Portrays a city in collision with itself. With a cast of pimps, pushers, poets, gangsters and eunuchs, this title is a journey into a sprawling underworld.
Gough Whitlam: His Time
This is the much - anticipated second volume of former Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam's biography. In the first volume acclaimed biographer Jenny Hocking illuminated Whitlam's path to power, and here she recreates the...
All the Right Angles
All the Right Angles takes the often-feared field of mathematics and combines it with something that is widely understood by all: sports. Within every sport, a variety of mathematical and scientific principles are at work...
Great Southern Land
Great Southern Land is an epic journey across Australia, from the top of the Snowy Mountains to the tropical wilds of the Gulf of Carpentaria; the irrigated farms of the Murray Darling Basin to the ancient forests of Tasmania....
Way We Work
In this comprehensive and entertaining resource, multi award-winner David Macaulay reveals the inner workings of the human body as only he can. This one-of-a-kind book takes readers on a visual journey through the human body. With...
Remembered Gardens: Eight Women and Their Visions of an Australian Landscape
Tells the story of Elizabeth, Edna and six other women whose passions for their gardens and for garden making have shaped our relationship with the Australian landscape.
A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos
Traces the story of the reclusive sixteenth-century cleric who introduced the revolutionary idea that the Earth orbits the sun, describing the dangerous forces and complicated personalities that marked the publication of...
Taste What You’re Missing: The Passionate Eater’s Guide to Why Good Food Tastes Good
The amazing story behind why you love some foods and can't tolerate others.
Levels of Life
Tells about ballooning, photography, love and grief; about putting two things, and two people, together, and about tearing them apart.
The Unplugged Play Book: The Essential Parents Guide
Featuring 700 games and variations, this work presents games to play alone and games to play with siblings and friends. Games to play indoors and games for outside. It also includes craft projects, puppet ideas, music activities,...
The Dream of the Celt
Originally published in Spanish in 2010 by Alfaguara Ediciones, Spain, as El sueno del Celta.
The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith
Patricia Highsmith, one of the greatest writers of 20th Century American fiction, had a life as darkly compelling as that of her favourite hero-criminal, the talented Tom Ripley. The author maps out this richly bizarre life from...
Shackleton’s Epic: Recreating the World’s Greatest Journey of Survival
'Never for me the lowered banner, never the last endeavour' SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON
Vogue Model: The Faces of Fashion
* A stunning photographic history of the world's most beautiful and iconic women -- the Vogue cover girls and supermodels -- from past to present
A beautifully illustrated and designed, authoritative guide to the art of the Tiwi Islands. The dangerous waters separating mainland Australia from Bathurst and Melville islands have seen the blossoming of an art and culture...
The Horologicon: A Day’s Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language
Mark Forsyth's bestselling day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words, in paperback for the first time
An entertaining and revealing romp through the story of Australian rock and pop told by those that lived it, performed it, and adored it.
Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures and Innovations
Mary Bear explores our rich classical heritage in a series of essays - from Greek drama to Roman jokes, introducing some larger-than-life characters of classical history, such as Alexander the Great, Nero and Boudicca.
Gough Whitlam: His Time
This is the much - anticipated second volume of former Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam's biography. In the first volume acclaimed biographer Jenny Hocking illuminated Whitlam's path to power, and here she recreates the...
Well May We Say: The Speeches
Shows that the mood, character, and history of Australia and its people can be defined by its words. This collection provides a reminder that the country has a unique and distinguished tradition of public oratory. Included here...
This Is How You Lose Her
Offers a collection of linked narratives about love - passionate love, illicit love, dying love, maternal love - told through the lives of New Jersey Dominicans, as they struggle to find a point where their two worlds meet.
Don’t Look Now
Don't Look Now, released in 1973, confirmed director Nicolas Roeg as one of the most stylish and innovative British directors of the postwar period. This new edition of Sanderson's study is published in the Film Classics 20th...
La Regle Du Jeu: The Rules of the Game
Renoir's famous and controversial comedy of manners has a troubled history. Victor Perkins presents here a sensitive socio-historical study of Renoir's revised edition of the film, released 20 years after its premiere; shaped by...
Il Conformista (The Conformist)
Il Conformist has mesmerised audiences by Bertulocci's mastery of the telling, the beauty of the images, the camera work, its soundtrack, and the intensity with which the characters convey powerful psychic energies. This unique...
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
On release in the 1930s, Snow White became a milestone in animated film, Disney production and the US box office. Today its fans cross generations and continents, proving that this tale of the loveable, banished princess and her...
In this new edition Taylor Downing provides an indispensible guide to one of the most controversial films ever made, Leni Riefenstahl's Olympia. Incorporating discussion of new material and new archival information about its...
Laura Mulvey offers a fresh and original reading of one of the greatest films in all cinema. This new edition of Mulvey's study is published in the Film Classics 20th anniversary series of special editions, with a new foreword by...
Taxi Driver is one of the major films of the 1970s, which established Martin Scorcese's reputation as a prominent American director. This new edition of Taubin's study is published in the Film Classics 20th anniversary series of...
In the 1992 Sight and Sound poll, critics and film-makers voted Vertigo the fourth greatest film of all time. This new edition of Barr's study of Vertigo is published in the Film Classics 20th anniversary series of special...
Went the Day Well?
Went the Day Well? is one of the most unusual Ealing Studios pictures, a distinctly unsentimental war film made in the darkest days of WWII. Houston studies why the film avoids the cosy Ealing trademark. This Film Classics 20th...
Jason Jacobs' study of Deadwood (HBO, 2004-6) combines an in-depth production and reception history with astute analysis of the series' key themes and aesthetic strategies to argue that the show not only marked a radical revision...
The World at War
The World at War is the most successful history series ever produced by British television. TV producer and writer Taylor Downing explores the style, ethos, television context and impact of the programme, in a study that includes...
Fascist Italy and the Middle East, 1933-40
An examination of why and how Fascist Italy sought to increase its influence in the Middle East, and why Italian efforts ultimately failed. Offering fresh insights into Fascist Italy's foreign and colonial policies, this book...
Israel: The Will to Prevail
In Israel, outspoken young politician Danny Danon dissects the missteps and wrong turns that Israel's politicians have taken in the past. With electrifying zeal, he tackles the challenges Israel faces today to undo what he sees as...
Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists
Art theft is one of the most profitable criminal enterprises in the world. Stealing Rembrandts reveals the actors behind the major art heists of the Dutch Master in the last century, tracking daring entries into and escapes from...
Marie Curie and Her Daughters: The Private Lives of Science’s First Family
The first book to focus on the relationship between famed scientist Marie Curie and her two remarkable daughters. Drawing on personal interviews with Curie's descendents, as well as revelatory new archives, this is a wholly new...
IDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us
What do you do when your smartphone and tablet computer drive you to distraction? Larry Rosen offers solid, proven strategies to help us overcome the iDisorder we all feel in our lives while still making use of all that technology...
Foucault, Psychology and the Analytics of Power
This book introduces and applies Foucault's key concepts to the field of psychology and the social sciences. Drawing on Foucault's College de France lectures, it argues for a historical, genealogical analysis of Foucault's work...
Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land
Hidden between the ice and snow of Antarctica is a world unlike any other. In a closely observed account, leading marine ecologist James McClintock gives us an unprecedented look at the ravages of the polar environment. This is a...
Africa Since Independence
A genuinely comparative study of the different trajectories and experiences of independent African states. This expanded, revised and updated new edition of an established text now includes the latest scholarship and features more...
South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery
The story of Roald Amundsen, the last of the Vikings, who left his mark on the Heroic Era as one of the most successful polar explorers ever.
Army of Evil: A History of the SS
In Nazi Germany, they were called the Schutzstaffel. The world would know them as the dreaded SS--the most loyal and ruthless enforcers of the Third Reich... It began as a small squad of political thugs. Yet by the end of 1935,...
We Others: New and Selected Stories
A collection of stories that showcase the author's imagination. It unfurls in settings as disparate as nineteenth-century Vienna, a contemporary Connecticut town, the corridors of a monstrous museum, and Thomas Edison's...
Dogs in Australian Art
This book looks at Australian art through the lens of dog painting, showcasing over 150 works that illustrate the deep bond between Australians and their best friends. Miller's whimsical text argues that all the major shifts which...
An Unlikely Prince: The Life and Times of Machiavelli
Acclaimed scholar Niccolo Capponi - a direct descendant of Machiavelli - analyses the famous political theorist in the context of his own times, revealing the many sides of the man behind the political genius and explaining his...
The Voice Is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac
Johnson, author of her classic memoir, Door Wide Open, opens up about her relationship with Jack Kerouac, and brilliantly peels away layers of the Kerouac legend to show how, caught between two cultures and two languages, he...
Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
In this magisterial work of history and adventure, Wade Davis vividly re-creates Britain's epic attempts to scale Mount Everest in the early 1920s. With new access to letters and diaries, Davis recounts the heroic...
Teaches how the aspects of flavor, aroma, texture, color, contrast, balance, and even the sound a food makes should be taken into consideration in the planning of a Vietnamese meal. This book offers information on Vietnamese...
Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures
A species-by-species look at the incredible interactions that take place between scientists and their animal subjects, and the discoveries that have emerged about how and what animals think.
Henry Chinaski is a lowlife loser with a hand-to-mouth existence. His menial post office day job supports a life of beer, one-night stands and racetracks.
The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex and the Science of Attraction
A neuroscientist and journalist offer a revolutionary model of desire, sex, love, and family. With award-winning journalist Alexander, neuroscientist Young peers inside the living brain to discover how chemicals acting on circuits...
