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Unkindness of Ravens, An: A Book of Collective Nouns

Why are geese in a gaggle? Are crows really murderous? And what makes lions so proud? Collective nouns are one of the most charming oddities of the English language, often with seemingly bizarre conne..

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Unlocking The Emperor's Door: Success, Tradition and Innovation in China

The compelling story of one man, one company and one country. If you are interacting with Chinese businesses, doing business in China, hoping to understand more about this incredible count..

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Unlocking the World: Port Cities and Globalization in the Age of Steam, 1830-1930

Steam power transformed our world, initiating the complex, resource-devouring industrial system the consequences of which we live with today. It revolutionized work and production, but also the ease a..

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Unmasked: Remarkable Stories Behind Famous Portraits

The world's most famous portraits and the hidden stories behind their subjects are explored in this fascinating and highly entertaining book. Portraiture is one of the oldest and most studied genres ..

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Unnatural Causes

'The dead do not hide the truth and they never lie. Through me the dead can speak . . .' Dr Richard Shepherd is the UK's foremost forensic pathologist, his job to understand the deaths which may..

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Unnatural History Museum

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Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots

Now a Netflix original series! Unorthodox is the bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman's escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Infidel and Carolyn Jessop's Es..

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Unravelled: Contemporary Knit Art

Knitting and crochet have long been considered forms of folk art, but in the 21st century, these time-honoured crafts are breaking away from the outdated stereotype of cosy domesticity. Whether miniat..

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Unravelling the Double Helix: Lost Heroes of DNA

DNA. The double helix; the blueprint of life; and, during the early 1950s, a baffling enigma that could win a Nobel Prize. Everyone knows that James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the double heli..

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Unreliable Memoirs

With an introduction by P. J. O'Rourke I was born in 1939. The other big event of that year was the outbreak of the Second World War, but for the moment that did not affect me. In the first instalmen..

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Unruly Waters: How Mountain Rivers and Monsoons Have Shaped South Asia's History

Asia's history has been shaped by its waters. In Unruly Waters, historian Sunil Amrith reimagines Asia's history through the stories of its rains, rivers, coasts, and seas - and of the weather-watcher..

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Unsolved Murders

Ever wondered who murdered JonBenet Ramsey, or who terrorized San Francisco as the Zodiac Killer? Puzzled over the notorious Black Dahlia murder, or the shootings of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls? ..

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Unspeakable: The Things We Cannot Say

As a teenager, Harriet Shawcross stopped speaking at school for almost a year. As an adult, she became fascinated by the limits of language. From the inexpressible trauma of trench warfare and th..

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Untamed: Stop pleasing, start living

'Untamed will liberate women - emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It is phenomenal.' (Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love) Who were you before the world told you w..

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Untethered Soul: A 52-Card Deck

Soar beyond your boundaries--every single day Drawing on the wisdom of the life-changing New York Times bestseller, The Untethered Soul, these extraordinary cards feature 52 profound and uplifting quo..

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Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

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Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

Brian Greene takes readers on a breathtaking journey from the big bang to the end of time and invites us to ponder meaning in the face of this unimaginable expanse. He shows us how, despite the univer..

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Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

Until the End of Time is Brian Greene's breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos and our quest to understand it. Greene takes us on a journey across time, from our most refined understanding of the ..

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Untold Resilience: Stories of courage, survival and love from women who have gone before

What does it take to find courage in the midst of deprivation and devastation? Why are some people able to continue living with purpose, even when faced with loss and despair? How does our community t..

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Untwisted: the Story of My Life

In the telling of his own tale, children's author and screenwriter Paul Jennings demonstrates how seemingly small events can combine into a compelling drama. As if assembling the pieces of a jigsaw pu..

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Unwinding Anxiety: Train Your Brain to Heal Your Mind

Break free from anxiety and be free to live a full, happy life with internationally renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr Judson Brewer - based on his simple habit-breaking programme. Break..

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Unwomanly Face of War

Why, having stood up for and held their own place in a once absolutely male world, have women not stood up for their history? A whole world is hidden from us. Their war remains unknown . . . I want to..

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Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change

In his landmark international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now in the third book in this monum..

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Upstream on the Mataura: A Fly Fisher's Journey to Source

Dougal Rillstone was born in Gore, close to the Mataura River, over seventy years ago. The river was both swimming pool and playground during his childhood. One summer's evening, while he stood chest ..

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Upstream: How to solve problems before they happen

'Packed with vivid stories and practical examples, Upstream is the rare book that can both revitalize your business and make our world a better place.' - Daniel H. Pink, No. 1 New York Times bestselli..

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Upswing: How We Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again, The

Deep and accelerating inequality; unprecedented political polarisation, vitriolic public discourse; a fraying social fabric' public and private narcissism - today we seem to agree on only one thing: t..

