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The Fantastic World of Optical Illusions, Al Seckel
141 Al Seckel The Fantastic World of Optical Illusions
Carlton Books 245370 Great Britain 2004 Third Printing 1842227106 / 9781842227107 Softcover Near Fine Condition Optical illusions have been fascinating our minds for centuries. By defying common perception and the workings of the eye with subtle, mind-teasing images, we gain a greater understanding of the way we ourselves look at the world, and how we can deceive ourselves regarding it. This lavishly produced book, contains some 280 of the most stunningly beautiful, involving and mind-stretching optical illusions reproduced in colour and black and white. With a huge variety of themes and effects, every type of optical illusion is represented. The effects in this collection will produce both joy and surprise in all age groups and genders. The Fantastic World of Optical Illusions is a collection of images from this fascinating area where art and science blur together. 304 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Games & Puzzles; Games & Gaming; ISBN: 1842227106. ISBN/EAN: 9781842227107. Inventory No: 245370. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Paperback 
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Chicago, Alaa Al Aswany
142 Alaa Al Aswany Chicago
HarperCollins 240461 USA 2007 0061452564 / 9780061452567 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Sex, money and politics are the driving forces of society in this new novel from bestselling author Alaa al Aswany.A medley of Egyptian and American lives collides on the campus of the University of Illinois Medical Center in a post-9/11 Chicago, and crises of identity abound. Among the players are an atheistic anti-establishment American professor of the sixties generation, whose relationship with a younger African-American woman becomes a moving target for intolerance; a veiled PhD candidate whose conviction in the code of her traditional upbringing is shaken by her exposure to American society; an emigre who has fervently embraced his new American identity, but who cannot escape his Egyptian roots when faced with the issue of his daughter's 'honour'; an Egyptian State Security informant who spouts religious doctrines while hankering after money and power; and a dissident student poet who comes to America with the sole aim of financing his literary aspirations, but whose experience in Chicago turns out to be more than he bargained for. This tightly plotted page-turner is set far from the downtown Cairo of al Aswany's 'The Yacoubian Building', but is no less unflinching an examination of contemporary Egyptian lives. 342 pages. Pen mark to bottom of page edges indicating remainder mark. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780061452567. Inventory No: 240461. Hardcover 
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Friendly Fire, Alaa Al Aswany
143 Alaa Al Aswany Friendly Fire
Fourth Estate 233419 London 2009 9780007386008 Softcover Very Good Condition The new book from Alaa Al Aswany, author of the international bestseller 'The Yacoubian Building' and 'Chicago'.'Friendly Fire' is a novella and collection of short stories from Alaa Al Aswany, author of the bestselling 'The Yacoubian Building'. As in that novel, Al Aswany dissects modern Egyptian society and, with skill and detachment, reveals the hypocrisy, violence and abuse of power characteristic of a world in moral crisis. Here, though, the focus has shifted from the broad historical canvas to the minute stitches of pain that hold together an individual, a family, a school classroom and the relationship between a man and a woman. Can a man so alienated from his society that he regards all its members as no better than microbes wriggling under a microscope survive within it? Can cynical religiosity triumph over human decency? Can a man put the thought of a delicious dish of beans behind him long enough to mourn his father's death? Alongside these wry questions, other, less mordant perspectives also have their place: an ageing cabaret dancer bestows the blessing of a vanished world on her lover's son; a crippled boy wins subjective victory from objective disaster. 219 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Short Story Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780007386008. Inventory No: 233419. Paperback 
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The Consolations of Philosophy, Alain De Botton
144 Alain De Botton The Consolations of Philosophy
Penguin Books 246029 Australia 2001 0140276610 / 9780140276619 Softcover Good Condition The Consolations of Philosophy is Alain de Botton's internationally bestselling guide to life. Alain de Botton, bestselling author of How Proust Can Change Your Life, has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Here then are Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche on some of the things that bother us all: lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety; the fear of failure and the pressure to conform. 265 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Philosophy; Philosophy; ISBN: 0140276610. ISBN/EAN: 9780140276619. Inventory No: 246029. Paperback 
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The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages, Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
145 Alain Erlande-Brandenburg The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages
Thames & Hudson 247526 Great Britain 2002 Revised Edition 0500300526 / 9780500300527 Softcover Near Fine Condition Even now, the great cathedrals of the Middle Ages overwhelm us by their imagination, technical daring and sheer scale. How could such structures be built when cities had only a few thousand inhabitants and only the most primitive machinery was available? Who initiated them? Who designed them? Who paid for them? Through the documentary records that remain (many of which are quoted at length), and drawings and details from contemporary art, we are led into the extraordinary world of the medieval master mason. 175 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; History; ISBN: 0500300526. ISBN/EAN: 9780500300527. Inventory No: 247526. Paperback 
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Guide To Paper Crafts, Alan & Gill Bridgewater
146 Alan & Gill Bridgewater Guide To Paper Crafts
Bay Books 237224 Sydney 2003 1862563268 / 9781862563261 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 157 pages. Black and white illustrations. The publication date given above is an estimate only, there being no date given in the book. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Crafts & Hobbies; Crafts & Hobbies; ISBN: 1862563268. ISBN/EAN: 9781862563261. Inventory No: 237224. Paperback 
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The Lady in the Van, Alan Bennett
147 Alan Bennett The Lady in the Van
Profile Books / Faber & Faber 242926 London 2015 1781255407 / 9781781255407 Softcover Near Fine Condition In 1974, the homeless Miss Shepherd moved her broken down van into Alan Bennett's garden. Deeply eccentric and stubborn to her bones, Miss Shepherd was not an easy tenant. And Bennett, despite inviting her in the first place, was a reluctant landlord. And yet she lived there for fifteen years. This account of those years was first published in 1989 in the London Review of Books. The play premiered in 1999, directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Dame Maggie Smith, who reprise their roles in this new film adaptation. Shot on location at Bennett's house, Alex Jennings plays the author, alongside household names including Frances de la Tour, Jim Broadbent and Dominic Cooper. 100 pages. Item Type: Film Tie-in. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781781255407. Inventory No: 242926. Paperback 
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Price: 9.00 AUD
 
