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Coin Yearbook 2019 (Paperback): John Mussell Coin Yearbook 2019 (Paperback)
John Mussell 1
R261 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R27 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
A Concise Dictionary Of The Boer War (Paperback): Brian Johnson Barker A Concise Dictionary Of The Boer War (Paperback)
Brian Johnson Barker
R75 Discovery Miles 750 Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The South African War, popularly known as the Boer War, is memorable for many reasons. It was a final act to the great European scramble for colonies in Africa, and unique in that it saw the colonizing power making near-modern war on a group of white Africans. It was, however, not solely an affair between Boer and Briton. Indeed, one of the ironies of what was officially regarded as a "white man's war" is to be found in the numbers of black Africans who were also caught up in its violence, as both participants and victims. A century later we can more clearly see, recount and analyze events that have often been distorted or barely acknowledged.;This reference work starts with a chronology of South Africa from pre-colonial times to 1994, followed by a synopsis of the main events of the war. This serves as a convenient point of departure for exploring the more than 320 alphabetical entries that form the heart of the book.;These deal not only with the main personalities, places and events of the war but also with such general topics as the role of black people in the conflict, blockhouses, casualties, horses, infantry, medals, photography, railways, soldiers, spies, war artists, war correspondents, and weapons. A system of cross-referencing allows the reader easy access to related topics. There are four maps showing Southern Africa at the turn of the century, and an index to subjects which do not have separate entries.

Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood - DC: 0-5 (Paperback):... Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood - DC: 0-5 (Paperback)
Zero to Three
R1,217 R911 Discovery Miles 9 110 Save R306 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Brain Food - How to Eat Smart and Sharpen Your Mind (Paperback): Lisa Mosconi Brain Food - How to Eat Smart and Sharpen Your Mind (Paperback)
Lisa Mosconi 1
R234 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R74 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'I cannot recommend this book enough' Dr Rupy Aujla' Your diet affects your body but it also affects your brain. Brain Food uses cutting-edge research to highlight the connection between nutrition and our brain's health, busting through pseudoscience and demonstrating how we can all change our diet most effectively. Based partly on her own discoveries, and using emerging science, for example on the connection between the brain and the gut, Dr Lisa Mosconi, an expert in both neuroscience and nutrition, reveals the foods and drinks that can prevent dementia, stress, cognitive decline and memory loss - no matter how old we are. Innovative and timely, and with accompanying brain-boosting recipes and lists of what to eat and what to avoid, Brain Food provides the ultimate plan for maximizing our brain power. Reveals the foods that will keep your brain in tip-top shape AND prevent dementia' Daily Mail 'A critically important book. If you want to keep and save your brain you have to get your food right. Brain Food will help you do just that in a delicious, easy way' Daniel G. Amen, author of Memory Rescue

Ireland's Green Larder - The story of food and drink in Ireland (Paperback): Margaret Hickey Ireland's Green Larder - The story of food and drink in Ireland (Paperback)
Margaret Hickey
R238 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R69 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ireland's Green Larder tells the story of food and drink in Ireland, for the first time. From the ancient system of the C ide Fields, established a thousand years before the Pyramids were built, right up to today's thriving food scene. Rather than focusing on battles and rulers, Margaret Hickey digs down to what has formed the day-to-day life of the people. It's a glorious ramble through the centuries, drawing on diaries, letters, legal texts, ballads, government records, folklore and more. The story of how Queen Maeve died after being hit by a piece of hard cheese sits alongside a contemporary interview with one of Ireland's magnificent cheese makers, and the tale of the author's day in Clew Bay on the wild Atlantic coast, collecting the world's freshest oysters, is countered by Jonathan Swift's complaint about dubiously fresh salmon being sold on the streets of Dublin. Beautifully illustrated and dotted with recipes, there are chapters covering everything from strong tea to the Irish rituals and superstitions associated with food and drink. With a light touch and a flair for finding the most telling details, Hickey draws on years of research to bring this sweeping history brilliantly to life.