My Ideal Bookshelf
The books that we choose to keep--let alone read--can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In MY IDEAL BOOKSHELF, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most-books that define their...
Vagina: A New Biography
* Naomi Wolf is back. With a book that should be as exciting, dramatic and controversial as the Beauty Myth
The Handmade Loaf
A collection of recipes, personal stories and photographs that capture the breads and home bakers of Europe. It includes over 80 recipes, many of which are inspired by the bakers profiled. It is suitable for the experienced baker,...
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking
Born in a surreal Moscow communal apartment where eighteen families shared one kitchen, Anya von Bremzen grew up singing odes to Lenin, black-marketeering Juicy Fruit gum at school, and longing for a taste of the mythical West. It...
Permanent Revolution: Mike Brown and the Australian Avant-garde 1953-97
In 1960 the 22-year-old Mike Brown joined the New Zealand artist, Ross Crothall, in an old terrace house in inner Sydney's Annandale. Over the following two years the artists filled the house with a remarkable body of work.
Hannibal and Me: What History’s Greatest Military Strategist Can Teach Us about Success and Failure
A new way to understand success and failure, seen through life of Hannibal, one of history's greatest generals.
House of Hits: The Great Untold Story of Australia’s First Family of Music
Few, if any, of AC/DCss fans would have any idea that the band's unmistakeable brand of raucous, hardcore rock was delivered to the world via a small Australian family music publishing business, J. Albert & Son. House of Hits...
Notes on a Century: Reflections of a Middle East Historian
The memoirs of the greatest living historian of the Middle East, Professor Bernard Lewis.
Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution
A landmark account of romance and revolution, one of the great love stories of all-time.
Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck?: and Other Provocations, 2006-2012
From thoughts on how to treat your customers to telling stories and spreading ideas, the author pushes us to think smarter, dream bigger, write better, and speak more honestly. It includes: a marketing lesson from the Apocalypse;...
Governing the World: The History of an Idea
The Napoleonic Wars showed Europe what sort of damage warring states could do. Mazower begins with Napoleon's defeat, in 1815, when the Concert of Europe formed. Mazower examines the ideas that shaped the UN, the compromises...
Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961
She'd been intimately his, and he hers, for twenty-seven years - which were his final twenty-seven years. She'd lasted through three wives, the Nobel Prize, and all his ruin. He'd owned her, fished her, worked her and rode her,...
The Lovely Bones (Picador 40th Anniversary Edition)
'Compulsive enough to read in a single sitting, brilliantly intelligent, elegantly constructed and ultimately intriguing' The Times
Art Of Happiness
A Tibetan spiritual leader's guide to dealing with everyday
human problems and achieving happiness. It addresses issues such
as: the sources of happiness; desire and greed; marriage and
romance; resolving conflict; facing...
Washington: A Life
From National Book Award-winner Chernow comes a landmark biography of George Washington--a richly nuanced portrait of the father of the nation featuring a breadth and depth unmatched by any other narrative.
Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. It can
persuade us to buy something, or remind us of our first date. It
can lift us out of depression when nothing else can. It can get us
dancing to its beat. But the...
God Of Small Things
'They all broke the rules. They all crossed into forbidden
territory. They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should
be loved, and how. And how much.' This is the story of Rahel and
Estha, twins growing up among the...
The internationally bestselling 2003 Pulitzer Prize winner Reissued to coincide with the publication of The Marriage Plot
The Times Universal Atlas of the World
New title in the authoritative and prestigous Times world atlas range. This stunning reference atlas provides the accuracy of a Times Atlas at an affordable price.
American architecture has created a symbol for itself in the skyscraper. This work demonstrates how architecture in the USA has moved on past the skyscraper.
Master And Margarita
The Cook’s Companion
Intended to be used everyday. This work features recipes from apple tart to zuccini souffle. It offers advice and shows which foods go best together.
A Man in Love
The author leaves his wife and everything he knows in Oslo for a fresh start in Stockholm. There he strikes up a deep and competitive friendship with Geir and pursues Linda, a beautiful poet who captivated him years ago. This...
The English Patient
English Patient is the winner of the 1992 Booker Prize.
These Wonderful Rumours!: A Young Schoolteacher’s Wartime Diaries 1939-1945
Auntie F. came in announcing dramatically that Hitler is coming tomorrow, at which my father remarked that he would, now that he's just finished papering upstairs. At the outbreak of World War Two, May Smith was twenty-four. She...
The First Law Trilogy (Boxed Set)
The critically acclaimed, award nominated trilogy from Sunday Times bestseller Joe Abercrombie is available in a stunning box set for the first time. It contains The Blade Itself, Before they are Hanged and Last Argument of...
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
Encountering Terra Australis: The Australian Voyages of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders
Traces the parallel lives and voyages of the explorers Flinders and Baudin, as they travelled to Australia and explored the coastline of mainland Australia and Tasmania. The book takes its lead from the voyages of Baudin, rather...
How Proust Can Change Your Life
'Dazzling' John Updike
Archive: Henry Diltz
The list of influential, extraordinary and legendary musicians that Henry Diltz has photographed is seemingly endless. It includes such luminaries as Crosby, Stills & Nash, Joni Mitchell, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young and...
In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the
incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of
violence in our time or any other. Patrick Bateman moves among the
young and trendy in 1980s...
High Heels: Fashion Femininity Seduction
Featuring a selection of contemporary fashion photography, this title takes us on a visual odyssey through ideas of beauty, danger and seduction. It explores the confluence of art, fashion and fetish in the cult of high heels...
Kicks Japan: Japanese Sneaker Culture
The Japanese tend to takes things to extremes and become aficionados. Given that many of the worlds top sneaker designers reside in Japan, it should come as no surprise that Japanese sneaker culture goes to a whole new level,...
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
In his most extraordinary book, "one of the great clinical writers of the 20th century" (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological...
The Postmodern Art of Imants Tillers: Appropiation En Abyme - 1971 2001
"The strategy of postmodern appropriation that burgeoned into an
international style in the 1980s is currently epitomised by the
work of New York artists such as Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger,
Hans Haacke and David Salle. This...
The Arts of Persia
Persian art, with its detailed ornamentation, color, floral decoration, and intricate craftsmanship, includes some of the most beautiful works of art ever created. This book discusses the art of Persia in all its variety, relating...
The Poetic Home: Designing the 19th-Century Domestic Interior
Examines the Western domestic interior from the 1800s to the mid-1890s. This book considers the design of the interior as a whole, making use of original 19th century texts and images to reveal what the designers, producers, shops...
A Brief History of France
When we think of France we often evoke images of fine food and wine, the elegant boulevards of Paris, the chic beaches of St Tropez. This title tells the story of the formation of this nation through its people, great events and...
Asian Treasures: Gems of the Written Word
Asian Treasures: Gems of the Written Word showcases Asian writing, printing and books of beauty and historical significance that are housed in the National Library of Australia. Written by Andrew Gosling, former chief librarian...
Hardback pictorial. Travel the World's Most Spectacular Routes. Have you dreamed of a travel experience where the journey is as much a part of the pleasure as the destination itself?
Apologia Pro Vita Sua
John Henry Newman, one of the towering figures of the early Victorian Church of England, caused shock and outrage in equal measure when he announced his espousal of Roman Catholicism in 1845. This autobiography traces his...
Coparticipant Psychoanalysis: Toward a New Theory of Clinical Inquiry
Traditionally, two clinical models have been dominant in psychoanalysis: the classical paradigm, which views the analyst as an objective mirror, and the participant-observation paradigm, which views the analyst as an...
The author saw the Doors band many times at the legendary Filmore Auditorium and the Avalon Ballroom in 1967. This title tells the story of the band.
The Scramble for Africa
the full-scale story of the nineteenth-century imperial invasion of Africa
The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds
Isabel Dalhousie leads an enviable life in Edinburgh, with time for cloud-gazing, civilised conversation and good coffee from Cat's delicatessen. Alongside these pastimes, she must also keep pace with the varied pursuits of her...
Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences
Comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-date, and easy-to-use, The Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences is an indispensable resource for all who wish to find out about theories, concepts, methods, and research...
The Sistine Chapel is the geographical and spiritual centre of the Vatican City, but it is also one of the most internationally famous artistic sites. The chapel's outstanding beauty lies above all in its vast cycle of paintings...
The Seductive Shoes: Four Centuries of Fashion Footwear
We have been intrigued by the form and function of our footwear
for centuries, and for many women shoes are the ultimate objects of
desire. In The Seductive Shoe fashion historian Jonathan Walford
takes a peek into the shoe...
An Investigation of the Laws of Thought
A timeless introduction to the field and a landmark in symbolic logic, showing that classical logic can be treated algebraically.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius
In this first single-volume English-language biography of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Damrosch mines the influential philosophers letters, memoirs, and writings to expose the eccentricities of a man who prefigured the modern mind.
Merchants, Princes and Painters: Silk Fabrics in Italian and Northern Painting, 1300-1550
Silk was one of the great social signifiers of the later Middle Ages, and it is represented in a profusion of paintings from the period, demonstrating the opulence of the patron's own dress.
Stravinsky The Second Exile France And America 1934-1971
Born in the US and reared in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is a liability to his social-climbing flapper mother, Salome. Making himself useful in the household of the famed Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and exiled...
The Erotic Dream Machine
In a revealing series of interviews, Anthony N. Fragola and
Roch C. Smith examine all nine of Robbe-Grillet’s films,
specifically exploring the cultural milieu to which the films are
Alison Jay Mini Slipcase
Perfect for little hands and with simplified text, young children can enjoy learning about first concepts with their parents, while the intricate artwork will encourage observation skills and encourage questions.
