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Clarice Lispector's sensational, prize-winning debut novel "Near to the Wild Heart" was published when she was just twenty-three and earned her the name 'Hurricane Clarice'. It tells the story of Joana, from her wild, creative childhood, as the 'little egg' who writes poems for her father, through her marriage to the faithless Otavio and on to her decision to make her own way in the world. As Joana, endlessly mutable, moves through different emotional states, different inner lives and different truths...
Philanthropy is of increasing importance in modern society, yet the motivations and expectations of philanthropists appear little understood, either by those seeking funds or by those hoping that voluntary donations will help to bridge public sector funding gaps. Richer Lives: why rich people give is an in-depth study of why and how the richer members of our society engage in philanthropy. It includes: - a review of the current philanthropy scene in the UK based on extensive research with over 8...
This is the first book in the "Railway Series" . In it the author tells of Edward, Gordon and Henry who lived in the same shed and who were always boasting and quarrelling amongst themselves until, after a series of adventures, they found that it is best to be good friends and to help each other.
This local street atlas of St Albans and Hatfield, and their surrounding towns and villages, gives detailed coverage of the area at a scale of 4.5 inches to 1 mile.The maps show hospitals, car parks, post offices, leisure facilities, schools, industrial areas and retail areas, while the index lists street names and postcodes. An area road map enables the user to identify through-routes more easily.Pocket sized, and wire stitched so that it opens out flat, the atlas is ideally suited for both business...
Edexcel and A Level Modular Mathematics M1 features: *Student-friendly worked examples and solutions, leading up to a wealth of practice questions. *Sample exam papers for thorough exam preparation. *Regular review sections consolidate learning. *Opportunities for stretch and challenge presented throughout the course. *'Escalator section' to step up from GCSE. PLUS Free LiveText CD-ROM, containing Solutionbank and Exam Cafe to support, motivate and inspire students to reach their potential for exam...
Debunking Economics 2 exposes what many non-economists may have suspected and a minority of economists have long known: that economic theory is not only unpalatable, but also plain wrong. When the original Debunking was published back in 2001, the market economy seemed invincible, and conventional 'neoclassical' economic theory basked in the limelight. Steve Keen argued that economists deserved none of the credit for the economy's performance, and 'The false confidence it has engendered in the stability...
A new edition of the best-selling vocabulary practice title. Whether you're studying on your own or in class, English Vocabulary in Use Pre-intermediate and Intermediate covers all the words and phrases you need at this level to understand and be understood in English. This new edition is fully updated to make the book even more relevant and accessible. The updated CD-ROM provides hundreds of extra practice activities, an in-built dictionary and interactive games.
In 1945, after his capture at the end of the Second World War, Hermann Goring arrived at an American-run detention center in war-torn Luxembourg, accompanied by sixteen suitcases and a red hatbox. The suitcases contained all manner of paraphernalia: medals, gems, two cigar cutters, silk underwear, a hot water bottle, and the equivalent of $1 million in cash. Hidden in a coffee can, a set of brass vials housed glass capsules containing a clear liquid and a white precipitate: potassium cyanide. Joining...
This award-winning rhyming story about bedtime anxiety is part of a New York Times bestselling series which includes Llama Llama Mad at Mama. Perfect for preschoolers and a joy to read aloud. Sales of the books stand at over 1 million copies. It's bedtime and Baby Llama starts to worry as soon as his Mama leaves the room. His whimpers turn to hollers and before long it's an all-out llama drama! Find out more about Llama Llama at www.llamallamabook.com and www.annadewdney.com and discover the wonderful...
From Axolotl to Zebrafish, discover a host of barely imagined beings: real creatures that are often more astonishing than anything dreamt in the pages of a medieval bestiary. Ranging from the depths of the ocean to the most arid corners of the earth, Caspar Henderson captures the beauty and bizarreness of the many living forms we thought we knew and some we could never have contemplated, inviting us to better imagine the precarious world we inhabit. A witty, vivid blend of pioneering natural history...
