Haydn Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Caryl Clark, Sarah Day-O'connell
R3,193 Discovery Miles 31 930 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For well over two hundred years, Joseph Haydn has been by turns lionized and misrepresented - held up as celebrity, and disparaged as mere forerunner or point of comparison. And yet, unlike many other canonic composers, his music has remained a fixture in the repertoire from his day until ours. What do we need to know now in order to understand Haydn and his music? With over eighty entries focused on ideas and seven longer thematic essays to bring these together, this distinctive and richly illustrated encyclopedia offers a new perspective on Haydn and the many cultural contexts in which he worked and left his indelible mark during the Enlightenment and beyond. Contributions from sixty-seven scholars and performers in Europe, the Americas, and Oceania, capture the vitality of Haydn studies today - its variety of perspectives and methods - and ultimately inspire further exploration of one of western music's most innovative and influential composers.

Continuity and Change - Twentieth Century Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum (Paperback, Illustrated Ed): Katharine Eustace Continuity and Change - Twentieth Century Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum (Paperback, Illustrated Ed)
Katharine Eustace
R395 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R69 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Illustrated from the Ashmolean's collections of twentieth-century sculpture, this book continues the series of Ashmolean Handbooks, edited by the Director of the Ashmolean, Dr Christopher Brown. It provides a context in terms of the Ashmolean's world-famous collection of antique and renaissance sculpture and the development of twentieth-century sculpture as a whole. It makes accessible for the first time many pieces by, among others, Epstein, Frink, Maillol, Moore, Underwood and Zadkine.

Muscle Action Laminated Poster (Wallchart): Scientific Publishing Muscle Action Laminated Poster (Wallchart)
Scientific Publishing
R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Muscle Action chart starts by showing the location of the different types of muscle in the body. Anatomy of skeletal muscle is presented, along with diagrams describing muscle action in terms of levers. Sections on muscle action at the cellular level show the sliding filament theory and the neuromuscular synapse.

Culpeper's Complete Herbal - Over 400 Herbs and Their Uses (Paperback): Nicholas Culpeper Culpeper's Complete Herbal - Over 400 Herbs and Their Uses (Paperback)
Nicholas Culpeper
R275 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R63 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From Artichoke to Rhubarb- Vine to Hawthorn- The Complete Herbal provides the most comprehensive listings of herbs and their uses in existence. First published over 350 years ago by herbalist and apothecary Nicholas Culpeper, this encyclopaedic guide had an extensive impact on modern holistic medicine. This includes his description of the qualities of foxglove, later used to treat heart conditions. 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.

Field Guide to the Fishes of the Amazon, Orinoco, and Guianas (Paperback): Peter van der Sleen, James S. Albert Field Guide to the Fishes of the Amazon, Orinoco, and Guianas (Paperback)
Peter van der Sleen, James S. Albert
R1,033 R811 Discovery Miles 8 110 Save R222 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Amazon and Orinoco basins in northern South America are home to the highest concentration of freshwater fish species on earth, with more than 3,000 species allotted to 564 genera. Amazonian fishes include piranhas, electric eels, freshwater stingrays, a myriad of beautiful small-bodied tetras and catfishes, and the largest scaled freshwater fish in the world, the pirarucu. Field Guide to the Fishes of the Amazon, Orinoco, and Guianas provides descriptions and identification keys for all the known genera of fishes that inhabit Greater Amazonia, a vast and still mostly remote region of tropical rainforests, seasonally flooded savannas, and meandering lowland rivers. The guide's contributors include more than fifty expert scientists. They summarize the current state of knowledge on the taxonomy, species richness, and ecology of these fish groups, and provide references to relevant literature for species-level identifications. This richly illustrated guide contains 700 detailed drawings, 190 color photos, and 500 distribution maps, which cover all genera. An extensive and illustrated glossary helps readers with the identification keys. The first complete overview of the fish diversity in the Amazon, Orinoco, and Guianas, this comprehensive guide is essential for anyone interested in the freshwater life inhabiting this part of the world. * First complete overview of the fish diversity in the Amazon and Orinoco basins* Contributors include more than fifty experts* Identification keys and distribution maps for all genera*190 stunning color photos *700 detailed line drawings* Extensive and illustrated glossary

