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The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

by John Everett-Heath

There is no populated place without a name, and every name is chosen for a reason. This fascinating dictionary unveils the etymological roots and history of thousands of locations and landmarks from around the...


The Ultimate Juices and Smoothies Encyclopedia

by Jill Hamilton

From veggie juicer recipes to fruit smoothies, The Ultimate Juices and Smoothies Encyclopedia has it all! With over 300 pages of recipes, this encyclopedia contains the perfect recipe for whatever mood you are...


The Encyclopedia of Epic Films

by Constantine Santas, James M. Wilson, Maria Colavito & Djoymi Baker

This resource contains reviews of every major production considered to be an epic film. Entries consider the characteristics of what makes an epic, including length, structure, spectacular special effects, and...


The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry: From Flint Axes to Automatic Weapons

by Chuck Wills

When did hunting weapons begin to be used against humans instead of animals? What is the difference between the Plains Indian War Club and the Fijian War Club? What weapon is common to peoples in every part...


A Modern Herbal, Vol. II

by Margaret Grieve

Volume 2 of the fullest, most useful compilation of herbal material. Gigantic alphabetical encyclopedia, from aconite to zedoary, gives botanical information, medical properties, folklore, economic uses, more....


A Modern Herbal, Vol. I

by Margaret Grieve

Volume 1 of the fullest, most exact, most useful compilation of herbal material. Gigantic alphabetical encyclopedia, from aconite to zedoary, gives botanical information, medical properties, folklore, economic...


Accessories of Dress: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

by Katherine Lester & Bess Viola Oerke

Illustrations of hats, veils, wigs, cravats, shawls, shoes, gloves, and other accessories enhance an engaging commentary that reveals the humor and charm of the many-sided story of accessorized apparel. 644...


The Princeton Guide to Evolution

by David A. Baum, Douglas J. Futuyma, Hopi E. Hoekstra & Richard E. Lenski et al.

The Princeton Guide to Evolution is a comprehensive, concise, and authoritative reference to the major subjects and key concepts in evolutionary biology, from genes to mass extinctions. Edited by a distinguished...


The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols

by Ellen Frankel & Betsy Patkin Teutsch

The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols contains more than 250 definitions and descriptions for ceremonial objects and images, personalities, places, concepts, motifs, and events-all representing central Jewish ideas...


American Wine: A Comprehensive Guide

by Anthony Dias Blue

The incomparable Anthony Dias Blue—the world's leading expert on American wine—has revised and updated his definitive reference on America's wine-producing regions and wines. Both entertaining and informative...


Don't Know Much About Anything Else

by Kenneth C. Davis

For years, Kenneth C. Davis has enlightened and enthralled us, opening our minds and tickling our fancies with his wonderfully irreverent, fun, and factual Don't Know Much About® books. He has carried readers...


Don't Know Much About Anything

by Kenneth C. Davis

In his wildly entertaining, winningly irreverent, New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® series, author Kenneth C. Davis has amused and edified us with fascinating facts about history, mythology,...


mental floss presents Instant Knowledge

by Editors of Mental Floss

Mental_floss is proud to present a full-bodied jolt of inspiration for thirsty minds on the go. Blended with titillating facts, startling revelations, and head-scratching theories collected from around the world,...


Why Girls Can't Throw

by Mitchell Symons

Warning: the truth can be shocking, seductive, offensive, outrageous...even disgusting!

Are you perplexed by the mysteries of the universe, confounded by the workings of the human body, prone to pondering the...


The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas

by Edward Westermarck

The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas THE frequent references made in the present work, on my own authority, to customs and ideas prevalent among the natives of Morocco, require a word of explanation....


The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Being a Concise and Comprehensive Dictionary of General Knowledge

by Wood & Rev. James

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia: Being a Concise and Comprehensive Dictionary of General Knowledge "The NUTTALL ENCYCLOPÆDIA" is the fruit of a project to provide, in a concise and condensed form, and at a cheap...


A Bucket Full of Oysters

by James Sanderson

How much do we know about  the things in life we often take for granted? Why is there a Best Man at a Wedding? What is the oldest Creature on earth that predates the dinosaurs? What is the origin of the Handshake?...


The 1994 CIA World Factbook

by United States. Central Intelligence Agency

1994 CIA World Factbook

United States Central Intelligence Agency

 


The Oxford Dictionary of American Art & Artists

by Ann Lee Morgan

This new edition of The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists has been fully revised and updated as well as including dozens of new entries offering an insightful and informative view of America's artistic...


Encyclopedia of Bohemian and Czech-American Biography

by Miloslav Rechcigl Jr.

As the Czech ambassador to the United States, H. E. Petr Gandalovic noted in his foreword to this book that Mla Rechcgl has written a monumental work representing a culmination of his life achievement as a historian...