A must-have for every fan of literature, Booked inspires readers to follow in their favorite characters footsteps by visiting the real-life locations portrayed in beloved novels including the Monroeville, Alabama courthouse in To Kill a Mockingbird, Chatsworth House, the inspiration for Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice, and the Kyoto Bridge from Memoirs of a Geisha. The full-color photographs thro..
The exquisite Japanese hikaru dorodango, or shiny mud ball, is created by rolling earth by hand into a perfect sphere and polishing it until it gleams. Not only are the results truly impressive, but this calm and meditative practice, once a playground game, has been rediscovered as a peaceful pastime. Known for inducing flow, the ultimate state of happiness, this simple art is being adopted by peo..
The international best-selling phenomenon loved by BARACK OBAMA and BILL GATES in a new and updated illustrated edition'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.' BARACK OBAMA'One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.' BILL GATES*#1 Sunday Times bestseller * instan..
'An absolutely riveting book - reading it makes you intelligent, full of brilliant anecdotes - and very hungry indeed.' - Richard Curtis'This brilliantly conceived and well-researched book is a source of real delight.' - Dr Annie Gray, BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet'Superbly written, a complete joy to read, and just about the perfect present for anyone even vaguely interested in food.' - Mark D..
Over 100,000 copies sold!So you've got an Instagram account, you're posting pictures, but your follower count has flatlined. Read This If You Want to Be Instagram Famous holds the answers to fixing up your feed and finding thousands of new followers.Packed with the essential secrets of the hottest Instagrammers around, the book features tips covering photographic techniques, captioning, codes of c..
Photography is now more popular than ever thanks to the rapid development of digital cameras. Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs is ideal for this new wave of snapshooters using DSLR, compact system and bridge cameras. It contains no graphs, no techie diagrams and no camera-club jargon. Instead, it inspires readers through iconic images and playful copy, packed with hands-on tips.Spli..
Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs of People is one of the best photography books to read if you want to take good pictures of people. This straight-talking guide will give you top portrait photography tips and is ideal for users of any camera who have a basic knowledge of photography.Learn top portrait photography tips from 50 famous photographersTake great portrait photography and p..
This jargon-free introduction covers all aspects of photographing places, including landscapes, cityscapes, architecture, and interiors from the author of the bestselling Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs series. It is an essential guide for emerging artists learning how to take pictures of places.
Whatever your camera, interest, or skill level, this indispensable photography guide ..
Where Are They Buried? has directed legions of fervent fans and multitudes of the morbidly curious to the graves, monuments, memorials, and tombstones of the nearly 500 celebrities and antiheroes included in the book.The most complete and well-organized guide on the subject by far, every entry features an entertaining capsule biography full of little-known facts, a detailed description of the deat..
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..
*the #1 Sunday Times bestseller * instant New York Times bestseller * #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller * * Irish Times bestseller * Audio bestseller * Guardian bestseller *
'One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.' BILL GATES
*BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week*
'Hans Rosling tells the story of "the secret silent mir..
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..
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..