Karachi: Megacity of Our Times
The story of the transformation of a sleepy town of under 20,000 people into a vibrant metropolis - one of the largest in Asia. In a series of articles, 12 writers invite readers to trace multifaceted developments that have taken...
The Greatest Race: In Celebration of the Tour De France
The Tour de France has it all: extremes of ego, temperature and terrain; grazes, bruises and streaks; wrecks, wheels and winding paths. Now, in celebration of 100 years of the Tour's infamous mountain section, comes the ultimate...
The History of Australian Wine: Stories from the Vineyard to the Cellar Door
Tells the story of Australian wine during the entire 20th century. Based on a series of interviews conducted across a broad range of industry figures, winemakers to cellar hands, from business leaders to grape growers, wine writer...
The Modernist Papers
Offers the author's insight into modernist literature and art. Serving as a companion to the classic, A Singular Modernity , this title looks at the innovative literary experiments of Joyce and Proust, the poetry of Wallace...
Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam
This monumental history asks the simple question: How did we end up in a war in Vietnam? To answer that question Fredrik Logevall traces the forty-year path that led us from World War I to the first American casualties in 1959.
Bike!: A Tribute to the World’s Greatest Racing Bicycles
To many, the racing bicycle is a marvel of engineering and aesthetics. 'Bike!' Is the first book to be produced on the history of the world's most famous racing-bike and component manufacturers.
Zigzag: The Incredible Wartime Exploits of Double Agent Eddie Chapman
Eddie Chapman was a womaniser, blackmailer and safecracker. He was also a great hero - the most successful double agent of the Second World War. Chapman became the only British national ever to be awarded an Iron Cross for his...
West of Last Chance
Features photographs of the high plains, interspersed with narratives of the people who live there.
Shannon Bennett’s Paris
Takes readers on a tour of Paris. This guide includes the author's favourite three-star restaurants, bistros, bars and hotels, his pick of the places to buy macaroons, bread, wine, chocolate, truffles and caviar, and advice on how...
The Force of Reason
Throughout her career, Oriana Fallaci, one of Italy's notorious recorders of history, has ignited passionate debate amongst politicians, intellectuals, and ordinary citizens both European and American. This book explores the...
Last Man in Tower
Every building tells a story: but in the jungle of Mumbai, one building - and one man - stands on the borderline between India's past, and its future...
River Cottage Veg Every Day!
Hearty, seasonal cooking with veg - to tie in with the accompanying Channel 4 series
Kaddish for an Unborn Child
Dealing with the Holocaust, this title takes readers on a journey through the author's life, from his childhood to Auschwitz to his failed marriage.
The Songs of Sapa: Stories and Recipes from Vietnam
Luke Nguyen, of Secrets of the Red Lantern fame, is going
home. Travelling on a personal and culinary tour through Vietnam,
Luke visits his family and friends, and is invited into the homes
of local Vietnamese food...
Indochine: Baguettes and Bank Mi: Finding France in Vietnam
Indochine sees Red Lantern's Luke Nguyen revisit his beloved Vietnam and seek out the food and cultural remnants of this former French colonial empire. The recipes and accompanying stories showcase the French influence upon...
Contemporary Controversies in Psychoanalytic Theory, Technique, and Their Applications
In this title, psychoanalyst Otto Kernberg reviews developments and controversies in psychoanalytic theory and technique.
In this bestselling winner of the American Book Award, the life of Spokane Indian Thomas Builds-the-Fire irrevocably changes when blues legend Robert Johnson miraculously appears on his reservation and passes the misfit...
This definitive work on Russell Drysdale, in print for 26 years, has been redesigned to make the paintings come alive for a new generation. More than 160 colour plates illustrate the work of this significant Australian artist....
Maths 1001: Absolutely Everything That Matters in Mathematics
The ultimate smart reference to the world of mathematics - from quadratic equations and Pythagoras' Theorem to chaos theory and quantum computing.
The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray
From his life's work so far, spanning more than four decades, Les Murray has selected these 100 poems, his personal best. Including classics such as 'The Broad Bean Sermon', 'An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow' and 'The Dream of...
Battle Boy Box: Gift Pack
A fabulous Christmas present for boys aged 7 years and over: a Battle Boy tin with four Battle Boy titles inside. A great chance to introduce new readers to the series, and reward existing readers with a collectible tin that looks...
A New Handbook of Literary Terms
An informative guide to words and concepts for students of literature. It sketches the derivation and history of each term, including explanations of verse forms, and provides information on the literary periods and movements,...
The Atlas of Lost Cults and Mystery Religions: Mysterious Spiritual Traditions Rediscovered
Explores a wide range of traditions from the mysterious snake worshipping goddesses of the ancient Minoans to the Cathars of medieval France, believed by some to be the protectors of the Holy Grail. This book examines the...
Breakfast at Tiffany’s: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion
Holly Golightly was undoubtedly the role that made Audrey Hepburn a movie icon. To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' in 2011, this lavish book pays tribute to its ongoing popularity. It includes...
Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World’s Greatest Scientist
In 1695, counterfeiter William Chaloner was rapidly rising in London's underworld. Then he crossed paths with the formidable new Warden of His Majesty's Mint--renowned scientist Isaac Newton--and the two played out an epic game of...
Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology
Abram ( The Spell of the Sensuous ) returns with a startling exploration of human entanglement with the rest of nature.
1080 Spanish recipes, the bible of authentic Spanish cookery.
A Fork in the Road
Andre Brink grew up in the deep interior of South Africa, as his magistrate father moved from one dusty dorp to the next. In this book, he describes his conflicting experiences of growing up in a world where innocence was always...
What It Is Like to Go to War
Marlantes relates his combat experiences in Vietnam and discusses the daily contradictions warriors face in the grind of war, where each battle requires them to take life or spare life. He also underscores the need for returning...
The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
From the influential and hugely popular New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Bobos in Paradise comes a landmark exploration of how human beings and communities succeed.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Oskar Schell, the nine-year-old son of a man killed in the World Trade Center attacks, searches the five boroughs of New York City for a lock that fits a black key his father left behind.
In Our Time: The Speeches That Shaped the Modern World
In Our Time brings together 40 of the most memorable, eloquent and influential speeches since 1945. Hywel Williams' choice of speeches is richly eclectic in scope: Churchill and de Gaulle, Kennedy and King, Nehru and Nasser,...
The Lives of the Planets: A Natural History of the Solar System
A grand overview of the dynamic and endlessly fascinating backyard of astronomy-our solar system
A unique cookbook containing 50 recipes from the tables of Tuscany, the finest gastronomic region of Italy and birthpace of most Italian cuisine as we know it today.
Lisbon War In The Shadows Of The City Of Light
This is the story of how a relatively poor European country not only survived the war physically intact, but came out of it much wealthier in 1945 than it had been when war broke out in 1939. The country's emergence as a...
One Magic Square: Food Plot Designs for All Seasons in Temperate Climates
One Magic Square shows how, with a ten-minute effort, you can start your own productive food garden on a single square metre. By following these plot designs you can keep your labour pleasurable as your self-sufficiency...
A vivid portrait of Mozart, combining a well-reserched account of his life with an introduction to his works: symphonic,chamber, sacred, and theatrical.
La Cucina Italiana: Encyclopedia of Italian Cooking
Everyone loves Italian food, but the ingredients and techniques can be new territory and plain recipes can take you only so far. To make sense of it all, you need La Cucina Italiana. With more than 3,000 step-by-step...
Impressions of Arabia: Architecture and Frescoes of the Asir Region
With its awe-inspiring landmarks, its dense woodlands, and the delightful coolness of its mountain-tops, the region of Asir stands in sharp contrast to the usual patterns of Saudi Arabian landscape. This could have been the site...
Ochre and Rust: Artefacts and Encounters on Australian Frontiers
Ochre and Rust takes nine Aboriginal and colonial artefacts from their museum shelves, and positions them at the centre of these gripping, poignant tales set in the heart of Australia's frontier zone.
The Lure of the Japanese Garden
This book takes you on a tour of 120 gardens across Japan, covering a broader geographical spread than any other book available in English or Japanese. Main and Platten describe the gardens' physical aspects, and the historical,...
Mario Jo Lafontaine
"In 1987 the Belgian artist Marie-Jo Lafontaine created Les
larmes d'acier (Steel Tears) for documenta 8 in Kassel - a video
sculpture which aroused greater interest than might have been
expected and which made a lasting...
To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In a riveting, suspenseful narrative, Hochschild brings it to life as never before. He focuses on the long-ignored moral drama...
Eve Arnold’s People
Eve Arnold, a Magnum photographer since 1951 and revered by her peers and the creative generation in equal measure, has photographed many of the great, the famous and the powerful, ranging from politicians and actors to musicians,...
Turn your tax returns into artworks. Create unique paper jewellery. Transform old books into sculptures. Make your own journals and stationery. Follow the simple instructions in this beautiful book to make these projects and...
The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul
French offers the first authoritative biography of V.S. Naipaul, the controversial Nobel laureate, whose only stated ambition was greatness as a writer, in pursuit of which nothing else was sacred.
The Captains: The Story Behind Australia’s Second Most Important Job
Covering the highs and lows of Australia's national game, The Captains chronicles the personalities that have shaped and influenced the Australian team for over a century.
The Great Empires of Asia: How Asia’s Mighty Empires Challenged the World
Surveys the greatest of Asia's empires from 800 AD to the mid-20th century, from the Far East to the fringes of Europe. This title shows how those seven empires played a key role in forming global civilization. It is of interest...