WEST WITH THE NIGHT appeared on 13 bestseller lists on first publication in 1942. It tells the spellbinding story of Beryl Markham -- aviator, racehorse trainer, fascinating beauty -and her life in the Kenya of the 1920s and 30s. Markham was taken to Kenya at the age of four. As an adult she was befriended by Denys Finch-Hatton, the big-game hunter of OUT OF AFRICA fame, who took her flying in his airplane. Thrilled by the experience, Markham went on to become the first woman in Kenya to receive...
Snowdrops. That's what the Russians call them - the bodies that float up into the light in the thaw. Drunks, most of them, and homeless people who just give up and lie down into the whiteness, and murder victims hidden in the drifts by their killers. Nick has a confession. When he worked as a high-flying British lawyer in Moscow, he was seduced by Masha, an enigmatic woman who led him through her city: the electric nightclubs and intimate dachas, the human kindnesses and state-wide corruption. Yet...
If you're feeling overwhelmed by a sea of revision, let OUP's Questions and Answers series keep you afloat! Written by experienced examiners, the Q&As offer expert advice on what to expect from your exam, how best to prepare, and guidance on what examiners are really looking for. Revision isn't always plain sailing, but the Q&As will allow you to approach your exams with confidence. Q&As will help you succeed by: - identifying typical law exam questions - giving you model answers for up to 50 essay...
This book is an amazing read that really shows how much gall, commitment and determination goes into polar exploration. This book really feels like it comes directly off Fiennes' pen - the problem is I'm not sure this book was proof read. There are quite a few errors in the book (such as stating the human core body temperature is 100C), however though a little annoying it actually made me feel like this book hadn't been altered vastly by hordes of editors. Overall this book is a fascinating read...
To this day this is still the very best book I have ever read. Each time I have read it, I have read it all in one go - you just can't put it down. John Green's writing style is captivating, and makes you feel very involved with the characters and the story - this is a heart-breaking novel, but one that is beautifully written. Please don't be put off by the fact that the story is a tear jerker, the story it's self is absolutely beautiful, each quote meaningful and relevant. A funny, beautiful, honest...
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...
To this day, they were, their fans believe, the best band in the world. Critics and sales figures told a similar story. Yet for all their brilliance and adoration - their famously energetic live shows routinely interrupted by stage invasions - The Smiths were continually plagued by their reticence to play the game, and by the time of 1987's Strangeways Here We Come, they had split. Tony Fletcher's A Light That Never Goes Out - part celebration, part paean - moves from Manchester in the nineteenth...
Meet the great Skulduggery Pleasant: wise-cracking detective, powerful magician, master of dirty tricks and burglary (in the name of the greater good, of course). Oh yeah. And dead. Then there's his sidekick, Stephanie. She's...well, she's a twelve-year-old girl. With a pair like this on the case, evil had better watch out..."So you won't keep anything from me again?" He put his hand to his chest. "Cross my heart and hope to die." "Okay then. Though you don't actually have a heart," she said. "I...
'What was I doing here? Easy. I was following a man, who, the moment I saw him, I knew: he had what I wanted. The way the fabric of his shirt pulled across his chest, the angle of his hand as he held a cigarette, the tone of his voice when he said the word no. If you had told me three months ago that I'd do what I'd done and then risk coming after him, I'd have said impossible. No way ...' Vega Johnson is a successful, sophisticated woman, in total control of her life. But when she meets entrepreneur...
The Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves on their blood-thirsty skills as warriors. But their prowess in battle is only a small part of their story, which stretches from their Scandinavian origins to America in the west and as far as Baghdad in the east. As the Vikings did not write their history, we have to discover it for ourselves, and that discovery, as Neil Oliver reveals, tells an extraordinary story of a people who, from the brink of destruction...
