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            Index, A History of the
             

            Index, A History of the (Hardback)

            By Duncan, Dennis

            • RRP: $50.00
            • $48.56
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            • Internationally sourced

            Most of us give little thought to the back of the book-it's just where you go to look things up. But here, hiding in plain sight, is an unlikely realm of ambition and obsession, sparring and politicking, pleasure and play. Here we might find Butchers, to be avoided, or Cows that ...sh-te Fire, or even catch Calvin in his chamber with a Nonne. This is the secret world of the index: an unsung but extraordinary everyday tool, with an illustrious but little-known past. Here, for the first time, its story is told. Charting its curious path from the monasteries and universities of thirteenth-century Europe to Silicon Valley in the twenty-first, Dennis Duncan reveals how the index has saved heretics from the stake, kept politicians from high office, and made us all into the readers we are today. We follow it through German print shops and Enlightenment coffee houses, novelists' living rooms and university laboratories, encountering emperors and popes, philosophers and prime ministers, poets, librarians, and - of course - indexers along the way. Revealing its vast role in our evolving literary and intellectual culture, Duncan shows that, for all our anxieties about the Age of Search, we are all index-rakers at heart, and we have been for eight hundred years.
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            ISBN 9780241374238
            Publisher Penguin
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            The DC Book: A Vast and Vibrant Multiverse Simply Explained

            The DC Book: A Vast and Vibrant Multiverse Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By Wiacek, Stephen; Foreword by Morrison, Grant

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            Travel the myriad worlds of the DC Multiverse. If you want to truly understand DC Comics, The DC Book is your one-stop guide to the DC Multiverse. It is a unique and insightful examination of this mind-boggling comics universe that takes readers on a compelling journey from the d...awn of Super Heroes to the formation of the Dark Multiverse... and beyond. Meticulously researched and expertly written, The DC Book is packed with stunning, painstakingly selected artwork, illuminating infographics, and incisive, specially curated essays that shed new light on the ever-evolving DC Multiverse. From the world's finest Super Heroes such as Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, to iconic villains like the Joker, Lex Luthor, and Darkseid, to mythic realms like Apokolips and Themyscira, to cosmic energies like The Source and The Speed Force, The DC Book explores the key concepts, characters, and events that have defined and shaped DC Comics over the past 80 years. The book's content is divided into key subject areas-The Multiverse, Dark Multiverse, and Metaverse; Weird Science and Super Tech; Down to Earth; Mysteries from Space; Mystic Realms and Dream Worlds; and Time Warps and Other Earths-that form the foundations of DC Comics. The DC Book is an invaluable roadmap to DC Comics that no fan will want to miss! All DC characters and elements (c) & (TM) DC Comics. (s21)
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            ISBN 9780241506431
            Released NZ 2 Nov 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            268 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            This is the Canon: Decolonize Your Bookshelves in 50 Books

            This is the Canon: Decolonize Your Bookshelves in 50 Books (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Anim-Addo, Joan; Osborne, Deirdre; Sesay George, Kadija

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $30.39
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            A decolonised reading list for anyone who wants to redress the racial bias of their education and to rethink what are considered the 'classics' of literature.

            ISBN 9781529418842
            Released NZ 26 Oct 2021
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            110 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Captain America Ultimate Guide New Edition

            Captain America Ultimate Guide New Edition (Hardback)

            By Forbeck, Matt; Cowsill, Alan; Wallace, Daniel; Scott, Melanie; Foreword by Lee, Stan

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            Super Hero. Leader. Avenger. One of Marvel Comics most inspiring characters is all this and so much more. With a foreword by the equally legendary Stan Lee, Captain America: The Ultimate Guide: New Edition celebrates the 80th Anniversary of the iconic Captain America. Delve into ...the long and storied history of the First Avenger, from his service in World War II through to the earth-shattering events of the Infinity Wars and Empyre. Discover the origins of Captain America and how he joined the Avengers. Learn about his first encounters with his courageous allies, including Peggy Carter, Winter Soldier, and Falcon, and his epic clashes with villains such as Baron Zemo and Red Skull. Iconic, brave, and principled, Captain America has become one of Marvel Comics' most beloved Super Heroes. Expertly written and lavishly illustrated, no Marvel or Captain America fan will want to miss this indispensable guide. (c) 2021 MARVEL
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            ISBN 9780241514214
            Released NZ 7 Oct 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            The Penguin Book Quiz: From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses - The Perfect Gift!
             

