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This is the winner of the Nickelodeon 2014 Kids Choice Awards for 'Favourite Book'. The Wimpy Kid is back! In the most hotly-anticipated children's book release of the year, the hilarious, globally-bestselling and award-winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, sees book 8 hit our shelves this November! Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take...
Toot-toot! Climb on board everyone as we take a lovely journey on Maisy's very own special train!This attractive, shaped Maisy board book provides the perfect introduction to the theme of transport; it is die-cut in the shape of Maisy's bright green train and takes Maisy and all her friends on a journey through tunnels and up and down valleys.
Michael Lewis uncovers how banks and high frequency trading firms have been ripping off investors by using technology to manipulate the financial markets. The book focuses on the exploits of trader Brad Katsuyama and details the extraordinary lengths he went to to try and change a broken system. Engrossing and entertaining, Flash Boys highlights the need for serious change on Wall Street and how an over-reliance on technology can have serious long-term consequences for the economy.
This pack brings together two essential guides to clinical medicine, covering all the core topics for a value-for-money price. Now in its ninth edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine is still a peerless classic, bringing you practical, up-to-date clinical advice and a unique outlook on the practice of medicine. This edition features a new and improved referencing system guided by a team of junior doctors, ensuring that the text is packed with valuable references to the most salient data...
As always with john Connolly this is an excellently written book that has great characters, great storyline and a depth that is, I feel, lacking in other more successful modern authors. Charlie Parker is a character that possesses a depth of emotion that many "heroes" in modern literature do not have. This is down to the patience to develop the character over a series of novels. I have read all of the Charlie Parker novels and John Connolly is my favourite author by far. if I was to pick one aspect...
Does just as the title implies, this short biography offers a simple yet honest journey through the life of one of the world's greatest minds. This is a piece of writing that explores his academic life more so than his personal life, yet we are offered small windows into the trials faced in Hawking's private relationships and the unerring respect he has for his children. It was interesting to read about a man that is understandably irksome (at times) over being defined by his disability when he should...
It took me forever to finally get around to reading it but I jumped on the bandwagon after my friend read it and continued to nag me about it. I went into reading it with words of warning about how it’s a confusing book yet I had no such problems. The only problem for me is the hype that surrounds it. I always seem to find myself expecting much more than I’m given, despite knowing better. That being said, I can understand why so many people decided to read it – I just think there was a little...
Incredibly, this is the fortieth Discworld book. It only seems like yesterday that I was reading “The Colour of Magic� when it was first published, and laughing so hard I fell off my bed ... In this instalment of the saga, steam and railways arrive on an unprepared Discworld, courtesy of the son of a character from the tenth book in the series. Cue the opportunity to send up flat-capped engineers, train-spotters etc. Lord Vetinari has grave doubts and puts Moist von Lippwig (Head of the Post...
You're alone in a mysterious new world, full of hidden dangers. You have only minutes to find food and shelter before darkness falls and the monsters come looking for you. What do you do? The Official Minecraft Beginner's Handbook might just save your life. You can learn how to make a shelter, find resources, craft tools, armour and weapons, and protect yourself from monsters. With tips from Minecraft experts, as well as creator Notch himself, this is the definitive guide to how to survive your...
The perfect gift for mummies and their kids, My Mummy's bag allows children to explore and play with all of Mum's favourite and fascinating things. The book is as jam-packed as the original, with more than 70 interactive objects, including a removable laptop computer, a mobile phone, a wallet with pockets, an extra pair of shoes, and a missing red sock to find on every page. New details include a drawn-on blue handkerchief, and a bag of healthy snacks. As always, My Mummy's Bag is outfitted with...
As Chicago’s only professional wizard, Harry Dresden very rarely has a good day but even he has to be surprised at just how bad things are going to get for him, his friends and the good citizens of Chicago in Skin Game. Following the events of Cold Days, Dresden is still trapped in the employ of Mab, Queen of Air and Darkness, and stranded, by virtue of the parasite that is currently entangled in his brain, on the island/magical penal colony of Demonreach. While the entity of the island is able...
