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Family Tree Factbook: Key genealogy tips and stats for the busy researcher

Family Tree Editors · Family Tree Books
Pages: 224
Format: Flexibound

The answers to all your genealogy questions in one place! This convenient, time-saving collection of genealogy info gathers the best resources, tips, lists, and need-to-know facts, all curated by the experts at Family Tree Magazine. This travel-sized book contains easy-to-access details...
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Timelines of History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to the Events That Shaped the World, 2nd Edition

DK · DK
Pages: 512
Format: Paperback

Beginning with the emergence of our earliest African ancestors and taking readers through the history of cultures and nations around the world to arrive at the present day, Timelines of History caters to readers who want a broad overview, a good story to read, or the nitty-gritty of historical...
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The Disaster Survival Guide: How to Prepare For and Survive Floods, Fires, Earthquakes and More

Marie D. Jones · Visible Ink Press
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback

Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Floods. Wildfires. Earthquakes. Epidemics. Droughts. Landslides. Trillions of dollars in damages. Billions of people affected. Terrorist attacks. Gas explosions. Bridge collapses. Car, train, and plane crashes. These sudden and unexpected events make it feel as if chaos...
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Modern Wedding: Creating a Celebration That Looks and Feels Like You

Kelsey McKinnon · Artisan
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The secret to planning a deeply personal and meaningful wedding has nothing to do with budget. It's about creating a celebration that reflects a couple's core values. Translating those values is the work of Modern Wedding, an information-filled guide with hundreds of creative ideas...
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The Real McCoy: And 149 Other Eponyms

Claire Cock-Starkey · Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

From diesel to gerrymandering, the English language is rich with eponyms - words that are named after an individual. The many histories behind these words are often mesmerizing - a word named, incidentally, after the German physician Franz Mesmer, who developed the practice of hypnotism...
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Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It

JAMES GEARY · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

"A witty book about wit that steers an elegant path between waggishness and wisdom." -- Stephen FryMuch more than a knack for snappy comebacks, wit is the quick, instinctive intelligence that allows us to think, say, or do the right thing at the right time in the right place....
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A Year with Nature: An Almanac

Marty Crump · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A Year with Nature is an almanac like none you've ever seen: combining science and aesthetics, it is a daily affirmation of the extraordinary richness of biodiversity and our enduring beguilement by its beauty. With a text by herpetologist and natural history writer Marty Crump and a cornucopia...
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The Accidental Apostrophe: . . . And Other Misadventures in Punctuation

Caroline Taggart · Michael O'Mara
Pages: 189
Format: Hardcover

In Roman times, blocks of text were written without even wordspacingnevermindpunctuation. Orators would prepare carefully so that they didn't get confused between, say, therapists and the rapists. As we entered the Christian era, it became more important to remove any likelihood of misinterpretation....
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Baby Sign Language Basics: Early Communication for Hearing Babies and Toddlers, 3rd Edition

MONTA Z BRIANT · Hay House, Inc.
Pages: 480
Format: Paperback

Now includes streaming video, additional tips, advice, and updated resources!Since 2004, Baby Sign Language Basics has introduced hundreds of thousands of parents and caregivers around the globe to the miracle of signing with their babies - and left them wanting more!Now, in this newly...
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May We Borrow Your Language?: How English Steals Words from All Over the World

Philip Gooden · Head of Zeus
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

The English language that is spoken by one billion people around the world is a linguistic mongrel, its vocabulary a diverse mix resulting from centuries of borrowing from other tongues. From the Celtic languages of pre-Roman Britain to Norman French; from the Vikings' Old Scandinavian...
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