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Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements, Paul Strathern
Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements
Paul Strathern
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Only Words, Catherine A. MacKinnon
Only Words
Catherine A. MacKinnon
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Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women, Geraldine Brooks
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Geraldine Brooks
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Secrets of the Code : The Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries Behind The Da Vinci Code, Dan Burstein [Editor]
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Dan Burstein [Editor]
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Death In The Afternoon, Ernest Hemmingway
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Cambridge College Libraries: Aids for Research Students, A. N. L. Munby
1 A. N. L. Munby Cambridge College Libraries: Aids for Research Students
W. Heffer and Sons Limited 134244 Cambridge, England 1962 Second Revised Edition Softcover Very Good No Dust Jacket 56 pages. Second edition revised and enlarged. Minor wear to cover. Slight discolouration and foxing to front and rear endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Non Fiction; Unallocated; Reference. Inventory No: 134244. Paperback 
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After Mandela - The Battle for the Soul of South Africa, Alec Russell
2 Alec Russell After Mandela - The Battle for the Soul of South Africa
Hutchinson 164337 London, England 2009 Trade Paperback Very Good No Dust Jacket 312 pp Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Non Fiction; History; Inventory No: 164337. Paperback 
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The Ghost Dance, Alice McLerran
3 Alice McLerran The Ghost Dance
Clarion Books 232936 New York, USA 1995 First Edition 0395631688 / 9780395631683 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Paul Morin A ravishing illustrated re-telling of the Ghost Dance, which gave hope to the Native Americans and dread to the white invaders, who banned it culminating in the eventual massacre at Wounded Knee. HB, glossy pictorial boards, pictorial epp, VG++/--, unpaged, c.28pp, full col ills. Light rubbing, to covers, inside is clean, square and tight with no markings. Illustrator: Paul Morin. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Children's::Children's Large Format Illustrated; History; Non Fiction. ISBN: 0395631688. ISBN/EAN: 9780395631683. Inventory No: 232936. Hardcover 
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My Testimony - The First Detailed Report on Soviet Prison Camps Today, Anatoly Marchenko
4 Anatoly Marchenko My Testimony - The First Detailed Report on Soviet Prison Camps Today
Penguin Books 230704 Great Britain 1971 0140032495 / 9780140032499 Softcover Good Condition The emotion of the men of Vladimir and Mordavia are portrayed sensitvely and accurately. Pen marks to outer page edges. 430 pages. Pages browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Non Fiction; History; Countries::Russia. ISBN: 0140032495. ISBN/EAN: 9780140032499. Inventory No: 230704. Paperback 
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Gremlins In My Garden - Confessions of a Harassed Horticulturalist, Angus MacVicar
5 Angus MacVicar Gremlins In My Garden - Confessions of a Harassed Horticulturalist
Arrow Books 147977 London, England 1990 0099697602 / 9780099697602 Paperback Very Good No Dust Jacket 140 pp Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Non Fiction; Unallocated; Horticulture::Gardening. ISBN: 0099697602. ISBN/EAN: 9780099697602. Inventory No: 147977. Paperback 
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The Baby Thief: The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, The Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption, Barbara Bisantz Raymond
6 Barbara Bisantz Raymond The Baby Thief: The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, The Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption
Random House 237543 Australia 2007 1741668824 / 9781741668827 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition This is the shocking story of Georgia Tann, a notorious dealer in black-market babies, whose actions shaped adoption as we know it today. THE BABY THIEF tells the story of infamous baby seller Georgia Tann, who, between 1924 and 1950, operated out of Tennessee selling children to wealthy clients nationwide. Many were neglected and abused, and untold numbers died. Drawing on extensive interviews and correspondence with Tann's victims, Barbara Bisantz Raymond gets to the bottom of this extraordinary story, showing how Tann not only popularized adoption - which until then had been feared and discouraged uabut also commercialised and corrupted it. She tells how Tann abducted babies or coerced women to leave their children in her care and then sold them. To cover her kidnapping crimes she falsified birth certificates, a practice that was approved by legislators who believed it would spare adoptees the onus of illegitimacy uaand one that still holds in all states today. Uncovering many life shattering stories along the way, Raymond recounts how Georgia openly sold over 5000 children, and killed so many through neglect that the city's infant mortality rate soared to the highest in the country. She explores how Tann's operation was able to thrive in a Memphis governed by 'Boss' Ed Crump and the political network that allowed her to operate with impunity. She also portrays the paucity of options available to women, affecting not only the birth mothers Georgia robbed, but Georgia herself, who turned to social work after having been barred from a 'masculine profession' ualaw. Part social history, part detective story, part expos , THE BABY THIEF is a riveting investigative narrative that explores themes that continue to reverberate today uababy stealing, baby selling, secrecy in adoption, and the need of adoptees to know their birth families. 307 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Non Fiction; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781741668827. Inventory No: 237543. Paperback 
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Hannibal's Footsteps, Bernard Levin
7 Bernard Levin Hannibal's Footsteps
Sceptre 236062 Great Britain 1992 Seventh Impression 0340404337 / 9780340404331 Softcover Very Good Condition 2000 years after Hannibal marched to war across the Alps with 60,000 cavalry and 37 elephants, the Author retraces his hero's steps. Top section of introduction page has been removed. 223 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Non Fiction; ISBN: 0340404337. ISBN/EAN: 9780340404331. Inventory No: 236062. Paperback 
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PRAIRIE BORN, Bouchard, Dave ( a Poem By )
8 Bouchard, Dave ( a Poem By ) PRAIRIE BORN
Orca Book Publishers GHE0003844 Canada 1997 First Edition 1551430924 / 9781551430928 Hardcover Good Condition Good Shostak, Peter HB, glossy pictorial boards in like DJ, G+/VG, unpaginated, full page color paintings illustrate the seasons, poetry describes the prairie experience. The paintings are wonderful! Unclipped DJ has minor rubbing and creasing to edges and corners, a small tear to upper spine at rear, now in archival film. Book shows no wear to covers, inside has a rectangular piece 7 x 3cm cut from top of ffep, else this is a square, clean book with no markings. 490g when packed. In the follow-up to the 1994 bestseller, If You're Not from the Prairie, award-winning author David Bouchard has teamed up with well-known artist Peter Shostak to once again explore in verse and image the prairie experience that is so cherished in the memories of countless North Americans. Both in text and image, Prairie Born focuses on the passing of the seasons and their effect on the people and the landscape. This is a book that will stir warm memories for all those prairie born scattered across the continent. Illustrator: Shostak, Peter. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Non Fiction; Unallocated; Children's::Children's Large Format Illustrated. ISBN: 1551430924. ISBN/EAN: 9781551430928. Inventory No: GHE0003844. Hardcover 
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Because They hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America, Brigitte Gabriel
9 Brigitte Gabriel Because They hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America
St. Martin's Press 236400 New York 2006 0312358377 / 9780312358372 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Brigitte Gabriel lost her childhood to militant Islam. In 1975 she was ten years old and living in Southern Lebanon when militant Muslims from throughout the Middle East poured into her country and declared jihad against the Lebanese Christians. Lebanon was the only Christian influenced country in the Middle East, and the Lebanese Civil War was the first front in what has become the worldwide jihad of fundamentalist Islam against non-Muslim peoples. For seven years, Brigitte and her parents lived in an underground bomb shelter. They had no running water or electricity and very little food; at times they were reduced to boiling grass to survive. "Because They Hate" is a political wake-up call told through a very personal memoir frame. Brigitte warns that the US is threatened by fundamentalist Islamic theology in the same way Lebanon was-- radical Islam will stop at nothing short of domination of all non-Muslim countries. Gabriel saw this mission start in Lebanon, and she refuses to stand silently by while it happens here. Gabriel sees in the West a lack of understanding and a blatant ignorance of the ways and thinking of the Middle East. She also points out mistakes the West has made in consistently underestimating the single-mindedness with which fundamentalist Islam has pursued its goals over the past thirty years. Fiercely articulate and passionately committed, Gabriel tells her own story as well as outlines the history, social movements, and religious divisions that have led to this critical historical conflict. 258 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Non Fiction; United States; Miscellaneous; ISBN: 0312358377. ISBN/EAN: 9780312358372. Inventory No: 236400. Hardcover 