            The Penguin Book Quiz: From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses - The Perfect Gift! (Paperback)

            By Walton, James

            • RRP: $26.00
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            The perfect gift for Christmas Which Haruki Murakami novel shares its title with a Beatles song? In Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, what is Charlie's surname? What is heavy-drinking Rachel Watson known as in the title of a 21st-century bestseller? And what do you ...get if you add the number of Bennet sisters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to the number of Karamazov brothers in Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov? With four hundred questions covering books from literary classics to modern bestsellers, through iconic children's books and books you say that you've read but really you haven't, The Penguin Book Quiz is as appropriate for a making you look well-read at a party as it is for a book-loving family to tuck into after Christmas dinner: it's as enjoyable to read as it is to play. Featuring the work of everyone from Antony Beevor to Zadie Smith, books from The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses, and with movie, music, television and literary references abound, this entertaining quiz tickles the fancy (and the brains) of light and heavy readers alike. Answers: - Norwegian Wood - Bucket - The Girl on the Train - Eight (five sisters, three brothers)
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            ISBN 9780241986035
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            7 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Batman The Ultimate Guide New Edition
             

            Batman The Ultimate Guide New Edition (Hardback)

            By Manning, Matthew K.; Foreword by King, Tom

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            • Pub Date
              3 Feb 22

            Explores Batman's entire career, with full details of his breathtaking adventures and battles, resolute allies, chequered love life, and formidable Rogues Gallery. DC's Dark Knight first emerged from the shadows in the pages of Detective Comics in 1939, when young Bruce Wayne vow...ed to avenge his parents' murder and fight for justice in crime-ridden Gotham City. Packed with information on the Dark Knight, including his creation and evolution over the decades, this in-world celebration of DC's most popular Super Hero explores Batman's motives and drives, his incredible array of weapons and vehicles, his family of allies, and his roster of menacing Super-Villains, including The Joker, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, The Riddler, The Penguin, Bane, Scarecrow, Killer Croc, and many more. This definitive volume brings Batman's thrilling story right up to date with full details of his exploits in recent DC storylines such as Rebirth, Dark Nights: Metal and Dark Nights: Death Metal, and City of Bane. Featuring a detailed timeline of key events in the life of Bruce Wayne aka Batman, Batman: The Ultimate Guide New Edition is packed with spectacular full-colour artwork from the original comics and is a dream purchase for the Dark Knight's legion of fans all over the world. (TM) & (c) DC Comics. (s21)
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            ISBN 9780241531532
            Released NZ 3 Feb 2022
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            The Penguin Modern Classics Book
             

            The Penguin Modern Classics Book (Hardback)

            By Eliot, Henry

            • RRP: $75.00
            • $72.85
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            The essential guide to twentieth-century literature around the world, and the companion volume to The Penguin Classics Book For six decades the Penguin Modern Classics series has been an era-defining, ever-evolving series of books, encompassing works by modernist pioneers, avant-...garde iconoclasts, radical visionaries and timeless storytellers. This reader's companion showcases every title published in the series so far, with more than 1,800 books and 600 authors, from Achebe and Adonis to Zamyatin and Zweig. It is the essential guide to twentieth-century literature around the world, and the companion volume to The Penguin Classics Book. Bursting with lively descriptions, surprising reading lists, key literary movements and over two thousand cover images, The Penguin Modern Classics Book is an invitation to dive in and explore the greatest literature of the last hundred years.
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            ISBN 9780241441602
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally
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            Explain That: 31 Intriguing Reasons Why from The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald

            Explain That: 31 Intriguing Reasons Why from The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lewis, Felicity

            • RRP: $37.00
            • $27.75
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            From the nation's most trusted news outlets comes and entertaining and authoritative look at the world around us. Have you ever wondered if time travel is actually possible? Or where the Australian accent came from? Or what it feels like to have dementia? If you're an inquisitive... person who likes to understand how things came to be the way they are, this collection of thought-provoking explainers from The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald has got you covered. Explain That answers some of the year's - and life's - most baffling questions. Thoroughly researched and eloquently set out by some of Australia's finest journalists, it provides nourishment for curious minds and fun facts to share with friends and family. What do sharks want (and why do they bite)? How do you win an Oscar? Who thought up table manners? Funny, weird and insightful topics are inventively illustrated and embellished with diagrams, pictures and factoids. If you like to learn new things, if you enjoy trivia or you want to reflect on some of the big questions, this is the book for you. Absorbing, illuminating and always engaging, Explain That is for anyone who has every asked how and why?
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            ISBN 9781761044465
            Published NZ 2 Nov 2021
            Publisher Penguin Random House Australia
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            1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

            1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            General editor Boxall, Peter

            • RRP: $45.00
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            Delve into the pages of this sumptuously illustrated book and take a tour of the greatest novels that the world has to offer. Fully updated for 2018.

            ISBN 9781760524036
            Published NZ 26 Sep 2018
            Publisher Murdoch Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            346 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            The Torchlight List: Around The World In 200 Books
              

            The Torchlight List: Around The World In 200 Books (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Flynn, Jim

            • RRP: $33.00
            • $25.74
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            This witty, clever, mind-expanding and original book is destined to become a classic. A professor for over 40 years, Jim Flynn found fewer and fewer of his students were in love with reading. Flynn begins by offering five novels he believes will convince anyone to make reading a ...habit, including one that will change your life.
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            ISBN 9780958291699
            Published NZ 24 Nov 2010
            Publisher Awa Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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