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GREEK LANGUAGE AND PEOPLE CD 1-2 (NEW EDITION) (Audio, 1st New edition): GREEK LANGUAGE AND PEOPLE CD 1-2 (NEW EDITION) (Audio, 1st New edition)
R371 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R60 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Greek Language and People is the ideal introduction to the language and culture of Greece. These two 75-minute audio CDs are designed to accompany the Greek Language and People course book, which is available to buy separately (9780563519768). Closely integrated with the course book, the audio helps you to develop your listening and speaking skills, with conversations and stage-by-stage pronunciation practice. Whether learning at home or in a class, Greek Language and People can help you to reach the equivalent level of a first qualification, such as GCSE.

The Hill - An Illustrated Biography of Syracuse University, 1870-Present (Hardcover): John Robert Greene The Hill - An Illustrated Biography of Syracuse University, 1870-Present (Hardcover)
John Robert Greene
R898 R721 Discovery Miles 7 210 Save R177 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

John Robert Greene captures the spirit, grandeur, and rich history of Syracuse University -- known as The Hill -- in this photographic journey, which spans SU's 130 years.

With over four hundred photographs compiled from archives and private collections -- many never before published, Greene draws on his own expertise as a historian and author of two previous books on the history of Syracuse University to tell a compelling story of a unique institution.

From the early founders to the greatest Orange athletes to the eclectically beautiful campus, The Hill illustrates the life history of this majestic institution. Greene portrays generation after generation of teachers, students, athletes, and benefactors who have graced its halls.

The book concludes with an enlightening interview with University Chancellor Kenneth Shaw in which Shaw reveals his vision for Syracuse University in the twenty-first century.

Alumni and friends of Syracuse University will find that this cherished volume evokes not only personal memories but an estimable pride worthy of this noble and enduring institution.

22 Places You Absolutely Must See in Iceland (Paperback): Jonas Moody 22 Places You Absolutely Must See in Iceland (Paperback)
Jonas Moody
R394 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R38 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Must 22 is a series of inspirational travel books which combine accurate information on key locations in individual countries and outstanding photography. The books are carefully packaged by awarded designers and written by a team of experienced travel writers. The Must 22 series is designed to inspire the armchair traveller and to provide a reliable source of information for the visitor.This edition reveals twenty-two places you just can't miss when you come to Iceland. The island is sparsely populated and the enormity of nature dominates it wherever you look - in contrast to the warmth of the people who make themselves known at every opportunity, parading the cultural heritage of the 1,200 years that the island has been populated. Even once you've seen these 22 places, you're still far from uncovering all of Iceland's secrets. But you will have come a little closer to understanding why this enigmatic rock in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is one of the most peculiar, yet more charming places in the world.

Beckenham Through Time (Paperback, UK ed.): David R. Johnson Beckenham Through Time (Paperback, UK ed.)
David R. Johnson
R392 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R66 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For a London suburb, Beckenham is surprisingly leafy, forming part of the South East London Green Chain. Originally a Kent village, it remained a rural farming area interspersed with large, gracious estates until the mid-nineteenth century, when the railway arrived bringing prosperity and a huge boost in population. Home to a number of estates that later became large parks, the area retains much of the gentile and rural charm of its past. The area also plays host to a number of historic buildings, and is home to one of the oldest lychgates in England, dating back to the thirteenth century. Using a beautiful selection of old and new photographs, author David R. Johnson invites the reader to join him on a nostalgic and picturesque journey through time, telling the fascinating story of how Beckenham has grown into the vibrant community it is today.

