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  • Powell, Michael: Back in the Day: 101 Things Everyone Used to Know How to Do
    Back in the Day: 101 Things Everyone Used to Know How to Do
    by Michael Powell
    ISBN 1402763042 (1-4027-6304-2)
    Softcover, Sterling

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    Book summary:

    It's time to reacquaint yourselves with our past. This nostalgic volume of 101 fascinating things that we've forgotten how to do comes with (far too) easy-to-follow instructions. Plucked a chicken lately? Shorn a sheep? Or, even played a game of hop scotch? "Back in the day", this was how it was done. Here's your chance to remember - or learn how!

  • Behave Yourself!: The Essential Guide to International Etiquette
    by Michael Powell
    ISBN 0762736720 (0-7627-3672-0)
    Softcover, Globe Pequot

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    This book is for travelers heading away from home who are unsure whether to kiss the air, shake hands, or bow; what to wear; and how to eat, speak, or dress. Learn how to walk the walk and talk the talk in foreign climes with this stylish reference book, an essential guide for those traveling abroad.

    Very easy to use and organized by country, Behave Yourself! is a must for those traveling or doing business away from their natural habitat. Special icons identify helpful information on
    * Greeting
    * Eating & Drinking
    * Physicality
    * Dress
    * Gifts & Tips

    Countries discussed include:
    * Argentina
    * Australia
    * Austria
    * Belgium
    * Brazil
    * Bulgaria
    * Canada
    * Chile
    * China
    * Croatia
    * The Czech Republic
    * Denmark
    * Egypt
    * Finland
    * France
    * Germany
    * Greece
    * Hong Kong
    * Hungary
    * Iceland
    * India
    * Israel
    * Italy
    * Japan
    * Mexico
    * Morocco
    * The Netherlands
    * New Zealand
    * Norway
    * Pakistan
    0* Poland
    * Portugal
    * Romania
    * Russia
    * Saudi Arabia
    * Singapore
    * South Africa
    * Spain
    * Sweden
    * Switzerland
    * Taiwan
    * Thailand
    * Turkey
    * United Kingdom
    * United States

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  • Powell, Michael: Considering Computer Contracting? (Computer Weekly Professional)
  • Powell, Michael: Curious Events in History
  • Michael Powell: Do My Ears Ever Stop Growing?: And 70 Other Questions that Keep You Awake at Night
  • The Edge of the World: The Making of a Film
    by Michael Powell
    ISBN 0571153062 (0-571-15306-2)
    Softcover, Faber & Faber

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    Book summary:

    Describes the author's attempt to make a film about how the outer Isles of Scotland were being de-populated. The book reveals that the islanders plight was mirrored in the obstacles the film crew themselves had to overcome.

  • Express Yourself!: The Essential Guide to International Understanding
    by Michael Powell
    ISBN 0762744847 (0-7627-4484-7)
    Softcover, Globe Pequot

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    Navigating the treacherous waters of communication across cultures has never been easy. Most of us make blunders at some point in our travels--whether from our own ignorance or via mistaken attempts to be one with the natives. Here at last is a sound and savvy guide to communicating effectively in 45 different countries, whether through body language or by saying a few choice words that will impress your hosts. As a follow-up to the best-selling Behave Yourself, this book is destined to become a much needed companion for business and leisure travelers alike.

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  • Forbidden Knowledge - College: 101 Things NOT Every Student Should Know How to Do
    by Michael Powell
    ISBN 1440504571 (1-4405-0457-1)
    Softcover, Adams Media

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    Con your way into a scholarship.Sleep with your professors.Crash a closed course.Sell your organs for beer money.Get textbooks for free.And more...This book has schooled its readers before...but not like this. This guide is a

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  • Forbidden Knowledge - Travel: 101 Things NOT Every Traveler Should Know How to Do
    by Michael Powell
    ISBN 1440501998 (1-4405-0199-8)
    Softcover, Adams Media

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    Crash a nude beach. Work your way into first class. Shop on the black market. Eat something that's still alive. Stow away aboard a ship. And more . . . Who needs a real passport when you can make a fake one? A ferry to Niagra Falls when you can barrel over it? A tour guide when you've got this travel guide? In this latest and most intrepid installment of the Forbidden Knowledge series, adventure seekers and their wannabe counterparts will be challenged to locate a lost Amazonian tribe, dare to dine on fugu in Japan, or hazard to trek through the Himalayan mountaintops in search of the legendary yeti. Complete with a heads up on potential pitfalls, pertinent traveling tips, and useful underground tricks, this book is perfect for anyone looking to get away . . . with an international incident!

