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The Screenwriter's Bible, 7th Edition - A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script (Paperback, 7th... The Screenwriter's Bible, 7th Edition - A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script (Paperback, 7th ed.)
David Trottier
R689 R559 Discovery Miles 5 590 Save R130 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Fashion Annual - The Algorithm Edition 2018/19 (Hardcover): Lynne Coleman The Fashion Annual - The Algorithm Edition 2018/19 (Hardcover)
Lynne Coleman
R585 R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Save R128 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Fashion Annual 2018/19 is created by one of the country's leading fashion editors and textiles experts, Lynne Coleman. The annual paints fashion portraits portraying the events that have hit the headlines this year. From political turmoil to #metoo, plastic pollution to social media anxiety, The Algorithm Edition depicts our year through the medium of fashion and art in ten breathtaking editorials.

Quick & Easy Medical Terminology (Paperback, 9th Revised edition): Peggy C. Leonard Quick & Easy Medical Terminology (Paperback, 9th Revised edition)
Peggy C. Leonard
R1,463 Discovery Miles 14 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learn to read, write, and speak in medical terms in no time! Ideal for one-semester courses and self-study, Quick & Easy Medical Terminology, 9th Edition covers disorders, diagnosis, and treatment with a strong focus on anatomy. This clear, concise text presents small bits of information followed immediately by a test for comprehension using a combination of programmed and traditional review questions. The ninth edition includes new medical reports with review exercises that are similar to those seen in the clinical setting, plus help from the companion Evolve site, Quick & Easy Medical Terminology gives you simple tools for good communication in the health care environment. Brief explanations and a focus on basic word-building skills make this text perfect for shorter, one- or two-credit medical terminology courses or self-study. Programmed learning improves your comprehension by offering immediate feedback. Review exercises integrated throughout lesson material enable you to test your knowledge and retention of material more frequently for quick reinforcement. Medical reports with review exercises allows you to study terminology in documents similar to those seen in the clinical setting - and practice using terms in real-life situations. Quick Tips located throughout the text provide fun facts and memory aids. NEW! Health care reports with review exercises allow study of terminology in documents similar to those seen in the clinical setting. NEW and UPDATED! Terms, definitions, and procedures keep you up-to-date with oncology terminology and healthcare advances. NEW! Photos and drawings illustrate difficult terms and procedures more clearly and consistently throughout the text. NEW! Fully accessible Evolve student assets include games, activities, audio, and more offer additional opportunities to quickly gauge strong and weak areas in a fun, interactive environment.

Overview of the Bible, Part 1 (Paperback): David Dann Overview of the Bible, Part 1 (Paperback)
David Dann
R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
American Mah Jongg for Everyone - The Complete Beginner's Guide (Hardcover): Gregg Swain, Toby Salk American Mah Jongg for Everyone - The Complete Beginner's Guide (Hardcover)
Gregg Swain, Toby Salk; Foreword by Gladys Grad; Illustrated by Woody Swain
R488 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R81 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Whether you're an American Mah Jongg newbie or an intermediate player looking to gain an edge over your opponents, American Mah Jongg for Everyone is the perfect book to help you start practicing your game! Experienced international Mah Jongg instructors Gregg Swain and Toby Salk walk you through the basics of American Mah Jongg-introducing readers to the tiles, rituals, history, rules and winning strategies of the game. Using the humor, warmth and professional tips they share with their own students, this narrative-style instruction book offers an accessible way to learn this popular game. Topics include: Recognizing Mah Jongg tiles in different types of sets Building the walls and dealing the tiles Organizing your tiles and planning your play Understanding table rules and etiquette Winning strategies for various types of hands National Mah Jongg tournament director Gladys Grad contributes a foreword that explains why so many people love the game. Grad also has written a chapter that outlines the rules of Siamese Mah Jongg, a fun two-person game she created that you can't find in any other Mah Jongg book! This book comes with everything you need to get started playing, including: A timeless sample Mah Jongg scoring card A paper set to cut out and use while learning Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions Over 80 color illustrations Helpful practice exercises and quizzes that reinforce the lessons Access to a website that provides up to date information about the game A glossary of terms that every Mah Jongg player needs to know From the many different types of tiles and how to recognize them, personal stories about the game and historical trivia, American Mah Jongg for Everyone has something for anyone interested in this fascinating game.