Argentina in Focus - A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture (Paperback): Nick Caistor Argentina in Focus - A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture (Paperback)
Nick Caistor
R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Haunted Tombstone (Paperback): Cody Polston Haunted Tombstone (Paperback)
Cody Polston
R428 R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Save R74 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Thames from Hampton to Richmond Bridge - The Walker's Guide (Paperback): David McDowall The Thames from Hampton to Richmond Bridge - The Walker's Guide (Paperback)
David McDowall
R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Over Here, Over There - The people and places that made the story of London and America (Paperback): Terry Philpot Over Here, Over There - The people and places that made the story of London and America (Paperback)
Terry Philpot
R348 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R57 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Railways & Recollections  Bournemouth the station and shed areas, 99 (Paperback): Gavin Morrison Railways & Recollections Bournemouth the station and shed areas, 99 (Paperback)
Gavin Morrison
R211 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R35 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It is now more than 50 years since steam traction ceased on Britain's national rail network. In this book Gavin takes us back to those far off days for a fascinating look at the Bournemouth shed and station area. Bournemouth's fine station was opened on 20 July 1885 and was designed by the London & South Western Railway's chief engineer William Jacob. It replaced the original station named Bournemouth East, which was situated on the other side of the main road at the east end and had opened in 1870. The name Bournemouth East was kept until it became Bournemouth Central in 1899, the name it retained until 1967 when the other station in the town, Bournemouth West, closed with the ending of steam services. It then became just Bournemouth, which it remains today. The steam shed was originally at the East station, but this closed in 1883 when a new one was built at the west end of the present station. It was expanded again in 1888. Further extensions took place in 1921, then complete rebuilding happened between 1936 and 1938, when a 65-foot turntable was installed. It was always a very cramped and difficult shed to operate, and proposals were put forward to relocate it at Branksome, but these never materialised, and the pre-war layout continued to the end of steam. Electrification reached Bournemouth in 1967, the steam shed obviously closed and the two lines through the centre of the station were removed. As already mentioned, Bournemouth West station also closed, but the carriage facilities remained open for repairs and servicing. Services today are now operated by South West Trains and CrossCountry. It is a very busy station, with passenger numbers in 2012/13 of 2.505 million per annum, which increased to 2.756 million in 2016/17.

Traditional Yorkshire Cooking - featuring more than 60 traditional North Country recipes (Hardcover): Sue Simkins Traditional Yorkshire Cooking - featuring more than 60 traditional North Country recipes (Hardcover)
Sue Simkins
R171 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R25 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Scouse International - The Liverpool Dialect in Five Languages (Paperback): Fritz Spiegl Scouse International - The Liverpool Dialect in Five Languages (Paperback)
Fritz Spiegl; Translated by Andree Owen, Masahiro Kurokawa; Hanny Hieger
R102 Discovery Miles 1 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Scotland Undiscovered: Landmarks, Landscapes & Hidden Places (Paperback): Michael Kerrigan Scotland Undiscovered: Landmarks, Landscapes & Hidden Places (Paperback)
Michael Kerrigan
R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Tobermory (Paperback): Samantha Jones, Nic Davies, Brian Swinbanks Tobermory (Paperback)
Samantha Jones, Nic Davies, Brian Swinbanks
R279 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R51 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tobermory, the principal town on the island of Mull, is one of the prettiest towns in the Hebrides. Its principal street, Main Street, with its buildings painted in distinctive bright colours, is also one of the most well-known views in Scotland.This book includes the work of three local photographers, uniquely qualified to capture the spirit of this magical place in all its moods. In addition to pictures of the town, its views, surrounding countryside and wildlife - on land and sea - it also features the people of Tobermory itself, at work and at leisure. The result is a vivid portrait of a vibrant community in an exquisitely beautiful natural setting.

Walking in Central Sweden - Gastrikland, Halsingland & Vastmanland (Spiral bound): Paul van Bodengraven, Marco Barten Walking in Central Sweden - Gastrikland, Halsingland & Vastmanland (Spiral bound)
Paul van Bodengraven, Marco Barten
R389 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R39 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The best of both worlds: that's what you find when you retreat into the countryside in Central Sweden. This is where North and South meet each other, and where big game such as bear, lynx, wolf and moose roam around on the outskirts of the civilized world. Here the colder, northern climate meets the milder, southern weather. You find plants from both colder and warmer regions here. The flat south with its agricultural character flows into a sloping, rougher woodland area, where you can experience real peace, space and tranquility.Walking in Central Sweden provides a combination of everything beautiful that Sweden has to offer. A blend of nature and culture, of quiet and busy, from city to wilderness, from north and south, from big Swedish game to a visit to a cultural and industrial heritage that has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. With 22 routes, useful maps and GPS data, this walking guide will take you to some of the most beautiful spots. Walk, discover and experience it yourself, at your own pace!