Professional communication - Deliver effective written, spoken and visual messages (Paperback, 3rd ed): Jane English Professional communication - Deliver effective written, spoken and visual messages (Paperback, 3rd ed)
Jane English
R580 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R110 (19%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Developed by the University of Cape Town, Professional Communication: Deliver effective written, spoken and visual messages third edition is aimed at all professionals and students in business, industry and higher education institutions. The book offers sound advice, clear guidelines and numerous practical examples. This edition reflects how communication techniques have responded to the electronic age. It contains formats for all forms of academic and professional communication.

David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium (Hardcover): David Sedaris David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium (Hardcover)
David Sedaris; Edited by Jeffrey Jenkins; Introduction by David Sedaris; Foreword by David Sedaris 1
R755 R613 Discovery Miles 6 130 Save R142 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In Theft by Finding, David Sedaris opened up his written diaries (and himself) to the world in an unprecedented way. Now, in this illustrated volume, readers will for the first time be able to experience the elaborate, three-dimensional, handmade form that his diaries have always taken. For, in addition to being an unparalleled chronicler of the world around him, Sedaris has always been a keen observer and collector of the art, objects, and ephemera that are part of his visual landscape. A celebration of the odd and unexpected, the beautiful and the ugly, and the humorous and sensitive reflections so familiar to any fan of his writing, David Sedaris Diaries (1977-2016): A Visual Compendium offers unique insight into the author's view of the world and stands alone as a striking, collectible volume in itself. Compiled and edited by Sedaris's longtime friend Jeffrey Jenkins, and including interactive components, postcards, and never-before-seen photos and artwork, this is a necessary addition to any Sedaris collection, and will enthrall the author's fans for many years to come.

PSAT/NMSQT Prep 2020 - 2 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online (Paperback): Kaplan Test Prep PSAT/NMSQT Prep 2020 - 2 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online (Paperback)
Kaplan Test Prep 1
R346 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R51 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Dream. Explore. Discover. - Inspiring Quotes to Spark Your Wanderlust (Hardcover): Summersdale Publishers Dream. Explore. Discover. - Inspiring Quotes to Spark Your Wanderlust (Hardcover)
Summersdale Publishers
R165 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R49 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Stay wild and free There's a whole world out there just waiting to be explored. Spark your wanderlust with this little book, packed with beautiful quotes and affirmations from the world's greatest travellers and adventurers, and be inspired to dream, explore and discover!

The Encyclopaedia Of Healing Foods (Paperback): Michael Murray, Joseph E. Pizzorno, Lara U. Pizzorno The Encyclopaedia Of Healing Foods (Paperback)
Michael Murray, Joseph E. Pizzorno, Lara U. Pizzorno
R644 R530 Discovery Miles 5 300 Save R114 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This accessible and science-based reference guide is both an educational text and a source of inspiration for the millions of people who want to know more about the connection between food and health. In a clear and focused style, the authors take us beyond nutritional facts, sharing cutting-edge clinical discoveries on what and how foods stimulate the body's natural ability to rejuvenate and heal. They advise readers on designing a safe diet by exploring such current programs as The Zone Diet and Atkins; discuss the roles that fibre, enzymes, fatty acids and other dietary components have in helping us to live healthily; offer over views of important food groups and tips on preparing them; and provide food prescriptions for a wide variety of ailments. This is a comprehensive, accesible, fascinating and uniquely effective owner's manual on what to feed the 'vessel of the soul' that guides readers to a greater understanding of diet and health.