The Buses and Coaches of Bristol and Eastern Coach Works outlines the history of Bristol Commercial Vehicles and Eastern Coach Works (ECW), two manufacturers that together developed some of the most familiar buses and coaches of the twentieth century. The book covers the full production histories and specifications for the standard range of models produced from 1936 to 1983. The variety of engines used to power Bristol-ECW is outlined and a mechanical specification for each chassis is provided, along...
If you are on holiday and looking for a simple map containing all the information you need to make the most of your visit, the Tour maps are for you. These easy-to-read maps are packed with essential tourist information, town plans and scenic areas in addition to roads, rail, cycle routes and ground height information.
Six inch scale figure of Thorin Oakenshield featuring intricate and authentic detailing. With 12 moveable joints and replication of facial features, clothing, weapons and accessories as seen in the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Thorin comes with two swords with sheaths and arm guard accessories. Suitable for ages 4+.
Harry is the best and technically the 'only' at what he does, being the lone professional wizard PI in the Chicago phonebook. So when the Chicago PD has cases that transcend mortal capabilities, they come to him for answers. For the 'everyday' world is actually full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. Yet despite his precautions, Harry tends to stumble from crisis to drama in his dealings with the supernatural world - call it an occupational hazard. Here...
Yee hah! Out in the Old Wild West, trouble is brewing. Use your creative skills and help Emmet to build a Getaway Glider and escape from the robots with the Piece of Resistance. But beware, they have guns and the Robo Sheriff's horse can rear up on its back legs. Position the tail wings and cow horns, flap the wings to soar away, and use the weathercock to guide you to safety. Includes 3 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Emmet, Deputron and Sheriff Notarobot.
If you want to prepare healthy, homely meals but feel you don't have the time, think again. In as little as 20 minutes, you can make a delicious meal at the start of the day, and then put it in the slow cooker and leave it to cook all day. Come home to a hearty bowl of soup, a warming stew, a fragrant curry or a succulent roast - whatever you want to eat, this book is packed with simple recipes. Slow cooking is ideal for people with all kinds of lifestyles - from mums with a young family who want...
This revised Philip's Street Atlas Somerset gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the county. The route planner shows all the A and B roads, and can be used when driving to get close to the destination before turning to the relevant large-scale street map.The street maps show every named road, street and lane very clearly, with major roads picked out in colour. The maps are at a scale of 1.75 inches to 1 mile, with larger scale maps at a scale of 3.5 inches to 1 mile. Bristol and Bath city...
Wouldn't it be great if you could always get people to see things your way? Now you can. You won't go far in business if you can't bring people round to your way of thinking. Some people find it easy; the rest of us just need a little help. How to Persuade and Influence People reveals some of the most powerful influencing and persuasion techniques known to man. This enhanced second edition contains new tools, new research, new case studies and plenty of practical exercises to help you: Find the...
In his "Lives of the Artists of the Italian Renaissance", Vasari demonstrated a literary talent that outshone even his outstanding abilities as a painter and architect. Through character sketches and anecdotes he depicts Piero di Cosimo shut away in his derelict house, living only to paint; Giulio Romano's startling painting of Jove striking down the giants; and his friend Francesco Salviati, whose biography also tells us much about Vasari's own early career. Vasari's original and soaring vision...
A hilarious and moving story of old age, adventure, stolen jewels and swimming the Thames, from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country. "I absolutely love David Walliams's books. In a few more years they will become classics." – Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma's house. She's the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But...
El Paso and Ciudad Juarez sit across the Texas / Mexico border from each other. They share streets, industry, crime. One gang claims territory in both: Los Aztecas. This single criminal organisation is responsible for most of the homicides committed in Juarez, and Felipe Morales is one of them. Recruited in prison, and now on the streets of El Paso, 'Flip' has no choice but to step further into that world, but he has a secret that threatens his life. A witness to murder and intimidation, he tries...
