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Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Encyclopaedias & reference works > Reference works > Dictionaries of biography (Who's Who)

Iconic Women of Colour - The Amazing True Stories Behind Inspirational Women of Colour (Paperback): Candi Williams Iconic Women of Colour - The Amazing True Stories Behind Inspirational Women of Colour (Paperback)
Candi Williams; Illustrated by Phil Shaw
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Discover the fascinating stories behind 38 iconic women of colour, all of them ground-breakers, risk-takers and game-changers. Whether they are sportswomen, scientists, activists or superstars, every one of these women has been a trailblazer in their field, and deserves to have her achievements celebrated the world over. Be empowered and inspired by their extraordinary life stories, their awesome achievements and their wonder-words of wisdom with this pocketbook of remarkable women, and prepare to be introduced to your new superheroes.

Who'S Who of Doctor Who - A Whovian's Guide to Friends, Foes, Villains, Monsters, and Companions to the Good Doctor... Who'S Who of Doctor Who - A Whovian's Guide to Friends, Foes, Villains, Monsters, and Companions to the Good Doctor (Paperback)
Cameron K McEwan; Illustrated by Andrew Skilleter
R468 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R137 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Who's Who of Doctor Who is the must-have handbook exploring the dynamic cast of characters in Doctor Who over the past half century. Discover details about the intimate relationships between characters, their loyalties, their betrayals, and of course how they collide with the good Doctor through time. With over 300 entries from companions and friends to aliens and villains, and loaded with photos from fifty years of Doctor Who, readers can learn about the Weeping Angels, River Song, the Master, and of course the dreaded Daleks. With text from Cameron K. McEwan, the creator of Blogtor Who and featuring artwork from the popular Doctor Who illustrator, Andrew Skilleter, this is essential reading for all Whovians.

Cricketers Whos Who 2019 (Paperback): Benji Moorhead Cricketers Whos Who 2019 (Paperback)
Benji Moorhead; Designed by Joe Provis, Rob Whitehouse 1
R464 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R95 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Mark Twain's Literary Resources - A Reconstruction of His Library and Reading (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Alan Gribben Mark Twain's Literary Resources - A Reconstruction of His Library and Reading (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Alan Gribben; Foreword by R. Kent Rasmussen
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Profiles of People in Power - The World's Government Leaders (Hardcover): Profiles of People in Power - The World's Government Leaders (Hardcover)
R3,097 Discovery Miles 30 970 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


This new work of biographical reference presents succinct narrative biographies of every serving head of state and head of government.
Its content covers approximately 200 countries and territories and provides over 300 biographical profiles.
Each country section contains:
* A brief explanation of its type of government and the roles of the head of state, the head of government and the legislature
* Lists of the most recent heads of state and head of government, with dates of office
* Biographical profiles of current head of state and government, and other recent incumbents of these positions who remain significant and active political leaders
* A photographic section of a selection of the world's key political leaders
* A full index by name, date of taking office, and source of authority.

We Can Do Anything - 200 Incredible Women Who Changed the World (Paperback): Caitlin Doyle We Can Do Anything - 200 Incredible Women Who Changed the World (Paperback)
Caitlin Doyle; Illustrated by Chuck Gonzales
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From sports to innovation, art to politics - meet the incredible women who got there first, in the incredible girl-o-pedia of astounding achievements! Ever heard the saying "It's a man's world"? Clearly, the speaker had never met Amelia Earhart or Harriet Tubman. Those feisty females, and many more, rivaled their male counterparts in everything from computer programming to civil rights, and from world speed records to the invention of the chocolate chip cookie! * Did you know that the first computer programmer was a woman? Countess Ada Lovelace (1842). * Or that the inventor of the life raft, windshield wiper, and Kevlar were all female? Maria Beaseley (1882), Mary Anderson (1903), Stephanie Kwolek (1966). * From ground-breaking inventions to feats of endurance, We Can Do Anything is the ideal book for growing girls' and boys' intellectually curious minds. Loaded with 200+ main entries, readers will be armed with incredible trivia about history, science, sports, and the arts-perfect for anyone looking to stimulate their mind, brush up for school, or simply indulge in a good read. Organized chronologically, this fact-o-pedia is subdivided into a range of subjects, including science & innovation, sports & endurance, arts & literature, politics & world-building, business & industry, world records, and unusual achievements. With engaging and accessible text and delightful illustrations throughout, We Can Do Anything is sure to educate, entertain, and inspire!