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The Law And The Profits, C. Northcote Parkinson
10 C. Northcote Parkinson The Law And The Profits
Penguin Books 057010 Great Britain 1967 First Edition Softcover Good No Dust Jacket Osbert Lancaster 172 pages. Illustrator: Osbert Lancaster. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Non Fiction; Miscellaneous; Inventory No: 057010. Paperback 
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The Search For Meaning, Caroline Jones
11 Caroline Jones The Search For Meaning
ABC Books 237232 Australia 1989 0642128642 / 9780642128645 Softcover Fair Condition No Dust Jacket 207 pages. Light browning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Non Fiction; Reference; ISBN: 0642128642. ISBN/EAN: 9780642128645. Inventory No: 237232. Paperback 
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Only Words, Catherine A. MacKinnon
12 Catherine A. MacKinnon Only Words
HarperCollins 234190 Great Britain 1994 0002554976 / 9780002554978 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good When is rape not a crime? When it's pornography--or so First Amendment law seems to say: in film, a rape becomes "free speech." Pornography, Catharine MacKinnon contends, is neither speech nor free. Pornography, racial and sexual harassment, and hate speech are acts of intimidation, subordination, terrorism, and discrimination, and should be legally treated as such. Only Words is a powerful indictment of a legal system at odds with itself, its First Amendment promoting the very inequalities its Fourteenth Amendment is supposed to end. In the bold and compelling style that has made her one of our most provocative legal critics, MacKinnon depicts a society caught in a vicious hypocrisy. Words that offer bribes or fix prices or segregate facilities are treated by law as acts, but words and pictures that victimize and target on the basis of race and sex are not. Pornography--an act of sexual domination reproduced in the viewing--is protected by law in the name of "the free and open exchange of ideas." But the proper concern of law, MacKinnon says, is not what speech says, but what it does. What the "speech" of pornography and of racial and sexual harassment and hate propaganda does is promote and enact the power of one social group over another. Cutting with surgical deftness through cases of harassment in the workplace and on college campuses, through First Amendment cases involving Nazis, Klansmen, and pornographers, MacKinnon shows that as long as discriminatory practices are protected as free speech, equality will be only a word. 110 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Non Fiction; Miscellaneous; ISBN: 0002554976. ISBN/EAN: 9780002554978. Inventory No: 234190. Hardcover 
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Brief Authority, Charles Hooper
13 Charles Hooper Brief Authority
Collins 228113 London 1960 First Edition Hardcover Good Condition Good Introduction by Alan Paton. Among the remote, fertile valleys close to the borders of Bechuanaland live the Bafurutse tribe; a pastoral and perhaps a primitive people, but for all that, fully conscious of their dignity as human being. This is the story of the conflict that was precipitated in 1957 between the women of this tribe and their white masters over the enforcement of a new pass law. 384 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Non Fiction; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 228113. Hardcover 
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Secret Service, Christopher Andrew
14 Christopher Andrew Secret Service
William Heinemann 236686 London 1985 0434021105 / 9780434021109 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good The making of the British Intelligence Community 616 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Non Fiction; Reference; ISBN: 0434021105. ISBN/EAN: 9780434021109. Inventory No: 236686. Hardcover 
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Secrets of the Code : The Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries Behind The Da Vinci Code, Dan Burstein [Editor]