In Minecraft, you're never alone and the threat of attack is constant. How can you survive? The Official Combat Handbook will teach you everything you need to know to defend yourself from hostile monsters and enemy players. You can learn how to build a fort, craft armour and weapons, set mob traps, defeat your enemies in one-to-one combat, and battle your way out of the Nether and the End. With tips from many Minecraft experts, you'll be a formidable Minecraft warrior in no time!
Art Nouveau, whose emergence at the same time as cinema was no mere coincidence, represents the most remarkable attempt to reconcile the demands of the technical age with the undying wish for beauty and glorification - or to pit them against the other. Here, the reform movement of the turn of the century is not only dealt with as an artistic event, but those economic and political interests which inspired, supported, and handicapped it are also taken into account. In the chapters "Movement," "Unrest...
2040-2045: In the years after the cataclysmic Yellowstone eruption there is massive economic dislocation as populations flee Datum Earth to myriad Long Earth worlds. Sally, Joshua, and Lobsang are all involved in this perilous work when, out of the blue, Sally is contacted by her long-vanished father and inventor of the original Stepper device, Willis Linsay. He tells her he is planning a fantastic voyage across the Long Mars and wants her to accompany him. But Sally soon learns that Willis has ulterior...
There's nothing that can't be built in Minecraft, but with so many possibilities, where do you start? And how will you ever match the creative style of the experts? The official Minecraft Construction Handbook is packed with tips and step-by-step instructions from master build team FyreUK. You'll learn how to construct houses, bridges, ships, floating islands and rollercoasters of the highest quality. Plus, check out some of the most awe-inspiring community builds to fuel your own creative genius...
This is delightful little book about the bumblebee, written by Goulson, one of the few people who are experts on this amazing insect. In the book he explains about the different species that we have in this country, and outlines some of the research projects that he has been doing on the populations of these bees, re-introduction programmes and other projects that his students have undertaken. He writes about a property that he bought in France, that he is turning the brass back into a wildlife meadow...
This was a christmas present for my 10 year old daughter who has recently discovered minecraft. It hasn't been out of her hand since- she's even used it as a reading book at school - she thinks it's amazing!
My sister first spotted this book when she was on the underground and ended up reading it over a stranger's shoulder and had to ask where he had found such a beautiful book. Since then I have bought 3 copies for friends and supervisors who have been similarly impressed by such an interesting and beautifully laid out book, finally my family got the hint and my brother bought me my own copy when I graduated from uni. The layout is original, creative and simply beautiful and the information often boggles...
All the characters from your favourite Emily Gravett books are dressing up for World Book Day. They're going as characters from their favourite books. Can you help them get ready? Matilda is going as the Cheshire Cat, and her cat wants to be the Mad Hatter -- but he needs you to design him a hat! And can you draw a long Rapunzel wig for one of the three little pigs? Join in the drawing and colouring activities with a host of favourite book characters and bring some creative fun to your World Book...
A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring a retired homicide detective who's haunted by the few cases he left open, and by one in particular - the pre-dawn slaughter of eight people among hundreds gathered in line for the opening of a jobs fair when the economy was guttering out. Without warning, a lone driver ploughed through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes. The plot is kicked into gear when Bill Hodges receives a letter in the mail, from a man claiming to be the perpetrator. He taunts Hodges...
Remodelista.com is the go-to, undisputed authority for home design enthusiasts, remodellers, architects, and designers. Unlike sites that cater to all tastes, Remodelista has a singular and clearly defined aesthetic: classic pieces trump designs that are trendy and transient, and well-edited spaces take precedence over cluttered environments. High and low mix seamlessly here, and getting the look need not be expensive. Remodelista decodes the secrets to achieving this aesthetic, with in-depth tours...
Very much in the style of Templar's groundbreaking "Dragonology", "Piratology" is the 1720 work of Captain William Lubber, Pirate Hunter General to the Admiralty, and contains a similar variety of recreations and novelties, such as a real compass set into the cover, a hidden treasure map, a working sun-dial, a page of foiled, embossed doubloons and pieces of eight and much more. Lubber is also hot on the trail of wicked pirate Arabella Drummond, her cut-throat crew of sea dogs and her ship's cat...
I bought this book for my daughter on a day out to the museum. It has lots of pictures and information. It`s a brilliant way to help them learn and remember their day out! She was able to take into school and talk about what she has seen in the museum.
