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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."

Painless Math Word Problems (Paperback, Second Edition): Marcie Abramson Painless Math Word Problems (Paperback, Second Edition)
Marcie Abramson
R299 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R51 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This revised title helps middle school and high school students see patterns in math word problems, and then make the correct computations to solve them. In the process, they work with decimals and fractions, compare rates, and work with proportions and percents. The author presents everyday real-world examples which use problem-solving strategies that align with those of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The examples are presented in easy to understand language and formats that help guide students through problems in statistics, probability, and even a few fundamentals of algebra. Problems are presented in short-answer and open-response form to match those in many state assessment tests. Titles in " Barron's Painless Series " are textbook supplements especially designed to remove the painful aspects of classroom instruction and transform learning into fun.

A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): John Harris, Vicky White A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
John Harris, Vicky White
R270 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R20 (7%) In stock

This new edition has been fully revised and updated to provide over 1,800 A-Z definitions of terms from the field of social care, concentrating on social work as a significant area within this field. Covering social work theories, methods, policies, organizations, and statutes, as well as key terms from interdisciplinary topics overlapping with health and education, this is the most up-to-date dictionary of its kind available. It also provides extended entries on specialisms such as children and families, domestic violence, and residential care, and has been extensively updated to include new legislation. Useful appendices include a glossary of acronyms and a Table of Legislation, Regulations, and Codes of Practice, cross-referenced to Dictionary entries. Entry-level bibliographies and web links provide further resources and the web links are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. Written by two leading figures in the field, and a team of eleven contributors, A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care is a must-have for students of social work, social care, and related subjects, as well as for qualified social workers undertaking continuing professional development programmes.

Civil Service Clerical Exam (Paperback, Sixth Edition): Bobrow Test Preparation Services Civil Service Clerical Exam (Paperback, Sixth Edition)
Bobrow Test Preparation Services
R484 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R32 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Civil Service exams are competitive, with the highest scorers being offered the available jobs. This revised and updated manual dramatically increases job applicants' employment prospects by helping them to excel on the clerical exams. It provides the tools needed to succeed in the verbal, clerical, and interview portions of the exam. It also includes insightful information about word processing, dictation, and office machines. Hundreds of practice problems are also included to sharpen test-taking skills.

The N.W.O.B.H.M. Encyclopedia (Paperback): Malc MacMillan The N.W.O.B.H.M. Encyclopedia (Paperback)
Malc MacMillan
R960 R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Save R362 (38%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

At last...The first comprehensive, English-language guide to the revered New Wave of Heavy Metal phenomenon, revealing the true extent and significance of a musical force which shook a small nation two decades ago, paving the way for a global heavy metal revolution in later years. Discover how, where, and why it all started, and why so few of those aspiring hopefuls became household names while countless small-town wannabes simply disappeared into oblivion. Marvel at over 500 eventful stories which unfold in lurid detail. The individual entries range from the genre-busting successes (Iron Maiden and Def Leppard) to such esoteric acts as Stormqueen and Masterstroke. In each case, informative discographies provide an invaluable, easy-to-use guide for collectors. Fully illustrated throughout, with unpublished photographs, sleeve reproductions and concert material of the period, and featuring contributions from many of the key musician themselves. This is a fascinating and absorbing read for enlightened aficionados and curious newcomers alike.

Encyclopedia of South Africa (Paperback): Krista Johnson, Sean Jacobs Encyclopedia of South Africa (Paperback)
Krista Johnson, Sean Jacobs
R275 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R48 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This authoritative, comprehensive reference work covers South Africa's history, government and politics, law, society and culture, economy and infrastructure, demography, environment, and more, from the era of human origins to the present. Nearly 300 alphabetically arranged entries provide information in a concise yet thorough way. In addition, a series of appendixes present a wealth of data, including: a chronology of key events, major racial and apartheid legislation since 1856, heads of state (with party affiliation) since 1910, provinces and major cities, government structures, and current political parties and representation in parliament. Photographs enhance the text. What makes this a different and accessible resource is that its entries cover history, political history, as well as entries about more recently known people such as Johnny Clegg, Dennis Brutus, Helen Suzman and places like Stellenbosch. From democratic politics to social movements, from music to the Hottentots - it is a well of information.