Gray's Anatomy - With Original Illustrations by Henry Carter (Paperback): Henry Gray Gray's Anatomy - With Original Illustrations by Henry Carter (Paperback)
Henry Gray
R281 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R61 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Henry Gray's Anatomy Descriptive and Surgical has been the definitive medical book for students of the human body since its first publication in 1858. This professional guide is valued by medical practitioners, students and laypeople alike for its accuracy. This edition comprises an abridged version of the classic text - the last to be published during Gray's lifetime - and includes the masterly woodblock illustrations that made the original book a runaway success. A national and international treasure, Gray's Anatomy is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the history of medicine or in the amazingly complex machine that is the human body.

Understanding Osteoporosis (Wallchart, 3rd edition): Anatomical Chart Company Understanding Osteoporosis (Wallchart, 3rd edition)
Anatomical Chart Company
R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Understanding Osteoporosis is a beautifully illustrated chart that is easy to understand and perfect for patient education. This chart helps you to explain what osteoporosis is and its effects on the body. Illustrations include: Finely drawn posterior view of a female body with skeleton superimposed Common sites of osteoporosis with close up views of fractures in lower spine, hip and wrist Vertebral column with microscopic views of healthy bone and bone with osteoporosis progressive spinal deformity in osteoporosis This chart discusses: Effects of Osteoporosis Risk factors Prevention and treatment Bone density and bone density testing. Available in the following versions: 20" x 26" heavy weight paper laminated with grommets at top corners ISBN 978-1-4963-6248-3 20" x 26" heavy weight paper ISBN: 978-1-4963-6249-0

The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov
R6,922 Discovery Miles 69 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Encyclopedia is designed to accumulate and systematize our knowledge about the unique natural water areas - the Laptev, East Siberian and Chukchi seas, their wealth, the events that took place on its waters and shores, and the remarkable people whose lives were and are closely intertwined with the seas. The Encyclopedia contains about 1,500 terms and concepts related to the seas in alphabetical order. It describes geographical features: rivers, lakes, straits, bays; provides information about towns, seaports, transport communications, basic aquatic biological species, nature reserves, national and international programs for the study of the sea, research institutes, historical monuments, activities of prominent explorers and travelers, researchers and scientists. The Encyclopedia also includes a chronology of major historical events connected with the Eastern Arctic seas for more than 400 years.

By the People - Designing a Better America (Paperback): Cynthia Smith By the People - Designing a Better America (Paperback)
Cynthia Smith; Foreword by Caroline Baumann; Preface by Darren Walker; Contributions by Teddy Cruz, Fonna Forman
R632 R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

By the People: Designing a Better America--the third volume in Cooper Hewitt's series on socially responsible design, which began with Design for the Other 90%--examines how design is effectively challenging poverty and social inequality across America. The book explores current social, economic and environmental issues in America with a particular focus on marginalized and underserved communities. By the People features design projects organized into six working themes: Act, Save, Share, Live, Learn and Make. It is a true manual--in format and content--featuring design solutions that expand access to education, food, health care and affordable housing; increase social and economic inclusion; offer improved alternative transportation options, and provide a balanced approach to land use between the built and natural environments. Cooper Hewitt Curator Cynthia E. Smith traveled to post-industrial cities, urban areas impacted by natural disasters, sprawling cities, places of persistent poverty and major metropolitan regions. Her research yielded nearly 400 potential projects from over 30 states and three indigenous nations (Navajo, Lakota, Pueblo). Smith met with local designers, community members and organizations. Her research was guided by the following questions: where does poverty exist? Why are poverty numbers increasing? What populations and communities are most affected? Who are the individuals, organizations and networks that are creating innovative and systemic approaches through design? What are the local, regional and scalable design solutions? In addition to the highly illustrated project profiles, By the People contains essays by, and interviews with, those designers and architects building the innovative and systemic approaches being developed through design.

