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National Geographic Desk Reference

By: National Geographic Society

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 10/20/2009

Seller ID: 9780792270829

ISBN: 0792270827

Condition: USED


This meticulously detailed, invitingly readable reference is nothing less than a vivid portrait of our world, packed with information about the Earth and its peoples -- past and present. Highlighted by 300 illustrations, photographs, maps, charts, and diagrams, and presented in an easy-to-use format, it combines an authoritative text by some of America's most renowned professional geographers with the stunning graphics that have been the National Geographic Society's hallmark for more than a century. The book presents up-to-the-minute facts and definitive figures on each of the planet's 1... View more info

Craft of Research

By: Booth, Wayne

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 4/10/2015

Seller ID: 9780226065847

ISBN: 0226065847

Condition: USED


This manual offers practical advice on the fundamentals of research to college and university students in all fields of study. "The Craft of Research" teaches much more than the mechanics of fact gathering: it explains how to approach a research project as an analytical process. The authors chart every stage of research, from finding a topic and generating research questions about it to marshalling evidence, constructing arguments, and writing everything up in a final report that is a model of authority. Their advice is designed for use by both beginners and seasoned practitioners, and for pro... View more info

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Craft of Research

By: Booth, Wayne C.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR: 8/23/2012

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780226065663

ISBN: 0226065669

Condition: USED


With more than 200,000 copies in print, "The Craft of Research "is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices. Now, seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic handbook, whose first and second editions were written in collaboration with the late Wayne C. Booth. "The Craft of Research" explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to... View more info

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World's Greatest Book of Useless Information: If You Thought You Knew All the Th

By: Botham, Noel

Price: $4.00

Publisher: PERIGEE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780399535024

ISBN: 0399535020

Condition: USED


From the creators of the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "The Book of Useless Information"-a collection of even greater insignificance. More useless than ever before Impress know-it-all friends with this all-new hodgepodge of frivolous facts and silly statistics that no one really needs to know. But honestly, how cool is it to find out that... ? There is a place in Maryland called Monkey's Eyebrow ? Giving yellow flowers is a sign of bad luck in Russia ? One brow wrinkle is the result of 200,000 frowns ? Paper can be made from asparagus This is the book that will also... View more info

Dictionary of Theories

By: Bothamley, Jennifer

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 10/16/2014

Seller ID: 9781578590452

ISBN: 1578590450

Condition: USED


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How Did It Begin?: The Origin of Our Curious Customs and Superstitions

By: Brasch, Rudi/Brasch, Li

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9781606710722

ISBN: 1606710729

Condition: USED


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New Quotable Einstein

By: Calaprice, Alice

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 2/14/2015

Seller ID: 9780691120751

ISBN: 0691120757

Condition: USED


For the first time in paperback, here is a newly expanded edition of the best-selling book that was hailed as "setting a new standard" for quotation books. Tens of thousands of readers have enjoyed "The Quotable Einstein" and "The Expanded Quotable Einstein," with translations into twenty-two languages. This updated edition--which appears on the 100th anniversary of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity and the 50th anniversary of Einstein's death--offers more than 300 new quotations, or over 1,200 altogether. Nearly all are by Einstein himself and a few are about the self-professed "lone wo... View more info

World Factbook: Statistics and Analysis for Every Country on the Planet

By: Central Intelligence Agency

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780760783023

ISBN: 0760783020

Condition: USED


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Don't Know Much About Geography, Everything You Need to Know about the World but

By: Davis, Kenneth

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 7/5/2011

Seller ID: 9780380713790

ISBN: 0380713799

Condition: USED


Who Killed The Dead Sea? Where was the Garden of Eden? What's So Bad About the Badlands?Get on board as Kenneth C. Davis, author of the acclaimed national bestseller Don't Know Much About(R) History, takes us on a fascinating, breathtaking, and hilarious grand tour of the planet Earth -- opening our eyes and imaginations to a wide, wild, and wonderful world we never knew. View more info

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Books of the Century

By: Diefendorf, Elizabeth

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 3/9/2011

Seller ID: 9780195108972

ISBN: 0195108973

Condition: USED


What are the books that helped shape and define the last hundred years? This was the question put to the librarians of The New York Public Library as part of the Library's 100th anniversary celebration. Which books had influenced the course of events for good or ill? Which interpreted new worlds? Or delighted millions of readers? Their answers to these questions formed "Books of the Century," a highly popular exhibit during the Library's centennial celebration (1895 to 1995), highlighting an exhilarating collection of important works by some of the greatest writers of our times. Now, the c... View more info

