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Brassey's Central and East European Security Yearbook (Paperback, 2001): Brassey's Central and East European Security Yearbook (Paperback, 2001)
R553 R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Save R117 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Offering a regular and accessible source of longitudinal information that emphasizes the previous year??'s developments, "Brassey's Central and East European Security Yearbook" details trends in security policies and shifts in personnel responsibilities and strategic emphases. An ???analytical annual, ??? it describes not only what happened in specific countries but also considers competing or alternative reasons why the events occurred. The contributors to the 2002 edition include regional security experts from the U.S. Army War College, the Rand Corporation, the National Defense University, the Carnegie Endowment, the Jamestown Foundation, the Geneva Center for Security Policy, Clingendael (the Dutch Institute of International Affairs), the George C. Marshall Center, the Swiss Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, and Radio Free Europe as well as major universities in the United States and Europe.

Guide to Trees Introduced into Southern Africa (Paperback): Hugh Glen, Braam van Wyk Guide to Trees Introduced into Southern Africa (Paperback)
Hugh Glen, Braam van Wyk
R390 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R86 (22%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Southern Africa is home to more than 2,000 introduced (not indigenous) trees. These non-native species are encountered daily and form a familiar part of our urban landscapes, growing successfully in parks, gardens, along road sides, and in other open spaces. This guide features nearly 600 of the most common and familiar of these and, using the same model of identification as FG Trees of Southern Africa, facilitates ID based on leaf and stem features.

The book provides the country of origin for each species and offers key information on cultivation and uses. Each entry is supported by colour images that depict key features, and a shaded map that shows the plant’s cold tolerance (where the species can grow). An essential guide for landscapers and gardeners as well as tree enthusiasts who will struggle to find these trees in their guide to indigenous trees.

Brassey's Eurasian and East European Security Yearbook (Paperback, 2000): Ustina Markus, Daniel N. Nelson Brassey's Eurasian and East European Security Yearbook (Paperback, 2000)
Ustina Markus, Daniel N. Nelson
R832 R644 Discovery Miles 6 440 Save R188 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Daniel N. Nelson and Ustina Markus offer the first in an annual report on the security-related actions, events and trends in the Baltic states, the Balkans, Central Europe, and Central Asia. Contributors include officials from the U.S. Army War College, the Rand Corporation, the National Defense University, Radio Free Europe, and the Carnegie Endowment.

Encyclopedia of Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism (Hardcover, 2007 ed.): David Gubbins, Emilio Herrero-Bervera Encyclopedia of Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism (Hardcover, 2007 ed.)
David Gubbins, Emilio Herrero-Bervera
R7,080 R6,285 Discovery Miles 62 850 Save R795 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This reference encompasses the fields of Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism in a single volume. Both sciences have applications in navigation, in the search for minerals and hydrocarbons, in dating rock sequences, and in unraveling past geologic movements such as plate motions they have contributed to a better understanding of the Earth. The book describes in fine detail the current state of knowledge and provides an up-to-date synthesis of the most basic concepts. It is an indispensable working tool not only for geophysicists and geophysics students but also for geologists, physicists, atmospheric and environmental scientists, and engineers.

Simple Matters - A Scandinavian's Approach to Work, Home, and Style (Hardcover): Jenny Mustard Simple Matters - A Scandinavian's Approach to Work, Home, and Style (Hardcover)
Jenny Mustard
R488 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R145 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Seriously Curious: The Economist Explains (Paperback): Tom Standage Seriously Curious: The Economist Explains (Paperback)
Tom Standage 1
R241 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R80 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Some questions you never think to ask. Others, you didn't know you didn't know. And some facts are so surprising they cry out for answers.

What can a president actually do? Why do cities sink into the ground? Why is Australia seemingly invulnerable to recessions? Why do people in couples do more housework than singletons? The brilliant minds of the Economist collect these questions. Individually, they might seem bite-sized and inconsequential, but taken together they can reveal a whole new world.