Dictionary of Irish Biography 2 Volume HB Set (Hardcover): James McGuire, James Quinn Dictionary of Irish Biography 2 Volume HB Set (Hardcover)
James McGuire, James Quinn
R4,088 Discovery Miles 40 880 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Published in collaboration with the Royal Irish Academy, The Dictionary of Irish Biography is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical reference work available both in print and online for Ireland. Bringing the collection up to date, volumes 10 and 11 include substantial and original biographical articles on a variety of important figures in the recent Irish past. Most notably discussed are the novelist John McGahern, politicians Charles J. Haughey, David Ervine and Mo Mowlam, the footballer George Best, the businessman Tony Ryan, the journalist and writer Nuala O'Faolain, the architect Sam Stephenson, the snooker player Alex Higgins, and the comedian Dave Allen. This is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in this period and covers over 600 prominent figures in recent Irish history.

Sasol Eerste Veldgids tot Roofvoels van Suider-Afrika (Afrikaans, Paperback): David Allan Sasol Eerste Veldgids tot Roofvoels van Suider-Afrika (Afrikaans, Paperback)
David Allan
R80 R64 Discovery Miles 640 Save R16 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Sasol Eerste Veldgids tot RoofvoŽls van Suider-Afrika bied ’n fassinerende blik op die voellewe van die streek. Met behulp van volkleur-foto’s en -verspreidingskaarte, asook maklik leesbare teks, sal die beginner en ontluikende natuurliefhebber die meer algemene roofvoels in Suider- Afrika kan identifiseer, kan vasstel waar hulle leef, en meer te wete kom oor hul unieke vreet- en broeigewoontes.

Racing Rules Companion 2017-2020 - The Essential Compact Guide for All Racing Sailors Who Want to Win (Spiral bound, 5th... Racing Rules Companion 2017-2020 - The Essential Compact Guide for All Racing Sailors Who Want to Win (Spiral bound, 5th Revised edition)
Bryan Willis
R242 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R50 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The invaluable on-the-water reference guide to the essentials of the racing rules, updated for the latest 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing. Every racing sailor should have a copy! The book summarises the basic principles, definitions and rules and then covers every aspect of the race. This edition includes a new section on starts as well as mark rounding, obstructions, signals, and dispute resolution. Colour diagrams throughout ensure the concepts are easily understood. Splash-proof and spiral bound, this little companion stands up to frequent use and serves as a great aide-memoire that will fit into your pocket or kit bag. Written by the acknowledged rules expert, Bryan Willis.

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Daniel Hahn The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Daniel Hahn
R380 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R75 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books: the flowering of imaginative illustration and writing, the Harry Potter phenomenon, the rise of young adult and crossover fiction, and books that tackle extraordinarily difficult subjects. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature provides an indispensable and fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature. Its 3,500 entries cover every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns. Originally published in 1983, the Companion has been comprehensively revised and updated by Daniel Hahn. Over 900 new entries bring the book right up to date. A whole generation of new authors and illustrators are showcased, with books like Dogger, The Hunger Games, and Twilight making their first appearance. There are articles on developments such as manga, fan fiction, and non-print publishing, and there is additional information on prizes and prizewinners. This accessible A to Z is the first place to look for information about the authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educationalists, and others who have influenced the development of children's literature, as well as the stories and characters at their centre. Written both to entertain and to instruct, the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to Children's Literature is a reference work that no one interested in the world of children's books should be without.

