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#151216. THE WORLD ORNAMENT SOURCEBOOK.
#151216. THE WORLD ORNAMENT SOURCEBOOK.

This opulent resource of over 1500 decorative motifs is derived from illuminated manuscripts, wall paintings, weaponry, jewellery, tiles, etc. First published in the 19 th century by Auguste Racinet, this comprehensive and diverse collection presents designs spanning the centuries from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Incl. 220 colour plates. 512 pp. 8x12".

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#151531. ULTIMATE SURVIVAL MANUAL Canadian Edition.

Learn 333 essential hints in three areas - Wilderness, Disaster and Urban - and walk the woods and streets with skill and confidence. From basic first-aid essentials to protecting your home from wildfire, avoiding identity theft, etc., this guide is packed with practical advice for all Canadians. Colour illus. 254 pp. 8x10". Softcover.

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#149456. THE QI BOOK OF THE DEAD.
#149456. THE QI BOOK OF THE DEAD.

Here are six dozen of the happiest, saddest, maddest, and most successful men and women in history. Celebrate their wisdom, learn from their mistakes, and reveal the true nature of the most interesting people who ever lived: Genghis Khan, Florence Nightingale, Grey Owl (aka Archibald Belaney), Nikola Tesla, etc. 435 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#150817. HOME BREWING - 101 Essential Tips.

Want to try brewing your own beer? This handy pocket-size guide breaks the subject down into easy tips, with answers about fermentation temperature, adding hops, choices for glass bottle colours, and more. Colour photos. Softcover. 72 pp. 5x7".

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#150884. THE OUTLANDISH COMPANION.
#150884. THE OUTLANDISH COMPANION.

Catch up on everything you’ve always wanted to know about the first four novels in the best-selling series. This thorough compendium includes the author’s commentary on the sweeping saga, plus plot synopses, glossaries, genealogies, a complete listing of all characters, and much more. B/w illus. 577 pp. 7x9".

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*#150915. PRACTISE HANDWRITING.

This excellent workbook for children ages 5+ has three sections: Beginners will see how to form lower case letters and join them; Improvers learn the capital letters and practice sentences; while the Puzzle section provides challenging word problems and more. 128 pp. 8x11". Spiral bound. Softcover.

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#150974. Collins Gem ENGLISH THESAURUS.
#150974. Collins Gem ENGLISH THESAURUS.

This book is useful (helpful, advantageous, beneficial, etc.) and compact (closely packed, concise, etc.). It's also easy to use: main words are in bold face; key synonyms are provided first, and underlined; parts of speech are indicated, and more (extra, added, etc.). 629 pp. 3x4". Soft vinyl cover.

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#151113. WARMAN’S® ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 2017 • 50th Edition.

Providing an honest assessment of the collecting investment market in categories from art to technology, this essential reference is filled with insider info, history and stunning colour photos. Incl. special section focusing on the 1960s, contributions from experts, and much more. 703 pp. 7x10". Softcover.

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#149864. MASTER STROKES The Short Game.
#149864. MASTER STROKES The Short Game.

You can never have too much instruction (and practice) on the short-game shot. Favouring discipline and discretion over strength and flexibility, the gems of knowledge in this small but mighty guide from Phil Franké will help you trim strokes off your handicap. B/w illus. 368 pp. 4x5". Softcover.

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#150099. THE BOOK OF TIMES From Seconds to Centuries, a Compendium of Measures.

Time stands still – when it isn't flying by, that is. Enjoy an instructive, quirky read as you examine the idea of time from all directions through the charts, quizzes and intriguing research of this book. (It even answers the question –'how long should you keep books?') 354 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#150532. SUDDEN GENIUS? The Gradual Path to Creative Breakthroughs.
#150532. SUDDEN GENIUS? The Gradual Path to Creative Breakthroughs.

How does genius come about? Are certain personality types associated with it? Do breakthroughs always involve ‘eureka’ moments? Through the analysis of the lives of 10 highly creative artists and scientists, the author examines both the nature of genius and questions about it. B/w photos. 371 pp. 6x9".

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#150891. GOING TO HELL IN A HEN BASKET An Illustrated Dictionary of Modern Malapropisms.

The creative misuse of words in the media and on the internet has spawned some wonderful new phrases. Sort out the confusing ‘garbledygook’ with this witty lexicon. Who knows? You may find yourself reading passages out loud to anyone within ‘earshout’! B/w illus. 216 pp. 5x7".

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#147957. Real Simple® - 869 NEW USES FOR OLD THINGS
#147957. Real Simple® - 869 NEW USES FOR OLD THINGS
An Encyclopedia of Innovative Ideas For Everyday Items.
This alphabetically organized book can make your life easier and more economical. Use an apple to ripen tomatoes, bubble wrap to protect fruit. And 867 more ideas. Colour photos. 192 pp. 8x9½". Hardcover.

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#148405. PUSHING THE ENVELOPE Making Sense Out of Business Jargon.

‘Hit the ground running’ and ‘get with the program’ in this fun and witty look at business jargon. Learn where a term originated, its business application, and most important: should it be retired? B/w illus. 192 pp. 5x8".

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#149423. Better Homes and Gardens® FENCES.
#149423. Better Homes and Gardens® FENCES.

Clear colour photos and detailed step-by-step project explanations for fence construction, gate-making and repairs. Suitable for both beginners and experienced builders. Incl. tips and tricks, tools, time and material requirements, etc. 143 pp. 8x11". Softcover.

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