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    Birds of Western Africa (Helm, 2001) was the first single-volume guide to cover all the species of this region, which comprises 23 countries from Senegal and southern Mauritania east to Chad and the Central African Republic, and south to Congo. This new edition uses all of the plates from Birds of Western Africa, with a concise, authoritative text on facing pages, to create a conveniently-sized, lightweight field reference covering all 1300 species found in the region. The book also has updated colour distribution maps for each species placed on the text pages for the first time. A number of new images have been painted for this new edition and several of the illustrations have been replaced. This major new guide will enable birders to identify any species found in any of the countries covered


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    The ultimate annual book of records is back and crammed with more than ever before! Guinness World Records 2017 is bursting with all-new records on topics as diverse as black holes, domes, owls and killer plants. Want to know the highest anyone has travelled on a skateboard, or the largest loop-the-loop completed in a car? Dying to know just how many tricks a cat can do in one minute? The answers to these questions and so much more are right inside.New in this year’s edition are exciting infographic features exploring the fascinating details on topics such as animals, the human body, sports and explorations. And of course all your favourite record categories are updated for 2017, such as the world’s new tallest dog! And as ever, our team of world-class photographers have travelled the globe to capture amazing images of the year’s most impressive record holders. Let us know your favourite! Do try this at home…Want to be a record-breaker? Inside you’ll find challenges you can try in the garden, in the kitchen, in your bedroom or even in the gym. Who knows, you may become a world record holder yourself!


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    Equip your students for success in international finance with the depth of theory and practical applications in this best-selling text. Madura’s “International Corporate Finance, 11/e, International Edition” builds on the fundamental principles of corporate finance to provide the timely information and contemporary insights your students need to prosper in today’s global business environment. Well-known for its inviting reader-friendly style and clear explanations, this book introduces international finance with a focus on the important role of modern multinational corporations in global commerce. The book discusses a wide range of managerial topics using a strong corporate perspective. The latest updates throughout this edition emphasize the most recent financial changes and industry trends to prepare your students for contemporary practice. This edition also now highlights financial reform and its impact on international finance today with new call-outs and content. New Online Articles as well as expanded real-world applications and clear, relevant examples provide the hands-on experience your students need to understand and effectively manage within the dynamic field of international finance. Instructive diagrams, learning features, and self-test opportunities further guide your students to the strong understanding of financial theory they’ll need for international finance success.


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    Like the proverbial first potato chip [this book] gives you an irresistible craving for the first six Mrs. Pollifax books.”
    Newport News DAILY PRESS
    Although recently married, Mrs. Pollifax is packed and ready to go to China, where a young agent, Sheng Ti, holds the answers to goings on at the sinister Feng Imports–a one-time agency front. Only Mrs. Pollifax


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    One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? Bold, wide-ranging, and provocative, Sapiens integrates history and science to challenge everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our heritage . . . and our future