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Territories Russian Federtn E2 (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Territories Russian Federtn E2 (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
R2,708 Discovery Miles 27 080 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An extensive reference survey of the 89 constituent units of the Russian Federation It includes: over 300 pages of detailed information; comprehensive individual territory surveys; and geographical, historical, economic and directory data.

Encyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology (Paperback, 2): Jeffrey T. Huber, Mary L. Gillaspy Encyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology (Paperback, 2)
Jeffrey T. Huber, Mary L. Gillaspy
R952 Discovery Miles 9 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Make sense out of confusing HIV/AIDS terminology!Finally, here is a reference work that contains clear and useful definitions of words, phrases, and medical terms associated with HIV/AIDS! The Encyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology is an easy-to-understand guide to all of the mainstream jargon surrounding this epidemic. This user-friendly volume brings you a number of essential features, such as: popular and scientific names of conditions and medicines listings of addresses and contact information for organizations and government agencies that are concerned with HIV/AIDS definitions of historical terms, abbreviations, and acronyms related to HIV/AIDS details of corporate and organizational involvement with HIV/AIDS research, prevention, and intervention The Encyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology also includes entries that describe and relate to legal, social, psychological, and religious issues, not just medical terms, to give readers a complete source that will meet all of their needs. With this single resource, you will be able to easily and thoroughly understand the sometimes complex jargon associated with HIV/AIDS. For librarians, AIDS service organizations, people living with AIDS, and the general public, the Encyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology is a comprehensive guide to conditions and medical terms associated with HIV/AIDS. Dates, histories, addresses, telephone numbers, and Web site addresses are included with many entries.Including words specific to the epidemic as well as related psychosocial phrases, this essential volume offers you definitions of HIV/AIDS medications and listings of organizations and government agencies that are concerned with the disease.

The Dictionary of Cliches - A Word Lover's Guide to 4,000 Overused Phrases and Almost-Pleasing Platitudes (Paperback):... The Dictionary of Cliches - A Word Lover's Guide to 4,000 Overused Phrases and Almost-Pleasing Platitudes (Paperback)
Christine Ammer
R455 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R28 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The largest, most comprehensive, and most entertaining reference of its kind, The Dictionary of Cliches features more than four thousand unique cliches and common expressions. Author Christine Ammer explores the phrases and terms that enliven our language and uncovers expressions that have long been considered dead. With each entry, she includes a thorough definition, origin of the term, and an insightful example.
Some of the cliches brought into the limelight include:
- Blood is thicker than water
- Monkey see, monkey do
- Brass tacks
- Burn the midnight oil
- Change of heart
- Moral fiber
- By the book
Whether cliches get under your skin or make you happy as a clam, The Dictionary of Cliches goes the extra mile to provide an essential resource for students, teachers, writers, and anyone with a keen interest in language. And that's food for thought.

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Witchcraft & Practical Magic (Paperback): Greenwood Susan & Airie Raje Illustrated Encyclopedia of Witchcraft & Practical Magic (Paperback)
Greenwood Susan & Airie Raje
R408 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R83 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Magic has played an important part in our culture throughout history. This insightful book tracks the development of magic through the ages until we reach the present day with a revival of a magical consciousness in the West, and modern forms of goddess-centred female witchcraft. The book looks at the power of natural magic practiced by many New Age magicians and provides a thoughtful guide for anyone interested in working with magic. It describes how to perform spells, rituals and invocations, blessings and dedications. This unique book will inform and inspire anyone studying the ancient mystical arts.

Japanese-English Chemical Dictionary - Including a Guide to Japanese Patents and Scientific Literature (Hardcover): Markus... Japanese-English Chemical Dictionary - Including a Guide to Japanese Patents and Scientific Literature (Hardcover)
Markus Gewehr
R5,389 R5,023 Discovery Miles 50 230 Save R366 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This indispensable tool enables scientists and translators with only a basic knowledge of Japanese to quickly locate and evaluate pertinent information, tapping the large body of chemical literature that at present is mainly inaccessible to non-Japanese readers.
The dictionary is unique in both its scope and concept, listing over 15,000 technical terms from all chemical disciplines in kanji/kana script, romaji transcription and English translation, ordered according to frequency of occurrence for quick access. The dictionary is supplemented by valuable background information on the Japanese language, chemical industry and chemical literature.
A ready reference for all those chemical professionals dealing with the world's second largest economy.

