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#151726. Better Homes and Gardens® BIG BOOK OF HOME HOW-TO.
#151726. Better Homes and Gardens® BIG BOOK OF HOME HOW-TO.

Save time and money with this practical guide. Nine useful chapters cover the basics on wiring, plumbing, flooring, and more, and clear colour illustrations provide step-by-step instruction. 287 pp. 8x10". Softcover. Previously sold as a part of an extended version under the same title.

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#151744. INSTANT ITALIAN VOCABULARY BUILDER
With over 1-hour Audio CD.
Many Italian words are similar to their English counterparts, except for the ending. This identifies the most common word-ending patterns for 4,000 words. And with the help of the CD, you can master pronunciation. Perfect for all experience levels. 211 pp. 6x9". Softcover.

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#151897. EXTRAORDINARY FACTS
#151897. EXTRAORDINARY FACTS
from the Everyday to the Exceptional!
As entertaining as it is educational, this colourful picture-packed compendium of curiosity covers hundreds of questions and will appeal to curious young minds (Ages 9+) who have ever wondered... How many languages are there? Could a car run on chocolate? or Why don't haircuts hurt? 304 pp. 7x9". Softcover.

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#151929. ENGRAVED IN STONE
Timeless Epitaphs of Celebrities, Scoundrels and Everyday People.
Here's the wit and wisdom of more than 200 epitaphs of film stars, novelists, outlaws, politicians, and a lot of other people, including Canadians, you'll never meet - but maybe wish you had! 111 pp. 5x6". Softcover.

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#147138. Uncle John's Bathroom Reader® TUNES INTO TV.
#147138. Uncle John's Bathroom Reader® TUNES INTO TV.

Channel-surf your way through hilarity and tidbits of info about TV... the origins of your favourite shows, famous TV flops, newscast bloopers, talk show feuds, the un-real truth of reality TV and more... as viewed by Uncle John. 504 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#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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#149212. Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® HORSE LOVER’S COMPANION.
#149212. Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® HORSE LOVER’S COMPANION.

Stop horsing around! Time to settle down with this corral full of quips, puzzles, equine facts and inspiring horse tales. Answers incl. 226 pp. 5x7".

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#151381. THE REVEREND GUPPY'S AQUARIUM
or How Jules Leotard, Adolphe Sax, Roy Jacuzzi and Co. Immortalized Their Names in the Dictionary.
What filling did the Earl of Sandwich select for his culinary invention? How did Etienne de Silhouette emerge from the shadows of obscurity? Discover the answers to these and many other questions about the individuals who have shaped our language. 266 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#151641. WRITE EVERY TIME (Or Is That 'RIGHT'?)
#151641. WRITE EVERY TIME (Or Is That 'RIGHT'?)
Cool Ways to Improve Your English.
Sort out spelling slip-ups and grammar gaffes with this handy linguistic guide. Each section is divided and packed with top tips that make it easy to produce polished prose. B/w illus. 128 pp. 5x8".

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#150945. TOP TIPS FOR LIFE
Completely Useless Advice for Modern Living.
“Register with Groupon if you too enjoy deleting eight emails every morning.” From the vaults of the very cheeky, yet highly popular UK Twitter account @twoptwips, this collection of their followers’ cheesiest tips will solve problems you never knew you had and change your life in a hugely insignificant way. 142 pp. 5x7”.

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#151440. Lonely Planet's INSTANT EXPERT
#151440. Lonely Planet's INSTANT EXPERT
A Visual Guide to the Skills You've Always Wanted.
Have you ever wished to be a jack of all trades? Take in these quick, easy pointers and you'll be well on your way to composing better photos, tying useful knots, predicting the weather, writing poetry, climbing mountains, and so much more! Colour illus. 203 pp. 7x9".

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#151625. THE SLEEPYHEAD'S BEDSIDE COMPANION.

Having trouble nodding off? Why fight it - sit up and read this witty account of the culture, history and science of sleep. This light-hearted look at how sleep affects us all will make you glad you turned the bedside light back on. B/w photos and illus. 256 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#151831. COIN OF THE YEAR
#151831. COIN OF THE YEAR
Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design and Craftsmanship.
The Krause Coin of the Year Award symbolizes the highest international achievement in minting artistry. See the winners of this prestigious award, as well as winners in other categories - incl. our toonie, and our $2500 gold coin! Colour illus. 143 pp. 8x11".

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#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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#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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