Moving Diversity Forward - How to Go from Well-Meaning to Well-Doing (Paperback, New): Verna A Myers Moving Diversity Forward - How to Go from Well-Meaning to Well-Doing (Paperback, New)
Verna A Myers
R1,126 R987 Discovery Miles 9 870 Save R139 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"If you believe that your organization has done everything it can to enhance its diversity, and if you are still frustrated at how little progress you have made, Moving Diversity Forward is for you. It is an instructive read for all of those who wish to live and work in a multi-cultural world where everyone has a fair chance to succeed and contribute." -- Frank P. Barron, Chief Legal Officer, Morgan Stanley

Appalachian Trail Trees & Wildflowers - A Waterproof Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Pamphlet): James Kavanagh, Waterford... Appalachian Trail Trees & Wildflowers - A Waterproof Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Pamphlet)
James Kavanagh, Waterford Press; Illustrated by Raymond Leung
R189 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R35 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Appalachian Trail Trees & Wildflowers is the go-to resource for anyone interested in the plants found along the 2,175-mile-long Appalachian National Scenic Trail. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and also includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent botanical sanctuaries along the trail. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by hikers of all ages. Made in the USA.

New York State Grade 6 Math Test (Paperback, Second Edition): Joseph Prinzevalli New York State Grade 6 Math Test (Paperback, Second Edition)
Joseph Prinzevalli
R322 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R18 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This fully updated manual prepares sixth graders in New York State for the required statewide math test with:

  • Two full-length practice tests with answers and explanations
  • Strategies for solving math problems
  • Topic reviews covering number systems, arithmetic operations, introductions to algebra, and geometry, measuring volume, area, and circumference, and an introduction to statistics
World Atlas of Wine 8th Edition (Hardcover): Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson World Atlas of Wine 8th Edition (Hardcover)
Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson 1
R1,657 R1,026 Discovery Miles 10 260 Save R631 (38%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Winner of the Andre Simon Drink Book of the Year Shortlisted for the Louis Roederer Wine Book of the Year 2020 "One book deserves a place on every wine drinker's shelf, and that is The World Atlas of Wine" - Victoria Moore in the Telegraph "magisterial" - Fiona Beckett, Guardian "a key reference material for any sommelier, wine professional or any amateur serious about their passion" - Imbibe "The most useful single volume on wine ever published... If I owned only one wine book, it would be this one." - Andrew Jefford, Decanter Few wine books can be called classic, but the first edition of The World Atlas of Wine made publishing history when it appeared in 1971. It is recognized by critics as the essential and most authoritative wine reference work available. This eighth edition will bring readers, both old and new, up to date with the world of wine. To reflect all the changes in the global wine scene over the past six years, the Atlas has grown in size to 416 pages and 22 new maps have been added to the wealth of superb cartography in the book. The text has been given a complete overhaul to address the topics of most vital interest to today's wine-growers and drinkers. With beautiful photography throughout, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, the world's most respected wine-writing duo, have once again joined forces to create a classic that no wine lover can afford to be without. "The World Atlas of Wine is the single most important reference book on the shelf of any wine student." - Eric Asimov, New York Times 'Simply superb work... buy it if you like wine at all.' - Victoria Moore, Telegraph "Like a good bottle of wine, you'll find yourself going back to it again and again... Perfect for anyone who has a thirst for greater wine knowledge." - Edward Deitch, NBC/today.com "The World Atlas of Wine belongs on your shelf... The essential rootstock of any true wine lover's library. A multi-layered snapshot of wine and how it has evolved." - Dave McIntyre, Washington Post

Welsh Surnames (Paperback, UK ed.): T.J. Morgan, Prys Morgan Welsh Surnames (Paperback, UK ed.)
T.J. Morgan, Prys Morgan
R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Welsh Surnames is the first full-scale study of Welsh surnames and is both a classification and a dictionary. Based on Welsh, Latin and English texts, on parish registers and local histories, it traces the growth of a Welsh surnaming pattern in Wales and the Border at the end of the Middle Ages. This historical picture is completed by evidence taken from modern sources such as electoral registers from Wales and western England, surnames from Welsh and London newspapers, and telephone directories. The book opens with a classification of the various kinds of Welsh surnames besides the innumerable examples of the well-known Welsh patronymic surname; surnames from hypocoristic forms, from anglicisations and approximations of Welsh names, from the forenames of women, from place-names, and many others. This is followed by a dictionary of Welsh surnames which also gives attention to variations and corruptions of the original names. Welsh Surnames is aimed both at the specialist and the general reader as an invaluable tool not only for the historian or the genealogist but also the geographer and sociologist.