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  • Powell, Michael: Forbidden Knowledge 2013 Daily Calendar: A Years Worth of Things NOT Everyone Should Know How to Do
  • Powell, Michael: The "Forbidden Knowledge" Bundle
    The "Forbidden Knowledge" Bundle
    by Michael Powell , Matt Forbeck
    ISBN 1440525331 (1-4405-2533-1)
    Softcover, Adams Media

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  • 'Graf Spee'
    by Michael Powell , Matt Forbeck
    ISBN 0450015505 (0-450-01550-5)
    Softcover, NEW ENGLISH LIBRARY

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    The epic story of the Battle of the River Plate (the title of the film made by the author with Emeric Pressburger in 1954). The Admiral Graf Spee was known as Germany's Tiger of the Seas, a feared hunter with an impressive number of victories in battle. For months she had ruthlessly hunted Allied merchant vessels, but now came under attack by HMS Exeter, HMS Ajax, and HMNZS Achilles. Outmanouvered and outgunned for the first time, her captain landed in the neutral port of Montevideo for vital repairs. Returning to the open sea, it was to be her last journey as she encountered the waiting ships. The film maker Michael Powell gives one of his reasons for writing the book as preserving the story for his sons 'to read and possess' in some more permanent shape than a film - "which can entertain millions, but can seldom be possessed by them". How wrong he was - you can buy it here! Paperback, pp192.

  • The Guide for Guys: An Extremely Useful Manual for Old Boys and Young Men
    by Michael Powell
    ISBN 1402763158 (1-4027-6315-8)
    Hardcover, Sterling

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    Gone are the days when guys got by on a firm handshake and a high tolerance for whiskey. In an age when men are practicing yoga and getting manicures, but are still expected to open jars and change flat tires, its no wonder they feel like theyve lost their bearings. Well, heres the compass that will lead them in the right direction! The Guide for Guys walks men through all the things they should—but too often, dont—know. For example, when attacked in the wild, should you play dead, fight back, or run? What is the proper etiquette when hosting a barbecue? Is there a surefire way to impress your boss? From changing directions on the dance floor to wielding a circular saw, from a burly “mans man to a borderline metrosexual, this amusingly illustrated guide is the go-to book for every guy!

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  • M. Powell: In Company Upper Intermediate Student Book In Company
  • Powell, Michael: The legal framework of business: An introduction to the law of contract and special commercial contracts for tertiary level business studies students in Western Australia
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
    by Michael Powell , Emeric Pressburger, Ian Christie
    ISBN 0571143555 (0-571-14355-5)
    Softcover, Faber & Faber

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    Traces, in flashback, the intertwined lives of an officer and his German counterpart from their first encounter, fighting a duel in Berlin in 1902, to a double defeat. The plot is juxtaposed to that of the British officer's thrice lost love - which introduces an undercurrent of romantic pessimism.

  • A Life in Movies
    by Michael Powell
    ISBN 0413165108 (0-413-16510-8)
    Softcover, Mandarin

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    Michael Powell lived intimately, and abundantly, with the movies - entering the business at the end of the silent era, growing up in the industry, becoming one of Britain's most respected and influential directors. This first volume of his autobiography captures the startling momentum of his mercurial early career: from apprenticeship with Hitchcock, to the fateful meeting with the man who became his principal collaborator Emeric Pressburger; to the glories of "A Matter of Life and Death", "Black Narcissus" and "The Red Shoes". Powell's writing has the same brilliant feel for time, place and story as his amazing films.

  • The LowBrow Guide to World History
    by Michael Powell
    ISBN 0760762775 (0-7607-6277-5)
    Softcover, Barnes & Noble

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    History - long ennobled as the privileged domain of lofty scholars and erudite minds -- really just boils down to four things if you think about it. Who killed who, who conquered who, who screwed who, and in what order. Humanity's story, properly told, is every bit as bawdy as a sailor's yarn, as juicy as a telenovela, as real and relevant as a night on the town with your drinking buddies. Problem is, it's usually told by Ivory Tower academics and droning documentarians. The Lowbrow Guide to World History is here to set the record straight, summing up our sordid past in terms we can all understand. Refreshingly conversational and breezy, it recounts events the same way you'd tell a friend about your morning commute or what happen on your favorite sitcom. posing question real people would ask -- Could Christopher Columbus even navigate his way out of a paper bag? Were the conquistadors stupid, or what? Which of Henry VIII's wives was most beddable? Who was crazier, Caligula or Nero? -- author Michael Powell gets to the bottom of legendary figures' motivations and methods and shows why we should still be interested in them today. Witty? Irreverant? Nontraditional? Even raunchy and sophomoric? Thankfully, yes! The Lowbrow Guide to World History reminds us how much we can learn when we remember not to take ourselves too seriously.

  • Powell, Michael: Million-dollar Movie
    Million-dollar Movie
    by Michael Powell
    ISBN 0749304634 (0-7493-0463-4)
    Softcover, Mandarin

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    In the sequel to A Life in Movies, the late British director continues his behind-the-scenes journey through the world of films, detailing his clashes with studio bosses and critics, the destruction of his career, and the greats with whom he worked.

