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Scots-English - English-Scots Dictionary (English, Scots, Paperback): David Ross, Gavin Smith Scots-English - English-Scots Dictionary (English, Scots, Paperback)
David Ross, Gavin Smith
R96 R77 Discovery Miles 770 Save R19 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Scots-English English-Scots Dictionary is a fascinating and up-to-date guide to the language that developed alongside English in the northern parts of the British Isles. As well as including such well-known words as dreich, sassenach, kirk and kittle, it contains thousands of the other words that have enriched Scotland's cultural heritage over the centuries.

Bridges (Hardcover): David Ross Bridges (Hardcover)
David Ross
R509 R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Save R118 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From abandoned structures that have long ceased to take you anywhere to today's feats of engineering, Bridges is a pictorial celebration of 150 suspension bridges, iron bridges, stone bridges, aqueducts, viaducts, railway bridges, footbridges and rope bridges. Organised in sections such as abandoned bridges, classic bridges and superstructures, the book contains an immense range of wooden, stone, iron, steel and concrete bridges. There are tiny village bridges and vast bridges, narrow bridges and motorway-wide bridges, bridges that act as dams and bridges that support buildings, covered bridges, famous bridges and little-known gems. From San Francisco's Golden Gate bridge to the 21st century Millau Viaduct in France - the tallest bridge in the world, from the Roman aqueduct in Segovia, Spain, to farmers still building bamboo bridges, the book draws examples from all over the world. Ranging from the Rocky Mountains to Siberia and Iran, a picture emerges of not only how new technologies have made it possible for bridges to be built, but also how bridges have themselves been catalysts for social change. And when they have been abandoned, such as in former gold rush towns, these bridges tell their own stories of how the world moves on. Presented in a landscape format and with 150 outstanding colour photographs, Bridges is a stunning collection of images.

Military Aircraft, Tanks and Warships Visual Encyclopedia - More than 1000 colour illustrations (Paperback): Robert Jackson,... Military Aircraft, Tanks and Warships Visual Encyclopedia - More than 1000 colour illustrations (Paperback)
Robert Jackson, David Ross, Jim Winchester
R649 R495 Discovery Miles 4 950 Save R154 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From early jets to the F-22 Raptor, from the Centurion A41 tank to the Bradley M2, from aircraft carriers to nuclear submarines, Military Aircraft, Tanks & Warships Visual Encyclopedia is a fascinating guide to aircraft, tanks and ships from the beginning of the Cold War to the present day. Arranged by type and then chronologically within each type, each entry or variant is illustrated with an excellent full-colour artwork, showing in great detail its characteristics and markings, and completed with an informative caption and technical specifications. Ranging from the Korean War to Vietnam, from India and Pakistan to the Arab-Israeli conflict, from the Falklands to Afghanistan and Iraq, the book includes main battle tanks, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, amphibious tanks, fighter jets, interceptors, bombers, transport aircraft, Stealth bombers, aircraft carriers, destroyers and submarines. With 850 outstanding colour artworks, Military Aircraft, Tanks & Warships Visual Encyclopedia is an authoritatively researched book that will appeal to anyone with an interest in modern military technology.

Submarines - World War I to the Present (Hardcover): David Ross Submarines - World War I to the Present (Hardcover)
David Ross
R759 R568 Discovery Miles 5 680 Save R191 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The emergence of the submarine in 1914 as a major strategic weapon was swift and unexpected. On 5 September 1914, a British light cruiser, HMS Pathfinder, was sunk by the German submarine U-21, becoming the first victim of a free-fired torpedo. The basis of naval warfare had been changed forever. Submarines offers a highly illustrated guide to all the main classes of submarines to be used in naval warfare from the beginning of World War I to the present day. Divided by era, campaign and country, the book includes sections on submarine forces in 1914, technical developments during the 1930s, the Atlantic convoy war during World War II, Soviet submarine development during the Cold War, the introduction of nuclear-powered submarines, submarines of the Falklands War, and the latest ICBM carriers. Special emphasis is given to the U-Boats of World War II, arranged by flotilla. All the main types are included, from the World War I-era German U-1 and British F-class, through the Type VII U-boats and US Gato class of World War II, and coming up-to-date with the latest missile submarines, such as HMS Astute, USS Virginia, the Russian Borei class, the Chinese Shang class and the INS Arihant.