Nationwide Annual 2010 - Soccer's Pocket Encyclopedia (Paperback): Stuart Barnes Nationwide Annual 2010 - Soccer's Pocket Encyclopedia (Paperback)
Stuart Barnes 1
R166 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R38 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Nationwide football annual - now 124 years old - continues to be the best value soccer yearbook in the market, living up to its billing as 'soccer's pocket encyclopedia'. As usual the book is packed full of information vital for the football fan with the added bonus of a full analysis of the World Cup, however well England perform; from team line-ups to international results; from international appearances and goalscorers to the sort of trivia to keep a pub quiz in questions for half a century. The book contains everything anyone needs to know about the game -- league and non-league -- in Britain, Ireland and throughout Europe. The publication of the latest edition of the annual - known as a pocket encyclopedia - is always a major event in the soccer calendar. Included are: results from the 2009/2010 season (including domestic and European cup competitions and international matches involving British teams); full fixture lists for the 2010/2011 season; all major European and world football awards; a day-by-day diary highlighting the season's biggest stories; players and their appearances for each and every league club.

Believe in Yourself - You Are Amazing (Hardcover): Jose Toots Believe in Yourself - You Are Amazing (Hardcover)
Jose Toots 1
R161 R111 Discovery Miles 1 110 Save R50 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.' Johann Wolfgang von Goethe This inspirational little book is bursting with witty and positive quotes and uplifting statements, perfect for helping you see yourself as the amazing person you really are.

One Kiss or Two?: The Art and Science of Saying Hello - The Art and Science of Saying Hello (Paperback, Reprint): Scott  Andy One Kiss or Two?: The Art and Science of Saying Hello - The Art and Science of Saying Hello (Paperback, Reprint)
Scott Andy
R280 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R80 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Handbook on Green Growth (Hardcover): Roger Fouquet Handbook on Green Growth (Hardcover)
Roger Fouquet
R4,694 Discovery Miles 46 940 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Economies around the world have arrived at a critical juncture: to continue to grow fuelled by fossil fuels and exacerbate climate change, or to move towards more sustainable, greener, growth. Choosing the latter is shown to help address climate change, as well as present new economic opportunities. This Handbook provides a deeper understanding of the concept of green growth, and highlights key lessons from the experience of green transformations across the world following a decade of ambitious stimulus packages and green reforms. With comprehensive chapters from key researchers in the field drawn from across the globe, the Handbook on Green Growth offers up to date and original analysis of the many facets of the phenomenon of green growth. Is economic growth desirable? When can economic growth and environmental policies work together? What are the key factors that will achieve green growth? What will be the multiple impacts of green growth? And, what have been the experiences of economies that have undertaken a green transformation? This Handbook will be a key resource for students and academics interested in economics, environmental and ecological studies, as well as for those specialising in environmental policy. It will also be a valuable tool for policy makers concerned about the dual objectives of stimulating economic growth and addressing environmental damage.

The Standard Guide to Grading British Coins - Modern Milled British Pre-Decimal Issues (1797 to 1970) (Paperback, 2nd Revised... The Standard Guide to Grading British Coins - Modern Milled British Pre-Decimal Issues (1797 to 1970) (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Derek Francis Allen; Edited by Christopher Henry Perkins
R275 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R58 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the b/w paperback version of "The Standard Guide to Grading British Coins" - the 'Where's wear' of British numismatics! The first book of its kind. A detailed photographic and descriptive record of the grades of all British modern milled pre-decimal coins (1797 to 1970). The grade of a coin dictates it's value. The age, type or specific date are all of less importance than the condition. But what is Fine, VF, EF or Uncirculated? If you are new to coin collecting or specialise in different coin types, how can you say without doubt that a coin is a certain grade? Until now you could only guess. Now, at least you can make a very educated guess based on the images shown in "The Standard Guide to Grading British Coins". The photos of every obverse and reverse type are illustrated at 2x or greater magnification and the text describes where to look for the wear first. An invaluable guide to anyone who collects coins, especially at the moment, with huge amounts of overgraded coins being offered on the internet.