Jacob Hunt is a teenager: brilliant at maths, wicked sense of humour, extraordinarily organised, hopeless at reading social cues. And Jacob has Asperger's. He is locked in his own world - aware of the world outside, and wanting to make a connection. Jacob tries to be like everyone else, but doesn't know how. When his tutor is found dead, all the hallmark behaviours of Jacob's syndrome - not looking someone in the eye, odd movements, inappropriate actions - start looking a lot like guilt to the police...
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin - this hilarious book could save your career and get you the keys to the executive washroom! It is the ultimate guide to going to the toilet at work, and is filled with practical advice for dealing with all sorts of poop-related problems. What to do if: you are 'ill' a colleague follows you into the bathroom; the flush doesn't work; no paper; no seat; your colleagues arrive; your phone rings; and, many more real-life situations that are tough to cope with...
Tolstoy's epic novel of love, destiny and self-destruction, in a gorgeous new clothbound edition from Penguin Classics. Anna Karenina seems to have everything - beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son. But she feels that her life is empty until the moment she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky. Their subsequent affair scandalizes society and family alike and soon brings jealously and bitterness in its wake. Contrasting with this tale of love and self-destruction is the vividly observed...
Join Lego[registered] Star WarsT characters Anakin Skywalker and Queen Amidala in this dramatic chapter of their story. Lego[registered] Star Wars Revenge of the Sith tells the incredible tale of how Anakin Skywalker goes from being a noble Jedi to the evil Darth Vader, a Sith lord with a black heart. Reader favourites such as Obi Wan Kenobi and Queen Amidala also feature as they try to save the young man who is their friend. Lego[registered] Star Wars Revenge of the Sith is part of the DK Readers...
One of the most feared weapons of World War II, the Tiger tank was a beast of a machine which dominated the battlefields of Europe with its astonishing size, speed and firepower. It continues to fascinate more than 70 years after it was first designed, and a comprehensive, illustrated history such as this is long overdue. Revealing its design and development history, Thomas Anderson draws upon original German archival material to tell the story of the birth of the Tiger. He then analyzes its success...
This title details everything you ever wanted to know about your favourite classic "Star Wars" characters! If your child loves "Star Wars" then let them meet the characters from their favourite TV series. From heroes like Luke Skywalker and C-3PO, to villains like Darth Vader, they'll learn the ins and outs, ups and downs and secret info on all their favourite characters. Focused entirely on the characters from the classic "Star Wars" series, this chunky encyclopedia will take them from A to Z in...
For every Wilderland traveller, Moleskine tributes the great JRR Tolkien Novel with a cult object that adds epic to your everyday adventures. Kept in the secret pocket of the notebook is a real Map of Wilderland. Enjoy the journey. Features a burgundy cover with themed debossing; themed flyleaves; inner pocket in burgundy fabric; same colour for elastic closure; burgundy bookmark ribbon; includes Wilderland map.
French language learning for the iPod generation, now in hardback. Want to know your 'Qu'est-ce que c'est' from your 'Comment'? Whether you're a total beginner or you know a bit of French already - this "French Language Learner" will help you improve. This all-in-one book is packed with the essentials for learning on the move. There's an activity section full of everyday situations and words, a lively picture workbook with even more words to build up vocabulary and a 2,000-word quick-reference dictionary...
Bond is the number one series for 11 plus practice, with nearly 50 years of experience. Written by expert authors Bond 10 Minute Tests offer timed continuous support for all 11 plus subjects from ages 7 - 12. Tried and trusted, Bond has helped millions of children achieve 11 plus success. - Bite-sized practice of all key question types Timed practice for ideal for revision and consolidation of core topics. - A puzzle section containing 5 puzzles Reinforce core English skills, introducing an element...
Not only is this the most fashion-concious book light on the market but it's surely the trimmest. Now there's no need to stop reading when the sun goes down, just clip it onto theback cover of your book, angle the super-bright LED light down onto the page and read on 'til morning! Accessorise your paperback and hardback books with this seasons 'must-have' book light. Comes fitted with batteries that are replaceable.
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.