10th Edition Examkrackers MCAT Complete Study Package (Paperback, 10th ed.): Jonayhan Orsay 10th Edition Examkrackers MCAT Complete Study Package (Paperback, 10th ed.)
Jonayhan Orsay; Edited by Jonathan Orsay
R5,106 R3,829 Discovery Miles 38 290 Save R1,277 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Prince Harry: The Inside Story (Hardcover): Duncan Larcombe Prince Harry: The Inside Story (Hardcover)
Duncan Larcombe 1
R363 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R104 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Prince Henry of Wales has emerged as the unexpected jewel in the crown of the modern British monarchy. Despite his unruly antics, for which he's made headlines all over the world, Harry's popularity rivals that of the Queen herself. Heartthrob and loveable rogue, he has won the public's heart Duncan Larcombe's insightful and highly entertaining biography of the rebellious royal recalls Harry's Eton days, his military career and his tempestuous love life. Despite a string of exploits (not forgetting the notorious Nazi fancy dress incident), Harry has a mysterious gift. With a twinkle in his eye and natural charm in abundance, he can seemingly withstand even the most scandalous of media storms. Since his military career has ended, all eyes are on Harry wondering what life, career and love have in store for the maverick prince. This is the inside story of how the cheeky teenager has grown and matured into a respected soldier, charitable fundraiser and national figurehead who still retains his reputation as the most entertaining resident of Buckingham Palace.

Guinness World Records 2020 (Hardcover, New Edition): Guinness World Records Guinness World Records 2020 (Hardcover, New Edition)
Guinness World Records 1
R360 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R110 (31%) Pre-order

Celebrate the dawning of a new decade with the fully revised Guinness World Records 2020. To kick off the '20s, we've created an electrifying new cover and curated a record-breaking edition packaged with thousands of new, updated and classic superlatives, hundreds of never-before-seen images, and a selection of eye-opening photo-composites that put a new spin on record-breaking...

A new decade means it's time for a fresh approach, so starting with our front cover, we've re-booted record-breaking with an all-new design. There's a new look inside, too, and thanks to our team of digital artists, we've created mind-blowing poster pages that will reveal some of our classic record holders in a whole new light. Our ever-expanding pool of international consultants and experts help us make sense of the world around us, so join us as we explore the vast spectrum of record-breaking in 11 superlative-packed chapters.

As always, we're committed to bringing you record-breaking from the cutting edge of science, and this year we've produced a feature chapter on remarkable robots with the help of award-winning tech blogger Evan Ackerman. We've also been out on the road, adjudicating records at events as diverse as the UK National Pet Show, Skill Con in Las Vegas and BubbleFest in Wales. Guinness World Records is nothing without its dedicated record-breakers, so we've also selected the best of the newly approved claims from the 50,000 applications received from the public over the past 12 months.

If you want to be one of those lucky few, look out for the Do Try This At Home challenges in the VIRAL SPORTS chapter - you might even make it into next year's edition!

Collectors' Coins: Decimal Issues of the United Kingdom 1968 - 2018, 2 - Collectors' Coins (Paperback, 5th Revised... Collectors' Coins: Decimal Issues of the United Kingdom 1968 - 2018, 2 - Collectors' Coins (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Christopher Henry Perkins
R211 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R42 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Abandoned Places - Where Time Has Stopped (Paperback): Richard Happer Abandoned Places - Where Time Has Stopped (Paperback)
Richard Happer 1
R424 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R120 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ghost towns, empty streets, crumbling ruins and lost empires this book reveals these and other deserted places. Many places featured were once populated and now sit unoccupied, modern day ruins, sitting in decay. Stories, facts and photographs of 60 beautiful and eerie abandoned places from throughout the world. Time has stopped and nature is taking resident in these places mainly due to natural disasters, war or economic reasons. Places include: * Severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, Six Flags Jazzland has been abandoned since. Several of the rides still stand, a testimony to the resilience of New Orleans. * Shicheng in China has been under water for 53 years since the Xin'an River Hydro Plant flooded the area. The city was founded 1,300 years ago. * Chernobyl was totally abandoned after the nearby nuclear disaster in 1986. Due to radiation, it has been left untouched ever since the incident and will be for many thousands of years into the future. Nature now rules the city in what resembles an apocalyptic movie. * Poveglia is an island in the Venetian Lagoon which under the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte became a dumping ground for plague victims and later an asylum for the mentally ill. * Plymouth was the capital of the island of Montserrat. The town was overwhelmed by volcanic eruptions starting in 1995 and was abandoned. * St Kilda a remote Scottish Island may have been permanently inhabited for at least two millennia, the population probably never exceeding 180. The entire population was evacuated in 1930.