Lake Eyre: A Journey Through the Heart of the Continent
At the heart of Australia, framed by desert, Lake Eyre, the country's biggest lake, seldom sees water. Most of the time it is a vast salt pan, eerily empty, devoid of all life. But when the rains come and the great rivers flow...
Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom
A self-portrait of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, a 20th-century icon and controversial victim of the US justice system turned spokesperson for the wrongfully convicted. It offers hope for those who have none and serves as a call to...
In a Heartbeat
Takes us on a journey of faith and love - and teaches us unforgettable lessons about the power of giving.
White Ink: Interviews on Sex, Text, and Politics
These interviews with Hélène Cixous offer invaluable insight
into her philosophy and criticism. Culled from newspapers,
journals, and books, White Ink collects the best of these
conversations, which address the major...
Jersey 1204: The Forging of an Island Community
Unearthing a wealth of historical detail and local colour, the authors examine the events leading up to the fateful year of 1204 - the year in which the English lost the duchy of Normandy, including the Channel Islands, to the...
The Zen Art Book: The Art of Enlightenment
Zen Buddhist art is both an expression of the mind of the artist and a teaching in and of itself. Some of the most famous of all Zen masters, like the great Hakuin Ekaku, used art as a way of teaching. This book presents Zen art...
The Family Storybook Treasury: Tales of Laughter, Curiosity, and Fun
The Family Storybook Treasury is a collection of eight of the most beloved picture books and poetry, now available in one beautiful keepsake volume with bonus audio CD. Includes such favorites as Martha Speaks, Five Little Monkeys...
Peter the Great
Peter I, Emperor of all the Russias, was a strong, tall man (6' 8 inches) who unlike previous Russian monarchs was not afraid of hard labor. He was an experienced army officer and navy admiral, a skillful shipbuilder and an...
Redemption Songs: A Life of the Nineteenth-Century Maori Leader TE Kooti Arikirangi TE Turuki
This book is a biography of a nineteenth-century Maori warrior, prophet, guerrilla fighter and leader. Published in New Zealand in 1996, the book won the prestigious Montana Book of the Year Award, and was runner-up in the...
How We Live and Why We Die: The Secret Lives of Cells
In the tradition of the classic Lives of a Cell, but with the benefit of the latest research, an internationally acclaimed embryologist demonstrates how human life derives from a single cell and then grows into a body, an...
Brion Gysin: Dream Machine
The first comprehensive survey of the works of this radical artist, featuring a stunning selection of illustrations. Includes contributions from such contemporary artists as George Condo, Trisha Donnelly, Paul Elliman and Ugo...
Scenes from Village Life
Short stories by acclaimed Israeli author Amos Oz
1000 Symmetrical Patterns: Ornamental Artwork to Inspire Design
This book is an extensive print and electronic library of symmetrical patterns in changing arrangements and colorways, inspired by traditional iconic motifs found in various cultures throughout history.
The Empty Family: Stories
Silence -- The empty family -- Two women -- One minus one -- The pearl fishers -- Barcelona, 1975 -- The new Spain -- The colour of shadows -- The street.
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using...
Outlaw: India’s Bandit Queen and Me
Phoolan Devi was the controversial and charismatic 'Bandit Queen' hailed as a modern-day Robin Hood in the villages surrounding Delhi. In revenge for her own gang rape, her followers killed 20 high-caste Indians, which led to her...
Counterpath: Travelling with Jacques Derrida
This is a collaborative work by Catharine Malabou and Jacques Derrida that answers to the gamble inherent in the idea of travelling with the philosopher of deconstruction. The work is punctuated by a series of postcards received...
London Interiors: From the Archives of Country Life
Unique photographs showing the magnificent interiors of the capital's fashionable houses in their heyday before World War II.
During the winter of 1972, a woman spends a single night with a young Chilean poet before he departs New York, leaving her his desk. It is the only time they ever meet. Two years later, he is arrested by Pinochet's secret police...
Poetry for the Spirit: Poems of Universal Wisdom and Beauty
Spanning 4,000 years of world literature, this expansive anthology gathers 600 poems by more than 250 poets. In addition to hundreds of masterworks in English, there are verses translated from Sanskrit, Egyptian, Hindi, Persian,...
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece
Scrupulously researched, rich with the author's unprecedented access to Folsom Prison and Columbia Records' archives, illustrated with over 100 photos (many never before published), Johnny Cash Live at Folsom Prison shows how...
Mozart in Revolt: Strategies of Resistance, Mischief and Deception
A reading of the letters between Mozart and his father, placing them in the context of the stylized strategies of the 18th-century epistolary tradition. The book argues that the letters reveal a rebelliousness deep within Mozart's...
Antonio Carluccio: The Collection
Capturing Antonio's simple, joyful and no-fuss approach to cooking, this exceptional book, with over 300 of his best recipes, provides a unique culinary journey covering every aspect of the Italian meal from antipasti to dolci and...
Krauss pens a powerful, soaring novel about a stolen desk that contains the secrets, and becomes the obsession, of the lives it passes through.
The Sounds of Poetry: a Brief Guide
Citing the work of 50 different poets--from Shakespeare and Donne to Elizabeth Bishop and Frank Bidart--the Poet Laureate explains the principles of the sounds of what is called poetry.
The Escape of Sigmund Freud
A month after the Nazis took over Austria on March 12, 1938, every business owned by Jews had a Nazi appointed to run it. For eighty-two- year-old Sigmund Freud, the world's leading psychoanalyst, the appointed commissar was a...
Lighting Out for the Territory: How Samuel Clemens Headed West and Became Mark Twain
Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Twain's death, this is the rollicking story of Samuel Clemens' six year sojourn in the Wild West
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
* Mma Ramotswe's thirteenth adventure; published in Little, Brown hardback
The Words That Made Australia: How a Nation Came to Know Itself
This is not a book of documents, snippets or worthy speeches. Instead it presents the original essays and the moments of insight that told us what Australia is and could be. These are the essential statements -- from historians,...
John Reed and the Writing of Revolution
Using information garnered from articles, manuscripts and the Reed papers at Harvard University, Daniel W. Lehman offers a detailed literary history of the author best known for Ten Days that Shook the World and as a champion of...
Alice James: A Biography
As Jean Strouse's generous, probing, and deeply imaginative biography shows, however, Alice James was a fascinating and exceptional figure in her own right.
Montaigne’s Politics: Authority and Governance in the Essais
Gives an account of the political meaning of the Essais in the context of Montaigne's life and times. This work argues, Montaigne's Essais very much reflect his ongoing involvement and preoccupation with contemporary politics...
The Madness within Us: Schizophrenia as a Neuronal Process
Schizophrenia is one of the most devastating and mysterious mental illnesses. People with schizophrenia have the unique sensation that their brain is being taken over by external entities and that their heads are filled with...
For identical twins, Kate and Violet are about as unlike as two peas from the same pod can be. Except in one respect - they share a hidden gift they call 'the Senses', a special kind of intuition that can allow them to see things...
Postcards from Vogue: 100 Iconic Covers
A collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a striking Vogue cover. It covers early illustrations from artists including George Wolfe Plank, Olive Tilton, Pierre Brissaud, and Eduardo Garcia Benito saw ethereal figures of...
Drainspotting: Japanese Manhole Covers
In Japan, modern sewer systems began to appear during the late 19th century, though evidence of sewage systems in the country dates back to over 2,000 years ago. This book documents a distinct aspect of contemporary Japanese...
Lentil as Anything
Shanaka Fernando is often hailed as a modern-day revolutionary best known as the founder of the 'pay-what-you-can-afford' community Lentil as Anything restaurants in Melbourne, Australia. He was named Australia's Local Hero in the...
Sunday’s Garden: Growing Heide
Sunday's Garden explores the growing of Heide, now site of Heide Museum and Art Gallery, and in doing so fully restores the Heide garden into the literature surrounding this inspiring site, its creators John and Sunday Reed, and...
One of Britain s most well known organic gardenersshares his tips, tricks, and timeless wisdomon fruitful gardening without dangerous chemicalsand pesticides. These practical, user-friendly, full-colorguides are set up to help any...
Gurrumul: His Life and Music
From concert halls to recording studios and into Aboriginal heartlands, this is the story of Australia′s Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. This unique Indigenous man is one of the most inspiring music stories of our generation.
The Art of Jewelry: Wood
This third entry in The Art of Jewelry series brings crafters an eye-opening assortment of wood necklaces, bangles, and earrings to make - alongside a gallery of inspirational work from the best contemporary...
Meet Cato Kwong - disgraced cop and ex-poster boy for the police force. Cato is brought in from the cold to solve the case of a torso washed up on the wild shores of the Great Southern Ocean. But Cato faces powerful opposition...
Sowing, Planting, Watering, and Feeding: Bob’s Basics
One of Britain s most well known organic gardeners shares his tips, tricks, and timeless wisdom on fruitful gardening by providing practical advice for dodging common mistakes gardeners make when nurturing their...
Gardening Australia’s Flora: The Gardener’s Bible
Gardening Australia's Flora is a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated encyclopedia containing information on more than 20,000 plants from all around the world. Organised in an A to Z format by botanical name, the individual...
Where to Go When: Italy
The ideals reference for anyone planning an extended vacation, Where To Go When details the best time to visit, the best places to see, and the best things to do once there. Full-color photographs throughout capture the essence...