ETH Yearbook 2017: Department of Architecture (English, German, Paperback): Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich ETH Yearbook 2017: Department of Architecture (English, German, Paperback)
Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich
R828 Discovery Miles 8 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Teaching and research at the architectural school of ETH Zurich is characterized by a broad variety of disciplines and different educational approaches. The Yearbook provides a look behind the scenes of the Department of Architecture documenting crucial events and activities in 2016/17 and presenting selected projects produced in the semester studios, at the institutes and additional research facilities as well as within the ongoing education programmes.

New York State Grade 8 Math Test (Paperback, Third Edition): Anne M Szczesny New York State Grade 8 Math Test (Paperback, Third Edition)
Anne M Szczesny
R316 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R19 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This revised and updated test preparation manual reviews all Grade 8 math topics covered on the new New York State Math Assessment test. They include the number system; measurement; fractions, decimals, and percents; the basics of geometry and trigonometry; transformations; equations; and graphing. This book also presents test-taking advice and two sample tests with solutions to all problems. Helpful diagrams and line illustrations appear throughout the book.

North Carolina Crimes - A Guidebook on the Elements of Crime (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Jessica Smith North Carolina Crimes - A Guidebook on the Elements of Crime (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Jessica Smith
R3,731 Discovery Miles 37 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (Hardcover, 2009 ed.): Marc D. Binder, Nobutaka Hirokawa, Uwe Windhorst Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (Hardcover, 2009 ed.)
Marc D. Binder, Nobutaka Hirokawa, Uwe Windhorst
R48,390 R42,653 Discovery Miles 426 530 Save R5,737 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Unique in its breadth and detail, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive and highly readable guide to a complex and fast-expanding field.

The five-volume reference work gathers more than 10,000 entries, including in-depth essays by internationally known experts, and short keynotes explaining essential terms and phrases. In addition, expert editors contribute detailed introductory chapters to each of 43 topic fields ranging from the fundamentals of neuroscience to fascinating developments in the new, inter-disciplinary fields of Computational Neuroscience and Neurophilosophy. Some 1,000 multi-color illustrations enhance and expand the writings.

This user-friendly reference will be indispensable to basic and clinical scientists and practitioners in academia, hospitals, private practice, and industry, as a source of reliable information on the structure and function of the nervous system.

The Encyclopedia of Neuroscience opens the topic to health care professionals, students, teachers and informed laypersons who require relevant information on this rapidly evolving field.

New York State Grade 7 English Language Arts Test (Paperback): Cynthia Lassonde, Melissa Wadsworth-Miller New York State Grade 7 English Language Arts Test (Paperback)
Cynthia Lassonde, Melissa Wadsworth-Miller
R315 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R18 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This all-new manual prepares seventh graders throughout New York State to succeed on the required English Language Arts Test. It presents an overview of the ELA test, a diagnostic test, and two full-length practice tests with all questions answered and explained. Separate chapters refine students' strategies for reading, completing graphic organizers and short-response answers, editing, listening and note-taking, and test taking. Appendices include a review of literary terms and genres and a helpful rubric for editing.

Barack Obama: Quotes to Live By (Hardcover): Carlton Books Barack Obama: Quotes to Live By (Hardcover)
Carlton Books 1
R135 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R27 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Barack Obama: Quotes to Live By is a life-affirming collection of over 170 quotes from one of the world's most admired and respected public figures. Excelling academically, professionally and as a community organizer, Barack Obama showed promise and dedication to many causes from a young age. From a law professorship, to a seat in the Illinois State Senate, to becoming the first African-American president of the United States, Obama's trajectory to the most powerful political position in the world was determined. As well-known for his eloquence and memorable speeches as for his many achievements, Quotes to Live By is a beautifully presented collection of inspirational and moving quotes from one of the most important figures of the twenty-first century. 'Where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes We Can.' Barack Obama, victory speech, Chicago, 2008.