"Revenge of the Lawn" is Richard Brautigan in miniature and contains no fewer than 62 ultra-short stories set mainly in Tacoma, Washington (where the author grew up) and in the flower-powered San Francisco of the late fifties and early sixties. In their compacted form, which ranges from the murderously short "The Scarlatti Tilt" to one-page wonders like the sexually poignant poetry of "An Unlimited Supply of 35 Millimetre Film", Brautigan's stories take us into a world where his fleeting glimpses...
In the final explosive volume of never-before-collected comic strip, including for the first time reproductions of strip pages from Joe Colquhoun's original artwork, we finally reach the epic conclusion of Charley's story, and the harrowing final days of World War I. The tenth action-packed volume of Charley's War is rich in the detailed minutiae of the terror-punctuated existence of a Tommy.
This is the revised and updated edition of the highly illustrated guide to the Eden Project site, with a clear user-friendly explanation of all the exhibits, in a landscape format. The guide takes the visitor from the Visitor Centre down into the pit and has distinct sections explaining events and performances at Eden, the exhibits in the Outdoor Biome, the Rainforest Biome, the Mediterranean Biome and the Core with an update on the new Arid Tropics Biome - the Edge, and a final section on history...
Marque is a highly illustrated, contemporary recipe book, celebrating and reflecting on Marque, the successful Sydney restaurant. With approximately 80 of Marque's signature recipes, it showcases the delicious food of a world-class chef and his influence on contemporary cuisine. The book also contains a myriad of smaller recipes and techniques which are the backbone of chef Mark Best's creations. // Recipes include Roast Goose with Confit Carrots, Kimchi Pears and Coriander, Venison Tenderloin with...
Open your eyes to a world of discovery with Eyewonder. Take a road trip worthy of a petrolhead and explore the world of auto-mobiles with Eyewonder Cars. Filled with eight pages packed with fun, educational activities and 100 themed stickers. From the thrills and spills of Formula 1 and NASCAR to discovering how a car is made, and from looking at the cars of the past to taking a peek at the concept cars of the future. With activities such as 'Get Set Go' and 'Which Way?' and four pages of incredible...
With 96 pages of authoritative world maps, a comprehensive index, 69 city maps, and a thematic section providing information on topics covered in geography, humanities and economics courses, Philip's World Atlas is recommended for students as well as for general home reference.The 96 pages of physical and political maps give a balanced coverage of the world at well-chosen scales. The hill-shading on the physical maps provides an exceptionally vivid portrayal of landforms.The 32-page introductory...
The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden guides you a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays.This edition of Measure for Measure provides, a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text, a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play and appendices presenting sources and relevant extracts...
It's packed with cross-over humour to amuse kids and big kids too. The art is stylish yet accessible and full of details for poring over time and time again - there's always a new joke to find! And there are machines and maps and even a laboratory ...oh, and lots of lots of weasels.
Create beautiful dolls and accessories for winter using the latest Tilda fabrics. From pretty skating angels in warm fur coats to chalet girls with cosy knitted jumpers, these new Tilda designs celebrate the winter season in style. Transform pentagons and hexagons into mini patchwork balls and tablemats, or make a quilt or cushion with beautiful Tilda fabrics. Hanging santas, paper angels and Christmas stockings are perfect festive decorations for your home, and there are adorable polar bears to...
This is a definitive guide to weaning your baby, from the UK's No.1 baby and child nutritionist, Annabel Karmel. With her years of expertise and personal experience, bestselling author Annabel Karmel guides you through every aspect of weaning your baby. It starts at the very beginning with basic, but crucial details, such as what type of spoon to use and the time of day to first offer solids, and covers other common concerns like when to begin weaning, fussy eaters and the latest allergy advice....
'Miranda is the iced biscuit queen.' Mary Berry Miranda Gore Browne was a finalist in the hugely successful Great British Bake-Off series. She was a popular contestant throughout but it was her beautifully decorated, delicious signature biscuits that won the hearts of the audience and wowed the judges. In BISCUIT, Miranda presents the ultimate biscuit bible: a cookbook packed with more than 100 biscuit recipes. Ranging from classic favourites such as Bourbons, jammy dodgers and Viennese whirls to...