The Feast of the Goat
A tyrant's last days are the focus of this magisterial, long-awaited novel, as Mario Vargas Llosa recounts the end of a regime in the Dominican Republic and the terrible birth of a democracy.
The Great Divide: History and Human Nature in the Old World and the New
The rise and fall of the great civilisations and what this meant for mankind.
Spiders: The Ultimate Predators
An exceptionally well-illustrated study of spiders and how they hunt by celebrated nature photographer. Chapters provide information on habitat, hunting techniques, anatomy, general characteristics as well as a guide to...
Kurt Janisch is an ambitious but frustrated country policeman who talks to a lot of people in the line of duty, particularly women. Things go from bad to worse for Janisch and the women who fall for him. Someone sees and knows too...
Originally published: Toronto: House of Anasi Press, 2009.
The Poincare Conjecture: In Search of the Shape of the Universe
In telling this vibrant story, O'Shea makes accessible to general readers for the first time the meaning of the conjecture, and brings alive the field of mathematics and the achievements of generations of mathematicians.
The Emotional Life of Your Brain
How to retrain our brain to improve our emotional behaviour by pioneering neuroscientist
Death in the Andes
Originally published in Spanish as Lituma en los Andes.
The Lesbian Kama Sutra
Applies the spirit and intention of the original Kama Sutra - the expression of uninhibited pleasure through sex - to the lives of twenty-first century lesbian women. This title encourages love and sex, pleasure and sensuality,...
The State of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence
The revised and fully updated edition of the seminal, sweeping history of post-colonial Africa.
Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking
The author of Zero looks at the messy history of the struggle to harness fusion energy, in this work that details the misplaced hopes, controversy, and even comedy of the research teams who have tried to bottle the sun with...
The Yellow Birds
An unforgettable depiction of the psychological impact of war, by a young Iraq veteran and poet, The Yellow Birds is already being hailed as a modern classic.
The Original of Laura: Dying Is Fun
When Nabokov died in 1977, he left instructions for his heirs to burn the rough draft of his final novel, The Original of Laura. But the manuscript was never destroyed and the novelist's son, Dmitri, has finally agreed to allow...
My First Library Carry-case
Take the magical world of Alison Jay with you wherever you go, with this portable collection of her most popular books.
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
* Mma Ramotswe's twelfth adventure
The Bell Ringers
Absorbing, eerie, and unsettlingly realistic, The Bell Ringers is a fearless, Orwellian work from a talented novelist writing at the top of his game.
Collected Short Fiction
Offers insight into the author's range and creative process, in a treasury that includes pieces from such classics as Miguel Street and In a Free State.
The Double Comfort Safari Club
* Mma Ramotswe's wonderful eleventh novel
John Saturnall’s Feast
From the bestselling author of Lempriere's Dictionary, Lawrence Norfolk is back with an astounding new historical novel
The Flight from Reality in the Human Sciences
Offers an indictment of many influential practices in social sciences and humanities. Here, the author argues that researchers often make display and refinement of their techniques the principal scholarly activity. As an...
In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and...
The Body in Pieces: The Fragment as a Metaphor of Modernity
A text taken from the Walter Neurath Memorial Lecture. The origins and developments of what is perhaps the essential characteristic of modern art - the fragmented image - is traced in this book. Works ranging from the...
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops
From 'Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?' to the hunt for a paperback which could forecast the next year's weather; and from 'I've forgotten my glasses, please read me the first chapter' to 'Excuse me... is this...
The French Slow Cooker
With a slow cooker, even novices can turn out dishes that taste as though they came straight out of the kitchen of a French grandmere. The author, who showed home cooks how to prepare extraordinary Italian fare in the slow cooker,...
* The long-awaited and stunning new novel from the unrivalled Iain Banks
Granta 115: The F Word
It is about more than beds unmade or laundry unfolded; it is about more than the fact that a man helping out with the housework is just the beginning of equality at home.
While the Women are Sleeping
A dozen unforgettable stories by one of the most original writers at work today (Wyatt Mason, The New York Times Book Review).
Gillespie and I
Back in 1888, the young, art-loving Harriet arrives in Glasgow at the time of the International Exhibition. After a chance encounter she befriends the Gillespie family and soon becomes a fixture in all of their lives. But when...
1493: How Europe’s Discovery of the Americas Revolutionized Trade, Ecology and Life on Earth
A sweeping, hugely readable account of history's biggest ecological invasion,when Europe and the Americas collided for the first time in millennia.
The Baroness: The Search for Nica the Rebellious Rothschild
* The extraordinary story of Pannonica - a British-born Rothschild daughter who abandoned her children to live in New York among the Jazz artists
Walking to Hollywood: Memories of Before the Fall
One of the most remarkably inventive voices of his generation, author Will Self delivers a new and stunning work of fiction. In Walking to Hollywood, a British writer named Will Self goes on a quest through L.A. freeways and...
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead pens a moving and healing book about families, family secrets, and the passing of the generations.
Edie: American Girl
When Edie was first published a decade ago, it quickly became an international bestseller. In the sixties Edie Sedgwick exploded into the public eye like a comet--aristocratic, glamorous, and Andy Warhol's superstar. Then at 28...
The Savage Detectives (Picador 40th Anniversary Edition)
'Part road movie, part joyful, nostalgic confession. A masterpiece' Daily Telegraph
Scottish-born artist Ian Fairweather (1891-1974) is a giant amongst Australian painters. He is revered by fellow artists. Fairweather's life was as unusual as his art, a solitary life of hardship and adventure, finally devoted to...
Green Living: Sustainable Houses
Explains the application of measures to save energy, water and resources in a family home for a more environmentally-aware public without compromising on style.
Word Virus: The William S. Burroughs Reader finally brings the author's actual writing back to the forefront. . . . A fantastic, weird, disturbing, and intriguing tribute to an inimitable American voice .--Mark Luce, Salon .
Andy Goldsworthy: Enclosure
Reflecting Goldsworthys lifelong interest in the landscape of the British Isles, its history, and the people who work on it, Enclosure is a collection of ephemeral work that relates to sheep, including a spectacular series of...
Science 1001: Absolutely Everything That Matters in Science
The ultimate reference guide to the worlds of science - from quantum theory and the origin of life, to genetic modification and space exploration.
The epic story of THE PASSAGE continues
And So it Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life
In 2006, Charles Shields reached out to Kurt Vonnegut in a letter, asking for his endorsement for a planned biography. This biography of the life of Kurt Vonnegut is the culmination of five years of research and writing. It...
Fragile Earth: Dramatic Images of Our Changing Planet
This unique book provides a striking look at the dramatic changes that are happening to our planet. The second edition of Fragile Earth shows over 350 dramatic images of natural disasters, human development and the impacts of...
An Edible History of Humanity
The bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses brilliantly shows how foods have transformed human culture through the ages. This book is a must-read for readers of books by Simon Winchester and Felipe...
Cats, Dogs, Men, Women, Ninnies & Clowns
Children, octogenarians and everyone in between know the work of William Steig, the beloved cartoonist, sculptor and multiple award-winning children's book author ( Shrek ). He is the author of forty books; all but five of them...
Emma Bovary is beautiful and bored, trapped in her marriage to a mediocre doctor and stifled by the banality of provincial life. An ardent reader of sentimental novels, she longs for passion and seeks escape in fantasies of high...
Confusion: The Private Papers of Privy Councillor R. Von D.
Stefan Zweig was particularly drawn to the novella, and Confusion, a rigorous and yet transporting dramatization of the conflict between the heart and the mind, is among his supreme achievements in the form. A young man who...
Who is Mark Twain?
Considered to be way ahead of his time on issues of race and politics, Mark Twain remains one of literature's greatest original stars. This title features 24 essays about various elements of life and culture.
The Landmark Xenophon’s Hellenika
From the editor of the widely praised Landmark Thucydides and Landmark Herodotus comes a new edition of the Hellenika, the primary source for the events of the final seven years and aftermath of the Peloponnesian War.
Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age
Provides a compelling portrait of a new model of political change that is already on the rise, and shows that despite Western political systems hopelessly gridlocked by old ideas, change for the better can happen, and that new...
A story of hopeless love, desperate grief and the power of guilt: Monsieur Pain is a hallucinatory masterwork by the great Roberto Bolano.
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
This volume profiles each of Henry VIII's six wives, describing their backgrounds, personalities, relationship to the king, and ultimate demise, and shows how each reflected the perceptions of women and marriage at the time.
Outside the Magic Square: A Handbook for Food Security
Outside the Magic Square considers issues of food security and offers solutions at the street, neighbourhood and global levels. Mixing gardening advice and food plot design with discussion of issues like global warming, dwindling...
Gilbert and Sullivan: Gender, Genre, Parody
Long before the satirical comedy of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, the comic operas of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan were the hottest send-ups of the day's political and cultural obsessions. Gilbert and Sullivan's...
Dedicated to the art and culture of Thailand, this volume explores the ancient and various origins of this modern country's identity. The Thai identity is the result of an extraordinary process of integration, clash and selection...
J. D. Salinger: a Life
Author Kenneth Slawenski reveals the story of the life of J. D. Salinger, one of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history.
A Concise Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen
With over fifteen hundred entries and forty-six illustrations, A Concise Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen is the most complete compact reference work of its kind available in the English language. It is designed not only for...
Law Handbook 2012
The extensively updated and revised edition of The Law Handbook 2012 features information on a wide range of topics including tenancy, consumer protection, bankruptcy, discrimination, education, family, internet, environmental and...
The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries
Acclaimed authors and music historians Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have spent years traveling across the world to interview the revolutionary and outrageous DJs who shaped the last half-century of pop music. The Record...