 
Wagner's Ring - An Introduction, Alan Blyth
148 Alan Blyth Wagner's Ring - An Introduction
Hutchinson 230931 London 1980 0091420113 / 9780091420116 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket 146 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Music; Music; ISBN: 0091420113. ISBN/EAN: 9780091420116. Inventory No: 230931. Paperback 
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A Pig Called Pete Meets...A Cat Called Kitty, Alan Bowater
149 Alan Bowater A Pig Called Pete Meets...A Cat Called Kitty
Jojo Publishing 247347 Australia 2007 0980321603 / 9780980321609 Softcover Very Good Condition Peter Pascoe Ages 4 to 8 years. While Pete the Purple Flying Pig is flying around the world he meets a cat called Kitty from Kathmandu under the Eiffel Tower. She is fluffy white and wears a feathery boa and a floppy hat. They eat frog's legs and snails in a sidewalk cafe. They visit the Louvre and see Mona Lisa smile. Pete tells Kitty he wants her to fly around the world with him and he tries to teach her how to fly...but she can't! She tries, and tries but there's no way a cat called Kitty can fly and she feels very sad because of this. Pete the Purple Flying Pig also feels very sad because he wanted to fly around the world with Kitty, and now he can't. He flies off home and while there Pete the Purple Flying Pig very soon discovers that finding a friend is even better than flying around the world! He rushes back to tell Kitty what he has discovered and finds her staring at the stars and imagining flying around the world with Pete. Suddenly, there's a loud knock at her door -- it was Pete - with a big bunch of flowers! Kitty smiles just like Mona Lisa, and Pete the Purple Flying Pig tells her "I don't give two 'oinks' if you can't fly. I like you just the way you are -- Kitty from Kathmandu!". Illustrator: Peter Pascoe. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children's::Children's Fiction; Children; ISBN/EAN: 9780980321609. Inventory No: 247347. Paperback 
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Price: 7.00 AUD
 