15 Dan Burstein [Editor] Secrets of the Code : The Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries Behind The Da Vinci Code
Orion 234042 Great Britain 2005 0752876805 / 9780752876801 Softcover Very Good Condition Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Non Fiction; Miscellaneous; ISBN: 0752876805. ISBN/EAN: 9780752876801. Inventory No: 234042. Paperback 
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MY INDIAN HOME: TULU'S STORY, Dasgupta, Dagmar (translated from the German by Susanne Kunz)
16 Dasgupta, Dagmar (translated from the German by Susanne Kunz) MY INDIAN HOME: TULU'S STORY
Macdonald & Co GHE0011340 London, Great Britain 1988 First Edition 035613704X / 9780356137049 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket HB, glossy pictorial boards, VG-/--, 30pp, watercolours or b/w drawingas at each opening . General rubbing to edges, spine ends & corners of boards, inside the boards are a little 'wonky' but otherwise square, clean, tight and unmarked. The author is married to an Indian and has spent many years painting and drawing there. In particular, she has got to know the village shown in this book, and all the people who live there. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Non Fiction; Unallocated; Children's::Children's Large Format Illustrated. ISBN: 035613704X. ISBN/EAN: 9780356137049. Inventory No: GHE0011340. Hardcover 
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Longitude, Dava Sobel
17 Dava Sobel Longitude
HarperCollins 237715 London 2005 0007214227 / 9780007214228 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket The tenth anniversary edition of the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a new Foreword by the celebrated astronaut Neil Armstrong.'Sobel has done the impossible and made horology sexy - no mean feat' New ScientistAnyone alive in the 18th century would have known that 'the longitude problem' was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day - and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Thousands of lives, and the increasing fortunes of nations, hung on a resolution.The quest for a solution had occupied scientists and their patrons for the better part of two centuries when, in 1714, Parliament upped the ante by offering a king's ransom (GBP20,000) to anyone whose method or device proved successful. Countless quacks weighed in with preposterous suggestions. The scientific establishment throughout Europe - from Galileo to Sir Isaac Newton - had mapped the heavens in both hemispheres in its certain pursuit of a celestial answer. In stark contrast, one man, John Harrison, dared to imagine a mechanical solution.Full of heroism and chicanery, brilliance and the absurd, LONGITUDE is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation and clockmaking. 183 pages. Inscription to previous owner on title page. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Non Fiction; Reference; ISBN: 0007214227. ISBN/EAN: 9780007214228. Inventory No: 237715. Paperback 
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Escape: The True Story of the Only Westerner Ever to Break out of Thailand's Bangkok Hilton, David McMillan
18 David McMillan Escape: The True Story of the Only Westerner Ever to Break out of Thailand's Bangkok Hilton
Monsoon 233342 Singapore 2009 9810575688 / 9789810575687 Softcover Good Condition Among the 600 foreigners jailed in the Bangkok Hilton, one man resolves to do what no other has done Escape. This is the true story of drug smuggler David McMillans perilous break-out from Thailands most notorious prison. After more than a year in prison and two weeks before a near-certain death sentence, McMillan escapes, never to be seen in Thailand again. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Non Fiction; True Crime; ISBN/EAN: 9789810575687. Inventory No: 233342. Paperback 
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Participating in Local Affairs, Dilys M. Hill
19 Dilys M. Hill Participating in Local Affairs
Penguin Books 051616 England, Great Britain 1970 0140211128 / 9780140211122 Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 236 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Non Fiction; Reference; ISBN: 0140211128. ISBN/EAN: 9780140211122. Inventory No: 051616. Paperback 
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God Is An Englishman, Donald Horne
20 Donald Horne God Is An Englishman
Angus & Robertson 235256 Australia 1969 First Edition 0207953635 / 9780207953637 Hardcover Good Condition Fair Book itself good condition. Dust jacket has been poorly repaired with tape. 281 pages. Item Type: Ex-Library. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Only a few library stamps/markings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Non Fiction; ISBN: 0207953635. ISBN/EAN: 9780207953637. Inventory No: 235256. Hardcover 
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