Oh! If Only…
Sometimes big things have very small beginnings. Oh! If only . . . I had stayed home that day . . . If only . . . I hadn't met that dog . . . If only . . . he didn't want to play . . . And so begins a remarkably funny chain of...
Antifragile: How to Live in a World We Don’t Understand
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black
Swan and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals how
to thrive in an uncertain world.
Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to...
Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America
In the years following World War II, a small group of gay writers established themselves as literary power players, fueling cultural changes that would resonate for decades to come, and transforming the American literary landscape...
An Expensive Education
Presents a portrait of personalities ensnared in the African conflict, and of the troubled intersection of ivory-tower academia and realpolitik.
The Artist of Disappearance
Award-winning novelist Anita Desai explores time and transformation in these three artful novellas
Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life
Written by an eminent scholar of both European and American history, this will stand as the standard biography of Alexis de Tocqueville for years to come.
Obsolete: An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us by
Thanks to advancing technology and shifting mores, the amount of change we experience in our lifetimes is truly exceptional. Objects and practices that are commonplace can very quickly become outmoded. In this witty and...
Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners
In the tradition of the bestsellers Word Freak and The Language Instinct comes a fascinating exploration of linguistic superlearners whose abilities shed light on the intellectual potential in us all.
Faulks on Fiction
A compelling and personal look at the British novel through its greatest characters - the heroes, lovers, snobs and villains - by bestselling novelist Sebastian Faulks.
When the Going Was Good
Between 1929 and 1935 the author travelled widely and wrote about his experiences. This title discusses a cruise around the Mediterranean; a train trip from Djibouti to Abyssinia to attend Emperor Haile Selassie's coronation in...
Granta 111: Going Back
'An overwhelmingly powerful force in English writing' - Spectator
The New Granta Book of Travel
Take a journey in the company of some of the world's finest authors in The New Granta Book of Travel, introduced by Jonathan Raban.
The Bascombe Novels
This trilogy-- The Sportswriter, Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land --charts the life and times of one of the most enduring characters in modern fiction: Frank Bascombe. With finely honed prose that captures the nuances...
Cuba - The Land of Miracles: A Journey Through Modern Cuba
*The definitive book on modern Cuba.
The Fear Index
Fear Index .
Escape from the Land of Snows: The Young Dalai Lama’s Harrowing Flight to Freedom and the Making of a Spiritual Hero
For the first time here is the story of the crucible that created the Dalai Lama the world knows today: the Lama's 14-day escape from Tibet to India in 1959, an awe-inspiring feat of courage and endurance that foiled Mao's plans...
Contains over two hundred photographs capturing the variations of a common tool - the brush. This book is aimed at those interested in design, folk art and collecting.
The Best American Nonrequired Reading
A selection of the best writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and blogs, published during 2011. Edited by Dave Eggers.
Flight Behaviour is a captivating, topical and deeply human story touching on class, poverty and climate change. It is Barbara Kingsolver's most accessible novel yet, and explores the truths we live by, and the complexities...
A short and vivid biography, which deconstructs the Napoleonic myth and reveals the reality of his rule.
A Little Learning
Part of the fabulous new hardback library of 24 Evelyn Waugh
books, publishing in chronological order.'Only when one has lost
all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an
autobiography'. Waugh begins his...
A Hologram for the King
In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great.
Christian World, The
In this cogent volume, renowned Christian historian Martin Marty
delivers a brief yet sweeping account of Christianity and how it
spread from a few believers two thousand years ago to become the
In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to 2012, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: the future of democracy in the Arab world, the implications of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the...
Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City
Explores the complexities of a Jerusalem city that represents so much to so many. This title examines the impact of the conflict on the lives of people on both sides of the wall while drolly recounting the quotidian: checkpoints,...
Long, Last, Happy
Called the best fiction writer to appear in the South since Flannery O'Connor (Larry McMurtry), acclaimed author Hannah ( Airships, Bats Out of Hell ) returns with an all-new collection of short stories.
Modigliani: A Life
Secrest, respected biographer of art world personalities (Being Bernard Berenson), musicians such as Leonard Bernstein, and others, sets out in this volume to resurrect the reputation of the modernist painter Amedeo Modigliani...
Viva South America!: A Journey Through a Restless Continent
Sets out to discover if the dream of Simon Bolivar - for independence, freedom and equality - lives on in modern South America. With the ghost of Bolivar as guide, this title takes the reader off the tourist trail and into the...
On 14 February 1989, Valentine's Day, the author was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been 'sentenced to death' by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? This title tells...
Kipling Sahib: India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling 1865-1900
A long overdue reassessment of Kipling in India by a leading historian of the subcontinent, author of PLAIN TALES FROM THE RAJ and SOLDIER SAHIBS
Masterly account of the Crimean war of 1854-56 - a watershed in military history.
The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham
The definitive biography of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers
Three Weeks to Say Goodbye
After years of trying for a child, Jack and Melissa McGuane adopted a beautiful baby girl. Nine months later, a call from the adoption agency plunges them into every parent's worst nightmare: the father never signed away his...
Husbands, Wives and Lovers: Marriage and Its Discontents in Nineteenth-Century France
In this interdisciplinary exploration of the cultural and social history of early 19th-century France, Patricia Mainardi focuses on what was considered a major social problem of the time - adultery - and illuminates how art, in...
The Beauty and the Sorrow
Describing the experiences of twenty ordinary people from around the world, all now unknown, this title explores the everyday aspects of war: not only the tragedy and horror, but also the absurdity, monotony and even beauty.
Cage of Bones
The third book and the first in our new two-book contract with the internationally bestselling author of The Surrogate and The Creeper, starring cop Phil Brennan and psychologist Marina Esposito.
From luxury limousines to speedy sports cars, a wide variety of automobiles are featured--all driven by kooky animal characters. A picture dictionary identifying car parts builds vocabulary and makes learning about cars even more...
The Map and the Territory
Having made his name with an exhibition of photographs of Michelin roadmaps - beautiful works that won praise from every corner of the art world - Jed Martin is now emerging from a ten-year hiatus. And he has had some good news.
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
* A highly original 'detective' novel with unique setting and characters, this is the first of four 'Botswana' titles are both beautiful and charming.
Mustafa Kemal Atat?rk was the founding father of the Turkish Republic. He transformed it from a battle-scarred ruin into a regional power and is still hailed as a hero today.
Political Interventions: Social Science and Political Action
Pierre Bourdieu, one of the most influential critical social theorists of the second half of the twentieth century, once described sociology as a combat sport. This collection of his writings on politics and social science from...
A Partisan’s Daughter
From the acclaimed author of Corelli's Mandolin comes a love story that is both wry and heartbreakingly sad. Narrated in the moment and in recollection, A Partisan's Daughter is also a commentary on the seductions and powers...
Relaxation Revolution: Enhancing Your Personal Health Through the Science and Genetics of Mind Body Healing
The inventor of The Relaxation Response, presents recent scientific proof on how the mind changes one's DNA, showing readers how they can heal themselves.
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
* The eighth instalment of Alexander McCall Smith's wonderful No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series
Rosie's mum has a new baby but Rosie has two of her own. To look at they seem to be toy animals but to her they are entirely real. They drive cars, like swings, rockets and dinosaurs but hate custard.
Released after Stalin's death, Ivan Grigoryevich finds that the years of terror have imposed a collective moral slavery. He must struggle to find a place for himself in an unfamiliar world. Ivan's cousin, Nikolay, a scientist...
Augustus John: The New Biography
This updated biography of the British painter reveals the complete story of John and his circle. New material which includes letters from Joyce, Dylan Thomas, Shaw, Oskar Kokoschka, the Sitwells and Sean O'Casey, reveals John to...
The Propensity of Things: Towards a History of Efficacy in China
In this book, his first to appear in English, French sinologistFrancois Jullien uses the Chinese concept of shi--meaningdisposition or circumstance, power or potential--as a touchstone toexplore Chinese culture and to uncover the...
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
* Highly original 'detective' stories with unique setting and characters featuring Mma Ramotswe and her No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency.
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
What have the invention of the wheel, Pompeii, the Wall Street Crash, Harry Potter and the internet got in common? Why are all forecasters con-artists? What can Catherine the Great's lovers tell us about probability? This title...
Venezia: Food & Dreams
First published in 2008 by Murdoch Books Pty Limited --Colophon.
Best American Travel Writing 2011
A collection of the best travel writing pieces published in American periodicals during 2010.
The Eternal Sea
In the much-anticipated follow-up to his 2002 international triumph The Sea, photographer Plisson figuratively widens his lens to provide a more global focus on the sea and the humans who depend on it for survival. Includes 200+...
Economic and societal transitions have left many buildings redundant and numerous structures are waiting to be put to new uses. This volume presents projects that see churches transformed into restaurants, barns into houses,...
Hurtle Duffield is incapable of loving anything except what he paints. The people who court him are, above all, the victims of his art, and he dissects their weaknesses with cruel precision. The Australian author won the Nobel...
The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food
Shows how food affects our moral selves, our health and the environment. This book looks at how denial keeps us from recognising the animal at the end of our fork and investigates each culture's distinctions among animals...
The Memory Chalet
A memoir of Tony Judt that presents his youthful love of a particular London bus route that evolved into a reflection on public civility and interwar urban planning.
Waiting for Godot
A classic of modern theatre and perennial favorite of colleges and high schools. One of the most noble and moving plays of our generation . . . suffused with tenderness for the whole human perplexity . . . like a sharp stab of...