The Nicomachean Ethics (Paperback): Aristotle The Nicomachean Ethics (Paperback)
Aristotle; Translated by David Ross; Edited by Lesley Brown
R189 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R44 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A student of Plato and a teacher of Alexander the Great, Aristotle is one of the towering figures in Western thought. A brilliant thinker with wide-ranging interests, he wrote important works in physics, biology, poetry, politics, morality, metaphysics, and ethics. In the Nicomachean Ethics, which he is said to have dedicated to his son Nicomachus, Aristotle's guiding question is what is the best thing for a human being? His answer is happiness. "Happiness," he wrote, "is the best, noblest, and most pleasant thing in the world." But he means not something we feel, not an emotion, but rather an especially good kind of life . Happiness is made up of activities in which we use the best human capacities, both ones that contribute to our flourishing as members of a community, and ones that allow us to engage in god-like contemplation. Contemporary ethical writings on the role and importance of the moral virtues such as courage and justice have drawn inspiration from this work, which also contains important discussions on responsibility, practical reasoning, and on the role of friendship in creating the best life. This new edition combines David Ross's classic translation, lightly revised by Lesley Brown, with a new and invaluable introduction and explanatory notes. A glossary of key terms and comprehensive index, as well as a fully updated bibliography, add further value to this exceptional new edition. Features * This new edition of one of the founding texts of moral philosophy combines David Ross's classic translation, lightly revised by Lesley Brown, with a new and invaluable introduction and notes to aid readers in their understanding of Aristotle's intricate arguments. * Widely admired translation, sparingly revised to retain its qualities while paying special attention to key terms, enhancing understanding, eliminating unintentional ambiguity, and incorporating the latest scholarly thinking. * Invaluable introduction covers Aristotl

Highland Herald - Reporting the News from the North (Paperback): David Ross Highland Herald - Reporting the News from the North (Paperback)
David Ross; Foreword by Harry Reid
R311 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R57 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From 1988 to 2017 David Ross was the Highland Correspondent of The Herald. His patch stretched from the Mull of Kintyre in the south to the Shetland island of Unst in the north; and from St Kilda, in the West, to the whisky country of Speyside in the east. From his home on the Black Isle he covered all the big stories, from the fight against a nuclear waste dump in Caithness to plans to remove half a mountain on the island of Harris. He helped the first community land buyout in modern times in Assynt, covered in depth the anti-toll campaign on the Skye Bridge, the efforts to save Gaelic and protect ferry services. In Highland Herald he reflects on the important issues which affected the Highlands and Islands during his time. He tells how his late father-in-law, the Gaelic poet Sorley MacLean, helped him. He had never written in depth about Sorley when he was alive, as it would have been `excruciatingly embarrassing for both of us', but does so now.

Scottish Railways 1923-2016 - A History (Hardcover): David Ross Scottish Railways 1923-2016 - A History (Hardcover)
David Ross
R953 R809 Discovery Miles 8 090 Save R144 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Getting the Train - The History of Scotland's Railways (Paperback): David Ross Getting the Train - The History of Scotland's Railways (Paperback)
David Ross
R239 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R23 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
George & Robert Stephenson - A Passion for Success (Paperback, 2nd New edition): David Ross George & Robert Stephenson - A Passion for Success (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
David Ross
R468 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R119 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From poverty to great wealth and obscurity to world fame, George and Robert Stephenson's was an extraordinary joint career. While giving full treatment to their great engineering exploits, this authoritative biography also explores their domestic lives, personalities and relationships, and their involvement with the ideas of the time. The result is a rounded and highly readable portrayal of the father and son - strikingly different characters - who, it can be said, set the modern world in motion.

Scotland: History of a Nation (Paperback): David Frost, David Ross Scotland: History of a Nation (Paperback)
David Frost, David Ross
R162 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R25 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Ships Visual Encyclopedia - More than 1000 colour illustrations (Paperback): David Ross Ships Visual Encyclopedia - More than 1000 colour illustrations (Paperback)
David Ross
R575 R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Save R136 (24%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