Dante Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Richard Lansing Dante Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Richard Lansing
R7,454 Discovery Miles 74 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


The Dante Encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference work that presents a systematic introduction to Dante's life and works and the cultural context in which his moral and intellectual imagination took shape. It is the first major source of its kind, and the only such work currently available, in the English language. Until now, much Dante scholarship has been scattered in various sources and not available in English. This book brings together all the most recent theories about Dante and his works and summarizes them in clear and vivid prose for readers who seek basic but detailed information on all major aspects of Dante scholarship.

The Oxford Companion to English Literature (Hardcover, 7th Revised edition): Dinah Birch The Oxford Companion to English Literature (Hardcover, 7th Revised edition)
Dinah Birch 1
R1,211 R1,001 Discovery Miles 10 010 Save R210 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions.
For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature.
The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams.
The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.

Snakes of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East - A Photographic Guide (Paperback): Philippe Geniez Snakes of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East - A Photographic Guide (Paperback)
Philippe Geniez; Translated by Tony D. Williams
R776 R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Save R211 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a fully up-to-date and comprehensive photographic field guide to the snakes of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Lavishly illustrated with 387 color photographs, it includes coverage of all 122 snake species found in these regions. The guide's detailed introduction discusses snake anatomy, biology, habitats and taxonomy. It also explores the health of snakes in captivity and conservation measures, and provides a succinct explanation of the chemical composition, physical effects and cultural uses of snake venom. Species accounts are arranged taxonomically and provide identification features, a description of the species' habitat and behavior and information about whether a snake is venomous. Abundant distribution maps describe each species' geographic variation and usual habitats. Clear photos aid identification and are supplemented with illustrations highlighting key anatomical features. A table of all species, country by country, is included at the back of the book. The first dedicated field guide on snakes to appear in many years, Snakes of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East will be indispensable for anyone interested in learning more about these unique reptiles. Highlights all 122 snake species found in the region Features 387 excellent photos supplemented with diagrams Reflects most recent classification and scientific research Provides each species' identification details, habitat, behavior and much more Includes distribution maps for all species

The International Directory of Government 1999 (Hardcover, 1999): Europa Publications The International Directory of Government 1999 (Hardcover, 1999)
Europa Publications
R11,449 Discovery Miles 114 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A definitive guide to the people in power in every part of the world, this book details some 16,000 government ministries, departments, agencies, corporations and their connected bodies from every country in the world. Each chapter contains: notes on the head of state; an outline of the country's legislature and governmental system; a list of ministries, together with principal personnel; government departments and their connected bodies; nationalized industries; and government organizations and affiliated groups arranged by subject heading. Subject headings include - agricultural organizations, banks, the armed forces, trade organizations, development bodies, energy, the media, tourism, telecommunications and judicial bodies. Each entry contains, where appropriate: names and titles of principal officials; full address, telephone, telex and fax numbers; and an outline of each organization's activities. This edition carries constitutional information on countries with federal states, including listings of major state institutions.

South America 2000 (Hardcover, 8 Ed): South America 2000 (Hardcover, 8 Ed)
R7,999 R6,869 Discovery Miles 68 690 Save R1,130 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This comprehensive survey of the political, social and economic aspects of this vast region provides detailed essays statistics and directories for the major countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Fitzroy Dearborn Chronology of Ideas - A Record of Philosophical, Political, Theological and Social Thought from Ancient Times... Fitzroy Dearborn Chronology of Ideas - A Record of Philosophical, Political, Theological and Social Thought from Ancient Times to the Present (Hardcover)
Melinda Corey, George Ochoa
R3,130 Discovery Miles 31 300 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Code of Hammurabi, Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses, the radical notions that launched the French Revolution and the beliefs that propelled the American Civil Rights Movement are a few of the thousands of concepts described in this chronicle of intellectual history. Presenting the ideas of philosophers, prophets, scholars, critics, educators, revolutionaries and reformers, the chronology concentrates on the famous - as well as infamous - concepts that have changed the world. Here, too, are the historical turning points that resulted from the application of those ideas - the natural flow of the American Revolution from the concept of democratic liberalism, for example, or the Russian Revolution from Marxism.