Who Was Who in America (Hardcover, 2009-2010 ed.): Marquis Who's Who Who Was Who in America (Hardcover, 2009-2010 ed.)
Marquis Who's Who
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The Nobility of the Holy Roman Empire - A Register of the Noble Families of the Holy Roman Empire in Great Britain and Italy... The Nobility of the Holy Roman Empire - A Register of the Noble Families of the Holy Roman Empire in Great Britain and Italy (Hardcover)
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This register, compiled by members of the Heraldic and Historical Council, will make an important contribution to genealogical knowledge, and will serve to keep alight the European torch originally lit by the Emperor Charlemagne. The aim of the Register is to identify who were granted noble privileges by the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

Dialogues (Hardcover): Naim Attallah Dialogues (Hardcover)
Naim Attallah
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The Little Book of Queer Icons - The Inspiring True Stories Behind Groundbreaking LGBTQ+ Icons (Paperback): Samuel Alexander The Little Book of Queer Icons - The Inspiring True Stories Behind Groundbreaking LGBTQ+ Icons (Paperback)
Samuel Alexander; Illustrated by Phil Shaw
R185 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R70 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Discover the fascinating stories behind 38 queer icons, all of them ground-breakers, risk-takers and game-changers. Whether they are activists, sportspeople, scientists or superstars, every one of these people has been a trailblazer in their field, and deserves to have their achievements celebrated the world over. Be empowered and inspired by their extraordinary life stories, their awesome achievements and their wonder-words of wisdom with this pocketbook of remarkable people, and prepare to be introduced to your new superheroes.

A Black Studies Primer (Paperback): Keith A.P. Sandiford A Black Studies Primer (Paperback)
Keith A.P. Sandiford
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An essential text for students and scholars of black history. Features over 1,000 biographies of historical and contemporary black figures that have made a significant contribution to the development of modern civilisation. It is a celebration of the impact made by black people in areas including politics, engineering, agriculture, entertainment, literature, medicine, sport, philosophy and more. This easy reference encyclopedia has been compiled to fill the gaps in black studies in the school curricula, and will inspire students and teachers alike.

A Concise Dictionary of South African Biography (German, Book): P. Joyce A Concise Dictionary of South African Biography (German, Book)
P. Joyce
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Leaders Who Changed History (Hardcover): Dk Leaders Who Changed History (Hardcover)
Dk
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Who's Who in British Climbing (Paperback): Colin Edward Wells Who's Who in British Climbing (Paperback)
Colin Edward Wells
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"Who's Who in British Climbing" contains nearly 700 mini biographies of climbers - the romantics, eccentrics and buffoons that have made British Climbing what it is: dissolute and hungover most of the time, with the odd unexpected burst of brilliance.They form a world class cast of eccentrics ranging from the most virtuous to the most hedonistically barbarous characters one could ever hope to meet. At one end of the moral spectrum we have Archdeacon Hudson Stuck solemnly tutoring his native charges on ecclesiastical history while making the first ascent of Denali. At the other there's Satan-loving Aleister Crowley pleasuring himself in his tent on Kangchenjunga while his helpless avalanched companions were crying for help a few yards away. In between are the usual sprinkling of psychotic nut jobs, consummate show-offs and infuriatingly brilliant athletes.The selection of folk gracing the pages has been anything but scientifically objective. The intention has been to include anyone who was born in Britain who happened to do something significant or interesting anywhere, not just in the UK.