 
The Dreaming Tree, Alan Brown
150 Alan Brown The Dreaming Tree
Collins 229184 London, Great Britain 2000 0001983210 / 9780001983212 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Very Good No Dust Jacket Claire Fletcher HB, glossy pictorial boards, VG/--, unpaged, c.30pp, col ills. Minor rubbing to covers, inside is square, clean & tight. A little girl tries to find a way to save her favorite cherry tree - her 'dreaming tree' - from road wideners. . Illustrator: Claire Fletcher . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children's::Children's Fiction; Children; ISBN: 0001983210. ISBN/EAN: 9780001983212. Inventory No: 229184. Hardcover 
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Price: 10.00 AUD
 
 
The Peanut Papers - in Which Miz Lilian Writes, Alan Coren
151 Alan Coren The Peanut Papers - in Which Miz Lilian Writes
Robson Books 152926 Great Britain 1977 0860510190 / 9780860510192 Soft Cover Good No Dust Jacket 95 pages. Minor discolouring to covers and spine due to age. Minor foxing to outer page edges. Some slight tanning. Copy is otherwise neat and clean. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Humour; Humour; ISBN: 0860510190. ISBN/EAN: 9780860510192. Inventory No: 152926. Paperback 
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My Lady Life - A Writer's Story, Alan D. Mickle
152 Alan D. Mickle My Lady Life - A Writer's Story
F.W. Cheshire 229909 Australia 1960 First Australian Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 102 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Poetry::Prose; Poetry; Inventory No: 229909. Hardcover 
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Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
Starman, Alan Dean Foster
153 Alan Dean Foster Starman
Corgi 228386 Australia 1985 0552126888 / 9780552126885 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Taking the form of her recently deceased husband, a benevolent alien convinces a young woman to help him escape the federal authorities and rendezvous with his spaceship 191 pages. Film Tie-In. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Science Fiction; Science Fiction & Fantasy; ISBN: 0552126888. ISBN/EAN: 9780552126885. Inventory No: 228386. Paperback 
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Price: 6.00 AUD
 
 
The Man Who Used The Universe, Alan Dean Foster
154 Alan Dean Foster The Man Who Used The Universe
Orbit 228384 London 1984 0708881114 / 9780708881118 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket No one knows the true motives of Kees vaan Loo-Macklin. He's a mastermind criminal who gave up his place at the head of the dark underworld to become a legitimate member of Evenwaith's cities. But soon he was reaching out to powerful enemies-the slimy aliens called the Nuel. Loo-Macklin negotiates an illusory peace agreement and gains precious alien secrets in the process. Is he after peace, power or pure evil? With enemy starships beginning to amass, we won't have to wait long to find out. Spine slightly faded. Tanning due to age. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Fantasy Fiction; Science Fiction & Fantasy; ISBN: 0708881114. ISBN/EAN: 9780708881118. Inventory No: 228384. Paperback 
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Price: 6.00 AUD
 
 
The English Of The Line - And Other Verses, Alan E. Mulgan
155 Alan E. Mulgan The English Of The Line - And Other Verses
Whitcombe & Tombs Limited 026556 New Zealand Softcover (Stiff Boards) Good No Dust Jacket 44 pages. Ex Libris sticker on inside front cover. Scuffing to cover edges and spine. Discolouration to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Poetry; Poetry; Inventory No: 026556. Paperback 
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Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
The Owl Service, Alan Garner
156 Alan Garner The Owl Service
Lions Tracks 244369 Great Britain 1991 000671675X / 9780006716754 Softcover Good Condition 155 pages. Pages browned. Covered in non removable plastic covering. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children's::Children's Fiction; Children; ISBN: 000671675X. ISBN/EAN: 9780006716754. Inventory No: 244369. Paperback 
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Price: 5.00 AUD
 