The GlamTwinz Guide to Longer, Healthier Hair (Paperback): Kelsey Murrell, Kendra Murrell The GlamTwinz Guide to Longer, Healthier Hair (Paperback)
Kelsey Murrell, Kendra Murrell; Foreword by Mahisha Dellinger
R338 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R66 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

#1 Best Seller How to Get Healthy HairHealthy hair tips from the GlamTwinz. Get the long, healthy hair you've always wanted. YouTube superstars Kelsey and Kendra Murrell - The GlamTwinz - share their secrets to growing long, healthy and natural hair, without having to rely on chemical relaxers. How to have healthy hair. Textured hair requires special care and The GlamTwinz have been delivering their best since their viral video: "Top 10 Tips to Grow out Long HEALTHY Hair" hit YouTube. Now, The GlamTwinz build on that to reveal even more secrets and answers to fans' questions, while revealing their own personal hair struggles and triumphs. In The GlamTwinz Guide To Longer, Healthier Hair, you'll learn secrets to: Growing your hair longer Generating natural shine Taming the frizziness Reducing hair breakage Getting the best look without the chemicals Be confident and love the way you look!

Electronic Resources - Implications for Collection Management (Hardcover): Genevieve Owens Electronic Resources - Implications for Collection Management (Hardcover)
Genevieve Owens
R1,707 Discovery Miles 17 070 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Electronic Resources: Implications for Collection Management shows librarians the strengths and weaknesses of electronic resources and the implications these resources have on collection management. The book then helps librarians incorporate electronic resources into their collections accordingly.Contributors in Electronic Resources provide a broad look at the ways in which electronic information affects the business of building and maintaining library collections. They examine the history of electronic resources in document collections and share with readers a thorough analysis of the gains and losses libraries can expect to experience in an increasingly digital environment. Readers also learn: how to budget for both traditional and emerging information sources the effects of electronic collections on the public services realm how to assess the value of journals amidst the many different access and delivery mechanisms how to use resource sharing as a solution to the archival problems which arise as libraries collect materials in continuously proliferating formats selection criteria for electronic resources how to assemble electronic resources into archives social implications of electronic collectionsAcademic librarians in collection management will find Electronic Resources an essential resource for finding their place in the electronic environment. Librarians will refer to this volume again and again as they adjust to increasing dependence upon electronic resources for fulfilling their patrons'needs.

Doctors' Favorite Natural Remedies - The Safest and Most Effective Natural Ways to Treat More Than 85 Everyday Ailments... Doctors' Favorite Natural Remedies - The Safest and Most Effective Natural Ways to Treat More Than 85 Everyday Ailments (Paperback)
Editors at Reader's Digest
R396 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R21 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Encyclopedia of Computational Mechanics - 6 Volume Set (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Erwin Stein, Rene De Borst, Thomas J. R Hughes Encyclopedia of Computational Mechanics - 6 Volume Set (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Erwin Stein, Rene De Borst, Thomas J. R Hughes
R43,433 Discovery Miles 434 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An extensively expanded and revised edition of the leading major reference work in computational engineering The completely updated and extended second edition of Encyclopedia of Computational Mechanics, Second Edition has, once again, been prepared under the guidance of three of the world's foremost experts in the field. It follows the same structure as the first edition, yet has been expanded from three to six full volumes to give readers a more in-depth and complete understanding of the topic. Volumes 1 & 2 (Fundamentals) contain contributions related to mathematics, mechanics, and computer science, and are structured as discretization methods, treating approximations with finite differences, discrete variational forms, boundary integral equations and further problem-oriented techniques, mesh-based and meshfree discretizations and the generation and visualization of geometry; Isogeometric analysis as well as various direct and iterative solvers; time-dependent parabolic problems and FEMs for the Maxwell equation; further, new chapters on uncertainty quantification and related stochastic solution methods are included. Volumes 3 & 4 (Solids and Structures) are organized into five different parts, namely, structural behavior; constitutive theories and their implementation; materials and processing; interaction problems; and identification, stochastics, and optimization. Volumes 5 & 6 (Fluids) build on the fundamentals of the first volumes, and offer four main groups that describe additional basic methodologies used in computational fluid dynamics; cover the various aspects of incompressible viscous flows; focus on compressible fluid dynamics; and address problems involving moving domains and free surfaces, and application areas. The single most comprehensive reference on computational mechanics 18 new chapters added representing a more than 20% increase over current edition Extensive revision plan with major updates to the majority of existing articles Covers solid and fluid mechanics, with extensive treatment of FEA and CFD techniques With contributions from leading experts around the globe, this is an essential and comprehensive reference for any university engineering department or corporation, and contains invaluable, up-to-date content for researchers, students, and practitioners alike.