Spon's Irish Construction Price Book (Hardcover, 3rd New edition): Franklin Andrews Spon's Irish Construction Price Book (Hardcover, 3rd New edition)
Franklin Andrews
R6,879 Discovery Miles 68 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This new edition of Spon's Irish Construction Price Book, edited by Franklin & Andrews, is the only complete, tailored and up-to-date source of cost data for the Irish construction industry. This price book is an essential aid to profitable contracting for all those operating in Ireland's buoyant construction industry. All the materials costs, labour rates and costs per square metre are based on current conditions in Ireland, including information from specialist contractors and subcontractors. Data is based on current labour productivity norms, and updated to allow for changes in building regulations, legislative changes and working practices. It is structured according to the Agreed Rules of Measurement (Issue Three 2003). It includes revised Approximate Estimating Rates for quick pricing. It provides new material on location factors and inflation, with spotlights on life-cycle costing and sustainability.

Everything You Need to Know About - Inventions (Book): Michael Heatley, Colin Salter Everything You Need to Know About - Inventions (Book)
Michael Heatley, Colin Salter 1
R458 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R115 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the invention of the wheel to the World Wide Web, this book lives up to its promise. In these pages you'll find everything you need to know (and more) about this fascinating subject. Offering a comprehensive overview of man's greatest achievements, this book covers all of the major breakthroughs in the worlds of science and technology. As well as the groundbreaking inventions, you'll also discover a few of the more quirky creations that have had a surprising impact on our day-to-day lives. Along the way you'll find out who first wore spectacles, when the first newspaper was printed, who took the first photograph, when the first phone call was made, who drove the first car, who sent the first email and when the first song was downloaded. Besides covering everything you need to know, this book is packed with visually stimulating and easy-to-remember illustrations, bar graphs, pie charts, timelines and diagrams. This book is also perfect for kids - including those of the adult variety - who are keen to learn all the important stuff they'll need to know in a way that they'll never forget. Word count: 35,000

Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals (Paperback): Guinness World Records Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals (Paperback)
Guinness World Records 1
R220 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R38 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Calling all animal lovers! Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals puts the spotlight on the world's most fur-nomenal creatures, peculiar pets, wacky wildlife and cute critters.

In this action-packed annual, you'll meet surfing pigs, talking gorillas and even the world's largest elephant orchestra! Ever see a dog who thinks he's Picasso or a bunny who plays basketball? You will now! From the tallest and smallest animals to the most popular social pet-working stars, they're all here. If it's activities you want, you're in for a treat! Create your very own record-breaking animal with our online game, or try making an origami zoo! Test your wildlife knowledge with fun quizzes and puzzles, plus find out if your pet is a secret Einstein with our exclusive IQ tests.

For a superlative showcase of the world's greatest creatures - including a special introduction from Instagram's top dog, Jiffpom - get your paws on Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals now!

Reading Room - A Year of Literary Curiosities (Hardcover): Ian Sansom Reading Room - A Year of Literary Curiosities (Hardcover)
Ian Sansom 1
R545 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R107 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a playful and provocative collection of 365 extracts sourced from the British Library's collections. Selected to challenge and inform the reader, each excerpt is accompanied by the unique shelfmark number of the source publication. Encompassing a wide range of great works in literature, poetry, essays and letters, historical and scientific treatises, and including beloved and popular authors as well as controversial writers, each extract will encourage enquiry and stimulate the imagination. Beautifully designed and illustrated with the Library's collections, with one extract for every day of the year, this book can be read as a thought to start the day or can be dipped into for inspiration at random.

J.M.W. Turner - The Vaughan Bequest (Paperback, Revised edition): Christopher Baker J.M.W. Turner - The Vaughan Bequest (Paperback, Revised edition)
Christopher Baker
R522 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R94 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

J.M.W. Turner 1775-1851 was perhaps the most prolific and innovative of all British artists. His outstanding watercolours in the Scottish National Gallery are one of the most popular features of its collection. Bequeathed to the Gallery in 1899 by the distinguished collector Henry Vaughan, they have been exhibited, as he requested, every January for over 100 years. Renowned for their excellent state of preservation, they provide a remarkable overview of many of the most important aspects of Turner's career.