Ey Up Mi Duck! - Dialect of Derbyshire and the East Midlands (Paperback): Richards & Collins, John Titford Ey Up Mi Duck! - Dialect of Derbyshire and the East Midlands (Paperback)
Richards & Collins, John Titford
R187 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R13 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This work is a celebration of the dialect spoken in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and South Staffordshire. The amazing text and cartoon-like illustrations capture the warmth and humour of the East Midlands.

Hidden Scotland (Paperback, New edition): Ann Lindsay Hidden Scotland (Paperback, New edition)
Ann Lindsay
R302 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R59 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Did you know that trains used to travel by sail across the Angus countryside, that Scotland produced a Queen of Morocco, saw the death of Queen Guinevere and elected a Queen of the island of Handa?In this marvellously entertaining and informative book, Ann Lindsay introduces a huge range of quirky, intriguing and amusing details about Scotland's past and present. Some of what she reveals is verifiable by fact, some shrouded in mystery and superstition. Packed with information on curious places, bizarre happenings and perplexing oddities, Hidden Scotland will surprise even the most erudite student of Scottish culture. It includes instructions on how to get to all the places mentioned in the book, making it an indispensable companion to those keen to explore the more alternative destinations on Scotland's tourist trail.

Lonely Planet Experience Spain (Hardcover): Lonely Planet, Andrew Bain, Sarah Baxter, Oliver Berry, Gregor Clark, Lucy Corne,... Lonely Planet Experience Spain (Hardcover)
Lonely Planet, Andrew Bain, Sarah Baxter, Oliver Berry, Gregor Clark, … 1
R648 R479 Discovery Miles 4 790 Save R169 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Inside Lonely Planet's Experience Spain you'll travel through buzzing cities, rural villages, rugged mountains and blissful beaches, discovering the secrets of Barcelona and Madrid's nightlife, eating your way through the streets on a delectable tapas tour, and finding your new favourite hike, festival and siesta spot. This new part-pictorial, part-guidebook hardback is built around themes that introduce you to the heart of Spain, and is packed with trip-planning tips and information on the most authentic local sights and activities - shining a spotlight on the huge diversity of people, places, culture, food and history that shape this extraordinary country. It's perfect for seasoned travellers and lovers of all things Spanish who want to discover something new and exciting. - Includes over 75 experiences stretching across Spain - Multiple ways to navigate the book - thematically, geographically or by interest - Hundreds of stunning photos on gloss paper stock Experience Spain is presented across five themes: - Tradition & Passion: Family, culture and customs - The Good Things in Life: Chill out in the Span(more...)

Souvenirs Pittoresques des Glaciers de Chamouny (English, French, Hardcover): Souvenirs Pittoresques des Glaciers de Chamouny (English, French, Hardcover)
R917 R775 Discovery Miles 7 750 Save R142 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Peru in Focus - A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture (Paperback): Jane Holligan Peru in Focus - A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture (Paperback)
Jane Holligan
R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Peru is perhaps one of the most dramatic and unpredictable of all Latin American countries. Blessed with natural wealth and historical sites, it is also cursed by widespread poverty and a legacy of political violence. A gulf separates the westernized elites of Lima from the indigenous majority of the Andean highlands, creating intractable social and political problems. A mix of landscapes and cultures, Peru contains the splendours of Machu Picchu as well as the horrors of Lima's shanty towns. Ancient Indian culture exists alongside US-influenced modernity, while dramatic political events keeps the country in the headlines. The book is part of the "In Focus" series of books aimed at students and independent travellers.

Chesterton, Apedale, Knutton & Silverdale Through Time (Paperback): Tony Lancaster Chesterton, Apedale, Knutton & Silverdale Through Time (Paperback)
Tony Lancaster
R391 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R65 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

At first sight, nothing seems to distinguish the North Staffordshire villages of Knutton, Silverdale and Chesterton. They all have the appearance of residential, dormitory areas of that town. However, within the pages of this book, a rich store of photographs and information detailing the past point to a fascinating history. These three villages in fact played a major part in the development of North Staffordshire's industrial strength in the nineteenth century. The area, once rich in the essential ingredients of industrial change - coal and iron - has developed in many ways over recent years. Almost all this heavy industry has now disappeared, but it is by no means forgotten. A detailed insight into the local history of this area, coupled with old and new photographs, enables the reader to understand the rich industrial past once experienced by the people of the three communities in their everyday lives.