Antonio and Lucia: Recipes and Stories from My Australian-Calabrian Kitchen
Riccardo Momesso's family moved from Calabria to Australia in the 1950s, bringing their cooking traditions with them -- foraging, hunting, fishing, preserving and, most importantly, the tradition of sharing food with family and...
The Winter Vault
In "The Winter Vault, "award-winning poet and novelist Anne
Michaels crafts a love story of extraordinary depth and complexity,
juxtaposing historic dislocations with the most intimate moments of
individual lives. In 1964, a...
In a flat near Reykjavik city centre, a young man lies dead in a pool of blood. With Detective Erlendur away in a remote part of Iceland, Detective Elinborg, who is already struggling to juggle family life and the relentless...
The Encyclopedia of Ireland
Ireland comes to life in this sweeping reference to the Emerald Isles that features thousands of entries, more than seven hundred illustrations and maps, biographies of famous residents, and coverage of art, cinema, current...
The Sorrows of an American
When Erik Davidsen and his sister, Inga, find a disturbing note among their late father's papers, they believe he may be implicated in a mysterious death. This masterful novel reveals one family's hidden sorrows in an elegant...
The Kalahari Typing School for Men
In this fourth volume of the bestselling series - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, the ever-popular Precious Ramotswe - Botswana's leading, and only, female private detective - faces a new and unwanted problem: competition.
Henry David Thoreau's journal was his life's work; a treasure trove of some of the finest prose in English.
Living in the End Times
There should no longer be any doubt: global capitalism is fast approaching its terminal crisis. This title identifies the four horsemen of this coming apocalypse: the worldwide ecological crisis; imbalances within the economic...
Henry David Thoreau's journal was his life's work; a treasure trove of some of the finest prose in English.
Gods, Guns and Israel
The roots of Middle East conflict are extremely deep and exceedingly tangled. Describing the background to the conflict, this title intertwines the sad story of mistakes and broken promises with the age-old fascination that...
La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life
In La Seduction, Sciolino, the Paris bureau chief of The New York Times, demystifies the French way of life and reveals the hidden truth: it's all about seduction. Here she gives an inside view of how seduction works in all...
On Canaan’s Side
Opens as Lilly Bere mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill. The story then goes back to the moment she was forced to flee Dublin, at the end of the First World War, and follows her life through into the new world of America, a...
Art and China’s Revolution
Focuses on artwork produced from the 1950s to the 1970s, when Mao Zedong was in leadership. This book argues that important contributions were made during this period that require fuller consideration in Chinese art history,...
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Originally published in 1914, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a timeless story of socialism, political awakenings and class struggle, told with a volatile mix of heartfelt rage and sly humour.
One of our leading historians, Judt has written extensively about the 20th century. Now he delivers a memoir like no other--each essay charts some experience or remembrance of the past through the sieve of Judt's prodigious mind.
Tolstoy: A Russian Life
A new biography of Count Leo Tolstoy
Alice in La La Land
A series of disasters in her home town causes Australian actress Alice Evans to flee to Hollywood where she finds life is not the glittery stuff of dreams. It's the Hollywood nightmare. She is forced to navigate her way round the...
Monty Pythons Flying Circus Complete And Annotated
Presents a subtle lesson for kids who don't know when to let go of an argument. This book is suitable for readers of various ages who are eager to take a side.
From A to X: A Story in Letters
In a dusty, ramshackle town lives A'ida. Her insurgent husband Xavier has been imprisoned. Resolute, sensuous and tender, A'ida's letters to the man she loves tell of daily events in the town, and of its motley collection of...
The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe
Most standard histories of World War II in Europe end with the triumphant story of the defeat of Germany and the welcoming embrace of cheering multitudes. The actual story is more complicated, as detailed in this work that offers...
The Friendship: Wordsworth and Coleridge
Exploring the passionate and tempestuous bond of friendship and rivalry that existed between the two brilliant poets, Sisman gives insight into their dazzling collaboration that kick-started the Romantic Movement in England.
Zero Degrees of Empathy: A New Theory of Human Cruelty
Argues that unlike the concept of evil, empathy has explanatory power. This title presents a way of understanding that leads individuals down negative paths, and challenges to consider replacing the idea of evil with the idea of...
This persuasive biography sheds light on the nation's first modern combat commander who set the standard for today's four-star officers.
All in One Piece
Mr and Mrs Large are getting ready for the office dinner-dance. But with Lester, Laura, Luke and the baby around, they'll be lucky to get out of the house all in one piece! Part of the The Large Family series, this is a modern...
Book of Clouds
Book of Clouds is a haunting, masterfully wrought debut novel about a young woman adrift in Berlin, where a string of fateful encounters leads to romance, violence, and revelation.
Welcome to the most twisted high-school reunion imaginable, from a rising star of American satire. 'Sam Lipsyte is a gifted stylist, precise, original, devious, and very funny.' Jeffrey Eugenides, author of 'Middlesex'
The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
The Man Without a Face is the chilling account of how a small-minded, low-level KGB operative came to control the world's largest country and, in an astonishingly short time, destroyed years of progress, making Russia once more a...
Italian Architecture: From Michelangelo to Borromini
An authoritative account of Italian architecture from 1520 to 1630, a crucial period, between High Renaissance and Baroque, of experiment, diversity and bold initiatives that cannot be expressed by a single label. It includes such...
The Blue Moment: Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue and the Remaking of Modern Music
A brilliant, wide-ranging book on how the seminal album revolutionized music and culture in the twentieth century.
A Day in Pompeii
On August 24, AD 79, the Roman city of Pompeii was buried by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The very debris and ash that so suddenly and violently ended life in Pompeii also encased the city in a virtual time...
Choke: Use the Secrets of Your Brain to Succeed When it Matters Most
Why do you mess up when it matters the most - and how can you perform your best instead? Sian Beilock reveals the new science of why we all too often blunder when the stakes are high. She explains the inescapable links between...
Cutty, One Rock: Low Characters and Strange Places, Gently Explained
Readers are taken on a wild journey by from childhood to early manhood in the company of a New Jersey family in equal measures cultivated and deranged. These individual pieces, most of which first appeared in The London Review of...
The New Film History: Sources, Methods, Approaches
Now available in paperback, this first major overview of the field of film history in twenty years offers a wide-ranging account of the methods, sources and approaches used by modern film historians. Key areas of research are...
The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby
Bestselling author Tom Wolfe introduces the 1960s through essays about extravagant new styles of life, the Beatles, bouffant hairdos, Kar Kustomizers, and much more.
"I have often felt that movies operate along the lines of a
medieval court, with despots, divas and duckbrains," observes actor
Grant, offering up his diaries to prove his own adage. The star of
the cult classic Withnail and I...
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The Return of the Player
In this follow-up to The Player, the Hollywood classic that was adapted into the celebrated movie by Robert Altman, Tolkin again delivers a brilliant, incisive portrait of power, wealth, and family in contemporary society gone...
The East, the West, and Sex: A History of Erotic Encounters
A remarkable work of history and as provocative as it is brilliantly illuminating, The East, the West, and Sex is a rich and seductive narrative of the powerful erotic pull the East has always had for the West and the resulting...
The Secret History of MI6
This thorough, fascinating, and revelatory account draws on a wealth of archival materials never before seen by any outsider to unveil the inner workings of the world's first spy agency. MI6's early days were haphazard but it was...
The Study of Culture at a Distance
The United States on the eve of the Second World War was still a society largely isolated from the world. Facing enemies with unfamiliar cultural traditions, the U.S. government turned to anthropologists for insight. The result...
Reclaim the Power of the Witch: Making Magic Make Sense
Return to the roots of witchcraft with a discussion of what makes magic work. This book examines the philosophical aspects of witchcraft and magic, with chapters on divination, ritual, dreams and magical tools. The importance of...
First published as As pequenas memorias in 2006 by Editorial Caminho, SA, Lisbon; First published in Great Britain in 2009 by Harvill Secker, Random House --T.p. verso.
Odd Owls and Stout Pigs: A Book of Nonsense
From Caldecott Medalist Lobel comes another brand-new collection of rhyming stories--this time featuring a unique assortment of owls and pigs. Discovered by his daughter, Adrianne, this collection is full of the same humor and wit...
The Pure Society: From Darwin to Hitler
Retraces the history of biological conceptions of society and their racist and eugenicist applications from the end of the nineteenth century to the post-Second World War epoch. This book analyzes the relationship between science,...
New Lion Handbook: The World’s Religions
Covers developments in world religions, especially in the study of religion, indigenous religions, and esoteric, pagan and New Age religion. This book features authors including twelve editors representing a international spectrum...
Stalin A Biography
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A Child is Born
In 1965, the author published images from inside the human uterus, the first photographs of prenatal life. This fifth edition features images that are rendered in detail utilising revolutionary new photographic technology, with...
Mr Large in Charge
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Irish Literary Tradition
Provides a history of literature in the Irish language from the fifth century to the twentieth. This book traces the development of manuscripts from the Latin records made by monastic scribes and the vernacular works of...
Mussolini and His Generals: The Armed Forces and Fascist Foreign Policy, 1922 1940
Study of the relationship between the military and foreign policies of Fascist Italy, 1922 to 1940.
And Keep Your Powder Dry: An Anthropologist Looks at America
Margaret Mead wrote this comprehensive sketch of the culture of the United States - the first since de Tocqueville - in 1942 at the beginnning of the Second World War, when Americans were confronted by foreign powers from both...
Blek le Rat: Getting Through the Walls
Offers a taste of the evolution of urban art from New York, Paris, Barcelona and Buenos Aires, to London, Taipei, Naples and Berlin. This book is suitable for enthusiasts of street and urban culture and students alike.
