Many people have a love of maps. But what lies behind the process of map-making? How have cartographers through the centuries developed their craft and established a language of maps which helps them to better represent our world and users to understand it? This book tells the story of how widely accepted mapping conventions originated and evolved - from map orientation, projections, typography and scale, to the use of colour, map symbols, ways of representing relief and the treatment of boundar..
Surveys the development of Artificial Intelligence over the last sixty years and highlights the likely transformative effects of AI on society over the next few decadesThe past sixty years have witnessed astonishing growth in the field of artifical intelligence. From social media to Netflix, AI has already infiltrated our daily lives, while driverless cars and humanoid robots are starting to make seismic shifts in the ways we interact with our world. Are we on the threshold of an AI-dominated re..
Since its explosion in the 1950s, science fiction has become one of the most popular film genres, with numerous dedicated fan conventions, academic conferences, websites, magazines, journals, book clubs, memorabilia and collectibles. Once relegated to B budget status, today's science fiction films are often blockbuster productions, featuring major stars.
Despite its high profile, science fiction is notoriously difficult to define. In his introduction to 100 Science Fiction Films, Barry Keith ..
501 Great Places to Stay features a wonderful selection of appealing places to stay. How about an underwater bedroom where the fish are looking in at you, or a treehouse you share with forest birds? An old bullring in Mexico or traditional riad in Morocco? A magical safari camp in the Galapagos or vintage railway carriage in the English countryside? A five-star hotel in one of the world's great capitals or mud hut in northern India? An island paradise in the sunny Pacific or ice hotel inside the..
There are famous sports meetings and other annual sporting events. Some events feature animals - there are wonderful festivals dedicated to elephants in Thailand, camels in India and Australia, and eagles in Mongolia. Other festivals seem to be plain silly, like the World Bog Snorkelling Championships in Wales, or the World Wife Carrying Championships in Finland, or boating without any water at the Henley-on-Todd Regatta and cockroach racing in Australia.
And of course, there is music: from o..
Whether you prefer the more classic car of the 1920s or fast, extreme cars that you'll almost certainly never get to drive but really wish you could, this book has everything you need to know. This indispensable guide can be referred to time and time again and there will always be something new to discover. There is a detailed synopsis on each model of car which includes information such as the country of origin, the year of first manufacture, engine type, performance levels and a fact that all ..
O sursa valoroasa de inspiratie pentru vizitele viitoare. 501 de minuni ale naturii din intreaga lume care trebuie vazute. Volumul e bogat ilustrat color, iar explicatiile sunt concise, exacte si sugestive...
O sursa valoroasa de inspiratie pentru vizitele viitoare. 501 destinatii din intreaga lume - minuni ale naturii care trebuie vazute. Volumul e bogat ilustrat color, iar explicatiile sunt concise si sugestive...
Clear, concise yet wide-ranging, The Ancient World in Minutes is the quickest way to understand the great civilizations of the distant past.
From the first-ever cities of Sumeria and Babylon around 3500 BCE to the fall of Rome and the bloody demise of the Aztecs, here - in 200 mini-essays - are the critical leaders and wars; ideas and inventions; myths and religions; and art and architecture of the first 5000 years of recorded history.
Discover the spiritual, cultural, technological and ar..
In this hyper-compact, fully illustrated guide to architecture, Susie Hodge outlines the history and theory of architecture from the earliest structures to the cutting-edge concepts of the present day. Along the way she profiles 200 key buildings, historic styles, architectural movements and celebrated architects from all around the world.
Contents include the Greek orders, Roman engineering, Gothic architecture, the Renaissance, the Baroque, Revivalism, Art Nouveau, Modernism and Postmodernism..
The perfect compact reference guide for all would-be art buffs. Art historian Susie Hodge takes you on a whistle-stop international tour of all the major artistic cultures, movements, phases, developments, artists and themes, from Prehistoric art to Hyperrealism. Contents also include Greek classicism, Gothic art, the Renaissance, Baroque, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Cubism, surrealism, Pop art and Minimalism...
What happens when a star dies? How many asteroids are in our solar system? Can galaxies collide? What is dark energy? Astronomy in Minutes answers all these questions and more as it condenses 200 key concepts into easily digestible essays.
From Trojan asteroids to stellar black holes, and from superclusters to cosmic microwave background, this book will take you on an essential tour around the universe. Beginning with the specks and constellations that we see in the night sky, and then zoomin..
Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards. This beautifully designed book presents unusual borders, enclaves and exclaves, divided or non-existent cities and islands.Numerous conflicts have left countries divided and often shattered. Remnants of countries can by design or accident be left behind as a legal anomaly in this complex world.Most people believe that a country’s borders are clearly defined: just lines that separate countries. Everything on one side of the line belongs t..
Beginning in the UK in the 1600s with smoky brown beer and ending with current areas of innovation, this fun and interactive guide moves through time and across the world to tell the stories behind some of today's best-known beer styles, including German lagers, stouts, porters, pilsner, IPA, sour beers and more.
Each chapter focuses on one of beer's key ingredients - malt, water, hops and yeast - sharing how, as each ingredient modernized over time, new flavours and styles emerged. With each c..
In Japanese life and culture, there has never been a clear distinction between art, craft and design. Generations of artisans have for centuries forged and refined their crafts, which have become the envy of the modern world. Regions of Japan are renowned for specific traditions, many of which are born of local materials and the natural settings in which they are produced.
Visitors and craft and design enthusiasts have long known about the high quality of craftsmanship and the unique quality of..
Economics in Minutes condenses key economics concepts into 200 short and easily digested essays. Featuring not only fundamental ideas, such as the role of money and how the stock market works, but also subjects that are increasingly important to us today - unemployment, government debt and corporate tax avoidance, for example - it is the ideal introduction to a complex contemporary field. Key topics are succinctly described and accompanied by illustrations, making them simple to read and easy to..
This major new edition of the Collins COBUILD English Usage is a modern, easy-to-use and in-depth guide to English usage, aimed at upper-intermediate and advanced learners and teachers of English.
Collins COBUILD English Usage has been designed to help learners to use individual words correctly, and choose the right words and structures for the meaning they want to convey. The title not only explains what English words mean, but also provides information on how the words actually work.
How did life begin? What is the theory of evolution and is it proven? Are we really descended from apes? And has evolution stalled or is humanity just a step on the way to more advanced forms of life?
Through 200 mini-essays, expert palaeontologist Darren Naish answers these and many other fundamental questions on the most controversial topic of all. From the theories of Charles Darwin and the Survival of the Fittest to cutting-edge research on consciousness and artificial life, he explains w..
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'Hans Rosling tells the story of "the secret silent miracle of human progress" as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why ..
A fully illustrated and authorized episode guide celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the hit-television show Friends, including a look behind-the-scenes of cult-favorite episodes, exclusive photos from Warner Bros., brand new interviews with show creators Marta Kauffman, David Crane, and set designer John Shaffner, and more.The beloved show Friends introduced the world to six young New Yorkers living together, falling in love, breaking up (cue Ross's "We were on a break!"), and getting i..
Genetics in Minutes is your compact and accessible guide to the central concepts of the science of genetics, revealing how our genes shape our bodies and our lives, and how in turn we are beginning to shape them. Covering the basics of DNA, inheritance and evolution in animals, plants and humans alike - from the origins and development of life to the Human Genome and designer babies - this is the fastest, fullest path to understanding genetics.
Contents include Genes, DNA, Natural selection, Da..
A photographically-led souvenir of the city, providing an overview of the sites, key buildings, museums, events, parks, literary Dublin, pub culture and the city today. Divided by location to make it easy for even the first time visitor to follow, "The Golden Book of Dublin" presents famous buildings and tourist attractions such as Trinity College, O'Connell Street, Christ Church Cathedral and Temple Bar, as well as some of Dublin's lesser known treasures such as Collins Barracks, Marsh's Librar..
In stilul umoristic, semi-banda desenata care a facut celebra colectiile Horrible…, avem acum raspunsuri fi fapte bizare privitoare la evolutia vietii pe Pamant, cu transformari aiuritoare si extinctii in mas… ori pe cont propriu (al unei specii)..
One of Usborne's most enduring and well-known series has been given an exciting new look. Each guide has been completely updated and has a striking new cover. These guides are perfect companions for enthusiasts, who are keen to discover the many fascinating aspects of the natural world. They offer full-colour illustrations of around 100-200 different species per title, which have been reproduced from the original artwork using the latest technology. They are an ideal field guides for both childr..