London - Global City of Commerce and Culture (Hardcover): Alastair Horne London - Global City of Commerce and Culture (Hardcover)
Alastair Horne 1
R593 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R129 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When you think of London, what do you see? The Houses of Parliament? The bustle around Piccadilly Circus? Elegant Victorian streets and squares? The Tate Modern? Or even Camden Market? With London, there are so many different aspects to the city. In more than 200 striking images, London celebrates the British capital, from its famous landmarks to atmospheric alleyways, from the top of the Shard to London Underground's lost ghost stations, from the parks to the canals to the Thames. Exploring both the history and modernity of the city, the book reveals the city's legacy as a capital and a trading hub, but also looks at how the contemporary city lives and breathes as a multi-ethnic metropolis. Presented in a landscape format and with captions explaining the story behind each entry, London is a stunning collection of images celebrating the world's most interesting city.

A 1950s Housewife - Marriage and Homemaking in the 1950s (Paperback): Sheila Hardy A 1950s Housewife - Marriage and Homemaking in the 1950s (Paperback)
Sheila Hardy
R258 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Being a housewife in the 1950s was quite a different experience to today. After the independence of the wartime years, women had to leave their jobs when they married and support their husband by creating a spotless home, delicious meals and an inviting bedroom. A 1950s Housewife collects heart-warming personal anecdotes from women who embarked on married life during this fascinating post-war period, providing a trip down memory lane for any wife or child of the 1950s. This book will prove an eye-opener for those who now wish they had listened when their mothers attempted to tell them stories of the `old days', and will provide useful first-hand accounts for those with a love of all things kitsch and vintage. From ingenious cleaning tips, ration-book recipes and home decor inspiration, the homemaking methods of the fifties give an entertaining and poignant insight into the lives of 1950s women.

Scotland from the Sky (Paperback): James Crawford Scotland from the Sky (Paperback)
James Crawford
R517 R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Save R36 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

`In this book, you will travel in both space and time, starting in the years around the First World War and moving all the way up to the present day. As you go, you will see just what our pioneering aviators saw as they stared out from their cockpits. And, more than that, you will explore what they were trying to find. Because, from above, Scotland can be many different things, depending on what you choose to look at - and who is doing the looking.' Accompanying the BBC documentary series Scotland from the Sky, this lavishly illustrated book draws on the vast collection of aerial photography held in the archives of Historic Environment Scotland. Historian and series presenter James Crawford opens an extraordinary window into our past to tell the remarkable story of a nation from above - taking readers back in time to show how our great cities have dramatically altered with the ebb and flow of history, while whole communities have vanished in the name of progress. The book shows how aerial imagery can reveal treasures from the ancient past, uncovering secrets buried right beneath our feet. And it demonstrates how the view from above has been at the heart of the postwar transformation of both our countryside and our urban landscapes. This is a fascinating - and little known - story of war, innovation, adventure, cities, landscapes and people. This is the story of Scotland, from the sky.

Wild About Chiswick (Hardcover): Andrew Wilson, Andrea Cameron Wild About Chiswick (Hardcover)
Andrew Wilson, Andrea Cameron; Illustrated by Silvina De Vita; Read by Tom Sears
R656 Discovery Miles 6 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Oldest Post Office in the World - and Other Odd Places (Paperback): Hamish M. Brown The Oldest Post Office in the World - and Other Odd Places (Paperback)
Hamish M. Brown
R330 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R51 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Not all of Hamish Brown's many travels about Scotland have taken up mountains or into wild and wind swept places, but he has found himself in some pretty odd locations. Now he has listed them, placing them in their regions, complete with references and directions to produce this beautiful and fascinating book that will take you around Scotland to places you never dreamed of. Beutifully designed by Heather MacPherson of Raspberryhmac, and with maps by David Langwell, The Oldest Post Office in the World is a book you will want not only for the car but for the coffee table and the book shelf. It's one to use and one to treasure.

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