ACT Prep Plus 2020 - 5 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online (Paperback): Kaplan Test Prep ACT Prep Plus 2020 - 5 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online (Paperback)
Kaplan Test Prep 1
R674 R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Save R141 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The New Analog - Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World (Hardcover): Damon Krukowski The New Analog - Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World (Hardcover)
Damon Krukowski
R465 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R99 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A meditation on what was lost-and on what is worth preserving-in the movement away from analog music and culture. Although digital media have created new possibilities for music making and sharing, they have also given rise to new concerns. What do we lose in embracing the digital? Do streaming services discourage us from listening closely? In this book, musician Damon Krukowski uses the sound engineer's distinction between signal and noise to examine what we have lost as a technological culture, and to identify what is worth preserving. Krukowski examines experiences from the production and consumption of music that have changed since the analog era-the disorientation of headphones, flattening of voice, silence of media, loudness of mastering, and manipulation of time-and employs them as a lens through which to consider digital culture. When music went digital through such streaming services as Napster and iTunes, it was reduced to signal only, stripped of its analog-era noise. But the analog and the digital need not exist in isolation from one another, Krukowski argue; noise can be as communicative as signal, conveying time, location, and space. The New Analog urges us to reconsider the role of noise in our increasingly digital lives, to appreciate its continued relevance, and to plug in without tuning out.

Food (Paperback): Fabio Parasecoli Food (Paperback)
Fabio Parasecoli
R274 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R53 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A consumer's guide to the food system, from local to global: our part as citizens in the interconnected networks, institutions, and organizations that enable our food choices. Everybody eats. We may even consider ourselves experts on the topic, or at least Instagram experts. But are we aware that the shrimp in our freezer may be farmed and frozen in Vietnam, the grapes in our fruit bowl shipped from Chile, and the coffee in our coffee maker grown in Nicaragua, roasted in Germany, and distributed in Canada? Whether we know it or not, every time we shop for food, cook, and eat, we connect ourselves to complex supply networks, institutions, and organizations that enable our food choices. Even locavores may not know the whole story of the produce they buy at the farmers market. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, food writer and scholar Fabio Parasecoli offers a consumer's guide to the food system, from local to global. Parasecoli describes a system made up of open-ended, shifting, and unstable networks rather than well-defined chains; considers healthy food and the contradictory advice about it consumers receive; discusses food waste and the implications for sustainability; explores food technologies (and "culinary luddism"); and examines hunger and food insecurity in both developing and developed countries. Parasecoli reminds us that we are not only consumers but also citizens, and as citizens we have more power to improve the food system than we do by our individual food choices.

Absolutely awesome South Africa (Hardcover): Derryn Campbell Absolutely awesome South Africa (Hardcover)
Derryn Campbell
R390 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R84 (22%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

More of the best, craziest, biggest and funniest! Absolutely Awesome South Africa is an entertaining compilation on South Africa which is packed full of fun, facts and trivia. This completely new coffee table book is packed with completely new content and design on every page and is full of South African humour, history and interesting facts. The vibrant and colourful pages of Absolutely Awesome South Africa captures the heart and the soul of this magnificent country. This book is available in Hard Cover and Soft Cover. 220 page of Facts Fun Trivia Humour Quotations Culture & so much more!

Words & Pictures - Writers, Artists and a Peculiarly British Tradition (Paperback): Jenny Uglow Words & Pictures - Writers, Artists and a Peculiarly British Tradition (Paperback)
Jenny Uglow 1
R252 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R43 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

As children, learning to read, we look first at the illustrations - but how do these tell their stories differently to the words? Words & Pictures explores this question through three encounters between writers and artists. It looks at how artists have responded to two great, contrasting works, Paradise Lost and Pilgrim's Progress; at Hogarth and Fielding, great innovators, sharing common aims; and at Wordsworth and Bewick, a poet and engraver, both working separately, but both imbued with the spirit of their age. A brief coda turns to a fourth relationship: writers and artists who collaborate from the start, like Dickens and Phiz, and Lewis Carroll and Tenniel.