The First Generation of Electronic Records Archivists in the United States - A Study in Professionalization (Hardcover):... The First Generation of Electronic Records Archivists in the United States - A Study in Professionalization (Hardcover)
Richard Cox
R2,307 Discovery Miles 23 070 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book helps readers understand the current status of archivists in the United States. It addresses issues of professionalization by re-examining two major aspects of the archival community: institutional forms and structures, and the basic educational foundations that are important to any profession. While United States archivists now seem poised to develop new approaches to the management of electronic records, including research and education venues, this profession?s long journey to reach this point is an interesting step on the continuing road to professionalization. The First Generation of Electronic Records Archivists in the United States represents the first major study of how and why American archivists have struggled to contend with the management of electronic records. The book provides a framework for studying this issue, includes suggestions for additional research, and serves as a basis for discussion about the continued strengthening of the archival profession. Despite more than thirty years of striving to manage electronic records, American archivists have not developed an effective infrastructure for this purpose. The First Generation of Electronic Records Archivists in the United States considers the evidence for this failure by evaluating archival literature on the topic of electronic records management. It examines how position descriptions in state government archives and job advertisements across the discipline have reflected a bias toward paper-based formats, and the failure of graduate and continuing archival education programs to deal effectively with electronic records. The book details: state government archives and position descriptions trends and practices in the Information Age, 1976--1990 graduate archival education and electronic records: an analysis of current approaches and their strengths and weaknesses the effectiveness of the NAGARA Institute as a form of advanced archival education problems, challenges, opportunities, and needs for additional researchThe First Generation of Electronic Records Archivists in the United States is an enlightening study for library and information science educators, archival graduate students, and archivists themselves as they work toward the professionalization of their field.

Game of Thrones: A Guide to Westeros and Beyond - The Only Official Guide to the Complete HBO TV Series (Hardcover): Myles... Game of Thrones: A Guide to Westeros and Beyond - The Only Official Guide to the Complete HBO TV Series (Hardcover)
Myles McNutt 1
R465 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R94 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Feeling lost without Game of Thrones? Relive all 8 series with the ONLY official tie-in guide to the biggest TV series in the world. Delve deeper into Westeros than ever before. . . Covering all eight seasons of the hit HBO show, this remarkable volume offers a unique and exciting visual exploration into the incredible world of Game of Thrones. In two parts, the book follows the story of the South, where kings and queens battle for the Iron Throne, and of the North, where the White Walkers and their army of the dead gather. Fully illustrated with stunning photography, infographics, timelines and insightful essays, this is the essential guide for any Game of Thrones fan. * Find out more about your favourite characters with in-depth biographies * Read explanations of key relationships from Jon & Daenerys, to Jaime & Brienne * Discover the locations of King's Landing, Oldtown, The Iron Islands and more * Piece together ancestry with family trees of the four Houses * Learn about the creatures of GOT, from Dragons to Direwolves * Get the full story of major battles and events * Discover must-know facts about everything from Heartsbane to Greyscale * And so much more . . . 'Everything a fan could want' Woman & Home 'An exciting exploration into the incredible world of Game of Thrones' My Weekly