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Upturn: A better normal after COVID-19

COVID-19 has resulted in changes none of us could have imagined, but what happens next? If you had asked most people a year ago, they would have told you there was no way that school children cou..

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Urban Sketching Handbook: Drawing Expressive People: Essential Tips & Techniques for Capturing People on Location, The

In The Urban Sketching Handbook: Drawing Expressive People, urban sketcher and workshop instructor Roisin Cure shows how to make your figures more than just anonymous bystanders by sharing the basics ..

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US Antifascism Reader, The

Since the birth of fascism in the 1920s, well before the global renaissance of "white nationalism," the United States has been home to its own distinct fascist movements, some of which decisively infl..

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Useless Magic: Lyrics, Poetry and Sermons

'Songs can be incredibly prophetic . . . like a kind of useless magic.' The complete lyrics by the iconic vocalist of Florence + the Machine, beautifully interwoven with poems, sketches and jotti..

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Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

The Sunday Times Bestseller We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, with questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or le..

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Utsuwa: Japanese Objects for Everyday Use

A piece must be practical enough to be used every day. It must be crafted at its place of origin, using traditional techniques and materials. And it must be handmade. Japanese craft has long been..

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V&A Pattern: Indian Florals

V&A Pattern: Indian Florals provides a dazzling introduction to the vibrant designs of the Indian subcontinent A source of inspiration for designers from William Morris to Alexander ..

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V&A Pattern: Kimono

V&A Pattern: Kimono showcases the staggering breadth of textile designs associated with Japan's most iconic garment A source of inspiration for designers from William Morris to Alexa..

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V&A Pattern: Spitalfields Silks

V&A Pattern: Spitalfields Silks, displays delightful floral designs alongside quirky, strikingly modern silks, all produced in eighteenth-century London. A source of inspiration for ..

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V&A Pattern: William Morris

V&A Pattern: William Morris highlights both popular and lesser-known patterns designs by the most famous designer of the Arts and Crafts Movement. A source of inspiration for designe..

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Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's Ten-Year Road Trip, The

A "fascinating slice of rarely considered American history" (Booklist)-the story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison-whose annual summer sojourns introduced the road trip to our culture and made the autom..

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Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina: Separating the Myth from the Medicine

Instant New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller! Boston Globe bestseller #1 Canadian Bestseller OB/GYN, writer for The New York Times, USA Today, and Self, and host of the sho..

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Vagina Problems: Endometriosis, Painful Sex, and Other Taboo Topics

In April 2014, Deputy Editorial Director at BuzzFeed Lara Parker opened up to the world in an article on the website: she suffers from endometriosis. And beyond that? She let the whole world know tha..

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Valkyrie

Valkyries: the female supernatural beings that choose who dies and who lives on the battlefield. They protect some, but guide spears, arrows and sword blades into the bodies of others. Viking myths ab..

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Value(s): Building a Better World For All

Our world is full of fault lines - growing inequality in income and opportunity; systemic racism; health and economic crises from a global pandemic; mistrust of experts; the existential threat of clim..

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Van Eyck

Flemish painter Jan Van Eyck (c. 1390-1441) towered above his contemporaries. With his unprecedented technique, scientific knowledge and unparalleled powers of observation, Van Eyck lifted oil paintin..

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Van Gogh.  Complete Paintings

Today, the works of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) are among the most well known and celebrated in the world. In paintings such as Sunflowers, The Starry Night, and Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, we r..

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Van Gogh. The Complete Paintings

Vincent van Gogh's story is one of the most ironic in art history. Today, he is celebrated the world over as one of the most important painters of all time, recognized with sell-out shows, feted museu..

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Van Gogh: The Passionate Eye

Through his intense vision Van Gogh was able to create paintings that speak directly to us all, and today this disturbed and rejected misfit is the most universally loved of all artists. The st..

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Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy

Why the United States has developed an economy divided between rich and poor and how racism helped bring this about. The United States is becoming a nation of rich and poor, with few families in ..

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Various Artists' I'm Your Fan: Songs of Leonard Cohen

When I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen hit stores in 1991, Leonard Cohen's career had plummeted from its revered 1960s high. Cohen's record label had refused to release his 1984 album Various P..

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Vegan Living: How to Protect Animals, Save the Planet and Be Healthier and Happier Than Ever Before

Do you want to protect animals from cruelty? Do you want to stop climate change in its tracks? Do you want to be happier and healthier than ever before? Vegan Living shows you how. In this easy guide ..

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Veil over the Light

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Velocity of Being: Letters to A Young Reader, A

Age range 10+ An expansive collection of love letters to books, libraries, and reading, from a wonderfully eclectic array of thinkers and creators. In these pages, some of today's most wonde..

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Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business, The

In nearly every realm of daily life there is an invisible velvet rope that divides how we live. On one side, appointments are secured, queues are skipped and doors are opened. On the other, people fig..

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