English-isiZulu glossary of architectural terms (English, Xhosa, Paperback): Franco Frescura, Joyce Myeza English-isiZulu glossary of architectural terms (English, Xhosa, Paperback)
Franco Frescura, Joyce Myeza
R160 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R28 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Since 1994 South Africa has undergone a steady erosion of its indigenous built environment, with a concomitant loss of indigenous building technology and its specialised terminology. This glossary is based on the premise that you cannot understand the culture of a people unless you have a grasp of the nuances and hidden meanings of their language and brings together in one single volume the terminologies that are used by southern Africa's rural builders. It covers the terminology used by indigenous builders as well as subsequent colonial white settlers including buildings of the so-called Cape Dutch, English Georgian, Victorian and Indian Traditions. The text is set out in alphabetical order. It comprises of each term in its original language, its translation where appropriate into isiZulu, and its definition in English and isiZulu. One of the strengths of this book is its visual component of accompanying sketches that expertly illustrate the terms. This book is designed not only to assist in the teaching of architecture, but also to aid others who are interested in the field. Researchers and practitioners in disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, culture studies and building science will find it a valuable addition to their libraries.

Encyclopedia of Remote Sensing (Hardcover, 2nd 2014 ed.): Eni G. Njoku Encyclopedia of Remote Sensing (Hardcover, 2nd 2014 ed.)
Eni G. Njoku
R8,551 R7,582 Discovery Miles 75 820 Save R969 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Represents the first encyclopedic work dedicated to remote sensing Serves as the best point of entry for anyone wishing to explore the world of remote sensing Offers clear, reliable descriptions and plenty of references to help readers continue their research Fulfills the need for a scholarly, yet accessible resource for scientists, engineers, educators, managers, policy makers and anyone interested in the impact and implications of remote sensing Remote sensing has revolutionized the scientific study of the Earth by enabling measurements of more detailed and hitherto unexplored phenomena with spatially-extensive and global perspectives. Various disciplines and industries have benefited from the dramatic discoveries enabled by remote sensing. This volume cuts across these disciplines and describes the basic foundations, principles and state of the art of remote sensing. It covers the development of remote sensing, the theoretical underpinnings, forward modeling, commercial applications, and global and international coordination and policy. This first encyclopaedic reference on remote sensing describes the concepts, techniques, instrumentation, data analysis, interpretation, and applications of remote sensing, both airborne and space-based. Scientists, engineers, academics, and students can quickly access answers to their reference questions and direction for further study.

Hosea - An Introduction and Commentary (Paperback): David Allan Hubbard Hosea - An Introduction and Commentary (Paperback)
David Allan Hubbard
R576 R523 Discovery Miles 5 230 Save R53 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A wanton and adulterous woman repeatedly spurns the love of her youth. Her betrayed and grieving husband offers forgiveness and seeks to restore the intimacy of their first love. Bold imagery indeed for telling the story of God and his people. Bolder still when God calls a prophet to enflesh this divine suffering and redeeming forgiveness in his own marriage. Yet this remarkable story sets the stage for Hosea's message of God's enduring love, his righteous judgement and his persistent offer of reconciliation. This commentary explores the historical, cultural, literary and theological dimensions of the book of Hosea. Distilled from a career of biblical scholarship, theological reflection and masterful teaching, David Hubbard has been studying, teaching and thinking about Hosea for a long time. He frankly admits he can't imagine himself "as a human being, let alone as a believing person, without the deposit of Hosea's political, moral and spiritual insights." Find out why. The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series.

The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft - The Complete A-Z for the Entire Magical World (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed): Judika Illes The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft - The Complete A-Z for the Entire Magical World (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed)
Judika Illes
R510 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R104 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Following on from the hugely successful Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells, comes the next bumper encyclopedia celebrating all facets of witchcraft. This definite book is the most comprehensive, authoritative and entertaining guide you'll ever find on the mythology, folklore and traditions of magic. In this mammoth magical treasure trove, Judika Illes explores the history, folklore, spirituality, and mythology of witchcraft. A feast of facts and curiosities, rooted in magical and spiritual traditions, from all over the world, there are recipes from the witch's cauldron, magical sacred dates, and methods of witches' flights. Discover how witchcraft has inspired popular culture from Shakespeare to Harry Potter, and how witches have suffered persecution and death in centuries past. Packed full of amazing facts, bizarre information and fascinating stories, you will also be introduced to mythic witches, modern witches, sacred goddess witches, even demon witches, male and female witches, and witches from all over the globe. Ideal for both the dedicated follower and casual reader, as a perfect gift for yourself or someone else to treasure, this definitive encyclopedia is essential reading for anyone interested in folklore, mythology and magic.

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