"""The world that the children enter as soon as they get off the train in the Lake District is as separate from their everyday world as Hogwarts or Narnia... For most readers, the idea of cooking trout you have caught yourself is as strange and poetic as the idea of casting a spell that turns a teacup into a turtle." --Guardian" "'Ahoy! Ahoy! Swallows! Ahoy!'" Have you ever sailed in a boat or built a camp? Have you caught trout and cooked it yourself? The four Swallows, John, Susan, Titty and Roger...
Most bird books are designed to help you identify the birds that you've seen. This book is different. It is a species-by-species guide that shows you how to find and watch more than 250 species of birds that can be seen in Britain. Some are common; others are rare migrants or scarce breeding birds, but this book will tell you the best places to see and watch all of them. Readers will be able to see their most coveted species but also enjoy rewarding watching experiences that will enhance their understanding...
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There are 10,500 species of bird worldwide and wherever they occur people marvel at their glorious colours and their beautiful songs. We also trap and consume birds of every kind. Yet birds have not just been good to eat. Their feathers, which keep us warm or adorn our costumes, give birds unique mastery over the heavens. Throughout history their flight has inspired the human imagination so that birds are embedded in our religions, folklore, music and arts. Vast in both scope and scale, Birds and...
Using a wood-burning stove effectively is both an art and a science. In this friendly, comprehensive guide, chartered forester and woodfuel expert Will Rolls talks the reader through the theory and practice of getting the best results from their stove. From finding the fuel and seasoning it to lighting the stove and operating it cleanly, this books describes the best techniques for looking after your log stove. The Log Book covers log suppliers, avoiding too much smoke and ash, checking fuel quality...
Bread links all cultures together. It holds a social and gastronomic significance for everybody. Paul Hollywood's love of this foodstuff has built him a thriving bakery business and seen him creating breads for some of the country's most famous hotels. He believes in celebrating the baking of bread and conveys his own love of bread-making and its therapeutic powers in this collection of fantastic recipes. In this book, Paul Hollywood reveals all the simple techniques you need to make this staple...
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 is Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book. "Dear Zoo" has delighted toddlers for almost thirty years, and now this slipcase of board books based on the much-loved story is perfect for a new generation of very young children. Packed with favourite animals, from puppies and kittens to lions and penguins, these sturdy books introduce key early learning concepts and toddlers' favourite creatures - Numbers, Colours, Pets and Wild Animals.
The twins Tyrion and Teclis are the greatest high elf heroes still to walk the earth. They are as different to one another as darkness and light. Tyrion is an unparalleled swordsman, a superlative warrior and tactician from birth. He inspires courage and loyalty in those around him. Champion of the Everqueen, he is Ulthuan's greatest protector. Teclis's gift is magic. The greatest natural sorcerer of the age, his power rivals that of fabled Caledor. Wise councillor of the high elves, Teclis was amongst...
The Amazing Spider-Man:: Art of the Movie Slipcase (Hardback)
From some of the earliest attempts at art to the plant hunters of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the images produced in the study of plants have held a fascination for all those who love nature. "The Golden Age of Botanical Art" brings together the stories of the intrepid explorers (some of whom became botanical artists by default) and the many professional artists who recorded the flora that they discovered on their travels and expeditions. Truly global in its scope, this beautifully illustrated...
AD 1081: Vast empires clamour for dominance. From the Normans in the north to the Byzantines in the south, battles rage across Europe and around its fringes. But in the east, an empire still mightier stirs, wielding a weapon to rule the world: gunpowder. Seeking the destructive might of this 'fire drug', the mercenary Vallon - a man made as of grit and earth as much of flesh and blood - is sent by the defeated Byzantine emperor on a secret and near-impossible quest to the far off land of Song Dynasty...
