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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.
#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'?) - 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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#151235. Uncle John's Bathroom Reader® PERPETUALLY PLEASING.
#151235. Uncle John's Bathroom Reader® PERPETUALLY PLEASING.

Overflowing with heady humour, fascinating facts, and weird news, this edition is really on a roll. It's packed with trivia, Canadiana, wordplay, forgotten history, and more. From How to Tell if You're Dead to Fast Food Flops, take the plunge and go with the flow! 544 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#151256. PREVENTING HOME ACCIDENTS Quick And Easy Guide.

Be proac-tive! Educate yourself on every aspect of good home safety: understanding home construction; falling, electrical, and chemical hazards; working with power tools, and much more. Learn how to involve the family in recognizing hazards; emergency planning, etc. Colour photos. 162 pp. 7x9". 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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#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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*#150915. PRACTISE HANDWRITING.
*#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.

* (Ontario, Manitoba, Newfoundland & New Brunswick residents add 8%; Nova Scotia residents add 10%, PEI and Quebec residents add 9%; and British Columbia residents add 7% - all others exempt)

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#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.
#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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#150379. DOWNTON ABBEY
A Celebration.
Isobel Crawley said, “Not everyone lives in a house like Downton Abbey”. For six years, devoted viewers felt as if they did. Here’s the ultimate memento to the romances, intrigues, dramas, and traditions of the Granthams and their servants, packed with colour photos, character studies, and insights from the actors on their roles. 317 pp. 9x11”.

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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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