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Product Description: As an antidote to more sober accounts of Scotland’s history, Ian Crofon offers a colorful chronology of the eccentric, the infamous, the bawdy, the horrific, and the hilarious people and events that have spattered across the pages of our nation’s story...read more

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9781780272658 | Birlinn Ltd, July 1, 2015, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: As an antidote to more sober accounts of Scotland’s history, Ian Crofon offers a colorful chronology of the eccentric, the infamous, the bawdy, the horrific, and the hilarious people and events that have spattered across the pages of our nation’s story.

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Product Description: A strikingly different take on world history, from the former editor-in-chief of The Guinness Encyclopedia Conventional chronologies of world history concentrate on the reigns of kings and queens, the dates of battles and treaties, the publication dates of great books, the completion of famous buildings, the deaths of iconic figures, and the years of major discoveries...read more

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9781848668683 | Quercus, February 5, 2015, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: A strikingly different take on world history, from the former editor-in-chief of The Guinness Encyclopedia Conventional chronologies of world history concentrate on the reigns of kings and queens, the dates of battles and treaties, the publication dates of great books, the completion of famous buildings, the deaths of iconic figures, and the years of major discoveries.

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Product Description: Ever wondered where noodles came from? How Worcester Sauce was invented? Or even who the "Cucumber King of Burma" was? Beginning with the hippo soup eaten in Africa in 6000 BC, through to the dangerous blowfish enjoyed in contemporary Japan, A Curious History of Food and Drink reveals the bizarre origins of the food and drink consumed throughout history...read more

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9781623658250 | Quercus, October 7, 2014, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Ever wondered where noodles came from?

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9780318127293, titled "Cataloging and Filing Rules for Maps and Atlases in the Society's Collection" | Amer Geographical Society, June 1, 1969, cover price $9.00 | also contains Cataloging and Filing Rules for Maps and Atlases in the Society''s Collection

It is the big ideas that change the world and how humans interact with it. Big Ideas in Brief explores 200 of the most important big ideas in pithy, one-page descriptions. The book uses easily understood language and simple illustrations to explain the concepts, making it ideal for those with little or no experience in a subject. Readers can gain a preliminary understanding and may be motivated to seek more information. Generous cross-referencing and a glossary of terms add clarity and context. The book assembles big ideas in: Philosophy Religion Science Politics Big Ideas in Brief is an excellent resource for students recently introduced to these concepts and as a quick-look reference for interested readers.

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9781770850477 | Firefly Books Ltd, December 5, 2012, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: It is the big ideas that change the world and how humans interact with it.

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9781623650100 | Quercus, September 10, 2013, cover price $12.95

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Product Description: This authoritative, entertaining, and eminently browsable reference book, arranged in an easily accessible A-to-Z format, is an absorbing and imaginative feast of Scottish lore, language, history, and culture, from the mythical origins of the Scots in Scythia to the contemporary Scotland of the Holyrood parliament and Trainspotting...read more

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9781841589770 | Birlinn Ltd, November 1, 2012, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: This authoritative, entertaining, and eminently browsable reference book, arranged in an easily accessible A-to-Z format, is an absorbing and imaginative feast of Scottish lore, language, history, and culture, from the mythical origins of the Scots in Scythia to the contemporary Scotland of the Holyrood parliament and Trainspotting.

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Product Description: People often complain that in history lessons at school they were taught just a few topics – the Romans, the Tudors, the Nazis – and how they have no idea at all about what happened in between. To remedy this, this book offers brief and stimulating outlines of key developments in the history of the world, from the beginning of agriculture 10,000 years ago to the attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11...read more

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9781848661318, titled "World History: 50 Key Milestones You Really Need to Know" | Quercus, May 1, 2011, cover price $8.99 | About this edition: People often complain that in history lessons at school they were taught just a few topics – the Romans, the Tudors, the Nazis – and how they have no idea at all about what happened in between.

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Product Description: Read this book to learn about what lives in the dry climate of deserts around the world.

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9781432941758 | Rev upd edition (Heinemann/Raintree, September 1, 2010), cover price $34.00 | About this edition: Read this book to learn about what lives in the dry climate of deserts around the world.

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Product Description: Read this book to learn about what lives in the dry climate of deserts around the world.

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9781410900210 | Not Applicable, February 15, 2003, cover price $9.99 | About this edition: Read this book to learn about what lives in the dry climate of deserts around the world.

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9780739852477 | Heinemann/Raintree, September 1, 2002, cover price $34.29 | About this edition: A comprehensive look at the desert and semidesert biomes, examining their climate, plants, animals, people, and future, plus detailed views of some famous or important desert locations.

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9780613781947 | Turtleback Books, June 1, 2003, cover price $20.30 | About this edition: Read this book to learn about what lives in the dry climate of deserts around the world.

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Product Description: Focusing on the English of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, this volume contains more than 7,500 entries reflecting the richness of modern linguistic culture. This highly browsable encyclopedia covers such diverse topics as catch phrases, buzzwords, slogans, idioms, modern cultural references, and characters from film, TV, and literature...read more

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9780550105646 | Chambers Harrap Pub Ltd, November 30, 2010, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Focusing on the English of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, this volume contains more than 7,500 entries reflecting the richness of modern linguistic culture.

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Product Description: Thoroughly researched and grippingly told, these tales of treachery embrace cowardice and cupidity, high tension and terrible tragedy. A wonderful array of stories on a wide range of historical figures, from the well-known to the obscure.

