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The Shakespeare Name and Place Dictionary (Hardcover): J. Madison Davis The Shakespeare Name and Place Dictionary (Hardcover)
J. Madison Davis
R3,541 Discovery Miles 35 410 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Entries provide the likely sources for a name; describe historical and mythological backgrounds; examine Shakespeare's presentation of a character or place; and suggest various interpretations of a name. Each entry contains line citations to William Shakespeare: The Complete Works, edited by Wells and Taylor, Oxford University Press (1986).

North Carolina Crimes and 2018 Supplement Bundle - A Guidebook on the Elements of Crime (Paperback, 7th Revised edition):... North Carolina Crimes and 2018 Supplement Bundle - A Guidebook on the Elements of Crime (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Jessica Smith
R3,809 Discovery Miles 38 090 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Eating Disorders - An Encyclopedia of Causes, Treatment, and Prevention (Hardcover): Justine J Reel Eating Disorders - An Encyclopedia of Causes, Treatment, and Prevention (Hardcover)
Justine J Reel
R2,253 Discovery Miles 22 530 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The mortality rate associated with eating disorders is higher than that of any other psychiatric illness. What are the factors that influence abnormal perceptions of body image and trigger the deadly behaviors of food deprivation or uncontrollable gluttony? This indispensable resource thoroughly examines the complex subject of eating disorders, particularly the sociocultural, psychological, and nutritional aspects of eating disorders and body image.

"Eating Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Treatment, and Prevention" explores the definitions, risk factors, symptoms, and health consequences of such illnesses as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. The author discusses the assessment and treatment of these conditions, and imparts health education strategies related to the "Dos and Don'ts" of awareness and prevention efforts. Additionally, she shares tips for recognizing symptoms and discusses where to seek help if a friend or family member is affected. Topics include flight attendants and body weight requirements, the impact of Virtual Reality, and media and sociocultural influences.

En Cyclo Pedia - Everything you need to know about cycling, from the essential to the obscure (Paperback): Johan Tell En Cyclo Pedia - Everything you need to know about cycling, from the essential to the obscure (Paperback)
Johan Tell 1
R325 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R69 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

In En Cyclo Pedia Johan Tell - award-winning Swedish writer and cycling obsessive - uncovers the very soul of cycling, exploring and explaining the many and varied stories that form the basis of cycling culture. Beautifully illustrated, with hundreds of entries ranging from Tour de France stages to illegal Alley Cat races, and cult heroes to cycling slang, Tell provides a personal insight into this complex world that only a cycling junkie can. From a pilgrimage to the Bianchi factory in Milan to scouring the streets of New York for the origins of the fixie, via the bicycle cafes of Barcelona and the cobblestones of Flanders, En Cyclo Pedia is a complete A to Z guide to the unique, indescribable character of global bike culture. Entries include: - Alley Cat Race - Bianchi - BMX - Brooks - Cafes - Campagnolo - Carbon Fibre - Drag - Environment - Films - Fixie - Grand Tours - Hand-built - Hipster - Lycra - Mountains - Nutrition - Oudenaarde - Paris-Roubaix - Quicksilver - Rouleur - Scalatore - Shaved Legs - Style - Tattoos - Ultracycling - Velodrome - XC - Zedler ...and many more

Multimedia and Megachange - New Roles for Educational Computing (Hardcover): W.Michael Reed, John K. Burton Multimedia and Megachange - New Roles for Educational Computing (Hardcover)
W.Michael Reed, John K. Burton
R1,296 Discovery Miles 12 960 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The use of multimedia strikes at the very heart of traditional teaching and learning methods, and is changing the way educators think about the whole process of teaching and learning. Multimedia and Megachange spurs ideas for the use of interactive technology to revolutionize teaching and learning. It describes and analyzes issues and trends that are currently setting a research and development agenda for educators.Contributors to this volume explore all fronts on which computer technology are changing the educational process: concept and theory research application designMultimedia and Megachange opens up the exciting world of how technology is dramatically changing how teachers teach and students learn. It also highlights spin-off changes for classroom management, greater sources of information, and improved evaluation and grading techniques.

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 J. Cox
R1,862 Discovery Miles 18 620 Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

Handbook of Vadose Zone Characterization & Monitoring (Hardcover): L. Gray Wilson, Lorne G. Everett, Stephen J. Cullen Handbook of Vadose Zone Characterization & Monitoring (Hardcover)
L. Gray Wilson, Lorne G. Everett, Stephen J. Cullen
R4,259 Discovery Miles 42 590 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is written in a simple, straightforward manner without complicated mathematical derivatives. Compiled by experienced practitioners, this guide covers topics such as basic principles of vadose zone hydrology and prevalent monitoring techniques. Case studies present actual field experiences for the benefit of the reader. The Handbook provides practitioners with the information they need to fully understand the principles, advantages, and limitations of the monitoring techniques that are available.
The Handbook of Vadose Zone Characterization & Monitoring expands and consolidates the useful and succint information contained in various ASTM documents, EPA manuals, and other similar texts on the subject, making it an invaluable aid to new practioners and a useful reference for seasoned veterans in the field.

