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The 2013 edition of this perennial favourite, with rankings on more than 200 topics, data on more than 180 countries, detailed profiles of more than 65 of the world's major economies and special profiles on the Euro zone and the world.
For quizzes, crosswords and general knowledge Whitaker's Almanack Pocket Reference contains an assortment of fascinating facts and figures in a handy-sized format.
New edition of this annual bestseller of fascinating facts and figures about the world we live in.
'A quirky and informative study of fonts' Anthony Horowitz, Sunday Telegraph
A wonderfully illuminating and witty guide to every ism you could ever want explained.
Schott's Almanac is designed to be a practical and entertaining annual volume that tells the real stories of the year.
From prototype to realization, this book charts the real life technological revolution of fifty of the most popular science fiction inventions.
Relive your schooldays and swot up on the topics kids are learning with this enjoyable, easy-reading revision guide for adults
The newest terms and expressions clearly defined.
More than 1500 choices with etymological and historical information for expectant mothers, writers, historians and geneologists.
The Dictionary of Food is the indispensable companion for everyone who loves reading about food, or cooking it. We live in a globalised world, and our tastes in food have widened dramatically in recent years. The Dictionary of Food reflects this huge cultural shift. Truly international in scope, it includes over 25,000 food terms from the classic regions such as France and Italy, but also from Afghanistan, Iceland, Iran, Lithuania, West Africa and Yemen. With concise descriptions of dishes, ingredients, equipment, and techniques, it brings the world's cuisines, familiar and less familiar, within our grasp.
Charles Sinclair decided to train as a chef after leaving the academic world. He writes about food with the passion of the enthusiast and the detailed knowledge of the hands-on chef.