Chronicle Books Hieroglyph Detective

Egyptian hieroglyphs have long fascinated people the world over, though traditionally only specially trained scholars have been able to unlock their esoteric secrets. In Hieroglyph Detective, renowned Egyptologist Nigel Strudwick offers a h...istorical background for the symbols as he takes the reader on a visual tour of museums around the world and provides step-by-step instructions on how to decipher inscriptions from ancient Egyptian tombs and temples. This hands-on field guide contains everything one needs to uncover age-old mysteries like a true detective! Read More

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From the sarcastic to the suggestive, here are quotation marks as we love them best, doing horrible damage to the English language.... Who wouldn't have second thoughts about ordering the "hamburger" on the diner's menu? Would it be best to skip the "blowout" sale at the department store? What hidden price must be paid for something marked "free"? Assembled by the creator of the wildly popular "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks, this book surveys the havoc wreaked by quotation marks on signs, menus, placards, and posters that leave reality upended by supposed "facts." This smarty-pants guide is "perfect" for desperate grammarians, habitual air quoters, and anyone who appreciates a good laugh. Read More

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Complete with an adorable sticker sheet to track the journaler's moods and progress, this colorful journal will keep writers on tr...ack and smiling all day. Read More

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Perfect for the handbag or the desktop, these three colorful notebooks feature foil-stamped covers and vintage-inspired interiors.... The entire package is bound together with baker?s twine. Read More

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Send good cheer far and wide with this stationery celebrating Girl Scouting. Delicious Girl Scout Cookies festoon 16 winsome writi...ng sheets, envelopes, and lots of sweet stickers. Read More

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Iconic Girl Scouts imagery graces the covers of these irresistible flexi journals. Your favorite Girl Scout Cookies adorn one, vin...tage badges and pins, the other. Be prepared with both! Featuring full-color illustrations on select pages, these journals will delight Girl Scouts (and Girl Scout Cookie fans!) of all ages. Read More

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Write it, list it, live it! Each page of this colorful journal provides space to make a plan, dream, organize and make the most of... life. Read More

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Prepare to enter a fantasy world. A world where clothes get folded just so, delicious dinners await, and flatulence is just not th...at funny. Give the fairer sex what they really wantbeautiful PG photos of hunky men cooking, listening, asking for directions, accompanied by steamy captions: "I love a clean house!" or "As long as I have two legs to walk on, you'll never take out the trash." Now this is porn that will leave women begging for more! Read More

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This lovely flexible journal features Amy Butler's engaging vintage floral patterns.

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The worst of the worst, all in one place! This deluxe desk reference includes a hardbound volume of the most popular scenarios fro...m all 11 Worst-Case Scenario handbooks, plus the entire contents of all the books on a fully searchable CD. Avoid the perils of mountain lions and blind dates, avalanches and teenage driving lessons, runaway golf carts and Christmas turkeys on firea remedy for every crisis the worst-case experts have anticipated is now only a click away. The CD also contains newly created extra features: screensavers, e-cards, wallpaper, and more. Boasting more than 500pages, this sturdy addition to the Worst-Case Scenario library could stop a bulletjust one more way to be prepared for the worst. Read More

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