Stig of the Dump by Clive King is 50 years old and the story of Barney and his best friend, cave-man Stig, is as fresh today as it was when first published. 'Stig's nice. He's my friend' Nobody believes Barney when he says he's discovered a boy living wild in the dump. But for Barney, Stif is totally real. They become great friends, learn each other's ways and embark on a series of exciting adventures. "This story has wonderful appeal". (Guardian). Clive King was born in Richmond, Surrey in 1924...
Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions of life on earth. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. Elizabeth Kolbert combines brilliant field reporting, the history of ideas and the work of geologists, botanists and marine biologists to tell the gripping stories of a dozen species - including the Panamanian golden frog and the Sumatran...
Dr Michael Mosley and Peta Bee investigate the fascinating science behind a radical new approach to exercise, one that is incredibly time efficient. Research done by leading sports scientists has shown the extraordinary impact that *ultra short bursts* of high intensity intermittent training can have, whether you are an athlete or a sedentary couch potato. In Fast Exercise, Michael Mosley, a sloth, teams up with super-fit health journalist Peta Bee to dispel myths and show you how to get the most...
With spectacular monuments such as the Pyramids and the Sphinx, and a view of the afterlife that produced thousands of mummies, relics, and myths, ancient Egypt has fascinated everyone from Napoleon Bonaparte to schoolchildren around the world. "The Compact Timeline History of Ancient Egypt" explores the lives of the pharaohs and other historical figures, but also looks in detail at the daily lives of ordinary people - scribes, priests, and villagers - who maintained the machinery of the state. The...
This is the number one bestseller. Is it morally wrong to have a blow-dry when one of your children has head lice? Is technology now the fifth element? Or is that wood? Is sleeping with someone after 2 dates and 6 weeks of texting the same as getting married after 2 meetings and 6 months of letter writing in Jane Austen's day? Pondering these, and other modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of single-motherhood, tweeting, texting and redisovering her sexuality in what some...
This story isn't about cancer. That what makes this story amazing. It's about a girl called Hazel who has thyroid cancer. She's forced to a cancer support group but while she's there she meets Gus. This is where their love story starts. I think the characters are amazing. Hazel is a brave young girl and doesn't let the cancer destroy her. Gus is a happy, smiley, flirty, smart lad with a lot of metaphors. He would do anything for Hazel and would go to Amsterdam with her (spoiler). There's also another...
The tights run wild and free in this hilarious new novel from the Queen of Comedy! Tallulah Casey is putting all thoughts of wild boy Cain behind her. He is literally an animal in trousers...oo-er. Not like nice boy Charlie (who she's totally not thinking about either). The Tree Sisters are chasing those golden slippers of applause at performing arts college but Dr Lightowler seems hell-bent on spoiling everything for Tallulah. And with all her mates loved up, can Tallulah resist the call of her...
Rewind to junior year in Rosewood, Pennsylvania, to a winter break no one has ever heard about...Fat snowflakes fall onto manicured lawns, quilted stockings hang over marble fireplaces, and everyone is at peace, especially Hanna, Emily, Aria, and Spencer. Now that Alison's murderer is in jail and A is dead, they can finally relax. Little do they know there's a new A in town...Rule number one of being an effective stalker: Get to know your prey. So I watch these liars day and night, keeping an eye...
In this beautiful follow-up to 2012's hit, Our Garden Birds, street artist Matt Sewell offers more watercolours and quirky descriptions of British songbirds. In Matt's world, the peewit sings the blues, and the bittern fills his neck 'like a tweed pair of bellows'. Distinctive and enchanting, with a songbird for each week of the year, this delightful gift book will appeal to birders, children and adults, and art and design fans alike.
The sixth instalment in the historic, hysterical and horrific Skulduggery Pleasant series. Think you?ve seen anything yet? You haven?t. Because the Death Bringer is about to rise? The Necromancers no longer need Valkyrie to be their Death Bringer, and that?s a Good Thing. There?s just one catch. There?s a reason the Necromancers don?t need her any more. And that?s because they?ve found their Death Bringer already, the person who will dissolve the doors between life and death. And that?s a very, very...