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Organize Yourself

By: Eisenberg, Ronni

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 3/14/2012

Seller ID: 9780028615073

ISBN: 0028615077

Condition: USED


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Experts' Guide to 100 Things You Should Know How to Do, The

By: Ettus, Samantha

Price: $6.50

Publisher: THREE RIVERS PR: 7/18/2015

Seller ID: 9780307587718

ISBN: 0307587711

Condition: USED


"Utterly useful . . . its own cultural Rorschach." -"New York Times "The simplest things are the hardest to master. This book provides unparalleled insights into how to accomplish your daily tasks better-more resourcefully, more effectively, and more efficiently-in a collection of brief, entertaining how-to essays by 100 of the world's leading authorities. Topics include: Interpersonal skills, such as how to listen by Larry KingEtiquette essentials, such as how to set a formal table by Peggy Post Home pointers, such as how to paint a room by Bob Vila Beauty basics, incl... View more info

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Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes

By: Fadiman, Clifton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: LITTLE BROWN & CO INC: 5/10/2014

Edition: 7

Seller ID: 9780316082679

ISBN: 0316082678

Condition: USED


The ultimate anthology of anecdotes, now revised with over 700 new entries - a must-have reference for every personal library. From Hank Aaron to King Zog, Mao Tse-Tung to Madonna, Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes features more than 2,000 people from around the world, past and present, in all fields. These short anecdotes provide remarkable insight into the human character. Ranging from the humorous to the tearful, they span classical history, recent politics, modern science and the arts. Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes is a gold mine for anyone who gives speeches, is doing research, or simply likes ... View more info

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Show Me How

By: Fagerstorm, Derek

Price: $6.00

Publisher: COLLINS: 6/13/2016

Seller ID: 9780061662577

ISBN: 0061662577

Condition: USED


Show Me How is a revolutionary reimagining of the reference genre, one part how-to guide, one part graphic art showpiece, and one part pure inspiration. In a series of 500 nearly wordless, highly informative step-by-step procedurals, readers learn how to do hundreds of useful (and fascinating and important and sometimes downright bizarre) tasks, including: Perform CPR, dance the tango, pack a suitcase, win a bar bet, play the blues, make authentic sushi rolls, fight a shark . . . and 493 more essentials of modern life. Packed with useful hands-on reference material, Show Me How is a work of... View more info

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Harper Book of Quotations

By: Fitzhenry, Robert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS: 2/6/2012

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780062732132

ISBN: 0062732137

Condition: USED


From Franklin D. Roosevelt to Knute Rockne, from Pablo Picasso to Charles Schultz, Fitzhenry presents over 6,500 quotations from a wide spectrum of subjects, people and places. View more info

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Just in Case: How to be Self-Sufficient when the Unexpected Happens

By: Harrison, Kathy

Price: $7.50

Publisher: STOREY PUB:

Seller ID: 9781603420358

ISBN: 1603420355

Condition: USED


Just in case disaster strikes, you need a plan to ensure your family's safety and comfort in all eventualities. What would you do if the power went out for several days in a row? Or if your family had to quickly evacuate the area? Kathy Harrison shows you how to set up a simple home system--covering food storage, alternative heating sources, toiletries and clothing, pet supplies, emergency communication plans, and more--that will allow your household to survive comfortably for several days, or longer, with no outside services at all. Harrison also explains how to create a detailed evacuation p... View more info

New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

By: Hirsch, E. D,.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 3/12/2015

Seller ID: 9780965766432

ISBN: 0965766438

Condition: USED


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New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

By: Hirsch, E. D.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN: 9/18/2013

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780618226474

ISBN: 0618226478

Condition: USED


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Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

By: Hirsch, E.D.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 3/21/2013

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0395655978

ISBN: 0395655978

Condition: USED


A National bestseller, The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy has been widely acclaimed for identifying and defining the core body of knowledge that no literare American should be without. Now in this newly revised and updated edition, the authors provice a comprehensive look at cultural literacy for the nineties. New entries reflect suggestions from hundreds of readers. The dictionary takes into account the growing consensus over the specifics of multiculturalism, the political and geographic changes in the world, and the new ideas and terms that flow constantly from scientific research and tech... View more info

Little-Known Facts About Well Known Stuff

By: Hoffman, David

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 2/11/2015

Seller ID: 9780760785294

ISBN: 0760785295

Condition: USED


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