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讀胡適
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期權現金流
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21 Lessons For The 21st Century
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Homo Deus
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Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal (HB)
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
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Dog Man Lord of the Fleas #5
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When Breath Becomes Air
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(Z)Elon Musk: Tesla, Spacex, and the Quest
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普通話水平測試應試教程(修訂版)
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圖解香港史(一九四九至二〇一二年)
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英語讀音心法 ─ 讀正英語 2 週間
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香港發展地圖集(第二版)
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便便書
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財務自由系列2:上車必殺技
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不敗投資法
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玩樂學編程:兒童創意程式必備基礎
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圖解孫子兵法
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資深傳媒人曾智華繼前作《快樂退休》後,最新推出新書《有盈退休》,在書中與讀者分享自己的退休理財策略。除了理財,人生下半場亦應活得精彩,書中介紹了11位「退優自由人」的動人故事,有助讀者開啟屬於自己的退休舞台。
有盈退休
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徒手整形.五官輪廓提升術
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粵韻唐詩(彩圖粵語注音版)
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誰是金庸小說武功第一人?
誰是金庸小說武功第一人? 陳廣隆 「誰是金庸小說中武功天下第一?」 「金庸小說的武學高手一代不如一代?」 「獨孤九劍與重劍劍理,何者較為高明?」 「你知道武林絕頂高手一掌可打多遠、一躍可跳多高、一奔能有多快、一拳能擊出多少斤嗎?」 「掃地神僧、獨孤求敗和東方不敗,哪位武藝更深?郭靖、楊過、張無忌,誰人武功更強?」 這是每位金庸小說讀者都曾思考過的問題。有說武俠小說「寧可無武,不可無俠」,但對許多讀者來說,看武林高手馳騁江湖,以神奇強大的武功行俠仗義,爭鳴競勝,藉此欣賞作者的創意和文筆,才是閱讀武俠小說的趣味所在。本書旨在說明金庸小說中的武功設定,透過仔細閱讀小說原文,詳盡比較各部金庸作品,為各位讀者澄清誤解、鑒定排名、評判高低。此乃「金庸武功學」之趣味矣。 148 148 更多資訊
薩巴廚房:原汁原味,好味蒸餸
薩巴廚房:原汁原味,好味蒸餸 蕯巴蒂娜 73.5 98 更多資訊
百年機遇:透視一帶一路與大灣區
百年機遇:透視一帶一路與大灣區 江西財經大學「一帶一路」暨「粵港澳大灣區」發展研究中心 粵港澳大灣區戰略是與京津冀戰略和長江經濟帶戰略並列的三大國家級區域發展戰略之一,作為未來泛珠三角地區城市群規劃建設發展的頂層設計,具有重要的政治意義與經濟意義。 在全球化的今天,經濟競爭力最強的城市群都集中在灣區:紐約灣區以金融投資見長,三藩市灣區聞名於互聯網和前沿科技,東京灣區則是先進製造業的典範。灣區已成為全球經濟的重要增長點和技術變革的領頭羊。粵港澳大灣區的建立,能更有效地發揮港澳優勢,加強優勢互補,為粵港澳長期繁榮與發展注入強勁動力,將粵港澳打造成為世界級城市群,成為國家經濟增長的重要引擎,提升國家的國際地位。 128 128 更多資訊
生死時刻——對抗氣候災劫的關鍵十年
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