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...
An interactive, engaging and exciting exploration of maths, from the invention of zero to the geometry of a donut! Clear, humorous text, bright illustrations and interactive novelties help explain topics including numbers, geometry, probability, transformations and statistics. The focus is on making maths accessible and exciting, so each topic has an investigation for young numbersmiths to try at home.
A beautiful collection of some of the best-known Greek myths, full of brave heroes, terrifying monsters, powerful gods & great adventures. Vibrant illustrations & careful retelling bring the myths to life for children of all ages. Features 16 stories including Pandora's Box, Jason & the Golden Fleece, Persephone & the Seasons and Dadelus & Icarus.
In 1886, a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, Le Cirque des Reves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire. Although there are acrobats, fortune-tellers and contortionists, the Circus of Dreams is no conventional spectacle. Some tents contain clouds, some ice. The circus seems almost to cast a spell over its aficionados, who call themselves the reveurs - the dreamers. At...
By Its Cover is the much anticipated twenty-third instalment in Donna Leon's bestselling crime series, where Commissario Brunetti is better than ever as he addresses questions of worth and value alongside his ever-faithful team of Ispettore Vianello and Signorina Elettra. When several valuable antiquarian books go missing from a prestigious library in the heart of Venice, Commissario Brunetti is immediately called to the scene. The staff suspect an American researcher has stolen them, but for Brunetti...
The Qur'an, believed by Muslims to be the word of God, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago. Recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, the sacred text has nevertheless remained difficult to understand in its English translations. First published in 2004, M.A.S. Abdel Haleem's translation has been acclaimed for its success in avoiding archaism and cryptic language to produce a version that is both faithful to the original and easy to read. Now for the first time it...
Jane Green's "The Accidental Husband" is a powerful story about two women connected by an earth-shattering secret. Maggie and Sylvie are perfect strangers: two very different women, living very different lives on opposite coasts. But they share more in common than they could ever imagine. Both women have beautiful children on the verge of flying the nest, the home they worked hard to build and always longed for, and a handsome and devoted husband they can't believe belongs to them. Both women think...
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...
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This is not a recipe book, it is a mastercalss in baking bread and then turning the bread into fantastic meals. I bought the book immediately after watching one of the programmes on tv...my son introduced me to Paul Hollywood's bread and having tasted it I was anxious to do it for myself. It is a long time since I have made bread without the aid of a machine, but it is enjoyable to do and very enjoyable to eat and share with family and friends I would recommend this book to anyone who likes the taste...
Add to your Gruffalo collection with this gorgeous 5" sitting toy!
Keep your Kindle tablet protected from the elements with this handmade-and-stitched slim design Waterstones cover, complete with lifetime warranty. This striking red cover is made from the finest quality faux leather with a soft, inner lining and features reusable grip-tape technology to keep your Kindle securely in place and free from everyday scratches and bumps. The cover also features an adjustable stand function allowing you to stand your Kindle tablet in landscape mode for ease of viewing.
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Learn how to make beautiful quilts with this comprehensive guide to patchwork and quilting for beginners. Covers all aspects of quilting from piecing and applique to quilting and binding. Choose from 16 simple projects, each focusing on a different technique, from bags and cushions to table mats, wall hangings and bed quilts. Clear illustrations and step-by-step instructions accompany each project, making them all suitable for even a complete novice. The book also includes a quilting glossary explaining...
I was sent an advance copy of this book to review and it is the first Bill Bryson book I have read. I say read, I am still only about a quarter of the way through it. It is extremely interesting, but at the same time very hard going. It is the sort of book that is ideal to keep dipping into rather than read all in one go. It is a huge book, and the writing is in a very easy to understand form, explaining things in a simple way to anyone with no prior knowledge. I will finish this book, just think...