Acts (Everyday Bible Commentary Series) (Paperback): Charles C. Ryrie Acts (Everyday Bible Commentary Series) (Paperback)
Charles C. Ryrie
R155 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R27 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
No Thank You Evil (Game): Monte Cook Games No Thank You Evil (Game)
Monte Cook Games
R896 R719 Discovery Miles 7 190 Save R177 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland (Multiple copy pack): Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates, Peter McClure The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland (Multiple copy pack)
Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates, Peter McClure
R11,197 Discovery Miles 111 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Containing entries for more than 45,000 English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames, The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK. The Dictionary includes every surname that currently has more than 100 bearers. Each entry contains lists of variant spellings of the name, an explanation of its origins (including the etymology), lists of early bearers showing evidence for formation and continuity from the date of formation down to the 19th century, geographical distribution, and, where relevant, genealogical and bibliographical notes, making this a fully comprehensive work on family names. This authoritative guide also includes an introductory essay explaining the historical background, formation, and typology of surnames and a guide to surnames research and family history research. Additional material also includes a list of published and unpublished lists of surnames from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Mixed Martial Arts' Most Wanted (TM) - The Top 10 Book of Crazy Combat, Great Grappling, and Sick Submissions (Paperback):... Mixed Martial Arts' Most Wanted (TM) - The Top 10 Book of Crazy Combat, Great Grappling, and Sick Submissions (Paperback)
Adam T Heath, David L Hudson JR
R245 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mixed martial arts hasn t been dubbed the world s fastest growing sport for nothing. It s noticeably rocked the sporting world since the creation of the Ultimate Fighting Championship nearly two decades ago and has even shaken up the pop culture scene. Who would have expected popular MMA fighter Chuck Liddell to trade in his sparring gloves for dance shoes on "Dancing with the Stars"? A combo of grappling, punching, kneeing, and kicking, this sport looks like it will be grounding and pounding, sprawling and brawling, for some time to come."Mixed Martial Arts Most Wanted " steps into the cage and brings you round after round of fighting deeds and details worthy of a sport known for bloody battles and ingenious tactics. Authors Adam T. Heath and David L. Hudson Jr. have knocked out sixty top-ten lists detailing the low blows, grappling greats, human anomalies, and fighting females that make up the compelling world of mixed martial arts.There s no need to be an insider Heath and Hudson bring you all of the sport s best bouts, dirtiest moves, and brainscrambling kayos in a book that will keep MMA enthusiasts reeling for months.

Personal Health Record Keeper (Book): Inc Peter Pauper Press Personal Health Record Keeper (Book)
Inc Peter Pauper Press
R233 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R42 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Bone & Bone Growth Laminated Poster (Wallchart): Scientific Publishing Bone & Bone Growth Laminated Poster (Wallchart)
Scientific Publishing
R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Bone & Bone Growth chart begins with an explanation of the structure of bone, from spongy & compact bone to osteocytes. The processes of endochondral bone growth and ossification, as well as bone remodeling, are graphically portrayed. A section on feedback and calcium levels is included.

The Monocle Travel Guide to London - Updated Version (Hardcover): Monocle The Monocle Travel Guide to London - Updated Version (Hardcover)
Monocle
R369 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R68 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Everything About Theatre - The Guidebook of Theatre Fundamentals (Paperback, 1st ed): Robert L. Lee Everything About Theatre - The Guidebook of Theatre Fundamentals (Paperback, 1st ed)
Robert L. Lee
R409 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R76 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

It's all here in one book -- a complete overview of all aspects of theatre! The history, the crafts and the art of the stage are presented in eighteen easy-to-learn units. Theatre history in four parts gives the text an orderly structure. Between each part are bite-sized sections on acting, improvisation, makeup, lighting, props, costumes and more. Each craft is described with examples, illustrations and hands-on exercises where appropriate. A comprehensive theatre arts reference book.

Scottish Names (Paperback): George McKay Scottish Names (Paperback)
George McKay
R92 Discovery Miles 920 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a guide to names used in Scotland - Scots, Gaelic, international, ancient, modern, and timeless - and their origins and meanings. These names are either popular in modern Scotland, or are chosen because they have some special significance or historical link to the country. With Gaelic pronunciations, and historical and geographical references to the origin of first names and surnames, this book both helps parents choose a name for their baby, and also guides the reader to the history of Scotland's most common surnames. Find out whether you have Scots ancestry in this fascinating compilation.

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