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THE PENGUIN BOOK OF FACTS

By: Crystal, David

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Viking Penguin: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000041506

ISBN: 0141026235

Condition: Very Good


Penguin's bestselling Penguin Book of Facts is the most comprehensive, auth oritative and up-to-date general fact book available. Organized in thematic sections that cover topics as diverse as science and technology, sport and culture, religion and mythology, it is easy to navigate and great value fo r money. The first edition has sold almost 15,000 copies and has proved a h uge hit, especially among crossword solvers, students and editors. An essen tial desk reference. View more info

THE PLAIN ENGLISH GUIDE

By: Cutts, Martin

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000036170

ISBN: 0198600496

Condition: Very Good


Millions of us are professional writers without even being aware of it. Eve ryday we write countless letters, memos, instructions, legal documents, and reports. And often this writing is criticized for being full of jargon, or obscure, or long-winded, or just not in "plain English." But what is plain English, and how does one write it? The Plain English Guide offers down-to -earth advice and twenty easy-to-follow guidelines covering plain words, se ntence length, active and passive verbs, punctuation, planning, and good or ganization of points. Martin Cutts has probably taught more wri... View more info

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HOME IMPROVEMENT 1-2-3: EXPERT ADVICE FROM THE HOME DEPOT (HOME DEPOT ... 1 -2-3)

By: Depot, The Home

Price: ¥2,500.00

Publisher: The Home Depot: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000024635

ISBN: 0696213273

Condition: Near Fine


A clean hardcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library book: The first edition of Home Improvement 1-2-3 quickly became a workbench classic. The new edition—with 340 projects, 3,500 color photographs, and more than 100 illustrations, charts, and graphs—offers up-to-the-minute solutions for homeowners tackling home repair, maintenance, and improvement. Chapters cover painting, wallpaper, plumbing, electrical system, walls and ceilings, flooring, doors, windows, cabinets, shelves, countertops, insulation, weatherproofing, exterior maintenance, heating, ventilation, and air-condit... View more info

COMPLETE BOOK OF TOASTS: OVER 1,500 OF THE BEST TOASTS FOR EVERY OCCASION

By: Dickson, Paul

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Robson Books Ltd: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000033239

ISBN: 1861058039

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. For anyone who will ever face a sea of expectantly-raised glasses, or for those simply fascinated by words and tradition, this rich collection of toasts will prove as entertaining as it is useful. Whether you need the perfect pledge for a wedding, graduation, anniversary, birth, reunion or business dinner, you are guaranteed to find just the right words, whatever the occasion. With chapters covering a brief history of raised glasses, the protocol of t... View more info

DICTIONARY OF FINANCE AND INVESTMENT TERMS

By: Downes, John

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series I.: 1995

Seller ID: RWARE0000035574

ISBN: 0812090357

Condition: Very Good


Barron's popular finance and investment dictionary defines more than 3,500 terms as they relate to stocks, bonds, banking, corporate finance, tax laws , mutual funds, and more. View more info

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IRISH BOOK OF DAYS

By: Eagan, Catherine

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Universe: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000025524

ISBN: 0883632942

Condition: Near Fine


A tight clean hardcover, no markings throughout: The many voices, events and images that have contributed to the rich diversity of Irish culture and history come together in this perpetual calendar. Not tied to a particular year, this colorful and entertaining journal can be used year after year and features a significant Irish fact for every day of the year. 32 full-color photos. View more info

THE ECOMIST STYLE GUIDE

By: Economist, The

Price: ¥300.00

Publisher: Wiley: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000041222

ISBN: 1861979169

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This revised and expanded ninth edition is based on The Economist's own hou se style manual and is a boon for everyone who wants to communicate with th e clarity, style, and precision for which The Economist is renowned. As the introduction says, "clarity of writing usually follows clarity of thought." The Style Guide gives general advice on writing, points out common errors and clich├ęs, offers guidance on consistent use of punctuation, abb... View more info

COIN WORLD 2009 GUIDE TO U. S. COINS: PRICE & VALUE TRENDS

By: Editors, Coin World

Price: ¥1,300.00

Publisher: Amos Hobby Publishing: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000035458

ISBN: 0944945562

Condition: Very Good


The invaluable updated edition-from the editors of the #1 coin publication in the world This easy-to-use book contains more coin values (50,000) than any other guide. It also includes vintage information, specifications, varieties, and values for more levels of preservation. In addition, it's fully indexed, with actual photographs of every regularly issued U.S. coin, and offers essential information on grading, coin production, and more. View more info

VICIOUS VOCABULARY

By: Eisenhower, Phil

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Random House Reference: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000039842

ISBN: 0375720413

Condition: Very Good


Timorous tenderfoots, lackadaisical slouches, and closed-minded obscurants should avoid this fun and devious vocabulary book. Everyone else will delig ht in its blend of flabbergasting words, wacky quotes, and creative quizzes . Educator Phil Eisenhower has selected the words SAT and GRE takers love t o hate- such as obdurate, edacious, and vulpine-and made them memorable. Realizing that people remember insults better than any other words, the author has phrased each word as a humorous barb. The result is a vocabulary reference that everyone-from gangsters to students to presidents-can use to ... View more info