 
Latin American Development - A Geographical Perspective, Alan Gilbert
157 Alan Gilbert Latin American Development - A Geographical Perspective
Pelican / Penguin Books 001249 England 1974 0140217924 / 9780140217926 Soft Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket A Pelican Original. 365 pages. Cover photo of Sao Paulo by Bruno Barbey. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Environment / Planning; Reference; Geography. ISBN: 0140217924. ISBN/EAN: 9780140217926. Inventory No: 001249. Paperback 
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Price: 10.00 AUD
 
 
Close Ups - A Tour de Force of Style, Alan Gould
158 Alan Gould Close Ups - A Tour de Force of Style
Minerva 227936 Australia 1995 1863304371 / 9781863304375 Softcover Good Condition 228 pages. Pen mark to bottom of page edges indicating remainder mark. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 1863304371. ISBN/EAN: 9781863304375. Inventory No: 227936. Paperback 
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Price: 7.00 AUD
 
 
The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World, Alan Greenspan
159 Alan Greenspan The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World
The Penguin Press 237899 New York 2007 First Edition 1594201315 / 9781594201318 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine In the immediate aftermath of September 11, 2001, in his fourteenth year as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Alan Greenspan took part in a very quiet collective effort to ensure that America didn't experience an economic meltdown, taking the rest of the world with it. There was good reason to fear the worst: the stock market crash of October 1987, his first major crisis as Federal Reserve Chairman, coming just weeks after he assumed control, had come much closer than is even today generally known to freezing the financial system and triggering a genuine financial panic. But the most remarkable thing that happened to the economy after 9/11 was...nothing. What in an earlier day would have meant a crippling shock to the system was absorbed astonishingly quickly. After 9/11 Alan Greenspan knew, if he needed any further reinforcement, that we're living in a new world - the world of a global capitalist economy that is vastly more flexible, resilient, open, self-directing, and fast-changing than it was even 20 years ago. It's a world that presents us with enormous new possibilities but also enormous new challenges. "The Age of Turbulence" is Alan Greenspan's incomparable reckoning with the nature of this new world - how we got here, what we're living through, and what lies over the horizon, for good and for ill-channeled through his own experiences working in the command room of the global economy for longer and with greater effect than any other single living figure. He begins his account on that September 11th morning, but then leaps back to his childhood, and follows the arc of his remarkable life's journey through to his more than 18-year tenure as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, from 1987 to 2006, during a time of transforming change. Alan Greenspan shares the story of his life first simply with an eye toward doing justice to the extraordinary amount of history he has experienced and shaped. But his other goal is to draw readers along the same learning curve he followed, so they accrue a grasp of his own understanding of the underlying dynamics that drive world events. In the second half of the book, having brought us to the present and armed us with the conceptual tools to follow him forward, Dr. Greenspan embarks on a magnificent tour de horizon of the global economy. He reveals the universals of economic growth, delves into the specific facts on the ground in each of the major countries and regions of the world, and explains what the trend-lines of globalization are from here. The distillation of a life's worth of wisdom and insight into an elegant expression of a coherent worldview, "The Age of Turbulence" will stand as Alan Greenspan's personal and intellectual legacy. 531 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Business,Finance,Economics; Business, Finance & Marketing; ISBN/EAN: 9781594201318. Inventory No: 237899. Hardcover 
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Price: 25.00 AUD
 
 
It's So Natural: An A-Z of Environmentally Friendly Hints, Tips & Remedies for Hoe, health & Garden, Alan Hayes
160 Alan Hayes It's So Natural: An A-Z of Environmentally Friendly Hints, Tips & Remedies for Hoe, health & Garden
Angus & Robertson 237568 Australia 1995 0207189897 / 9780207189890 Softcover Good Condition An A-Z of environmentally friendly hints, tips, and remedies for home, health, and garden, with sound advice and solutions to a host of everyday household dilemnas. This is a superb guide to the healthy and natural way to make the things we use every day, from aftershave to throat lozenges to insect repellents. 175 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Health; Medicine & Health; ISBN: 0207189897. ISBN/EAN: 9780207189890. Inventory No: 237568. Paperback 
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Price: 12.50 AUD
 
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