From the dawn of civilization man has held a fascination with the sea, and over the centuries has built myriad ships and sailing craft for an equally diverse range of purposes. Ships: Visual Encyclopedia provides a fascinating at-a-glance guide to more than 1200 of the most important ships from the earliest times to the present day. From the Viking longship through the 16th century galleon to the super carriers and nuclear submarines of the 21st century, Ships: Visual Encyclopedia includes every conceivable type of ship in which man has gone to sea. As well as warships from every century, this book also examines those vessels that have explored the globe, conducted trade, and afforded great adventure, luxury and entertainment. From the smallest coastal traders up to the vast oil tankers of today, from the graceful clippers of the 19th century to the modern passenger liners, Ships: Visual Encyclopedia is the comprehensive guide to all the world's ships, both military and civilian. Each ship is illustrated with a profile illustration, accompanied by brief details and specifications, and vessels are arranged chronologically and by use to allow easy comparison. Timelines of design and development are also provided on many pages where appropriate, giving a sense of the history of each type of ship. With 1200 outstanding colour illustrations, Ships: Visual Encyclopedia is an essential reference book for all maritime and ship enthusiasts.

The World's Greatest Aircraft Carriers - An Illustrated History (Hardcover, Revised edition): David Ross The World's Greatest Aircraft Carriers - An Illustrated History (Hardcover, Revised edition)
David Ross
R515 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R119 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

On 9 May 1912 the first airplane take-off from a ship was made from the deck of the HMS Hibernia. In July 1918, seven Sopwith Camels launched from the converted battlecruiser HMS Furious damaged the German airbase at Tonder and destroyed two zeppelins. The age of the carrier was born. In the interwar years the Lexington, Akagi and Courageous class carriers were developed, but it was only during World War II that the aircraft carrier finally came into its own. Fleet carriers carrying 30-40 aircraft allowed the Japanese and US navies to project air power across the vast Pacific Ocean, with the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor presaging a new kind of warfare. With the sinking of hundreds of ships during World War II, including the German battleship Bismarck in 1941, by the end of the war carriers ruled the waves and the era of the battleship had passed. The World's Greatest Aircraft Carriers features 52 of the most significant flat tops and amphibious assault ships built since the 1920s until the present day, from the USS Yorktown, which survived direct hits during the battle of Midway (1942), through the Falklands War veteran HMS Invincible, to the mighty Nimitz class, the core of the US Navy's carrier battle groups today. Also included are significant amphibious assault ships, such as the USS Tarawa and French Mistral. Each entry includes a brief description of the ship's development and history, a colour profile view or cutaway, key features and specifications. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World's Greatest Aircraft Carriers is a colourful guide for the naval warfare enthusiast.

Story of Bonnie Prince Charlie (Hardcover): David Ross Story of Bonnie Prince Charlie (Hardcover)
David Ross
R71 R56 Discovery Miles 560 Save R15 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Charles Edward Stuart (31 December 1720 - 31 January 1788), was commonly known in Britain during his lifetime as The Young Pretender, and Bonnie Prince Charlie. He was the second Jacobite pretender to the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland. He was born in Italy and was the eldest son of James Francis Edward Stuart, who was the son of James II of England. Charles instigated the unsuccessful Jacobite uprising of 1745, in which he led an insurrection to restore his family to the throne of the Great Britain, which ended in defeat at the Battle of Culloden. That battle that ended the Jacobite cause. Charles's flight from Scotland after the uprising has rendered him a romantic figure of heroic failure in some later representations. In 1759 he was involved in a French plan to invade Britain which was abandoned following British naval victories.

Red Dwarf: Just the Shows - Volumes 1 and 2 Collection (DVD, Boxed set): Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn, Danny... Red Dwarf: Just the Shows - Volumes 1 and 2 Collection (DVD, Boxed set)
Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John-Jules, David Ross, … 2
R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

All 52 episodes from seasons 1-8 of the BBC sci-fi comedy series following the adventures of Lister (Craig Charles), the last human in the universe, his hologram colleague Rimmer (Chris Barrie), android Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) and Cat (Danny John-Jules). Episodes are: 'The End', 'Future Echoes', 'Balance of Power', 'Waiting For God', 'Confidence and Paranoia', 'Me 2', 'Kryten', 'Better Than Life', 'Thanks for the Memory', 'Stasis Leak', 'Queeg', 'Parallel Universe', 'Backwards', 'Marooned', 'Polymorph', 'Timeslides', 'Bodyswap', 'The Last Day', 'Camille', 'DNA', 'Justice', 'Dimension Jump', 'White Hole', 'Meltdown', 'Holoship', 'The Inquisitor', 'Terrorform', 'Quarantine', 'Demons and Angels', 'Back to Reality', 'Psirens', 'Legion', 'Gunmen of the Apocalypse', 'Emohawk - Polymorph II', 'Rimmerworld', 'Out of Time', 'Tikka to Ride', 'Stoke Me a Clipper', 'Ouroboros', 'Duct Soup', 'Blue', 'Beyond a Joke', 'Epideme', 'Nanarchy', 'Back in the Red (Part 1)', 'Back in the Red (Part 2)', 'Back in the Red (Part 3)', 'Cassandra', 'Krytie TV', 'Pete', 'Pete II' and 'Only The Good...'.

