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Why Do We Say It?

by Na

|June 1, 2014

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How did lollypops get their name? What's long about a longshoreman? Why do we pass the buck? The answers are in this fascinating volume. The intriguing origins of hundreds of unusual words and expressions are here, organized in a handy alphabetical format.…

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A new look at maths without the Boring Bits… How many trillions are there in a googol? Which fractions are vulgar? What famous mathematician refused to eat beans? And which one never travelled without his pet spider in an ivory box? Teacher and numbers expert Liz…

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15th edition of the Canadian Press Stylebook (2008) The Canadian Press Stylebook is a one-stop reference book used by journalists at Canada ’s national news agency as they deliver hundreds of stories a day to newspapers, broadcasters and Internet sites. A…

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From the award-winning Web site visited by more than 2.5 million people every month comes the hardcover reference guide How Stuff Works. This book is a definitive guide to the inner workings of everyday items. In this fun and infinitely informative guide,…

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Sir Winston Churchill was the greatest orator of his day, the greatest statesman of his age, and the greatest Englishman of the 20th century. This enchanting collection gathers hundreds of his funniest and wickedest quips in tribute to the exhilarating wit of…

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Did you know that you have more chance of being killed by a cow than being eaten by a shark? In fact, you're eight times as likely to win the national lottery. And nine thousand times as likely to hit a hole in one on the golf course. If odds like these make life…

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Wilderness Survival Skills is an outdoor survival guide that utilizes the most popular and versatile tool carried by every hiker, camper and hunter: the knife. It provides you with the essential information and life-saving techniques for all survival situations,…

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A reissue of the literary detective work examining Tolkien's sources and inspiration, beautifully illustrated by the lead conceptual artist for the LOTR film trilogy, of whom Peter Jackson said "His art captured what I hoped to capture with the films."…

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This alphabetical guide is easy to use, easy to read, and easy to store anywhere-in a glove compartment, door pocket, backpack or briefcase. Get where you want to go with this comprehensive guide to the streets of Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Sackville and…

Aviation

by Fia o Caoimh

|June 1, 2011

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Step-by-step instructions for over 200 different knots, bends, hitches, loops, plaits and whippings. Clear photographs show in detail each stage of tying every knot. Fascinating facts about the history and origins of knots, from the Neolithic age when the reef…

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