A Dictionary of the History of Medicine (Hardcover): Anton Sebastian A Dictionary of the History of Medicine (Hardcover)
Anton Sebastian
R3,996 Discovery Miles 39 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a unique, extensively illustrated dictionary of terms, people, events, and dates spanning the entire history of medicine. It is a monumental work of scholarship totaling some 700 double-column pages with a large number of rare and exceptional illustrations from many original sources painstakingly compiled over years of far-searching inquiry involving more than 5,000 books and hundreds of journals. It is a major resource of hard-to-find information about notable medical figures, instruments, conditions, procedures, and dates and a storehouse of captivating anecdotes and background material. The book contains a wealth of material for concise historical introductions to a broad range of subjects and is the sine qua non authority on both well and little known facts of medical history. With this single volume-an unprecedented tour de force representing more than 7,000 hours of exhaustive research-clinicians and researchers from all fields of medicine can quickly and easily find authoritative, detailed definitions and descriptions, with dates, of medical terms and of the people and events contributing to the development of medicine from earliest times to the present day. The entries range widely from such as abacterial pyuria to zygote, including Latin and Greek origins of terms, compact biographies with dates, eponymic information of all kinds, and rarely seen drawings and photographs of antique medical instruments and little-known conditions.

The Lady's Stratagem - A Repository of 1820s Directions for the Toilet, Mantua-Making, Stay-Making, Millinery & Etiquette... The Lady's Stratagem - A Repository of 1820s Directions for the Toilet, Mantua-Making, Stay-Making, Millinery & Etiquette (Paperback, New)
Frances Grimble
R1,809 R1,385 Discovery Miles 13 850 Save R424 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Lady's Stratagem is a comprehensive, step-by-step, illustrated guide to early 19th-century dressmaking, corset making, millinery, knitting, embroidery, clothing care, beauty treatments, and manners. The audiences include film and theatre costumers, historic re-enactors, and historical and romance novelists.

International Authors and Writers Who's Who (Hardcover, 16th New edition): K. Dennis McIntyre International Authors and Writers Who's Who (Hardcover, 16th New edition)
K. Dennis McIntyre
R5,475 Discovery Miles 54 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Revised and updated for 1999, this reference provides information on living authors and writers internationally. There are over 8000 entries on leading authors, novelists, playwrights, columnists, journalists, editors and critics. The appendices section lists major literary awards and recipients, literary agents and societies worldwide.

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Set 10-Volume Set (Hardcover): Bruno Nettl, Ruth M. Stone, James Porter, Timothy Rice The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Set 10-Volume Set (Hardcover)
Bruno Nettl, Ruth M. Stone, James Porter, Timothy Rice
R68,678 Discovery Miles 686 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The United States in the First World War - An Encyclopedia (Paperback): Anne Cipriano Venzon The United States in the First World War - An Encyclopedia (Paperback)
Anne Cipriano Venzon
R1,227 Discovery Miles 12 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


This acclaimed encyclopedia provides an invaluable reference source on topics ranging from diplomatic initiatives to victory slogans, from political forces to armed forces, from legislation to Lusitania, and every aspect of war.

CSF & the Brain Laminated Poster (Wallchart): Scientific Publishing CSF & the Brain Laminated Poster (Wallchart)
Scientific Publishing
R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Exploring how our bodies work and function. This series of 20 beautifully illustrated charts explores essential concepts of human physiology. Each chart graphically explains processes vital to the functioning of human beings. Ideal for students, patient education and the informed consumer, the series is suitable for the home, school library or doctor's surgery. The charts are available with metal eyelets for hanging.

Taste & Smell Laminated Poster (Wallchart): Scientific Publishing Taste & Smell Laminated Poster (Wallchart)
Scientific Publishing
R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Taste & Smell chart presents the anatomy of the tongue and upper respiratory tract. The receptors of gustation and olfaction are shown, including the synaptic connection. Concentration and its relationship to sensation is presented through a diagram.