Jordan Belfort's no-holds barred startlingly honest retelling of his life as a multi billionaire stock broker on wall street is certainly not for the faint of heart. My attention was brought to it after Martin Scorsese's film adaptation took the world by storm last year, having seen the film three times in the cinema and loving it each time I decided to read the book. I was not disapointed in the slightest, as unflinching and extreme as the film, arguably more so; Belfort's style is easily readable...
I quite enjoyed this book. That it was well written is a given but I thought there was something lacking. Was it that it read like a crime novel of the 50's with the down at heel anti-hero? Was it that there was too much narrative which slowed down the action and loosened the tension?Was it that there was nothing novel about this novel in terms of plot or characterisation? J K will have a fight on her hands to compete with some of the current writers in this genre. I don't think I would bother reading...
The number 1 bestseller! In this brand-new official tie-in to Mary's much-anticipated BBC2 series, the nation's best-loved home cook invites you into her kitchen to share the secrets of her favourite dishes to make for family and friends. Mary Berry Cooks features all the recipes from the show, along with Mary's menus for each episode - from a warming Kitchen Supper or a Sunday Roast to a Summer Buffet or an Afternoon Tea. This all-new collection of 100 mouth-watering, simple recipes offers the perfect...
I loved this book. I only bought it because Nathan was a mental health nurse, therefore udnerstands what he is writing about. It is refreshing to read such an insight even though it is pure fiction, I knew Nathan was writing on things he had seen. I went through all the emotions reading this book, loved every second of it and will recommend it to anyone who likes a good read.
Featuring all flowering plants, including trees, grasses and ferns, this brand-new field guide to the flowers of Britain and northern Europe is the most complete illustrated, single-volume guide ever published. Leading botanical artists have been specially commissioned to ensure accurate, detailed illustrations. Species are described and illustrated on the same page, with up-to-date authoritative text aiding identification. Plants are arranged by family, with their key features highlighted for quick...
Georgia Khatchadorian plans to excel at Hills Village Middle School in all the places her troublemaking brother failed. She's even bet him that she'll quickly become one of the most popular girls in school. But Rafe left a big mark at HVMS, and no one will give Georgia a chance! Even worse, Rafe has sneakily signed up her band to play at the school dance, and she's terrified to embarrass herself in front of the snooty 'Princesses' who run the school and the boy who's caught her eye. Will she be able...
Agatha Christie's exotic seaside mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. It was not unusual to find the beautiful bronzed body of the sun-loving Arlena Stuart stretched out on a beach, face down. Only, on this occasion, there was no sun...she had been strangled. Ever since Arlena's arrival at the resort, Hercule Poirot had detected sexual tension in the seaside air. But could this apparent 'crime of...
Agatha Christie's world-famous Miss Marple mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. It's seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing evening dress and heavy make-up, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned...
Showing you what others only tell you, this book is perfect for any wine-lover. This is the definitive visual guide to enjoying and appreciating French wine. It features fully revised and updated information on over 200 appellations and best vintages. From regional information and driving tours to recommended food pairings and details on how different wines are made, discover everything you need to know about the wines of France.
This is a fantastic book for both children and parents. Amusingly illustrated and written with humour and rhythm that makes reading this aloud enjoyable. Parents will see themselves and their ‘jobs’ captured on the page and children will delight in seeing their adventures illustrated here. This really is a book that everyone will love.
A Mulliner collection In the Angler's Rest, drinking hot scotch and lemon, sits one of Wodehouse's greatest raconteurs. Mr Mulliner, his vivid imagination lubricated by Miss Postlethwaite the barmaid, has fabulous stories to tell of the extraordinary behaviour of his far-flung family: in particular there's Wilfred, inventor of Raven Gypsy face-cream and Snow of the Mountain Lotion, who lights on the formula for Buck-U-Uppo, a tonic given to elephants to enable them to face tigers with the necessary...
It's history with the nasty bits left in! Want to know: What caused the Great Stink of 1858? Why the flying dustmen were feared? Who ate a tosher for tea? Plot your path to the past with the frightful full-colour map - take a trip to the terrifying Tower and dip into the River Thames (London's largest toilet!).
This is such a fun , inventive and clever book. A perfect present for any age. My 16 year old daughter loved it. It encourages the artistic , inventive, scientific and thought provoking skills that lie hidden in your brain. Such brilliance and fun in a clever little book. Highly recommended.