Practical Botany for Gardeners - Over 3,000 Botanical Terms Explained and Explored (Hardcover, New): Geoff Hodge Practical Botany for Gardeners - Over 3,000 Botanical Terms Explained and Explored (Hardcover, New)
Geoff Hodge
R499 R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Save R100 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Gardening can be frustratingly shrouded in secrecy. Fickle plants make seemingly spontaneous decisions to bloom or bust, seeds sprout magically in the blink of an eye, and deep-rooted mysteries unfold underground and out of sight. Understanding basic botany is like unlocking a horticultural code; fortunately learning a little science can reveal the secrets of the botanical universe and shed some light on what's really going on in your garden.
"Practical Botany for Gardeners" provides an elegant and accessible introduction to the world of botany. It presents the essentials that every gardener needs to know, connecting explanations of scientific facts with useful gardening tips. Flip to the roots section and you'll not only learn how different types of roots support a plant but also find that adding fungi to soil aids growth. The pruning section both defines "lateral buds" and explains how far back on a shoot to cut in order to propagate them.
The book breaks down key areas and terminology with easy-to-navigate chapters arranged by theme, such as plant types, plant parts, inner workings, and external factors. "Great Botanists" and "Botany in Action" boxes delve deeper into the fascinating byways of plant science. This multifaceted book also includes two hundred botanical illustrations and basic diagrams that hearken to the classic roots of botany.
Part handbook, part reference, "Practical Botany for Gardeners" is a beautifully captivating read. It's a must for garden lovers and backyard botanists who want to grow and nurture their own plant knowledge.

David Busch's Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D Guide to SLR Photography (Paperback): David D. Busch David Busch's Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D Guide to SLR Photography (Paperback)
David D. Busch
R683 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R230 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Barron's SAT Vocabulary Flashcards (Cards, Third Edition): Sharon Weiner Green Barron's SAT Vocabulary Flashcards (Cards, Third Edition)
Sharon Weiner Green
R351 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R142 (40%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Barron's SAT Vocabulary Flash Cards features 500 SAT high-frequency words, selected because they have appeared as key words in recent SAT reading passages and critical reading questions. Cards are alphabetically arranged in the box, with an extra place-marker card that students can use to gauge their word-learning progress. This vocabulary building flash card set enables SAT test takers to review words they might already know, as well as to master unfamiliar words they are likely to encounter both on the SAT and in their college courses. The front of each card lists the target word along with a guide to its pronunciation and its part of speech. The card's reverse side presents the word's definition, uses it in a sentence, and lists synonyms. Flash cards in this set each have a small punch-hole in the one corner. It accommodates an enclosed metal ring that students can use to arrange select cards for study on the go. Students who master all 500 words will find enclosed instructions for making their own flash cards so they can continue to expand their vocabularies.

U.S. Army Tactics Field Manual (Paperback): Department of the Army U.S. Army Tactics Field Manual (Paperback)
Department of the Army
R400 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R75 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Tactics is the art and science of employing all available means to win battles and engagements. Specifically, it comprises the actions taken by a commander to arrange units and activities in relation to each other and the enemy. Filled with diagrams of attack plans, defensive strategies, and troop movements, "U.S. Army Tactics Field Manual" is the playbook the U.S. Army uses to employ available means to win in combat. This book provides combat-tested concepts and ideas modified to exploit emerging Army and joint capabilities. This book focuses on the organization of forces, minimum essential control measures, and general planning, preparation, and execution considerations for each type and form of combat operation. It is the common reference for all students of the tactical art, both in the field and the Army school system. The Art of Tactics * Common Tactical Concepts and Graphic Control Measures * The Basics of Offense * Movement to Contact * Attack * Exploitation * Pursuit * Basics of Defensive Operations * The Area of Defense * The Mobile Defense * The Retrograde * Security Operations * Reconnaissance Operations * Troop Movement * Relief in Place * Passage of Lines.

Complete Confined Spaces Handbook (Hardcover): John F. Rekus Complete Confined Spaces Handbook (Hardcover)
John F. Rekus
R4,240 Discovery Miles 42 400 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides plant managers, supervisors, safety professionals, and industrial hygienists with recommended procedures and guidance for safe entry into confined spaces. It reviews selected case histories of confined space accidents, including multiple fatalities, and discusses how a confined space entry program could have prevented them. It outlines the requirements of the OSHA permit-entry confined space standard and provides detailed explanations of requirements for lockout/tagout, air sampling, ventilation, emergency planning, and employee training. The book is filled with more than 100 line drawings and more than 150 photographs.