The Daily Telegraph Military Obituarites Book Three (Hardcover): David Twiston-Davies The Daily Telegraph Military Obituarites Book Three (Hardcover)
David Twiston-Davies
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David Twiston Davies's latest, highly entertaining collection of 100 Daily Telegraph military obituaries from the last sixteen years includes those celebrated for their great heroism and involvement in major operations. Others have extraordinary stories barely remembered even by their families. Those featured include Private Harry Patch, the last survivor of those who went over the top on the Western Front in 1917 and Lieutenant-Colonel Eric Wilson of the Somaliland Camel Corps who learned he had been awarded a posthumous VC in a prison camp. Colonel Clive Fairweather, who organised the SAS attack on the terrorists who seized the Iranian embassy in London in 1980, also features. The Canadian Sergeant Smoky Smith won the VC in Italy but was locked up to ensure he would be sober to receive it at Buckingham Palace? Obergefreiter Henry Metelman was a Panzer driver who, brutally frank about his Eastern Front experiences, later became a groundsman at Charterhouse School. Penny Phillips was an ambulance driver caught up in the retreat from the Germans in 1940. The Italian, Amedeo Guillet, led the last cavalry charge against the British; Australian General Sir Frank Hassett commanded a textbook operation at Maryang San in Korea? and Lieutenant-Colonel David Garforth-Bles was pig-sticking in India when a comrade suddenly disappeared only to be found at the bottom of an enormous well accompanied by his horse with a pig trying to bite both of them. As Andrew Roberts wrote of the first collection: They evoke swirling, profound, even guilty emotions... To those Britons who have known only peace, these are thought provoking and humbling essays in valour.

The Times Great Lives (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Anna Temkin The Times Great Lives (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Anna Temkin 1
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The Times obituaries have given readers throughout the world an instant picture of a life for over 150 years. The Times Great Lives is a selection of 124 of these pieces, each obituary has been updated and reproduced in their entirety, by Anna Temkin, The Times assistant obituaries editor. The Times register provides a rich store of information and opinion on the most influential characters of the twentieth and early twenty-first century - be they politicians, sportspeople, musicians, writers, artists, pop stars or military personnel. Major figures of influence from our times and from recent history such as Sigmund Freud, Pablo Picasso and Diana, Princess of Wales are included. This updated second edition includes some of the greatest figures of the modern era such as Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs, Neil Armstrong and Margaret Thatcher. Authoritative, fascinating, insightful and endlessly engaging, The Times Great Lives is a must for anyone with an interest in the history and people of the twentieth century.

Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders (Paperback): Wenxian Zhang, IIan Alon Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders (Paperback)
Wenxian Zhang, IIan Alon
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This exhaustive resource provides comprehensive coverage of the major players in the Chinese economy since the reform era, which began in 1978. It includes 200 entries briefly summarizing each individual's life and career, with a central focus on his or her accomplishments and the key roles played in the economic development of China. The emphasis of the book is on the movers and shakers of China's new economy, highlighting notable figures from both the initial economic liberalization period and the renewed growth from the early 1990s to the present time. This invaluable dictionary is the result of collaborative efforts across the globe. Over forty scholars from the United States, mainland China and Taiwan, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Norway, Israel and Malaysia contributed. They cover the full spectrum of Chinese industries from banking, finance and investment, real estate, transportation and infrastructure, to manufacturing, telecommunications, media, agriculture, automobile, pharmaceutical, food, trade, service and retail industries. The book includes not only business leaders from mainland China, but also entrepreneurs from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia who have strong ties with the Chinese economy. Because of the key roles they played in economic development, some leading economists and high-ranking government officials are also included. The editors do not shy away from controversial figures, whose actions have had profound impacts on the Chinese economy, and who may have gotten into legal problems later in their career. Scholars, practitioners and librarians in international business, entrepreneurship and Asian studies will find this volume an essential addition to their reference shelf.

Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders (Hardcover): Wenxian Zhang, IIan Alon Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders (Hardcover)
Wenxian Zhang, IIan Alon
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This exhaustive resource provides comprehensive coverage of the major players in the Chinese economy since the reform era, which began in 1978. It includes 200 entries briefly summarizing each individual's life and career, with a central focus on his or her accomplishments and the key roles played in the economic development of China. The emphasis of the book is on the movers and shakers of China's new economy, highlighting notable figures from both the initial economic liberalization period and the renewed growth from the early 1990s to the present time. This invaluable dictionary is the result of collaborative efforts across the globe. Over forty scholars from the United States, mainland China and Taiwan, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Norway, Israel and Malaysia contributed. They cover the full spectrum of Chinese industries from banking, finance and investment, real estate, transportation and infrastructure, to manufacturing, telecommunications, media, agriculture, automobile, pharmaceutical, food, trade, service and retail industries. The book includes not only business leaders from mainland China, but also entrepreneurs from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia who have strong ties with the Chinese economy. Because of the key roles they played in economic development, some leading economists and high-ranking government officials are also included. The editors do not shy away from controversial figures, whose actions have had profound impacts on the Chinese economy, and who may have gotten into legal problems later in their career. Scholars, practitioners and librarians in international business, entrepreneurship and Asian studies will find this volume an essential addition to their reference shelf.