Humanity has always used symbols-material objects used to denote difficult, abstract concepts-to describe thoughts and feelings, or to protect secret truths from common knowledge. This concise A-Z guide is a fascinating work of reference that brings to light all the symbols and symbolisms of the world, many aspects of which have been lost to time, including Freemasonry, the Kabbalah, the tarot, astrology, alchemy, Zoroastrianism, and ancient cultures from Egypt to Japan...
From the first silent films to the 'talkies' of the late 1920s and early 30s to today's blockbuster hits, movies have spawned icons for each generation. From Rudolph Valentino to Clark Gable to George Clooney, from Clara Bow to Katherine Hepburn to Angelina Jolie, this volume spotlights all our favourites.Starting with child stars like Shirley Temple and Drew Barrymore, the book is organized into chapters that spotlight femme fatales like Mae West and Marilyn Monroe, rugged heroes like John Wayn..
The Best Resource Available for Getting Your Fiction Published
For 30 years, Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market has provided aspiring authors with the most complete and up-to-date information they need on publishing their work. This edition is the best yet, with more than 1,500 listings and more editorial content than ever before—with interviews and articles from industry insiders on pertinent topics like the importance of developing your prose style, creating a voice and authentic dialo..
Philosophy in Minutes distils 200 of the most important philosophical ideas into easily digestible, bite-sized sections.
The core information for every topic - including debates such as the role of philosophy in science and religion, key thinkers from Aristotle to Marx, and introductions to morality and ethics - is explained in straightforward language, using illustrations to make the concepts easy to understand and remember.
Whether you are perplexed by existentialism or pondering the not..
Physics in Minutes covers everything you need to know about physics, condensed into 200 key topics. Each idea is explained in clear, accessible language, building from the basics, such as mechanics, waves and particles, to more complex topics, including neutrinos, string theory and dark matter. Based on scientific research proving that the brain best absorbs information visually, illustrations accompany the text to aid quick comprehension and easy recollection. This convenient and compact refere..
To what extent is memory based on mood? Why do we compare ourselves to others? Are there different types of intelligence? How do we change with age? This book answers all these questions and many more in 200 short and accessible essays.
From Pavlov's dogs to experimental ethics and from the development of personality to cognitive behavioural therapy, this book will take you from the foundations of psychological thought to modern-day applications, drawing on recent research and established the..
The fastest way to understanding quantum physics - learn about how our universe works, in minutes.
Quantum physics is the most fundamental, but also the most bewildering, of sciences. Allowing for simultaneously dead-and-alive cats, teleportation, antimatter and parallel universes, it also underpins all digital technology and even life itself. But at last it's possible through this clear and compact book, illuminated with 200 simple diagrams for anyone to understand the strange and beautiful ..
So you want to be a YouTuber, but your videos only get a handful of views and your fan base just doesn’t seem to grow? How come you haven’t made it big yet? Read This If You Want To Be YouTube Famous gives you everything you need to make videos that will net you millions of subscribers and the money to match. With advice from some of the world’s biggest YouTubers, inside interviews with the experts, and technical information, this book is the only thing that stands between you and YouT..
What are the differences between Sunni and Shi'a, Catholic and Protestant, Buddhism and Confucianism? Who were Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, and what did they really preach? Why are the concepts of karma, jihad and nirvana so important? And what do the religions of the world say about life, death and how we should act?
Answering these and many other critical questions, this book explains the histories, key texts, prophets and essential teachings of the ancient and modern religions and their offs..
In 1989, the Iron Curtain finally fell after dividing Europe for nearly 30 years. It's been generations since Romania's historic cities, rolling mountains, rustic villages, and rejuvinating spas and resorts have been so accessible. From the museums and neighborhoods of the bustling capital city of Bucharest and the famous painted monasteries of Bucovina to the soft sands of the Black Sea resort beaches, Romanian resident Caroline Juler expertly guides you through the varied landcapes that is tod..
The Rough Guide to RomaniaMake the most of your time on Earth with the ultimate travel guides.World-renowned 'tell it like it is' travel guide, now with free eBook.Discover Romania with this comprehensive and entertaining travel guide, packed with practical information and honest recommendations by our independent experts. Whether you plan to go bear and wolf tracking in the Romanian wilderness, visit the opulent Peles Castle in Sinaia or go kayaking on the Black Sea, The Rough Guide to Romania ..