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9781848660113 | Quercus, July 1, 2009, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Thoroughly researched and grippingly told, these tales of treachery embrace cowardice and cupidity, high tension and terrible tragedy.

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Product Description: From Daedalus and Icarus, to Houdini, to Alcatraz—thrilling stories of ingenious and extraordinary escapes from captivity Bringing together extraordinary stories of daring escapes from prison, POW camps, and other places of incarceration and confinement, this collection draws from every period of history and from every corner of the world...read more

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9781847246820 | Quercus, March 30, 2009, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: From Daedalus and Icarus, to Houdini, to Alcatraz—thrilling stories of ingenious and extraordinary escapes from captivity Bringing together extraordinary stories of daring escapes from prison, POW camps, and other places of incarceration and confinement, this collection draws from every period of history and from every corner of the world.

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Product Description: From Amelia Earhart to Jimmy Hoffa throughout history people have mysteriously disappeared without a trace. Beyond the wild speculation surrounding each of these disappearances Ian Crofton clearly presents facts allowing the reader the opportunity to come to his own theories.

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9781847242716 | Quercus, September 30, 2008, cover price $12.99 | About this edition: From Amelia Earhart to Jimmy Hoffa throughout history people have mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Product Description: From the reign of Alfred the Great - the first king of Wessex to call himself 'king of England' - in the ninth century, to the shock of Norman invasion in the 11th, and from the brutal vicissitudes of late medieval kingship to the comfortable ceremonial of modern-day constitutional monarchy, the story of England's kings and queens is to a large degree that of England herself...read more

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9781847246288 | Gardners Books, September 4, 2008, cover price $21.65 | About this edition: From the reign of Alfred the Great - the first king of Wessex to call himself 'king of England' - in the ninth century, to the shock of Norman invasion in the 11th, and from the brutal vicissitudes of late medieval kingship to the comfortable ceremonial of modern-day constitutional monarchy, the story of England's kings and queens is to a large degree that of England herself.
9781847241412 | Quercus, February 28, 2007, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: A richly illustrated history of the lives and reigns of the Kings and Queens of England.

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9781906719036, titled "The Kings and Queens of England: The Lives and Reigns of the Monarchs of England" | Quercus, September 4, 2008, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In the 9th century Alfred the Great declared himself the first “king of England” and established a monarchy that has survived the shock of Norman invasion in the 11th century, the brutal vicissitudes of medieval kingship, civil war, and a transition into today’s constitutional monarchy.

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Product Description: A nonsensical and completely accurate history of the world.

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9781847244031, titled "The Totally Useless History of the World" | Quercus, July 30, 2008, cover price $12.99 | About this edition: A nonsensical and completely accurate history of the world.

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Completely updated for the twenty-first century, this top-selling reference presents imaginitive definitions and origins of thousands of words, idioms, catchphrases, slogans, nicknames, and events from TV, literature, music, comic strips, and computer games.

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9780304368099 | 2 edition (Cassell, March 1, 2007), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Completely updated for the twenty-first century, this reference presents definitions and origins of thousands of words, idioms, catchphrases, slogans, nicknames, and events from TV, literature, music, comic strips, and computer games.

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Product Description: From the creators of Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, considered by many the greatest trivia collection ever, comes another cool collection of fabulous facts, quirky quotes, and unbelievable-but-true happenings. The coverage includes various historic, literary, artistic, and scientific categories—each supplying its share of the bizarre and the hilarious...read more

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9780304368013 | Cassell, December 28, 2006, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: From the creators of Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, considered by many the greatest trivia collection ever, comes another cool collection of fabulous facts, quirky quotes, and unbelievable-but-true happenings.

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A browsable 'heritage tour' of more than 7000 places and place-names in Britain and Ireland.

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9780304353859 | Cassell, March 1, 2006, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: A browsable 'heritage tour' of more than 7000 places and place-names in Britain and Ireland.

Each title in this series provides readers with a deeper understanding of the world's biological communities, with each title focusing on a particular biome, biome type, group of biomes or system.

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9781844211630 | Heinemann Educational Books Ltd, December 23, 2003, cover price $13.90 | About this edition: Each title in this series provides readers with a deeper understanding of the world's biological communities, with each title focusing on a particular biome, biome type, group of biomes or system.

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Relates the story behind more than 1500 famous titles, including titles of well- and lesser-known novels, poems, plays, paintings, and musical compositions.
By Ian Crofton (editor)

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9780304361304 | Cassell, March 1, 2003, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Relates the story behind more than 1500 famous titles, including titles of well- and lesser-known novels, poems, plays, paintings, and musical compositions.

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Product Description: Each book in this series provides readers with a deeper understanding of the world's biological communities, with each title focusing on a particular biome, biome type, groups of biomes or system. The books contain an introduction to the Earth's principal biomes with enough depth for project work...read more

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9781844211494 | Heinemann Educational Books Ltd, February 27, 2003, cover price $21.20 | About this edition: Each book in this series provides readers with a deeper understanding of the world's biological communities, with each title focusing on a particular biome, biome type, groups of biomes or system.

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Provides information on the different forms of matter--solids, liquids, and gases--and their components, as well as facts about the periodic table and the elements it represents.

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9780195218589 | Oxford Univ Pr, February 1, 2003, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Provides information on the different forms of matter--solids, liquids, and gases--and their components, as well as facts about the periodic table and the elements it represents.

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Gathers quotations about individual artists, art movements, architecture, critical terms, and art history
By Ian Crofton (editor)

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9780028706214 | Gale / Cengage Learning, August 1, 1989, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Gathers quotations about individual artists, art movements, architecture, critical terms, and art history

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