Nobel Faces - A Gallery of Nobel Prize Winners (Hardcover): Peter Badge Nobel Faces - A Gallery of Nobel Prize Winners (Hardcover)
Peter Badge
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More than 270 striking black-and-white portraits of all Nobel Prize Winners alive today, such as Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, John M. Coetzee, Roy J. Glauber, James Watson and Jimmy Carter, taken by Berlin photographer Peter Badge. Each photograph is accompanied by a short biography, resulting in a fascinating word/image tableau.
With an afterword by Wim Wenders.

The Routledge Dictionary of Anthropologists (Paperback): Gerald Gaillard The Routledge Dictionary of Anthropologists (Paperback)
Gerald Gaillard
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This detailed and comprehensive guide provides biographical information on the most influential and significant figures in world anthropology, from the birth of the discipline in the nineteenth century to the present day. Each of the fifteen chapters focuses on a national tradition or school of thought, outlining its central features and placing the anthropologists within their intellectual contexts. Fully indexed and cross-referenced, The Routledge Dictionary of Anthropologists will prove indispensable for students of anthropology.

Nobel - A Century of Prize Winners (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Michael Worek Nobel - A Century of Prize Winners (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Michael Worek
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The story of the winners of the world's most prestigious prize, now updated to include the 2009 recipients.

The Nobel Prize is widely regarded as the most prestigious award one can receive. The Prize is administered by the Nobel Foundation, and the award ceremonies receive extensive media coverage. The awards are often politically controversial, and many winners use their acceptance speech to further favorite causes.

Along with background information, the book provides a look at the 200 most famous and most interesting Nobel winners. The profiles are arranged by prize and by year. A photo or illustration appears with each profiled Laureate. Other illustrations help to explain complex subjects in science and make it easier for the reader to appreciate the accomplishments for which the prize has been awarded.

A number of fascinating facts emerge from this lively account. For example, only 40 of the 829 Nobel Laureates have been women, among them Marie Curie, who won twice. Linus Pauling is the only person to have been awarded two Nobel Prizes in different categories, the 1954 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the 1962 Nobel Peace Prize. The youngest Laureate is Lawrence Bragg, who was 25 years old when he received the Nobel Prize in Physics with his father in 1915. The oldest is Leonid Hurwicz, who was 90 years old when he received the 2007 Economics Prize. Two Laureates have declined the Nobel Prize: Jean-Paul Sartre, and Le Duc Tho. Other famous names include Ernest Hemingway, Albert Einstein, Albert Schweitzer, James Watson and Francis Crick, Paul Krugman, Charles Kao, Elizabeth Blackburn and Barack Obama.

"Nobel: A Century of Prize Winners" is sure to find a readership among the millions who follow the awards each year and want to understand more about the most important prize in the world.

A Biographical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Economists (Hardcover): J.E. King A Biographical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Economists (Hardcover)
J.E. King
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This book documents the history of economic discourse in Australia and New Zealand from the early days of European settlement. Many of the early economists were immigrants (William Hearn, Charles Pearson, Catherine Spence, David Syme). A few (such as W.C. Wentworth, born on the First Fleet) were proud natives, self-taught but confident and assertive in their use of economic arguments. The 20th century brought European refugees (Heinz Arndt, Harro Bernardelli, Fred Gruen, Kurt Singer) and a healthy crop of locally-born public servant-economists (Bernard Ashwin, John Crawford, `Nugget' Coombs, Leslie Melville, Roland Wilson). There were theorists of international renown (Richard Manning, Wilfred Salter, Trevor Swan), some who made important contributions to public policy debates (Ronald Henderson, Eric Russell) or distinguished themselves in econometrics (Rex Bergstrom, Bill Phillips). The 130 entries in this volume have been written by more than 50 international authorities, revealing the depth and diversity of economics in Australia and New Zealand over almost two centuries. This biographical dictionary is a rich and comprehensive original reference work that will appeal to many economists and researchers of history and public policy in addition to those involved in the history of economic thought.