Dentist Trip is a colourful and entertaining storybook, based on the award-winning television character Peppa Pig. Peppa, George and Mr Dinosaur are going to the dentist. It's George's first visit and he's a teeny bit nervous. Find out how their trip goes in this lovely adventure. This series of Peppa Pig storybooks are created to help reassure children through new experiences. The Peppa Pig range of books are fun, interactive and educational, ideal for encouraging children to start to read by themselves...
One of the first things my Dad told me about reading is that no matter how often you read a book, it will be like new to you. You will always discover something different, always find a different kind of meaning in it for you in that exact point in your life. I hear so many people say they would never read a book twice, but really, it isn't about just knowing the plot. You can appreciate a book for all its different forms of beauty, depending on where you are in life. You know that eternal #firstworldproblem...
I can never say enough good things about a Bill Bryson book; I simply love his writing style. However despite having adored all of his travel and literary books so far I have looked at this one for a long while, wondering if even he might be unable to get me through it. I needn't have worried. I find scientific theory really interesting, but do find reading serious books on the subject to be a daunting prospect... much as I want to learn more about atomic particle theory I get to a point where it...
Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock meets Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper, Don Tillman is looking for a Wife. To find one, Don creates The Wife Project, a questionnaire to find the perfect wife. Into the project walks Rosie, who does not meet any of Don's standards, but who he can't seem to forget. Looking forward to The Rosie Effect!
Expecting an in-depth Chemistry thesis, I was quite pleasantly surprised by the nature of the book, which held me captivated throughout the duration of reading. I really enjoyed the narrative perspective of the piece; myself, being torn between biochemical inclinations and literary pursuits! Although, this book does remain largely scientific, it contains hints of compassion and culture thrusted into the chemical lattice. It was an inspiring piece, that gave my textbook knowledge of Chemistry, a practical...
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This beautifully illustrated bingo game features 64 species of birds from around the world. Spot all kinds of birds from the robin to the puffin and the kookaburra to the splendid fairywren gathers them together to complete your set and bingo! "Bird Bingo" brings a fun and educational twist to the traditional game as players learn the names and colorings of both their favorite species and weird and wonderful exotic birds. This title contains 64 superbly illustrated bingo chips, 1 board, 12 bingo...
I was expecting to love this book; I loved Rebecca, it's set by the coast, it's dark and intense, it involves smuggling. But it fell short and I think the main reasons for this were the irritating characters, perhaps the way they had been developed, the dialogue wasn't really as good as I think Daphne du Maurier can be - perhaps it is the maturity of her later work that I found lacking, and it generally doesn't give the reader much room to think - you feel every point is really hammered home and...
The fifth screamingly funny novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country, now available in paperback. From the bestselling author of Gangsta Granny and Demon Dentist comes another hilarious, action-packed and touching novel - the story of a little girl called Zoe. Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. The school bully Tina Trotts makes her life a misery - mainly by flobbing...
A troubled insomniac in 1890s England falls suddenly into a sleep-like trance, from which he does not awake for over two hundred years. During his centuries of slumber, however, investments are made that make him the richest and most powerful man on Earth. But when he comes out of his trance he is horrified to discover that the money accumulated in his name is being used to maintain a hierarchal society in which most are poor, and more than a third of all people are enslaved. Oppressed and uneducated...
Whether you're a first-time visitor or an experienced Prommer, plan your summer through the 2014 BBC Proms season with the official Proms Guide. It contains: brand-new articles on featured composers, insights on performers, new music and Proms Plus events; an introduction to the season from Roger Wright, Director of the BBC Proms and Controller of BBC Radio 3; full listings for every concert and event - repertoire, performers, time, location, ticket and broadcast information; details on how to book...
This Student Book has been written by experienced teachers and subject experts specifically for the latest AQA GCSE Science specification, providing differentiated content to support, stretch and challenge all abilities. How Science Works is integrated throughout, with additional online activities offering comprehensive guidance and support. Maths Skills activities help develop students' understanding of the subject, and practice questions and study tips help prepare students for their exams. Controlled...
