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The ultimate annual book of records is back and crammed with more than ever before! Guinness World Records 2017 is bursting with all-new records on topics as diverse as black holes, domes, owls and killer plants. And of course all your favourite record categories are updated, such as the world's new tallest dog! Plus, want to be a record-breaker?
Essential reading for matriculants, first year university and college students – and their parents!
Your First Year Of Varsity talks directly to Grade 12 learners and first year university and college students who arrive at their place of higher education filled with hopes, expectations, fears and dreams; yet with little understanding of what this new world means and how to adapt, grow – and graduate.
The book addresses all the rules, demands, behaviours, skills and cultural shifts that will turn an undergraduate into a viable part of higher education life. Foster and Mofokeng have written the book in plain English and it is accessible to anyone who can read a magazine or newspaper. An empathetic, no-nonsense and practical guide to understanding the cultural and academic divide between high school and college or university.
This illustrated volume profiles more than 400 species from all continents and climates, from the greater flamingo to the snowy owl, from the golden eagle to the canary.
Battles identifies the 100 major battles, from the ancient era to the present day, that have had a significant impact on the world in which we now live. Beginning with the battle of Kadesh (1294 BCE), which pitted two of the great armies of the ancient world against each other, the book then explores conflicts through the ages, including engagements in the former Soviet Union and Iraq.
It includes more than 250 colour and black-and-white photographs, artworks and maps illustrating the battles, the leading figures and the tactucs of the eras. This lavish title offers an information-packed insight into some of the decisive land and sea battles in military history.
With the use of comprehensive lists and fantasic colour photographs as, well as fun facts and interesting statistics, this book charts the story of the car since 1960. Learn how the development of modern vehicles, from sports cars to family hatchbacks and SUVs to hybrid/electric
This book will transport you to the stunning places in the world. Discover one-of-a-kind- natural paradises and awesome man-made structures around the globe, from europe to North and South America
Ranging from the woman who married a Ferris wheel to exploding cow farts, and from the girl who cries stone tears to the pizzeria that deliver its customers' orders by drone, this book offers a new compendium of strange but true facts and amazing stories.
From the weird and wonderful to the frankly fantastic. A stylishly illustrated A-to-Z dictionary text supplemented by a wealth of fascinating information on a wide range of subjects.
The Illustrated Dictionary of Southern African Plant Names is aimed at keen gardeners, plant collectors, amateur and professional botanists, academics, and many other people who wish to have an answer to the question: ôWhat do generic plant names mean?ö.
Know South Africa and the world through maps and statistics.
South Africa: Explore the geography of South Africa province by province.
World Issues: Major world issues presented through maps, graphics, statistics, and infographics.
Country Profiles: Detailed profile for every country in the world. Encyclopedia: Hundreds of fascinating and useful facts at your fingertips.
Colour Photographs and Maps: Over 200 stunning photographs from all around the world.
Offers a compendium of strange and true facts and amazing stories, ranging from the daredevil skateboarding mouse to the man who ate 25,000 light bulbs, and from the restaurant that uses a volcano to cook food to the robot that loves playing Rock, Paper, Scissors.
For seventy-five years, The Friendship Book's inspirational and reflective daily anecdotes, quotes and poems have warmed the hearts and enriched the lives of generations of devoted readers. In our specially-compiled anniversary edition of this much-loved annual, Francis Gay's insightful words of wisdom are the perfect accompaniment as we journey together through the year ahead, sharing faith, hope and love. This is an uplifting anthology to dip into every day. Whatever the season and whatever challenges we may face, The Friendship Book always offers words of comfort and optimism, while thirty stunning colour photographs reflect the beauty of God's world around us.
A CitizenÆs Guide to Crime Trends in South Africa provides a basis on which to understand the crime statistics in a manner that is accessible to the general public. Each chapter challenges a set of oft-repeated assumptions about how bad crime is, where it occurs, and who its victims are.
This lavishly illustrated book, using photographs from the archives of the Daily Mail, charts the key events in the history of British football, from the time when players wore knickerbocker and tasselled caps, balls had laces and the first transfer
Your complete one-volume guide to the year 2017. This fantastic and in-depth book includes month-by-month forecasts for every sign and all you need to know to find out what is in store for you in the year ahead. The only one-volume horoscope you'll ever need.