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DRIVING

By: Environment, Dept.of

Price: ¥150.00

Publisher: Stationery Office Books: 1969

Seller ID: RWARE0000019629

ISBN: 0115500693

Condition: Good


British driving manuel. View more info

THE WORLD'S GREATEST IDEA: THE FIFTY GREATEST IDEAS THAT HAVE CHANGED HUMAN ITY

By: Farndon, John

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Icon Books, Ltd. UK: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000040806

ISBN: 1848312458

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Where would humanity be without fire, farming, or wine? A great idea change s the path of human civilization. But which is the greatest of them all? In The World's Greatest Idea, John Farndon has set out to find the answer w ith help from a panel of experts in the fields of science, the arts, and ph ilosophy. A shortlist of fifty ideas are ranked in the book according to pu blic vote on TheWorldsGreatestIdea.com. But will you agree with the verdict ... View more info

DICTIONARY OF THE EARTH

By: Farndon, John

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publisher: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000046658

ISBN: 0751352276

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Using jargon-free language, this dictionary uses illustrations to help children discover the definition of a word or concept, how to use it in its correct context, and to see how scientific laws and principles work. There is also a who's who of key figures and their discoveries, with cross-referencing used throughout.;The book looks at scientific investigation, the Earth in space, the structure of the Earth, rocks and minerals, seas and oceans, atmosp... View more info

WHY DO CLOCKS RUN CLOCKWISE? AND OTHER IMPONDERABLES

By: Feldman, David

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Perennial Library / Harper &: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000032605

ISBN: 0060915153

Condition: Very Good


Here are the answers to questions that have been keeping you and your loved ones up nights, questions that have driven families to feuds, questions th at nag and nag just won't let go. Have you ever wondered juts what purpose those warning labels on mattresses are supposed to serve? Or what happens t o the trend that wears off tires? And how many meals have you spent ponderi ng the perennially baffling question of why hot dogs come ten to a package while hot dog buns come in eight? Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise? has the solutions to these and scores of other Imponderables. David Feldman's witty... View more info

DO PENGUINS HAVE KNEES

By: Feldman, David

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000032606

ISBN: 006092327X

Condition: Very Good


The fifth book in the Imponderables series that answers questions about eve ryday life for which encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs just don't h ave the answers. View more info

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FAMILY WORD FINDER : A NEW THESAURUS OF SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMS IN DICTIONARY FORM

By: Flexner, Stuart Berg

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Reader's Digest:

Seller ID: RWARE0000009233

Condition: Very Good+


Family Word Finder: A New Thesaurus of Synonyms and Antonyms in Dictionary Form. View more info

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THE OXFORD GUIDE TO LITERATURE IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION

By: France, Peter

Price: ¥3,000.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000027954

ISBN: 0199247846

Condition: Very Good


A read copy but no markings throughout, unblemished spine, NOT an ex-librar y edition: This book, written by a team of experts from many countries, provides a comprehensive account of the ways in which translation has brought the major literatures of the world into English-speaking culture. Part I discusses theoretical issues and gives an overview of the history of translation into English. Part II, the bulk of the work, arranged by language of origin, offers critical discussions, with bibliographies, of the translation history of specific texts (e.g. the Koran, the Kalevala), authors (e.g. Lu... View more info

THE BOOK OF DAYS

By: Frewin, Anthony

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Collins: 1979

Seller ID: RWARE0000004684

ISBN: 0002160854

Condition: Very Good/No DJ


Bibliography: p. 409-414. View more info

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DICTIONARY OF BUSINESS TERMS (BARRON'S BUSINESS GUIDES)

By: Friedman, Jack P.

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series: 1987

Seller ID: RWARE0000023778

ISBN: 0812037758

Condition: Very Good+


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT a former ex-lib book: Expanded with new entries and updated to reflect recent economic developments and the current business climate, this quick-reference dictionary defines more than 7,500 terms relating to accounting, taxation, advertising, business law, communications, transportation, computers and the Internet, economics, finance, insurance, international business, management, marketing, real estate, and statistics. Definitions come with examples, illustrations, and cross-references. An appendix defines hundreds of business-related abbr... View more info

QI: ADVANCED BANTER

By: Fry, Stephen

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000043532

ISBN: 0571233724

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Have you ever wondered why most books of quotations are stuffed full of rather pedestrian quotes by people you've never heard of? It's a shame because a really good quotation book, one which gathered the truest and funniest insights of the best minds, and organised them into 250 subjects, from ambition to worry, (or from artichokes to woodpeckers), a book which offered you a useful take on almost every situation life throws at you (from the death of y... View more info

NATIVE AMERICANS INFORMATION DIRECTORY

By: Furtaw, Julia C.

Price: ¥3,000.00

Publisher: Cengage Gale: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000043645

ISBN: 0810388545

Condition: Very Good


The "Native Americans Information Directory" provides information on approx imately 4,500 organizations, agencies, institutions, programs, services, an d publications that pertain to native Americans, their life, and their cult ure. The directory is similar to Gale's parent volume, "Encyclopedia of Ass ociations", and its two specialized minority directories, "Black Americans Information Directory, 1990-1991" and "Hispanic Americans Information Direc tory, 1990-1991" [RBB Ja 15 90] The directory is divided into five parts. E ach of the first four parts covers a ... View more info