I read this in two sittings, I was totally hooked. Roth paints a picture of a world in the none too distant future where humanity has divided itself into factions dependant on a individual’s primary quality, or face a life factionless relying on hand-outs from the selfless faction, the Abnegation. This way of structuring humanity is devised in order to eradicate war and crime, but of course, as with anything humans build there are always flaws in the reasoning. We are introduced to Beatrice, a...
Having first seen these comic clips on Facebook I just had to get the book. I certainly was not disappointed. It is funny from start to finish. It's almost like the author can see in to the homes of all dog owners, as his perceptions of the dogs are so accurate. A great Christmas present for any dog lover.
In fewer than fifty years videogames have become one of the most popular forms of entertainment, but which are the best games, the ones you must play? This action packed book presents the best videogames from around the world - from 80's classic Donkey Kong to Doom, Frogger and Final Fantasy. Covering everything from old favourites to those breaking new ground, these are the games that should not be missed. Video game expert Tony Mott presents 1001 of the best video games from around the world and...
For me, although it was never going to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, ‘The Da Vinci Code’ was, along with the first Langdon novel ‘Angels and Demons’, great escapism. A mystery, twists and turns, imminent danger, historical intrigue whose tentacles reach into the present and threaten the future, various ancient specific conspiracies directly needing investigation… it made for great reading. Brown had captured a great formula, centred around a particular historical ‘mystery’: Who...
In 1187, nearly a century after the victorious First Crusade, Saladin captured Jerusalem. The Templars, headquartered on the Temple Mount, were driven from the city along with the Frankish population.The fall of Jerusalem was a turning point, the start of a narrative of desperate struggle and relentless loss. In little more than a century Acre would be destroyed, the Franks driven from Outremer, and the Templars themselves, reviled and disgraced, would face their final immolation. Michael Haag's...
A book packed full of 1000 stickers. There are some scenes depicting pirate life that you can add stickers to, but there are plenty more stickers that you can use to decorate whatever you fancy.
Have you ever seen something that wasn't really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don't belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. In some conditions, hallucinations can lead to religious epiphanies or even the feeling of leaving one's own body. Humans have always sought such life-changing visions, and for thousands of...
Writing a sequel to a novel is hard. The expectations are high, particularly if the original book was written about thirty-six years ago. You have obsessive fans, critics who would love you to fail and worst of all, nostalgia to deal with. Now imagine that novel is one of the finest examples of horror fiction from the last hundred years, and you start to understand the risks Stephen King has taken with Doctor Sleep. Before we head into this review, I must point out that I have devoured King’s ouvre...
A name is for life! It may be sad, but it is certainly true that you don't meet too many high-flying, successful guys called Wayne or Elvis. What you hope for your baby to become, is as much a consideration as the names you like. The decisions you make will create an image or style that your baby will have to grow up with - and grow into. You owe it to this experience to consider a wide choice of names. You should browse and extract names from this book. The issues are many. From trendy to traditional...
From Newton's Law of Gravity to the Black-Scholes model used by bankers to predict the markets, equations, are everywhere - and they are fundamental to everyday life. Seventeen Equations that Changed the World examines seventeen groundbreaking equations that have altered the course of human history. He explores how Pythagoras's Theorem led to GPS and SatNav; how logarithms are applied in architecture; why imaginary numbers were important in the development of the digital camera, and what is really...
After reading a headline in which Jeremy Paxman was branded as ‘unserious’, my first thought was that a Liverpudlian historian had poured scorn over his recently-released title, Great Britain’s Great War, for once again overlooking the once-great port of Liverpool. The story was as trivial as they come (reporting what Paxman’s younger brother, Giles, thought about Newsnight’s beard-wearer), thankfully, but my concern was not misplaced. I say this for the simple reason that there is not...
In 2012, veteran cyclist Michael Barry announced his retirement from the sport. Weeks later he testified against his former team mate Lance Armstrong, as part of the USADA investigation. In a stunning piece of writing, Barry explores the dreams and passion of a young, idealistic cycling fan from Toronto, what it was like to go on to ride as a teammate alongside such giants of the sport as Lance Armstrong, Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome, and how those dreams were compromised early...
Like everyone else, I have waited a long time to read the final installment of The Mortal Instruments series, and I wasnt disappointed. Having waited so long; I was torn from not being able to put the book down and reading it too quick so that it ends. Thoroughly enjoyed this series and would recommend to friends and have already done. Must Read. Better than Twilight and not just for teens.