Medical Terminology for Health Professions, Spiral bound Version (Spiral bound, 8th edition): Laura Ehrlich, Carol Schroeder Medical Terminology for Health Professions, Spiral bound Version (Spiral bound, 8th edition)
Laura Ehrlich, Carol Schroeder
R765 R658 Discovery Miles 6 580 Save R107 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Emphasizing current, relevant, "need-to-know" terms that will help you succeed in the health care field, MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS, 8E simplifies the process of memorizing complex medical terminology by focusing on the important word parts-common prefixes, suffixes and root words-to provide a foundation for learning hundreds of medical terms. Organized by body systems, chapters begin with an overview of the terminology related to the body's structures and functions, proceed through diseases and disorders, and end with diagnostic procedures and treatments. A proven combination of learning principles and exercises helps you master the language necessary to describe how the human body works, what goes wrong with it, and how it is treated. An updated art program features the latest terms and procedures as well as multi-cultural/multi-generational photos that accurately portray the opportunities available in today's medical field.

Scripture Footnotes - People, Places, and Things from the Time of Jesus (Paperback): George Martin Scripture Footnotes - People, Places, and Things from the Time of Jesus (Paperback)
George Martin
R287 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R49 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Nobility of the Holy Roman Empire - A Register of the Noble Families of the Holy Roman Empire in Great Britain and Italy... The Nobility of the Holy Roman Empire - A Register of the Noble Families of the Holy Roman Empire in Great Britain and Italy (Hardcover)
R854 R611 Discovery Miles 6 110 Save R243 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This register, compiled by members of the Heraldic and Historical Council, will make an important contribution to genealogical knowledge, and will serve to keep alight the European torch originally lit by the Emperor Charlemagne. The aim of the Register is to identify who were granted noble privileges by the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

Star Wars: The Best of the Original Trilogy (Paperback): Titan Comics Star Wars: The Best of the Original Trilogy (Paperback)
Titan Comics
R503 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R131 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The making of the Star Wars original trilogy, as told by the cast and crew. The iconic characters from the original Star Wars trilogy are the main event in this new collection that explores the heroes and villains that we all know a love. Rediscover fan favourites from Luke Skywalker and Han Solo to Boba Fett and Darth Vader with exclusive behind-the-scenes images and interviews.

Superbrands Annual 2019 (Hardcover): Superbrands (UK) Ltd Superbrands Annual 2019 (Hardcover)
Superbrands (UK) Ltd
R1,394 R1,058 Discovery Miles 10 580 Save R336 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Superbrands Annual 2019 highlights brands from a wide range of sectors that have become the strongest and most iconic in their field. It explores how these brands have succeeded in reaching the top and pays tribute to their success. The brands are voted for by marketing experts, business professionals and thousands of British consumers. There are two separate surveys: Consumer Superbrands (the UK's strongest B2C brands) and Business Superbrands (the UK's strongest B2B brands). This book also offers an opportunity to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the important and highly topical discipline of branding, as well as a greater admiration for the brands themselves.