Ghid al celor mai semnificative filme SF, bogat ilustrate si comentate, completat de cateva capitole care definesc domeniul in context: Originile (literatura SF), istoria (tur rapid printre filmele SF), canonul (50 de filme clasice), iconuri (fete ale filmului SF), locatii (tur al stelelor), global (filmul SF in lume), index...
***WINNER OF THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2018***
***SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER***
Daniel Radcliffe, Galileo Galilei, Nelson Mandela, Louis Armstrong, Grayson Perry, Louis Braille, Lionel Messi, King George VI, Jamie Oliver... all dared to be different.
'This book can save lives. This book can change lives. This book can help to bring forth another generation of boys who dare to be different.' Benjamin Zephaniah
Prince charming, dragon slayer, m..
***THE FOLLOW UP TO THE AWARD-WINNING AND BESTSELLING STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT***Tom Daley, Oliver Sacks, the Jamaican Bobsled team, Amrou Al-Kadhi, Carlos Acosta... all dared to be different.This is the follow-up to the much loved and hugely successful Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, the bestselling book that changed countless boys' lives around the world and gave them the confidence to be themselves.What have the footballer Kylian Mbappé, the philosopher Socrates an..
Björk, Dr Seuss, Whoopi Goldberg, Andy Warhol, Ellen MacArthur, Greta Gerwig, Andrea Bocelli, Hua Mulan ... these are men and women who all dared to be different.
"In our evermore hectic and overwhelming world, Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different is refreshing proof that dreams do come true and that it is ok to be different. An inspiring read for any young person, particularly those struggling to find their place in the world." Megan Hine
Boys will be boys and girls will be girls - o..
The official TED guide to public speaking
'This is not just the most insightful book ever written on public speaking-it's also a brilliant, profound look at how to communicate' - Adam Grant, author of ORIGINALS
In Ted Talks Chris Anderson, Head of TED, reveals the inside secrets of how to give a first-class presentation. Where books like Talk Like TED and TED Talks Storytelling whetted the appetite, here is the official TED guide to public speaking from the man who put TED talks on the wor..
Sute de intrebari surprinzatoare si raspunsuri fascinante despre: Space & Technology, The Human Body, History & Events, Animal Kingdon, General Knowledge, The Plant World. De folos pentru proiecte scolare. Ilustratii color excelente pe fiecare pagina..
Sute de intrebari surprinzatoare si raspunsuri fascinante despre: Science & Technology, The Human Body, The Natural World, Our World, Outer Space, History & Events. De folos pentru proiecte scolare. Ilustratii color excelente pe fiecare pagina..
Sute de intrebari surprinzatoare si raspunsuri fascinante despre: Science & Technology, History & Events, The Human Body, The Natural World, General Knowledge, Our World, History and Events. De folos pentru proiecte scolare. Ilustratii color excelente pe fiecare pagina..
Sute de intrebari surprinzatoare si raspunsuri fascinante despre: History & Events, The Human Body, The Natural World, General Knowledge, Our World, Science & Space. De folos pentru proiecte scolare. Ilustratii color excelente pe fiecare pagina..
Tell Me Which? is full of hundreds of surprising questions and fascinating answers which can provide teasing quizzes, settle arguments, and assist with school projects. It is an intriguing reference book for the whole family. Tell Me Which? focuses on questions with openings such as 'which one', or 'which of these', in topics ranging from world history to scientific questions. Tell Me Which - Is the tallest building in the world? Planet is the biggest? Is the largest fish? Communities live in th..
Sute de intrebari surprinzatoare si raspunsuri fascinante despre: Science & Technology, The Human Body, The Natural World, Earth & Space, Ancient History, Modern History. De folos pentru proiecte scolare. Ilustratii color excelente pe fiecare pagina..
Celebrate 110 years of Harley Davidson with this definitive guide. Ultimate Harley-Davidson showcases the bikes and the success story of the greatest American marque in motorcycling history, from the rolling out of its first model from a backyard shed to the world-class company that it is today. Spanning the entire timeline, from the beginning of the early bikes and innovations to the v-rods and sports bikes of today, the amazing gallery of over 70 of the most covetable Harleys ever created will..
Following the success of the Ultimate Book Guide 8-12, people have been crying out for this guide to the best teenage books around. Again this is the only reference you'll ever need - covering everything that might interest teen readers, from those just starting secondary school through to readers looking for something more adult and challenging. The book covers classics through to contemporary young adult titles, best-sellers to cult fiction and graphic novels. We've got personal recommendation..