The 100 Most Notable Cornellians (Hardcover): Glenn C. Altschuler, R. Laurence Moore, Isaac Kramnick The 100 Most Notable Cornellians (Hardcover)
Glenn C. Altschuler, R. Laurence Moore, Isaac Kramnick
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"Cornell is unique among American research universities and in the Ivy League. . . . It aspires to the ideals of Ezra Cornell, who founded an institution 'where any one person could find instruction in any study.' . . . Cornell has played a distinctive role in democratizing higher education, while helping to shape the American university's post-Civil War commitment to useful service to American society and to the world. The undergraduate experience has been the heart of life on East Hill, 'far above Cayuga's Waters.' Its undergraduates have lived the ideals carved into the Eddy Street gate: 'So enter that daily thou mayest become more learned and thoughtful. So depart that daily thou mayest become more useful to thy country and to mankind.' It is our privilege and honor to single out and, in most cases, pay tribute to Cornell's most distinguished sons and daughters." from the PrefaceGraduates of Cornell University have achieved remarkable success in all areas from literature and photography to economics and agriculture, from finance and chemistry to athletics and the stage. They have held positions of leadership in boardrooms and classrooms, blazed new paths in medicine and journalism, acted on lofty ideals and strong ambition. Cornellians are regulars in Stockholm, on the bestseller lists, and in high office. Faced with all that excellence, the authors of this book sifted through encyclopedias, archives, and alumni records and engaged in conversations and debates to arrive at a final group of one hundred notable men and women who completed an undergraduate degree program at Cornell. These alumni are representative in their distinction (and, in a few cases, for their notoriety). Each Cornellian is profiled in a witty and erudite essay, each accompanied with one telling exception by a portrait. In immortalizing a selection of notable Cornellians from a bit more than the first hundred years of the university, the authors arrive at a portrait of Cornell itself, "a world-class institution with an egalitarian soul" where undergraduates are guided to exceed their own goals and change the world, too."

A Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists (Paperback, New edition): Robert W. Dimand, Mary Ann Dimand, Evelyn L. Forget A Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists (Paperback, New edition)
Robert W. Dimand, Mary Ann Dimand, Evelyn L. Forget
R1,025 Discovery Miles 10 250 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This major original reference work includes over one hundred specially commissioned articles on the lives and writings of women who made significant contributions to economics. It sheds new light on the rich, but too often neglected, heritage of women's analysis of economic issues and participation in the discipline of economics. In addition to those who wrote in English, some notable Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Swedish women economists are included. This book will transform widely-held views about the past role of women in economics, and will stimulate further research in this exciting but underdeveloped field. It is dedicated to the memory of Michele Pujol, a pioneer in the field.

Who'S Who in Economics, Fourth Edition (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition): Mark Blaug, Howard R Vane Who'S Who in Economics, Fourth Edition (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition)
Mark Blaug, Howard R Vane
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This major reference work, now in its fourth edition, is an extensive and authoritative guide to the most frequently cited academic economists throughout the world. As with the previous editions, each of the entries is written by the entrants themselves and gives pertinent biographical data, principal fields of interest, chief publications and a statement of their principal contributions to economics as they - and not the editors - perceive them. This edition includes only living economists whose articles, published in the period 1990-2000, have been most frequently cited and as such it is the most up-to-date biographical dictionary of the leading players in the economics profession. * a thoroughly revised, updated and extended fourth edition containing the most cited economists from 1990-2000 * the only biographical dictionary of major economists to appear in any language * provides critical information on over 700 living economists * five appendices, including indices of principal fields of interest, country of residence, year of birth, current affiliation, and first degree and doctorate

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