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      Eureka! The Birth of Science.

      He explains that the ancient Greeks made a fundamental and critical contribution to the development of science through early thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras, Archimedes, and Hippocrates. Through their rational attitude to the natural world,...

      Was: $27.95
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      Hoop Skirts and Ponytails: A Fifties Memoir.

      For the first time ever, teenagers are being wooed as consumers in their own right, rather than mere mini versions of their elders. It is a dramatic cultural shift that sparks a huge rift between the generations. And like so many other...

      Was: $21.95
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      In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea.

      A unique eyewitness history of these epochal twelve months, which saw the flowering of the Haight-Ashbury hippie community in San Francisco, the release of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper and debut albums from The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and...

      Was: $29.99
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      Jane Austen, the Secret Radical.

      Kelly argues in lucid terms for a thinking, challenging, contrarian-minded Jane Austen who has a tremendous gift for subtlety and who makes her points through deceptively cosy, everyday stories. The author's love of and fascination with Jane Austen...

      Was: $39.99
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      Joan of Arc and 'The Great Pity of the Land of France'.

      By returning to the original sources and employing her expertise in languages, the author brings La Pucelle alive and does not duck the most difficult question: was she deluded, unbalanced, fraudulent - or indeed a great visionary, to be compared to...

      Was: $75.00
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      Luke Nguyen's France: A Gastronomic Adventure.

      Follows acclaimed chef Luke Nguyen as he traverses the culinary landscape of France to discover the flavours, ingredients and dishes that have influenced Vietnamese cooking. From the bustling streets of Paris and the historic towns of St Malo and...

      Was: $59.99
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      Marie-Antoinette and Count Fersen: The Untold Love Story.

      Evelyn Farr's acclaimed re-appraisal peels back layers of misinformation about this grande affaire between the doomed Queen and the Swedish Grand Marshall, describing how both their deaths at the hands of the mob could have been avoided as well as all...

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      This early sci-fi story from Martin was written in the 1970s - way before his Game of Thrones fame. Nine misfit academics are on an expedition to find the volcryn, a mythic race of interstellar nomads, and the only ship available for this strange quest...

      Was: $16.95
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      Sex, Botany and Empire: The Story of Carl Linnaeus and Joseph Banks.

      When the imperial explorer James Cook returned from his first voyage to Australia, scandal writers mercilessly satirised the amorous exploits of his botanist Joseph Banks, whose trousers were reportedly stolen while he was inside the tent of Queen Oberea...

      Was: $24.95
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    • Short History Of Robin Hood: A Pocket Essential.

      Because of his great fame we assume we know who Robin Hood was. The story says that he was a nobleman reduced to poverty and outlawry by the loss of his lands, stolen from him by villains like the Sheriff of Nottingham, accompanied by comrades like Big...

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      Short History Of The Cathars.

      The Cathars were a gnostic breakaway from mainstream Christianity that preached poverty, non-violence and enlightenment through the search for knowledge against the evil of matter. This threatened the establishment as it was an alternative to the greed...

      Was: $29.95
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      Spiders: The Ultimate Predators.

      I am not at all fond of spiders, but must admit that the close-up colour photos of these creatures are technically brilliant, showing them catching prey, web-building, jumping, chasing, spitting, fishing, and in camouflage in shuddering detail. The...

      Was: $59.95
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      The Figure in Fired Clay.

      Presents a glorious overview of the human figure as it has appeared on or in ceramic form from prehistoric times up to the present. The human form was one of the earliest images to appear in artwork, and with ceramics it took various forms - sometimes...

      Was: $69.99
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      The History of England Volume IV: Revolution.

      A new volume in this outstanding series. The 18th century was an exciting time for Britain and Ackroyd has written a very readable account of it. Beginning with the Duke of Marlborough's defeat of Louis XIV and ending with Wellington's defeat of...

      Was: $34.99
      Now: $14.95
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      The New Threat from Islamic Militancy.

      For all those trying to understand what is happening in the Middle East, trying to assess the danger of Islamic Militancy, without the prejudices of extreme right or extreme left, Burke provides a clear analysis of the things happening right now and...

      Was: $37.99
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