From Mr Tickle's extraordinarily long arms to Little Miss Princess's sparkly crown, the Mr Men and Little Misses have been delighting children for generations with their charming and funny antics. Now it's time to meet Mr Skinny!
From the Large Hadron Collider rap to the sins of Isaac Newton, The Science Magpie is a compelling collection of scientific curiosities. Expand your knowledge as you view the history of the Earth on the face of a clock, tremble at the power of the Richter scale and learn how to measure the speed of light in your kitchen. Skip through time with Darwin's note on the pros and cons of marriage, take part in an 1858 Cambridge exam, meet the African schoolboy with a scientific puzzle named after him and...
Lulu is very excited. Her aunt is getting married and she is going to be a bridesmaid. Unfortunately she eats a bit too much chocolate and the next day is too ill to go to the church. In her family's absence, she has a fantastic chocolate-fuelled adventure, shrinking to the size of a mouse and joining the sugar bridegroom from her aunt's wedding cake in a dramatic rescue of his blushing bride from the clutches of some gangster mice. Helped by Willy's chocolate soldiers, Lulu's chocolate kittens and...
Welcome to the Cretaceous! This prehistoric world is pretty amazing, as Jamie and Tom discover when they follow the fossilized footprints and end up in a land of real-life dinosaurs. Together with their little dinosaur friend, Wanna, the boys set off to explore the Cretaceous. They spy a triceratops but know they have nothing to fear - after all, this giant beast is a herbivore. But when there are lots of triceratops, and they're spooked by something, it's best not to get in their way ...as the boys...
After years of fighting in the desert sun - and secretly working for peace with the Brethren - Will Campbell returns to find his Scottish homeland under attack by his enemy, King Edward I. Betrayed by those he has served since boyhood, torn apart watching his daughter plunge into a dangerous affair, Will must now forge his own path to peace - even if it leads through another battlefield. But a new threat is rising in France, where a warrior king will stop at nothing to achieve his twisted ambitions...
Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award. Full of doodle-style illustrations. Me, Derek and Norman need some SERIOUS band practice for the ROCKWEKLY BANDBATTLE AUDITION. But I'm not panicking because we have LOADS of time...(I think?)
The essential teaching theory and practice text for primary English. Covering the skills of planning, monitoring and assessment and class management, it relates these specifically to primary English. With full coverage of the theory and practice required for effective and creative English teaching, this text is an essential guide for all trainees working towards QTS. Practical guidance and features support trainees throughout to translate this learning to the classroom, embed ICT in their lessons...
In Quantum Creativity, Amit Goswami, PhD, physicist and author of The Self-Aware Universe, explores human creativity through the unique lens of quantum physics, offering readers a new way to nurture and enhance their own creativity - the ultimate source of joy and fulfillment. In this exciting work, Goswami poses questions that probe the wellspring of creation that exists in each of us. What is creativity? Can anyone be creative? What kinds of creativity are there? Goswami fixes on this mercurial...
Mega-City One is at the mercy of a terrible act of retribution, thirty years in the making. The Chaos Bug has been released and a weakened Justice Department are finding it increasingly difficult to remain in control. As Judge Dredd searches for the perpetrators of this heinous act, another fearsome faction is added to the fray...Fear, Fire and Mortis - the Dark Judges! This stunning conclusion to the latest Mega-epic, written by John Wagner (Button Man, Strontium Dog) and featuring the art of Henry...
I'm currently reading this book for my English literature and language A-level and I can honestly say it is really worth the read! The way Ms.Carter has crafted her texts really does pull you right into her stories. The powerful metaphors and similes she uses are just breath taking, not to mention the way she plays around with punctuation; she was one clever women.
Can the adorable Ella Bella Ballerina help Cinderella get to the Royal Ball? Alone on the stage after class, Ella Bella opens Madame Rosa's magical musical box and is whisked off into the world of the Cinderella ballet. But will Ella Bella be able to help Cinderella meet her perfect Prince Charming?