Pride: A Celebration in Quotes (Hardcover): Caitlyn McNeill Pride: A Celebration in Quotes (Hardcover)
Caitlyn McNeill
R296 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R113 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Pride Parade, this book offers inspiring words of wisdom on loving yourself as you truly are. These thoughtfully selected quotations are the perfect way to honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the first Pride parade. Taken from throughout history and from a variety of voices, they celebrate everything the LGBT community has achieved, looking at inclusivity across the board and reminding us that love is one of the world's greatest powers. Quotes include: "We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths--that all of us are created equal--is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall." --Barack Obama "I've never been interested in being invisible and erased." ---Laverne Cox "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Athletics 2016: The Track & Field Annual (Paperback): Peter Matthews Athletics 2016: The Track & Field Annual (Paperback)
Peter Matthews 1
R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Antique Marks - An Indispensable Guide to Identifying and Interpreting Your Antiques (Paperback): Antique Marks - An Indispensable Guide to Identifying and Interpreting Your Antiques (Paperback)
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R242 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R69 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This handy guide to identifying and interpreting gold, silver, platinum and ceramic marks includes all hallmarks from 1544. Details of the new hallmarking system, international marks and guides to the great makers are all included. Do you attend car boot sales or browse in antique shops in search of bargains? Have you ever wished you knew more about grandma's silver spoons? Do you envy the experts' ability to identify and date old hand-me-downs? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, Need to Know? Antique Marks is for you. Packed with thousands of clear illustrations, the book shows hallmarks on silver, gold and platinum, as well as those on Old Sheffield Plate, pewter, pottery and porcelain. Complete with a history of hallmarks and how to read them, Need to Know? Antique Marks is absolutely indispensable. The book provides: Full hallmarks for silver from London, Edinburgh, York, Norwich, Exeter, Dublin, Newcastle, Chester, Glasgow, Birmingham and Sheffield, along with maker's marks from these cities. Up-to-date hallmarks for gold and platinum. Old Sheffield plate marks, showing the variety of maker's marks. Pewter marks and a selection of pewter touch marks. Pottery and porcelain marks showing both letter and name marks, and symbol marks. Full international hallmarking conventions and information on oriental ceramics. Advice on spotting a bargain and avoiding the fakes. Histories of the major manufacturers

The A-Z of Gender and Sexuality - From Ace to Ze (Paperback): Morgan Lev Edward Holleb The A-Z of Gender and Sexuality - From Ace to Ze (Paperback)
Morgan Lev Edward Holleb
R409 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R70 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

There can be confusion around the appropriate terminology for trans and queer identities, even within the trans community itself. As language is constantly evolving, it can be especially difficult to know what to say. As a thorough A-Z glossary of trans and queer words from 'ace' to 'xe', this dictionary guide will help to dispel the anxiety around using the "wrong" words, while explaining the weight of using certain labels and providing individuals with a vocabulary for personal identification. Having correct and accurate terminology to describe oneself can be empowering, especially with words and phrases that describe gender identity, sexuality, sexual orientation, as well as slang relevant to LGBTQ+ rights and anti-discrimination, queer activism, gender-affirming healthcare and psychology. Written in a traditional A-Z glossary style, this guide will serve as a quick reference for looking up individual words, as well as an in-depth look at trans history and culture.

The Simpsons - A Cultural History (Hardcover): Moritz Fink The Simpsons - A Cultural History (Hardcover)
Moritz Fink
R738 Discovery Miles 7 380 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

From its crudely drawn vignettes on The Tracey Ullman Show to its nearly 700 episodes, The Simpsons has evolved from an alternative programming experiment to a worldwide cultural phenomenon. At 30 seasons and counting, The Simpsons boasts the distinction as the longest-running fictional primetime series in the history of American television. Broadcast around the globe, the show's viewers relate to a plethora of iconic characters-from Homer, Marge, Lisa, Maggie, and Bart to Kwik-E-Mart proprietor Apu, bar owner Moe, school principal Seymour Skinner, and conniving businessman Montgomery Burns, among many others. In The Simpsons: A Cultural History, Moritz Fink explores the show's roots, profiles its most popular characters, and examines the impact the series has had-not only its shaping of American culture but its pivotal role in the renaissance of television animation. Fink traces the show's comic forerunners-dating back to early twentieth century comic strips as well as subversive publications like Mad magazine-and examines how the show, in turn, generated a new wave of animation that changed the television landscape. Drawing on memorable scenes and providing useful background details, this book combines cultural analysis with intriguing trivia. In addition to an appreciation of the show's landmark episodes, The Simpsons: A Cultural History offers an entertaining discussion of the series that will appeal to both casual fans and devoted aficionados of this groundbreaking program.