The World's Greatest Submarines - An Illustrated History (Hardcover): David Ross The World's Greatest Submarines - An Illustrated History (Hardcover)
David Ross
R515 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R119 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In 1776, American Patriots attempted to destroy the British flagship Eagle using a man-operated semi-submersible, the Turtle, in New York harbour. The attack failed, but the idea stuck. Almost 90 years later, the CSS Hunley successfully rammed into the Federal sloop USS Housatonic with a spar torpedo. The Housatonic became the first ship in naval history to be sunk by a submarine. The World's Greatest Submarines features the most significant submarines built, from the German U-9 - which sank three British cruisers on 22 September 1914 - through the huge Japanese I-400 class to the great nuclear-powered submarines of the Cold War, such as the USS Los Angeles and Soviet Oscar class. Also included are the `undersea cruiser' Surcouf; the highly successful Type VII U-boats of World War II; and the latest attack and ballistic missile submarines, such as HMS Astute, USS Virginia, the Chinese Type 094 and the Russian Yasen class. Each entry includes a brief description of the submarine's development and history, a colour profile or cutaway, key features and specifications. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World's Greatest Submarines is an accessible guide for those interested in naval history.

Children of the Clearances (Paperback): David Ross Children of the Clearances (Paperback)
David Ross
R60 R48 Discovery Miles 480 Save R12 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Corbies series brings the heroes and rogues, triumphs and tragedies of Scottish history vibrantly into life.

Jadite - Identification & Price Guide (Hardcover, Revised): Joe Keller, David Ross Jadite - Identification & Price Guide (Hardcover, Revised)
Joe Keller, David Ross
R594 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R117 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

When Joe Keller and David Ross introduced the first book ever written dedicated to jadite, it was met with critical and popular enthusiasm. It was a tour de force! Now this fourth edition, there are over a thousand pieces illustrated in over 700 color photographs. Additional photographs and a reproduction section enhance the book, along with updated values to keep up with an ever-changing marketplace. Jadite: An Identification and Price Guide brings together the works of the three major glass companies that produced jadite from the 1930s to the mid-1970s: McKee, Jeannette, and Anchor Hocking. Exploring these perennially popular collectibles, the book includes numerous dinnerware patterns, all sorts of jadite kitchenware, canisters, shakers, mixing bowls, and ovenware, and jadite items for the home, such as lamps, bathroom items, and ashtrays. The authors have produced a book that will be an invaluable and welcome addition to collectors' libraries.

Teammate - My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages (Paperback): David Ross, Don Yaeger Teammate - My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages (Paperback)
David Ross, Don Yaeger; Introduction by Theo Epstein
R430 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R66 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Of the many storylines to the Chicago Cubs incredible 2016 season was the late career renaissance of David Ross, the 39-year-old journeyman player affectionately known to his Cubs teammates as "Grandpa Rossy." Ross became the unlikely heart and soul of the championship team, who finally broke the near 100-year Cubs curse. At the end of the Cubs victorious game seven--in which Ross entered the game in the 5th inning and proceeded to hit a crucial home run (becoming the oldest player to homer in World Series History), he was carried off the field by his teammates. Ross's late career blossoming and role as a Cubs mentor has been one of the defining sports stories of 2016, inspiring a write-in campaign for him for the All Star game, an endless series of feature stories and becoming the nightly talk of TV analysts and sports radio. This book would be memoir of Ross' career -- written with veteran collaborator Don Yaeger -- with the championship run at Wrigley this year as the capstone through line. The book's captivating frame is the final day of Ross's career - Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, with looks book at pivotal moments in Ross' life and career. Ross's fairy-tale season is a feel-good story that captures the hearts of Cubs die-hards and baseball fans everywhere.