  • Mind Games
    by Michael Powell
    ISBN 1435113349 (1-4351-1334-9)
    Hardcover, Metro Books

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    This fascinating book reveals the secrets of the most powerful organ in the body--the mind. From deceiving a lie detector test, winning a challenging game of chess, mastering pain, walking on fire, and foretelling the future, Mind Games provides step-by-step instructions for performing 50 mental feats ranging from the merely impressive to the scarcely believable. Only you can judge what is truly possible as you harness your own enormous power and tap into your brain's full potential to perform tasks you never imagined you could. Mind Games is a complete practical guide to exploring and building your own mental powers.

  • The Most Forbidden Knowledge: 151 Things NO ONE Should Know How to Do
    by Michael Powell , Matt Forbeck
    ISBN 1440560927 (1-4405-6092-7)
    Softcover, Adams Media

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    * Stage a coup * Swim with sharks * Beat a breathalyzer *

    The Forbidden Knowledge series has taken readers over the edge before, but never like this. The Most Forbidden Knowledge jam-packs the best and baddest how-tos into one car-stealing, keg-kicking, base-jumping-off-a-skyscraper collection. You'll find everything you ever wanted to learn (though probably never should) in this ultimate self-destruction manual.

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  • Native Plants in Landscaping: Trees, Shrubs, Cacti, And Grasses of the Texas Desert And Mountains
    by Michael Powell , Shirley Powell
    ISBN 0965798593 (0-9657985-9-3)
    Softcover, Iron Mountain Press

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    The only book on ornamental plants dedicated to the remarkably cold-hardy and arid-adapted native species of Trans-Pecos Texas. The potential of these trees, shrubs, succulents, cacti, and grasses for use in the landscape, both within and beyond the borders of their native habitats, has been only superficially tapped. Yuccas, Ceniza, Texas Mountain Laurel, and Salvias are already familiar to native plant enthusiasts. But hundreds of essentially unknown plants with ornamental potential await discovery, propagation, trial, establishment in the nursery trade. You will find them treated here.

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  • Powell, Michael: Red Shoes
    The Red Shoes
    by Michael Powell , Emeric Pressberger
    ISBN 0380378124 (0-380-37812-4)
    Softcover, Avon

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    A new edition of one of the century's great love stories, based on the classic movie, concerns ballerina Victoria Page and her love for the dance, for the seductive impresario Boris, and for her husband, a gifted composer.

  • The Red Shoes: The Classic Story
    by Michael Powell , Emeric Pressburger
    ISBN 0312156375 (0-312-15637-5)
    Softcover, St Martins Pr

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    In the midst of an enormous revival of interest in the work of film director Michael Powell and screenwriter Emeric Pressburger comes the first trade paperback edition of their only book collaboration, based on their 1948 movie classic, THE RED SHOES. This tragic story of a ballerina torn between love and art brings all the passions of the screen to the page.

  • Powell, Michael: Spithead: The Navy's Anvil
    Spithead: The Navy's Anvil
    by Michael Powell
    ISBN 0950544604 (0-9505446-0-4)
    Hardcover, Redan and Vedette (Agencies) Ltd

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  • Stuff You Should Have Learned At School
    by Michael Powell
    ISBN 1435113330 (1-4351-1333-0)
    Hardcover, Metro Books

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    If you spent your school days in a haze and you feel like you're missing some essential bits of knowledge, here's the perfect pocket guide to bring you up to speed. Within these pages are easy-to-read refreshers on basic knowledge in English, math, science, history, geography, the classics, and music, including: *Algebra, geometry, numbers, angles, and ratios. *Literary terms, Shakespeare, great poets and novelists, and the rudiments of spelling and grammar *The human body, the theory of evolution, the laws of physics, and the meaning of puzzling equations like E=MC2 *Major world battles, U.S. Presidents, and historical inventions and discoveries Covering 50 basic curriculum points in seven areas fundamental to cultural literacy, Stuff you should have learned at school will help make you the center of cocktail conversation, a whiz in the boardroom, and an impressive figure to your peers.

  • The Superhero Handbook
    by Michael Powell
    ISBN 140272991X (1-4027-2991-X)
    Softcover, Sterling

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    Are you naturally amazing? Have you been sent here from a distant dying solar system? Do you have a preoccupation with dubious rubber suits?
    If any of the above apply, then The Superhero Handbook is for you! Find the answers to all your questions, plus lots of advice on how to develop your superhero potential. You'll soon learn that you're not alone, that your retro hairstyling choices are perfectly normal, and that there's more to being a superhero than saving the planet, changing in phone booths, and struggling to disguise your fatal flaws.
    On the heels of the movie releases of Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith, Batman Begins, and Fantastic Four, everyone will be asking themselves, "Am I a superhero, too?" Unveil your true identity.

  • Powell, Michael: The Ultimate Forbidden Knowledge: What You Shouldn't But Want to Know
  • A waiting game
    by Michael Powell
    ISBN 0718113683 (0-7181-1368-3)
    Hardcover, Joseph

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    Book summary:

    8vo. 175pp. Endpaper maps. Owner's ink signature on ffep, ink markings on p.174.

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