The War of 1898 and U.S. Interventions, 1898T1934 - An Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Benjamin R. Beede The War of 1898 and U.S. Interventions, 1898T1934 - An Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Benjamin R. Beede
R3,846 Discovery Miles 38 460 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A fascinating encyclopedic survey of the Spanish-Cuban/American War, the Philippine War, and the small wars between 1899 and the end of the occupation of Haiti in 1934. The name changes themselves are instructive. The usage of "Spanish-American War" ignores the fact that the war in Cuba had been la

Plant Propagation A to Z - Growing Plants for Free (Paperback, Annotated edition): Geoff Bryant Plant Propagation A to Z - Growing Plants for Free (Paperback, Annotated edition)
Geoff Bryant
R499 R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Save R100 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"A handy and richly illustrated guide to all propagation techniques."

Plant Propagation A to Z has more than 500 photographs that illustrate both practical step-by-step propagation techniques and the plants themselves. The book introduces propagation in general and then describes the tools and methods used. There are extensive tables detailing which techniques are best suited to more than 1,000 garden plants and noting the best times for propagating.

The book also includes: Annotated step-by-step color diagrams Seed, cutting and division techniques Specialized propagation methods Temperature and moisture requirements Germination time and strike rate Guidance on specific techniques for each propagation procedure Recommendations for choosing the best equipment.

Easy-to-use and informative, Plant Propagation A to Z is an essential reference book and how-to guide for gardeners everywhere.

CRC Handbook of Thermophysical and Thermochemical Data (Hardcover): David R. Lide, H. V. Kehiaian CRC Handbook of Thermophysical and Thermochemical Data (Hardcover)
David R. Lide, H. V. Kehiaian
R7,768 Discovery Miles 77 680 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The CRC Handbook of Thermophysical and Thermochemical Data is an interactive software and handbook package that provides an invaluable source of reliable data embracing a wide range of properties of chemical substances, mixtures, and reacting systems. Use the handbook and software together to quickly, and easily generate property values at any desired temperature, pressure, or mixture composition.

Encyclopedia of Policy Studies, Second Edition, (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Stuart S. Nagel Encyclopedia of Policy Studies, Second Edition, (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Stuart S. Nagel
R6,253 Discovery Miles 62 530 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"This entirely updated and enlarged Second Edition of a landmark reference/text continues to provide comprehensive coverage of every important aspect of policy studies--discussing concepts, methods, utilization, formation, and implementation both internationally and across each level of government."

Philosophia - The Thought of Rosa Luxemborg, Simone Weil, and Hannah Arendt (Paperback, annotated edition): Andrea Nye Philosophia - The Thought of Rosa Luxemborg, Simone Weil, and Hannah Arendt (Paperback, annotated edition)
Andrea Nye
R713 Discovery Miles 7 130 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Philosophia" brings together the work of three major women thinkers of this century: Rosa Luxemburg, Simone Weil and Hannah Arendt. The text explores the continuities and developments of their views on justice, knowledge, the self, divinity, and the way philosophical problems have been framed in the mainstream masculine tradition. The author explains that the link between these women is not that they express the same ideas, or even that they have a common feminine style, but that each keeps her philosophical theorizing in constant contact with experienced reality. Always thinking about and through the catastrophic changing events of the 20th century, they produced a developing and deepening commentary on the human condition. Nye suggests this might be a better resource than traditional philosophy, for those struggling against sexism, racism and injustice.

Black Plaques London - Memorials to Misadventure (Paperback): John Ambrose Hide Black Plaques London - Memorials to Misadventure (Paperback)
John Ambrose Hide
R308 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R70 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Black Plaques are not to be found proudly mounted on a wall - and for good reason. What with their commemoration of a brutal execution outside Westminster Abbey, the selling of sex toys in St James's Park, and an intruder at Buckingham Palace with Royal undergarments stuffed down his trousers, this is not the sort of historical subject matter authorities choose to grace a building's facade or depict on a visitor information board. In fact, many people might hope such indecorous and inconvenient episodes remain quietly overlooked. But this book jogs such artful lapses of memory and at one hundred and fifty locations across London, Black Plaques lift the carefully placed rug to discover a big stain. The unseemly blemishes brought to light recall moments when mankind was not enjoying its finest hour, so there are scenes every reader should find disturbing.

The History of Parliament: the House of Commons, 1690-1715 (5 vols) (Hardcover): Eveline Cruickshanks, Stuart Handley, D. W.... The History of Parliament: the House of Commons, 1690-1715 (5 vols) (Hardcover)
Eveline Cruickshanks, Stuart Handley, D. W. Hayton
R2,244 R2,074 Discovery Miles 20 740 Save R170 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The House of Commons 1690-1715 provides in its Introductory Survey (by David Hayton) a full statistical analysis of the background, careers and political affiliations of the Members of Parliament themselves, the political behavior of the electorate and the results of general elections, and, for the first time, the scope and nature of parliamentary business. Four further volumes, covering the Constituencies and Members, have been edited by Eveline Cruickshanks, Stuart Handley and David Hayton. They offer a vast wealth of essential information about all parliamentary aspects of the localities and about the lives and careers of thousands of Members throughout the period.

Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders (Hardcover, 12th Edition): James Ambrose, Patrick Tripeny Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders (Hardcover, 12th Edition)
James Ambrose, Patrick Tripeny
R2,175 R1,540 Discovery Miles 15 400 Save R635 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The bestselling structural design reference, fully updated and revised Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders is the go-to reference on structural design, giving architects and designers a concise introduction to the structures commonly used for typical buildings. The clear, accessible presentation is designed to give you the essential engineering information you need without getting bogged down in excess math, making this book an ideal reference for busy design professionals. This new 12th edition has been completely revised to reflect the latest standards and practices. The instructor site includes a complete suite of teaching resources, including an instructor's manual and a PowerPoint presentation. Structural design is an essential component of the architect's repertoire, and engineering principles are at the foundation of every sound structure. You need to know the physics, but you don't necessarily need to know all of the math. This book gives you exactly what you need without losing you in a tangle of equations, so you can quickly grasp and apply the material. * Understand fundamental concepts like forces, loading, and reactions * Learn how to design for wood, steel, or concrete construction * Study structural design standards and develop sound structural systems * Determine the best possible solutions to difficult design challenges The industry-leading reference for over 80 years, Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders is the definitive guide to practical structural design.

Encyclopedia of Polymer Blends, Volume 1 - Fundamentals (Hardcover): Avraam I. Isayev Encyclopedia of Polymer Blends, Volume 1 - Fundamentals (Hardcover)
Avraam I. Isayev
R3,496 R2,968 Discovery Miles 29 680 Save R528 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A complete and timely overview of the topic, this Encyclopedia imparts knowledge of fundamental principles and their applications for academicians, scientists and researchers, while informing engineers, industrialists and entrepreneurs of the current state of the technology and its utilization.
Each article is uniformly structured for easy navigation, containing the latest research & development and its basic principles and applications, examples of case studies, laboratory and pilot plant experiments, as well as due reference to the published and patented literature.

Outdoor Knots - A Waterproof Guide to Essential Outdoor Knots (Paperback, 2nd ed.): James Kavanagh, Waterford Press Outdoor Knots - A Waterproof Guide to Essential Outdoor Knots (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
James Kavanagh, Waterford Press
R149 R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Save R23 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Anatomy of the Heart (Poster, 3rd Revised edition): Anatomical Chart Company Anatomy of the Heart (Poster, 3rd Revised edition)
Anatomical Chart Company
R451 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R68 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Mini Encyclopedia of Rabbit Breeds and Care (Paperback): Geoff Russell Mini Encyclopedia of Rabbit Breeds and Care (Paperback)
Geoff Russell 1
R244 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R47 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A comprehensive array of practical information on rabbit keeping.

Beautifully illustrated with more than 400 specially commissioned color photographs, this mini encyclopedia features more than 40 of the most popular breeds and varieties of rabbit in a handy small format. From the fluffy angora to the faintly comical lops, each breed is thoroughly described in concise profiles that include:

Character Appearance Typical weight Temperament Suitability as a pet Country of origin Special features of coat types and colors.

In addition, an illustrated introduction provides essential advice for:

Housing and caring for rabbits Food and dietary requirements Grooming, hygiene and health care Recreation and exercise.

The focused text and rich, detailed photographs in the "Mini Encyclopedia of Rabbit Breeds and Care" provide first-rate coverage of all the most popular North American and European breeds and varieties of rabbit.

The Dictionary for Human Factors/Ergonomics (Hardcover): James H. Stramler The Dictionary for Human Factors/Ergonomics (Hardcover)
James H. Stramler
R4,220 Discovery Miles 42 200 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Dictionary for Human Factors/Ergonomics is a major compilation of the basic terminology in the field of ergonomics. This unique dictionary contains over 8,000 terms representing all areas of human factors. For many terms, a commentary is provided to help place the term in perspective and elaborate on its use. Applicable acronyms and abbreviations are included. Two appendices are featured in the book as well. The first appendix is an alphabetical listing of abbreviations and acronyms with their respective terms for easy cross-referencing. The second appendix contains a list of national and international organizations involved in human factors/ergonomic research and/or applications. Peer-reviewed for accuracy and comprehensiveness, The Dictionary for Human Factors/Ergonomics is an essential reference for professionals, academics, and students in engineering, psychology, safety, law, and management. It is especially useful for human factors professionals working in government and industry.

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