Sometimes amusing, sometimes moving, this is a book to pore over and enjoy. The visions it considers link daily life to the universal, the passionate and the sublime.

A Concise Historical Dictionary of Greater Johannesburg (Paperback): Naomi Musiker, Reuben Musiker A Concise Historical Dictionary of Greater Johannesburg (Paperback)
Naomi Musiker, Reuben Musiker
R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Johannesburg's evolution provides important insights into the history and transformation of South Africa as a whole. This work should therefore be of interest to readers who wish to understand the events that shaped South Africa in the successive eras of gold discovery, British colonization, Nationalist Party apartheid legislation, and transformation after 1994. The authors include information on the original indigenous inhabitants who occupied the area of the future city long before the first white settlers, and whose descendants, through their intensive labour on the gold mines, played a decisive role in the development of Johannesburg. The more than 600 alphabetical entries not only cover the economic and political history of the city but also give an account of its cultural aspects, including architecture, art, music and theatre. The authors have extended the scope of the book by including certain adjoining urban areas such as Sandton, Randburg, Soweto and Edenvale, some of which have only recently been brought into the orbit of Greater Johannesburg.;The detailed chronology which precedes the alphabetical entries highlights the important events which helped to determine the city's destiny.

Cambridge International AS & A Level Global Perspectives & Research Coursebook (Paperback): David Towsey Cambridge International AS & A Level Global Perspectives & Research Coursebook (Paperback)
David Towsey
R777 Discovery Miles 7 770 In stock

Supports students studying for Cambridge International AS & A Level Global Perspectives & Research. This coursebook is the only resource endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations for Cambridge International AS and A Level Global Perspectives and Research (9239), for first examination from 2016. The coursebook helps students and teachers understand the Critical Path via exploration of international topics, such as climate change. This helps develop students' ability to think critically and consider alternative viewpoints in preparation for university and employment. With exam-style questions, group discussion activities and personal reflection, the coursebook provides structure through a skills-based syllabus, while helping build important life skills. Suggested answers to coursebook questions are on the upcoming teacher's resource CD-ROM.

A Concise Dictionary Of South African History (Paperback): Nigel Worden A Concise Dictionary Of South African History (Paperback)
Nigel Worden
R81 Discovery Miles 810 Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Containing more than 400 entries, this work provides an authoritative source of reference on South African history. It covers the area that came to comprise the geographical territory of modern South Africa and ranges from the earliest evidence of human occupation to the watershed democratic election of 1994. Entries include the people, events, organizations, acts of legislation and themes that have shaped the politics of the country, its economy, and its diverse social fabric. Extensive cross-referencing enables readers to use the longer thematic entries - such as British imperialism, apartheid or African nationalism - as starting points for exploring related topics. Key readings are suggested at the end of most of the entries, and the book concludes with a useful index to subjects that do not themselves have separate entries. Aimed at a wide audience, this work should be a useful resource not only for students of South African history but also for general readers who are interested in the country's past and the ways in which it continues to influence the present.

Dr Strangely Strange - Fitting Pieces To The Jigsaw (Paperback): Adrian Whittaker Dr Strangely Strange - Fitting Pieces To The Jigsaw (Paperback)
Adrian Whittaker
R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
GMAT Complete 2020 - The Ultimate in Comprehensive Self-Study for GMAT (Paperback): Kaplan Test Prep GMAT Complete 2020 - The Ultimate in Comprehensive Self-Study for GMAT (Paperback)
Kaplan Test Prep 1
R1,895 R1,120 Discovery Miles 11 200 Save R775 (41%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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