Come face to face with our ancestors Travel back 8 million years with "Evolution: The Human Story" and go on a fascinating journey to discover how our species has developed from tree-dwelling primates to modern humans. This is the first time that the story of evolution has been documented in such amazing visual detail thanks to the work of renowned Dutch paleoartists, Kennis and Kennis. Staggeringly realistic CGI and model reconstructions from original fossils bring us face to face with our ancestors...
Banish boredom in the long school holidays with this new addition to the outstanding "Usborne Activities" series. Seasonal activities for each holiday, such as reindeer wrapping paper and an Easter egg card, sit alongside things to make and do all year round including a coral necklace, a pirate cutlass and fairy wings. Every activity is clearly and imaginatively illustrated, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and photos. This title contains over 600 stickers that can be added to any of...
Twentieth Century Interiors is the ultimate sourcebook of inspiration for interior designers and an invaluable reference work for all collectors, dealers and anyone interested in the decoration of their home. It features stylish and cutting-edge Modernist avant-garde interiors by the top decorators and architects from around the world, including Mies Van Der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Eileen Gray, Frank Lloyd Wright, Wells Coates, Finn Juhl, Oscar Niemeyer, Ettore Sottsass, Shiro Kuramata, Frank Gehry,...
For Gervase Phinn growing old is not about a leisurely walk to the pub for a game of dominoes or snoozing in his favourite armchair. As this sparkling collection of his very best humorous writing shows, he may be 'out of the woods' but he is certainly not 'over the hill'. Looking back over more than sixty years of family life, teaching, inspecting schools, writing and public speaking, Gervase never fails to unearth humour, character, warmth and wisdom from the most diverse of experiences, whether...
For Gervase Phinn growing old is not about a leisurely walk to the pub for a game of dominoes or snoozing in his favourite armchair. As this sparkling collection of his very best humorous writing shows, he may be 'out of the woods' but he is certainly not 'over the hill'. Looking back over more than sixty years of family life, teaching, inspecting schools, writing and public speaking, Gervase never fails to unearth humour, character, warmth and wisdom from the most diverse of experiences, whether...
For the first time since the mid-1970s, England and Australia faced each other home and away in back-to-back series in the summer and winter of 2013. Under prolific captain Alastair Cook, England went into the Ashes on the back of three unbeaten series, including a first win in India for more than 25 years. By contrast, Michael Clarke's Australia arrived in England with an inexperienced side, changing their coach just weeks before the Ashes started. No wonder England started as strong favourites...
Slime mould Physarum polycephalum is a monstrous single cell well known for its task-solving abilities - solves computational geometry and logical problems, navigates robots and generates music. The slime mould could also build motorways, highways and expressways. It is used to analyse transport networks of Africa, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Iberia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, UK and USA. The largest cities are represented by oat flakes and the slime mould is...
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This, the newest title in the highly acclaimed 'Design Series' focuses on the work of John Piper (1903 - 1992). Piper remains something of an enigma: an antiquarian who was among the pioneers of non-representational art in Britain; an abstract painter who drew his inspiration from the paintings of Turner and mediaeval stained glass; and a romantic with a penchant for geometric design. Despite, in formal terms, coming to art late, Piper became one of the most diverse designers of his generation. Up...
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...
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.
With Exclusive Extra Chapter. The sixth book in the Gallagher Girls series leads Cammie and her spy school friends to another wildly entertaining mission. With new assignments to tail and capture, the final book in the globally bestselling series results in an explosive finale!
John Fitzgerald Kennedy led the United States for barely a thousand days, and yet he is regarded as one of the great Presidents of all time for his brave decisions on civil rights and international relations, and not merely as a consequence of his tragic fate. Kennedy steered his nation away from the brink of nuclear war, initiated the first nuclear test ban treaty and launched his nation on its mission to the moon and beyond. JFK inspired a nation, particularly the massive generation of baby...
How many jelly beans are enough? How many are too many? Aiden and Emma can't decide. Is ten enough? How about one thousand? That's a lot of jelly beans. But eaten over a whole year, it's only two or three a day!
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