The Great North of Scotland Railway - A New History (Hardcover): David Ross The Great North of Scotland Railway - A New History (Hardcover)
David Ross
R735 R633 Discovery Miles 6 330 Save R102 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The North British Railway - A History (Paperback): David Ross The North British Railway - A History (Paperback)
David Ross
R809 R690 Discovery Miles 6 900 Save R119 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Teammate - My Life in Baseball (Hardcover): David Ross, Don Yaeger Teammate - My Life in Baseball (Hardcover)
David Ross, Don Yaeger; Introduction by Theo Epstein
R507 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R134 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Of the many storylines to the Chicago Cubs incredible 2016 season was the late career renaissance of David Ross, the 39-year-old journeyman player affectionately known to his Cubs teammates as "Grandpa Rossy." Ross became the unlikely heart and soul of the championship team, who finally broke the near 100-year Cubs curse. At the end of the Cubs victorious game seven--in which Ross entered the game in the 5th inning and proceeded to hit a crucial home run (becoming the oldest player to homer in World Series History), he was carried off the field by his teammates. Ross's late career blossoming and role as a Cubs mentor has been one of the defining sports stories of 2016, inspiring a write-in campaign for him for the All Star game, an endless series of feature stories and becoming the nightly talk of TV analysts and sports radio. This book would be memoir of Ross' career -- written with veteran collaborator Don Yaeger -- with the championship run at Wrigley this year as the capstone through line. The book's captivating frame is the final day of Ross's career - Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, with looks book at pivotal moments in Ross' life and career. Ross's fairy-tale season is a feel-good story that captures the hearts of Cubs die-hards and baseball fans everywhere.

The Right and the Good (Paperback, New Ed): David Ross The Right and the Good (Paperback, New Ed)
David Ross; Volume editing by Philip Stratton-Lake
R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Right and the Good, a classic of twentieth-century philosophy by the eminent scholar Sir David Ross, is now presented in a new edition with a substantial introduction by Philip Stratton-Lake, a leading expert on Ross. Ross's book is the pinnacle of ethical intuitionism, which was the dominant moral theory in British philosophy for much of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Intuitionism is now enjoying a considerable revival, and Stratton-Lake provides the context for a proper understanding of Ross's great work today.

Angel Inspirations - Essential Wisdom, Insight, and Guidance (Paperback): David Ross Angel Inspirations - Essential Wisdom, Insight, and Guidance (Paperback)
David Ross
R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

This lovely book doesn't require a literal belief in the reality of angels, only in their imaginative power as a positive force. It's filled with fascinating stories of angelic encounters, both ancient and modern, including Jacob's wrestling bout with an angel in the Old Testament, Joan of Arc's inspirational vision of the Archangel Michael, and angels in modern-day near-death experiences. We also learn about the role angels play in Islam, the Kabbalah, and many other cultural and spiritual traditions. Richly endowed with reproductions of beautiful angel paintings, this is a beautiful gift for anyone who responds to the celestial spirit.

The Xenophobe's Guide to the Scots (Paperback): David Ross The Xenophobe's Guide to the Scots (Paperback)
David Ross
R114 R102 Discovery Miles 1 020 Save R12 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Innate instincts""A Scotsman likes to feel that, almost by instinct, he could guddle a trout (palm it out of the water) or gralloch a deer (disembowel it with his knife), even if he spends his day driving a bus or designing software.""" "A kilty cover-up""If the Scots were to shed their seriousness, they would be noisier than the Neapolitans and wilder than the dancing Dervishes. Their reserve is not a defense against the rest of the world: it is a protective cover, like the lid of a nuclear reactor.""" "Rob joy""Calvinism is still deeply ingrained in the Scottish soul. A Scottish poet, overcome by the joy of sunshine and blue sky, once cried out what a fine day it was. The woman to whom he spoke replied, "We'll pay for it, we'll pay for it."""" "Cunning and clever""The Scots respect cleverness and like to feel that they possess plenty of it themselves. In Scotland there is nothing wrong with being clever, so long as you show it by words or actions, rather than by bragging. You don't have to hide it. To say of someone that "he has a good conceit of himself" is neither praise nor blame, just a statement of fact."

The Story of Scotland's Flag and the Lion and Thistle (Hardcover): David Ross The Story of Scotland's Flag and the Lion and Thistle (Hardcover)
David Ross; Illustrated by Mike Lacey
R72 R57 Discovery Miles 570 Save R15 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The story of the how Saint Andrew's Cross, or The Saltire, became Scotland's Flag. Part of the Corbies series of books. Ideal for explaining aspects of history to younger children. Recommended for age 7+.

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