Appetite for Definition - An A-Z Guide to Rock Genres (Paperback): Ian King Appetite for Definition - An A-Z Guide to Rock Genres (Paperback)
Ian King
R339 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R153 (45%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Part reference book, part history, and part road map to the connectivity of popular music, this book is a must for all rock `n' roll fans as it brings together a compilation of over two hundred genres of rock music-an entertaining, enlightening, knotty family tree of America's favorite musical genre. In the six decades since rock 'n' roll stole America's soul, the single genre has produced over two hundred sub-genres. The days of being able to walk in to a Tower Records and seek out recommendations from an aloof, all-knowing staffer has been relegated to a long-lost Generation X paradise preserved in John Hughes films. From iTunes to Spotify, listeners now regularly turn to algorithms instead of human advice to develop relationships with the music they love. The essential companion for any rock lover's collection-be it on vinyl or Spotify playlists-Appetite for Definition breaks down algorithms into their human stories and interconnected histories. It provides and pulls up recommendations from a deeper well of consideration and gives you the tools to do the same. Operating on a macro level it surveys the myriad microlevel movements into an accessible map that readers can use to navigate the vast, craggy terrain of rock music and take their rock knowledge-whether casual or obsessive-to the next level.

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2019 (Hardcover): Lawrence Booth Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2019 (Hardcover)
Lawrence Booth 1
R1,243 R897 Discovery Miles 8 970 Save R346 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

*Standard format hardback* Wisden 2019 charts the rise and rise of the England one-day team as they head towards a home World Cup in the summer. It also revisits the 1979 tournament, when England made it to the final, but lost out to Clive Lloyd's all-conquering West Indians. Jon Hotten lifts the covers on the tricky life of the groundsman, under pressure from player and administrator alike, while Richard Hobson examines how cricket began again in 1919, a few months after the end of the First World War. Jonathan Liew considers the traditional measure of the batsman's art, 250 years after the first century was recorded. There's a look beyond the cricket ground, too, now that Imran Khan, one of the towering figures of Pakistan cricket, has become prime minister. Peter Oborne and Richard Heller size up the scale of his task. And Wisden meets an astonishingly courageous young man: Waleed Khan was shot eight times in a terrorist attack on his school in Peshawar, but has found a renewed zest for life through a deep love of cricket. Everything from the cricket year - from Ben Stokes's trial for affray to the game in Leicestershire that had to be stopped when a parrot landed on a fielder's shoulder and wouldn't budge - is here. @WisdenAlmanack

The Irish Experience in New York City - A Select Bibliography (Hardcover, New): Ann M. Shea, Marion R. Casey The Irish Experience in New York City - A Select Bibliography (Hardcover, New)
Ann M. Shea, Marion R. Casey
R596 Discovery Miles 5 960 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The original impetus for our bibliography project was to locate unpublished materials which are useful to researchers but not generally known about, such as the detailed works completed as part of an M.A. or Ph. D. The result has been a collaborative effort (begun in 1988) to list and annotate in one place as many source materials on the Irish in the five boroughs as we could find.

Catalogue of the Pepys Library at Magdalene College - Supplementary Series II  Collections 1 (Hardcover): C.S. Knighton Catalogue of the Pepys Library at Magdalene College - Supplementary Series II Collections 1 (Hardcover)
C.S. Knighton
R3,352 R2,987 Discovery Miles 29 870 Save R365 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Samuel Pepys's unique collection of 3000 books has been, as he directed, preserved intact at his old Cambridge college since 1724. Its various facets were not widely appreciated until the publication between 1978 and 1994 of a complete catalogue under the editorship of Robert Latham. The present volume presents a detailed conspectus of the Collections, pamphlets bound up as books. There are five such 'collections' in the Pepys Library, which are catalogued only as volumes containing a number of items on the same subject. This is a full listing of the pamphlets, tracts and other material in each of these bound collections, information which is otherwise unavailable except in the library's own archive. The collections are Maritime, Political and Religious in the present volume. Those entitled Popular, Dramatic, Shorthand, Almanacs and General will be in the second volume.

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