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World Music: Latin & North America, Caribbean, India, Asia & the Pacific
World Music: Latin & North America, Caribbean, India, Asia & the Pacific
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The Rough Guide to World Music was published for the first time in 1994 and became the definitive reference source. Six years on, the subject has become too big for one book: hence this new two-volume edition — World Music 2: Latin and North America,... (read more)

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The Rough Guide to Genes & Cloning
The Rough Guide to Genes & Cloning
by Jess Buxton
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What exactly is a gene? How does cloning actually work? Are designer babies a bad idea? Could we ever clone a human? The Rough Guide To Genes & Cloning answers all these questions and more. From the inside story of cells and their structure and the... (read more)

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The Rough Guide to Punk (Rough Guides To...)
The Rough Guide to Punk (Rough Guides To...)
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The Rough Guide to Punk casts a sneering glance at the musicians, fashions, icons and record labels behind the sub-culture that revolutionized pop music. The guide includes profiles of more than 250 artists, from legends such as the Sex Pistols and X-Ray... (read more)

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The Rough Guide to Macs & OS X
The Rough Guide to Macs & OS X
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The Rough Guide to Macs andamp; OS X is your essential companion to choosing and using an Apple computer. Packed full of essential tips and advice for both novices and Mac devotees andndash; and covering v10.5 Leopard, the latest version of the Apple... (read more)

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The Rough Guide to Blues 1 (Rough Guide to the Blues)
The Rough Guide to Blues 1 (Rough Guide to the Blues)
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The Rough Guide to Blues gives you the complete lowdown on all the grittiest singers, bottleneck guitarists, belt-it-out divas and wailing harmonica players that made the most influential music of the last century. From music legend B.B. King to folk... (read more)

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The Rough Guide to World Music: Volume 1 (Rough Guide to World Music: Volume 1)
The Rough Guide to World Music: Volume 1 (Rough Guide to World Music: Volume 1)
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The Rough Guide to World Music is the unchallenged reference work on sounds from around the globe. This third edition is more comprehensive than ever - updated and expanded throughout and with a number of new countries added. Volume 1: Africa &... (read more)

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The Rough Guide to Blogging
The Rough Guide to Blogging
by Jonathan Yang
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The Rough Guide to Blogging is the ultimate reference for all things weblog. It takes you into the blogosphere, from bloggings early history and where it is today, to the future of blogs and their social and cultural impact. This book will help you to... (read more)

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The Rough Guide to Climate Change: The Symptoms, the Science, the Solutions (Rough Guide Reference)
The Rough Guide to Climate Change: The Symptoms, the Science, the Solutions (Rough Guide Reference)
by Robert Henson
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The Rough Guide to Climate Change gives the complete picture of the single biggest issue facing the planet. Cutting a swathe through scientific research and political debate, this completely updated 2nd edition lays out the facts and assesses the options-... (read more)

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The Rough Guide to His Dark Materials (Rough Guide Reference)
The Rough Guide to His Dark Materials (Rough Guide Reference)
by Paul Simpson and Philip Pullman
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Exploring the origins of "His Dark Materials" back to the life of its creator, this resource also covers the creation of the trilogy, author Phillip Pullmans inspiration, response from reviewers, fans, and religious leaders, and a guide to the meaning of... (read more)

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The Rough Guide to Pink Floyd
The Rough Guide to Pink Floyd
by Toby Manning
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The Rough Guide to Pink Floyd is the ultimate companion to the band that changed the sound and scale of pop music forever. Features include: The Story: from the Syd Barrett era, the Dark Side Of The Moon phenomenon to their transformation into one of the... (read more)

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The Rough Guide to the Da Vinci Code
The Rough Guide to the Da Vinci Code
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Dan Brown's thriller The Da Vinci Code has created an extraordinary Christian controversy, with its sub-plots of the sacred feminine in religion, the bloodline of Christ, the legend of the Holy Grail, and the role of sects like Opus Dei within the church.... (read more)

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The Rough Guide to Led Zeppelin
The Rough Guide to Led Zeppelin
by Nigel Williamson
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Rock legends Led Zeppelin remain a colossal music force with songs at once mystical, heavy, traditional and highly original. "The Rough Guide to Led Zeppelin" tells the story of the life and afterlife of this most extraordinary supergroup. Features... (read more)

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The Rough Guide to Bob Dylan
The Rough Guide to Bob Dylan
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In his seventh decade and still going strong, Bob Dylan is the ultimate singer-songwriter - hugely revered, baffingly idiosyncratic, an enigma and a music legend responsible for a staggering number of classic songs. Now in its second edition, the Rough... (read more)

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The Rough Guide To Unexplained Phenomena (Rough Guide Reference)
The Rough Guide To Unexplained Phenomena (Rough Guide Reference)
by Bob Rickard
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This new title combines and updates two classic books ("Phenomena" and "Living Wonders") by the same authors. The original subjects of mysterious phenomena (including poltergeists, showers of objects and spontaneous human combustion) and crypto-zoology... (read more)

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The Rough Guide to Unexplained Phenomena
The Rough Guide to Unexplained Phenomena
by Bob Rickard
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"The Rough Guide to Unexplained Phenomena" is an exploration of the zone that lies between the known and the unknown, a shadowy territory thats home to the lake monsters, combusting people, teleporting frogs and man-eating trees. Taking a Fortean path... (read more)

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The Rough Guide to Macs and OS X (Rough Guide Reference)
The Rough Guide to Macs and OS X (Rough Guide Reference)
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The Rough Guide to Macs & OS X is your essential companion to choosing and using an Apple computer. Packed full of essential tips and advice for both novices and Mac devotees - and covering v10.5 Leopard, the latest version of the Apple operating... (read more)

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The Rough Guide to the Earth 1 (Rough Guide Reference)
The Rough Guide to the Earth 1 (Rough Guide Reference)
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From the opening and closing of oceans over millions of years to the overnight reshaping of landscapes by volcanoes, the Earth beneath our feet is constantly changing. The Rough Guide to the Earth explores all aspects of our dynamic planet, from the... (read more)

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The Rough Guides Book of Playlists
The Rough Guides Book of Playlists
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iPods and MP3 players have changed the way we listen to music: itandrsquo;s all about songs rather than albums, and making your own compilations. This is the first music guide that gets it: a book of 500 playlists, each of them packed with great music to... (read more)

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The Rough Guide to Myspace & Online Communities 1 (Rough Guide to Myspace & Online Communities)
The Rough Guide to Myspace & Online Communities 1 (Rough Guide to Myspace & Online Communities)
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Get beneath the hype to discover how to make the most of MySpace, Bebo, Friendster and other online communities. From Internet connection requirements and common misconceptions to the history of the site and it's future in cyberspace, this is all you... (read more)

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The Rough Guide to Horror Movies 1
The Rough Guide to Horror Movies 1
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The Rough Guide to Horror Movies is a comprehensive guide to the worlds most terrifying films. The guide includes all the icons, from Boris Karloff to Wes Craven and Frankenstein to Freddie Kruger, including classics from Argentina, Pakistan, South... (read more)

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