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Specific information, quickly needed. That neatly sums up our exhaustive collection of Reference Books—but what a range and wealth of information there is! Why do the Spanish call a sombrero a sombrero? What makes a snail a gastropod? Can people in South Africa see Orion's Belt? Does every motion really need to be seconded? You'll find the fascinating answers to these and many more of life's most important questions in these Reference Books. From the fundamentals of Visual Basic to the basics of Biblical Greek, from world atlases to Welsh dictionaries, there's much to explore and discover here. Specific information, quickly needed? Just be sure to ask for express shipping!



Getting there is half the fun. As the man who holds the record for longest winning streak ever on Jeopardy!, it's fair to say that Ken Jennings comes by his geek cred honestly; so you can be sure he's qualified to describe the joys that come from geekery of the cartological kind. Maphead gets neck deep in the nitty gritty of maps and the glorious geeks who love them, but while it's overflowing with fascinating information and illustrations, it's much more than a reference book. Even if you don't share the game-show icon's obsession, you'll still be dazzled by his description of the way map-making has altered our everyday lives.

Best-selling Reference titles

The Book of Unusual Knowledge The Book of Unusual Knowledge

Publications International Ltd
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The Art of Home: A Designer Guide to Creating an Elevated Yet Approachable Home The Art of Home: A Designer...

Shea McGee
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The Animal Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of Life on Earth The Animal Book: A Visual...

David Burnie, Smithsonian Institution (Contributions by)
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History Year by Year: The History of the World, from the Stone Age to the Digital Age History Year by Year: The...

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My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things: For Little Learners Who Want to Know Everything My Encyclopedia of Very...

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Very First Encyclopedia The Very Hungry Caterpillar's...

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The Science of Cooking: Every Question Answered to Perfect Your Cooking The Science of Cooking: Every...

Dr. Stuart Farrimond
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Battles That Changed History Battles That Changed History

DK, Sir Sir Tony Robinson (Foreword by)
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking Mastering the Art of French...

Julia Child
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Box Set): A Cookbook Mastering the Art of French...

Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle
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Mushrooms: How to Identify and Gather Wild Mushrooms and Other Fungi Mushrooms: How to Identify...

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The Ultimate Serial Killer Trivia Book: A Collection Of Fascinating Facts And Disturbing Details About Infamous Serial Killers And Their Horrific Crimes (Perfect True Crime Gift) The Ultimate Serial Killer...

Jack Rosewood
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Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, Updated and Expanded Edition Star Wars Character...

Simon Beecroft, Pablo Hidalgo
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The Elements Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of the Periodic Table The Elements Book: A Visual...

DK, Smithsonian Institution (Contributions by)
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Crochet Stitch Dictionary: 200 Essential Stitches with Step-By-Step Photos Crochet Stitch Dictionary:...

Sarah Hazell
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My Book of Rocks and Minerals: Things to Find, Collect, and Treasure My Book of Rocks and Minerals...

Devin Dennie
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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat:...

Samin Nosrat
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The Science of Spice: Understand Flavor Connections and Revolutionize Your Cooking The Science of Spice:...

Dr. Stuart Farrimond
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Wreck This Journal: Now in Color Wreck This Journal: Now in...

Keri Smith
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Battles Map by Map Battles Map by Map

DK, Peter Snow (Foreword by)
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5,000 Awesome Facts (about Everything!) 5,000 Awesome Facts (about...

National Geographic Kids
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Joshua Weissman: An Unapologetic Cookbook. #1 New York Times Bestseller Joshua Weissman: An...

Joshua Weissman
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The Fascinating Science Book for Kids: 500 Amazing Facts! The Fascinating Science Book...

Kevin Kurtz
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Dinosaurs: A Visual Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition Dinosaurs: A Visual...

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