Reeds Nautical Almanac 2021 (Paperback): Perrin Towler, Mark Fishwick Reeds Nautical Almanac 2021 (Paperback)
Perrin Towler, Mark Fishwick
R1,390 Discovery Miles 13 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Reeds Nautical Almanac is the indispensable trusted annual compendium of navigational data for yachtsmen and motorboaters, and provides all the information required to navigate Atlantic coastal waters around the whole of the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and the entire European coastline from the tip of Denmark right down to Gibraltar, Northern Morocco, the Azores and Madeira. The 2021 edition continues the Almanac's tradition of year on year improvement and meticulous presentation of all the data required for safe navigation. Now with an improved layout for easier reference and with over 45,000 annual changes, it is regarded as the bible of almanacs for anyone going to sea. The 2021 edition is updated throughout, containing over 45,000 changes, and includes: 700 harbour chartlets; tide tables and tidal streams; buoyage and lights; 7,500 waypoints; invaluable passage notes; distance tables; radio, weather and safety information; first aid section. Also: a free Marina Guide. Also available: free supplements of up-to-date navigation changes from January to June at: www.reedsnauticalalmanac.co.uk

Backyard Homesteading All-in-One For Dummies (Paperback): Todd Brock Backyard Homesteading All-in-One For Dummies (Paperback)
Todd Brock
R648 R465 Discovery Miles 4 650 Save R183 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Live a more sustainable lifestyle Historically referred to as a government program for revitalizing undesirable living areas, "homesteading" today has come to mean the pursuit of a self-sufficient lifestyle. Homesteading can include everything from keeping bees, growing vegetables, and composting to installing solar panels, creating a rain barrel, and canning your own food, --plus much more. Backyard Homesteading All-in-One For Dummies has a little bit of everything for the homesteader in all of us. It walks you through the basics of creating your own sustainable homestead and offers expert tips and tricks for making it as easy and successful as possible. Raise chickens Keep bees Compost Can and preserve This book gives you everything you need to embark on your own homesteading adventure.

Warners Wiseguys - All 112 Films That Robinson, Cagney and Bogart Made for the Studio (Paperback): Scott Allen Nollen Warners Wiseguys - All 112 Films That Robinson, Cagney and Bogart Made for the Studio (Paperback)
Scott Allen Nollen
R1,005 Discovery Miles 10 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As three of the most prominent actors of the early studio system, James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson, and Humphrey Bogart played an unparalleled role in the rise of the Warner Brothers Studio. These "Warners Wiseguys" are now virtually synonymous with the studio's era of gritty gangster films. This study of their interwoven studio-contract careers highlights the similarities of their personalities and their struggles with harsh typecasting. It details and comments critically on each of their combined 112 Warners films. Complete with commentary from the author and other film buffs. An appendix provides a filmographic guide to the films discussed, including lists of primary actors, release dates, directorial credits, and running times for each film.

The Statesman's Yearbook 2015 - The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World (Hardcover, 151st Revised edition): B.... The Statesman's Yearbook 2015 - The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World (Hardcover, 151st Revised edition)
B. Turner
R7,941 Discovery Miles 79 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Now in its 151st edition, The Statesman's Yearbook continues to be the reference work of choice for accurate and reliable information on every country in the world. Covering political, economic, social and cultural aspects, the Yearbook is also available online for subscribing institutions: http://www.statesmansyearbook.com.

Quotations of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Hardcover): Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotations of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Hardcover)
Franklin D. Roosevelt
R227 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R44 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

America's 32nd president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to the country's top office four times, making him the only president to serve more than two terms. FDR led the country through the Great Depression and World War II and oversaw enormous changes in domestic policy, from the New Deal to Social Security to financial regulation, and in foreign affairs, where he was instrumental in the creation of the United Nations. Gathered here are more than 100 of his inspiring quotations, not least of which is "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."

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