Lies We Believe about God (Paperback): Paul Young Lies We Believe about God (Paperback)
Paul Young
R366 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R71 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Walt Whitman (Hardcover): J.R. LeMaster, Donald D. Kummings The Routledge Encyclopedia of Walt Whitman (Hardcover)
J.R. LeMaster, Donald D. Kummings
R4,674 Discovery Miles 46 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Makes available research from international experts
This "Encyclopedia" gathers, for the first time, information not easily found elsewhere without extensive research. The material has been distilled from a variety of sources by over 200-internationally recognized contributors-including such leading Whitman scholars as James E. Miller, Jr., Roger Asselineau, Betsy Erkkila, and Joel Myerson. Writing under the guidance of a distinguished 11-member advisory board, they provide unprecedented access to important information about Whitman.
Comprehensive A-to-Z coverage of more than 750 topics
In all, the volume comprises more than 750 signed entries arranged in convenient alphabetical format. Coverage includes:
*Biographical Information-all names, dates, places, and events important to understanding Whitman's life and career.
*Whitman's Works-essays on all eight editions of "Leaves of Grass," major poems and poem clusters, principal essays and prose works, as well as his more than two dozen short stories and the novel, "Franklin Evans."
*Prominent Themes and Concepts-essays on such major topics as democracy, slavery, the Civil War, immortality, sexuality, and the women's rights movement.
*Significant Forms and Techniques-such as prosody, symbolism, free verse, and humor.
*Important Trends and Critical Approaches in Whitman Studies-including New Historicist and cultural criticism, psychological explorations, and controversial issues of sexual identity.
*Surveys of Whitman's International Impact-as well as an assessment of his literary legacy.
A user-friendly guide
Useful for students, researchers, librarians, teachers, and Whitmandevotees, this volume features extensive cross-references, numerous photographs of the poet, a chronology, a special appendix section tracking the poet's genealogy, and a thorough index. Each entry includes a bibliography for further study.

Gray's Anatomy - With Original Illustrations by Henry Carter (Paperback): Henry Gray Gray's Anatomy - With Original Illustrations by Henry Carter (Paperback)
Henry Gray
R301 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R66 (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.

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
R294 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R67 (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.

Ultimate Book of Knowledge - Facts Figures Fun (Hardcover): Ultimate Book of Knowledge - Facts Figures Fun (Hardcover)
1
R648 R524 Discovery Miles 5 240 Save R124 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How does a touchscreen work? When did men start wearing trousers? Can a robot think for itself? How do you cut a diamond? Can elite athletes keep breaking records? Find the answers fast in Reader's Digest Ultimate Book of Knowledge. This easy-to-use reference challenges what you know about our world. It's crammed with up-to-the-minute information, checked by the experts. Using a Q & A approach, it answers more than 800 questions on subjects such as planet Earth; natural history and the animal world; humans, our bodies, our history, societies, cultures, discoveries and inventions. And, there are funny, quirky and extraordinary Fast Fact features and stunning colour photos and illustrations throughout. Get instant help on a school project. Settle a family discussion or browse at your leisure. Entertain and impress your family and friends. You won't find all this information on the Internet - and you will be able to trust the Reader's Digest Ultimate Book of Knowledge.

Pesticide Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Vasant Gowariker, V N Krishnamurthy, Sudha Gowariker, Kalyani Paranjape Pesticide Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Vasant Gowariker, V N Krishnamurthy, Sudha Gowariker, Kalyani Paranjape
R2,827 R2,623 Discovery Miles 26 230 Save R204 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In today's world, food security is an important issue. Food shortages push prices up, impacting upon the health and well-being of hundreds of millions of rural poor across the globe. One way to increase food security is to decrease the amount of yield lost to pests. The Pesticide Encyclopedia provides a comprehensive overview of the fight against pests, covering chemical pesticides, biocontrol agents and biopesticides. It also covers interrelated topics such as pesticide toxicity, legislation and regulation, handling, storage and safety aspects, IPM techniques, resistance management, interaction of pesticides with soil and the environment. An important reference for policy makers, advisers and students and researchers of crop science, this book also includes useful notes on commonly known plant diseases and pests.

Atrial Fib & Ischemic Strokes Laminated Poster (Wallchart): Scientific Publishing Atrial Fib & Ischemic Strokes Laminated Poster (Wallchart)
Scientific Publishing
R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This chart takes a look at stroke, atrial fibrillation (AFib) and their relationship. The anatomy and electrical pathways of the heart are shown, while graphics and text describe a sequence of events from AFib to stroke. The section on ischemic stroke includes views and descriptions on several topics, including effects and symptoms.

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