Castles and palaces around the world are structures of grandeur, might and beauty. From the flamboyance of Germany’s fairy tale-Neuschwanstein Castle to the gothic, Dracula-inspiring Bran Castle, perched high in the craggy peaks of Romania’s Carpathian Mountains; Tokyo’s Imperial Palace, previously home to samurai warriors to Ireland’s Blarney Castle, where ‘the gift of the gab’ will be granted to..
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 fict..
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 ..
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 ..
Cocktails, whether served at a dedicated cocktail party or as a precursor to an elegant meal, lend an air of sophistication and glamour. There are hundreds of different cocktails, some of which experience fleeting popularity before disappearing into obscurity while others remain popular for decades. in 501 Must -Drink Cocktails, the timeless favourties are collected together with more recent and m..
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 ..
501 Must-See Movies is divided into ten genres, with films appearing in chronological order in each category. Every film is illustrated and each entry includes a synopsis of the plot, details of awards for which it was nominated and those it won, and fascinating background or insider knowledge about the making of the picture, as well as our experts' rationale for defining it as 'must-see'. Many ..
Opt scriitori-calatori povestes despre 501 calatorii - unele iau doar un ceas, altele chiar sase luni! - care pot deveni o bucurie pentru suflet si ne pot chiar schimba. Sunt locuri din intreaga lume, pline de frumusete si suflet, dovezi ale ingeniozitatii naturii si creativitatii umane. Volumul e bogat ilustrat color.
O sursa valoroasa de inspiratie pentru vizitele viitoare. 501 de orase din intreaga lume care trebuie vazute. La noi: Bucuresti, Constanta, Sibiu, Brasov. 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 sau create de om, care trebuie vazute. Volumul e bogat ilustrat color, iar explicatiile sunt concise si sugestive.
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 ..
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, Got..
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, P..
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 th..
This title profiles best known dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous eras and beyond. It includes illustrations, maps and anatomical diagrams, with every entry detailing appearance, activities, habitat and life cycle. This is a ground-breaking and expert study by a leading paleantologist and geologist. This seminal book covers every important dinosaur fin..
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 topi..
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 ..
From Aristotle's pioneering research into animal biology to Harvey's theory of the circulation of the blood, from Copernicus's theory of the heliocentric universe to Carl Sagan's speculations on extraterrestrial life, and from Einstein's theory of Relativity to Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Eureka! condenses the essential biographies and principal discoveries of the world's most important ..
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 th..
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'Hans Rosling tells the story of "the secret silent miracle of..
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 ..
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 T..
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..
‘Black Mirror is hands down the most relevant program of our time, if for no other reason than how often it can make you wonder if we’re all living in an episode of it.’ – New York Times
What becomes of humanity when it’s fed into the jaws of a hungry new digital machine? Discover the world of Black Mirror in this immersive, illustrated, oral history.
This first official book logs the enti..
From the world's leading guidebook publisher, Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2016 is the latest edition of the annual headline-making, agenda-setting bestseller. Whether it's thanks to a sporting event, a revitalised infrastructure, a special anniversary or just that aura of 'right now', each destination featured has passed through our agonising selection process to win a place on Lonely Planet'..
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, ..
A fabulous collection of the very best photographs of Mixed Martial Arts fighting. These exceptional photographs put you right in the cage with the fighters and take you behind the walls of the dojo and into their lives - you can't get closer than this. Lee Whitehead has spent over five years training in the sport of mixed martial arts and photographing it at the highest level, covering top figh..
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 int..
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 per..
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 concept..
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 a..
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 foundatio..
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 ..
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 his..
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 ..
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.
Steven Pinker, the bestselling author of The Language Instinct, deploys his gift for explaining big ideas in The Sense of Style - an entertaining writing guide for the 21st century
What is the secret of good prose? Does writing well even matter in an age of instant communication? Should we care? In this funny, thoughtful book about the modern art of writing, Steven Pinker shows..
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Daniel Radcliffe, Galileo Galilei, Nelson Mandela, Louis Armstrong, Grayson Perry, Louis Braille, Lionel Messi, King George VI, Jamie Oliver... all dared to be different.
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