Teenage Sherlock has come up against some challenges in his time, but what confronts him now is baffling. His friend and her father have vanished. Their house looks as if nobody has ever lived in it. Sherlock begins to doubt his sanity, until a clever clue points him to Scotland. Following that clue leads him into a mystery that involves kidnapping, bodysnatchers and a man who claims he can raise the dead. Before he knows it, Sherlock is fighting for his life as he begins to work out what has happened...
Waterstones Exclusive 2-in-1 edition of Hetty Feather and Sapphire Battersea. Includes a sneak preview of the highly anticipated third Hetty Feather story - Emerald Star.
From Mr Tickle's extraordinarily long arms to Little Miss Princess's sparkly crown, the Mr Men and Little Misses have been delighting children for generations with their charming and funny antics. Now it's time to meet Mr Mischief!
Dangerous Creatures is a new series set in the world of the number 1 bestselling Beautiful Creatures series (Now a Major film) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Some loves are cursed ...others are dangerous. Ridley Duchannes will be the first to tell you that she's a bad girl. She's Dark. She's a Siren. You can never trust her, or even yourself when she's around. Lucky for her, Wesley 'Link' Lincoln can never seem to remember that; quarter Incubus or not, his heart is Mortal when it comes to Ridley...
The easiest way to make your cooking exciting - over 100 delicious spice-laced recipes from Channel 4's brand new primetime cookery series Stevie Parle and Emma Grazette are on a mission to spice up Britain's kitchens and demystify the treasures hidden away in our cupboards. They have been on an incredible spice trip to all corners of the world to discover the secrets of six essential everyday spices and poured the best recipes, therapies and mementoes from their journey onto the pages of this book...
Food begins to go missing. Perturbed by this threat to his orderly life, Shimura sets up a webcam to monitor his home. But though eager to identify his intruder, is Shimura really prepared for what the camera will reveal? This prize-winning novel is a heart-rending tale of alienation in the modern world.
It's August in the Barsetshire village of Worsted, and Richard Tebben, just down from Oxford, is contemplating the gloomy prospect of a long summer in the parental home. But the numerous and impossibly glamorous Dean family - exquisite Rachel, her capable husband and six of their nine brilliant children - have come for the holidays, and their hostess Mrs Palmer plans to rope everyone into performing in her disastrous annual play. Surrounded by the irrepressible Deans, Richard and his sister Margaret...
A Borgesian-style rendition of the classic theme of the Doppelganger, Nobel Prize winner Saramago takes the reader to a lucid yet surreal world where Senhor Afonso discovers his double in a film. Against his better judgement, he seeks out his nemesis and finds that with his identity at stake, the world is not big enough for them both...the problem is, his double has the same idea. Alongside "Blindness", "The Double" is my favourite Saramago novel. He definitely deserved the Nobel Prize for Literature...
Donna Tartt does not rush things. Her third book surfacing after an eleven year wait, this is an expansive novel filled with impeccably placed detail and a slow and measured pace that gives the characters room to breathe and come to life. Tartt starts the novel like so many things do, with a bang. An explosion in an art gallery leaves twelve year old Theo wandering shell-shocked through the dust and silence in search of his mother. What he does find is a dying old man, who gives him a ring and an...
This book looks set to be a well deserved hit. It is perfect for fans of Ludlum, Len Deighton, Andy McNab or TV's Homeland. Other reviewers have pretty much covered all the bases so I'll just add that for fans of immersive global thrillers it's the book you always want. The one that makes the real world disappear!
A real life saver! Finally a book that explains our relationship to ourselves and others and how to manage it all effectively to be happy and content. Steve Peters really knows what he's talking about and thank god this book shares it in an easy to understand format. He gives insight and exercises that work with realistic advice and expectation, absolutely brilliant I can't thank him enough!!!!! My mum already bought a copy too and has bought one for my sister. Everyone could benefit from reading...
The charming, funny successor to the hugely popular 'Notes to my Mother-in-Law', from the inimitable Phyllida Law. When her Uncle Arthur dies, actress Phyllida Law returns to the tiny Scottish village of Ardentinny to look after her ma, Mego. Mego's always been deliciously dotty. She once put a new packet of tights in the fridge (and the bacon in her sock drawer). But Mego's older now and becoming ever more muddled. So Phyllida devotes herself to looking after Mego, but not without the help of friends...
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