A Handbook on Hanging
A classic satire, admired by Bertholt Brecht and Dylan Thomas, Duff's polemic makes it clear that whatever else capital punishment may be said to be - justice, vengeance, a deterrent - it is certainly killing.
Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism
Updikes sixth collection of essays and literary criticism opens with a skeptical overview of literary biographies, proceeds to five essays on topics ranging from China and small change to faith and late works, and takes up, under...
The Name of the Game
An epic tale spanning three generations of power and privilege that explores wealth, marriage and jealousy in a sprawling American dynasty.
The Early Years: The Lyrics of Tom Waits (1971-1982)
Known for his growling vocals and for the distinct poetry of his lyrics, Waits has amassed over the course of three decades a devoted cult following. This work collects the lyrics--formative and classic--from the first ten albums...
Fables of Aggression: Wyndham Lewis, the Modernist as Fascist
The novels of Wyndham Lewis have generally been associated with the work of the great modernists - Joyce, Pound, Eliot, Yeats - who were his sometime friends and collaborators. This book proposes a framework in which Lewis'...
Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America
What caused the New Left rebellion of the 1960s? In Smoking Typewriters, historian John McMillian argues that the underground press contributed to the New Left's growth and cultural organization in crucial, overlooked ways.
Manipulating Masculinity: War and Gender in Modern British and American Literature
This text uses literature from World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Iraq wars to argue that when a society labels certain human traits 'feminine', that society can more easily manipulate men to war. It also looks at...
A year after arriving in France, Englishman Paul West is still struggling with some fundamental questions: What is the best way to scare a gendarme? Why are there no health warnings on French nudist beaches? And is it really...
Unfinished Projects: Decolonization and the Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre
Focusing on Jean-Paul Sartre's life and work, this title traces the relationship between the philosopher's decades-long commitment to decolonization and his intellectual positions. It shows how Sartre's political engagement with...
A revised and updated version of Aston Martin, a singular experience of the make of car that has high-class individuality and conservative reliability. A lavishly illustrated edition, making this an absolute must-have for every...
Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy
Begins by considering the utilitarian argument of equal respect for animals associated with Peter Singer and the rights approach advanced by Tom Regan. This work follows up with a fresh interpretation of Kant's categorical...
Italian Baroque Sculpture
The art of sculpture in Baroque Italy reached unprecedented heights of technical perfection and emotional intensity. The author offers a fresh view of this rich and varied period, ranging from the exuberance of Bernini's Apollo...
The Comics Journal Library: Drawing the Line
The fourth volume in the series of coffee-table-book collections of interviews drawn from the Utne Award-winning magazine's archives, this volume gathers together interviews with four of the sharpest commentators of our times:...
Journey Into the Past
After nine years of separation from his native country because of the First World War, Louis finally sets foot in Austria and meets the woman he had been in love with. Previously divided by class and wealth, both are now married,...
Mr Loveday’s Little Outing & Other Early Stories (13)
In this unique collection of Waugh's early short stories, some
of which became the inspirations for his novels, Waugh displays his
unique talent for comedy and narration. 'Mr Loveday's Little
Outing' is a blackly comic tale of...
The First Person and Other Stories
Always intellectually playful, but also very moving and funny, the author explores the ways and whys of storytelling.
Ablutions: Notes for a Novel
Charles Bukowskis ghost hovers over deWitts grim first novel
about a bartender at a Hollywood watering hole and its down-and-out
regulars. The unnamed bartenders observations on his co-workers and
customers comprise a good...
The Great Upheaval: The Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800
An extraordinarily gripping and sweeping account of the decade that made the modern world, when the pieces were in flux as never before.
The Rivered Earth
Contains four libretti that is to be set to music. This title includes: Songs in Time of War , Shared Ground , The Traveller and Seven Elements , that take us all over the world - from Chinese and Indian poetry to the beauty...
Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music
Investigates how the idea of folk has been handed down and transformed by successive generations - song collectors, composers, Marxist revivalists, folk-rockers, psychedelic voyagers, free festival-goers, experimental pop stars...
Continues to explore the inner and outer tensions of families and society, and the rituals of home extensions, weddings and public- service career paths. Meanwhile, in the city, the demi-monde transforms itself into the drug...
Gainsborough is one of the most appealing artists of the 18th century. The author draws on recently discovered material to provide a fresh perspective on both the life and art of this master.
Molotov’s Magic Lantern: Travels in Russian History
After moving to Moscow, British journalist Polonsky discovers the apartment of Stalin's henchman, Vyacheslav Molotov, and uncovers an extensive library and an old lantern--two things that lead her on a journey throughout Russia,...
Our Girls: Aussie Pin-ups of the 40s and 50s
Tracks down the swimsuit and glamour models of an earlier era to share their stories. Enriched with first-hand accounts from the models, and letters from their many fans, as well as gorgeous picturs of the girls themselves, this...
Who Wants to Be a Poodle, I Don’t
With a witty text and hilarious mixed-media illustrations, the creator of Charlie and Lola takes the lead with this wry and wooly tale of a pampered poodle who just wants to paddle in puddles--like real dogs do. Full color.
Shoot: Photography of the Moment
Shoot gathers over 20 photographers whose work focuses on capturing a moment rather than elaborate lighting setups or controlled, manufactured scenarios. Employing the most basic photographic tools--a single-lens reflex camera and...
A Haredi woman, wife of a rabbi, mother of 12, leaves her home and stays with a friend. The community's modesty squad tries in vain to force her to go back. Her friend is physically attacked, her arm and leg broken. The rabbi's...
The Great Age of the English Essay: An Anthology from Addison to De Quincey
From the pens of spectators, ramblers, idlers, tattlers, hypochondriacs, connoisseurs and loungers, a new literary genre emerged in eighteenth-century England: the periodical essay. This work features the consummate periodical...
This is the story of the lifelong tie between former naval officer Calmer Ottosson and his step son, Warren Spooner--a troubled adolescent-turned-violent-adult, whom Calmer will never understand.
House: Imagining the Past Through the Collections of the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales
These photographs showcase both extraordinary and everyday objects from Elizabeth Bay House, Vaucluse House, Rouse Hill House & Farm and the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection.
Oak: One Tree, Three Years, Fifty Paintings
It was an exercise to learn how to see, to understand just one thing in its greatest detail. Stephen Taylor came across the 250-year-old tree while on a walk in Essex, England, six years ago, shortly after the deaths of his mother...
Contemporary Architecture: Finland
The 'Contemporary Architecture' series will include small, single-subject books focused on the international architecture in the period ranging from post-World War II to the present.
Ray Martin’s Favourites: The Stories Behind the Legends
'Ray's Favourite People' is a book that brings together the most remarkable people Ray Martin met during his own hugely successful career in journalism.
Tactical Exercise & Other Late Stories
Includes stories: The Sympathetic Passenger and Charles Ryder's Schooldays .
A Quiet Night in
It's Mr Large's birthday and Mrs Large has prepared him a meal, as they're going to celebrate with a quiet night in. But as usual in the Large household, things don't go to plan, and Mr and Mrs Large fall asleep on the sofa! So...
A Kestrel for a Knave
Billy Casper is beaten by his drunken brother, ignored by his mother and failing at school. He seems destined for a hard, miserable life down the pits, but for a brief time, he finds one pleasure in life: a wild kestrel that he...
Bad Ideas?: An Arresting History of Our Inventions
A fascinating history of our inventiveness - and whether it is a blessing or a curse
Punctuation marks come alive in this clever picture book featuring fourteen playful poems. Periods stop sentences in a baker's shop, commas help a train slow down, quotation marks tell people what to do, and colons stubbornly...
Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond
Celebrates the artistic and cultural forces in the East. This collection includes 400 voices that represent an artistic movement that challenges traditions, broadening our notion of contemporary literature.
Brion Gysin: Tuning in to the Multimedia Age
A biography of Brion Gysin, a multi-faceted artist whose work has influenced performers such as David Bowie and Mick Jagger. Recalling the heady atmosphere of the so-called Beat Hotel in Paris in the late 1950s and 1960s, it...
A Portrait of the Artist, 1525-1825: Prints from the Collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation
Reveals how artists depicted themselves and their profession from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. This book presents engravings, etchings, woodcuts, mezzotints, and lithographs from the collection of the Sarah Campbell...
The Great Trials of Clarence Darrow: The Landmark Cases of Leopold and Loeb, John T. Scopes, and Ossian Sweet
One of the most famous, if controversial, lawyers in America,
defense attorney Clarence Darrow was sixty-seven years old in 1924.
His reputation was in tatters after a scandalous trial in Los
Angeles and his life and career...
New York poet, Susan Wheeler, is widely respected as one of the leading poets of her generation. Wheeler's work has been praised in the New York Times , the Los Angeles Times , the Washington Post and her writing has appeared...
Politics and History: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Marx
Provides appraisals of major writers.
This Incredible Need to Believe
Unlike Freud, I do not claim that religion is just an illusion and a source of neurosis. The time has come to recognize, without being afraid of 'frightening' either the faithful or the agnostics, that the history of Christianity...
The Jean Baudrillard Reader
Jean Baudrillard (1929 - 2007) was a social and cultural theorist known for his trenchant analyses of media and technological communication. This book offers a look at Baudrillard in relation to the intellectual and political...
Fusiliers: The Saga of a British Redcoat Regiment in the American Revolution
A unique perspective on the American Revolution, seen through
the eyes of a redcoat regiment.
From Lexington Green in 1775 to Yorktown in 1781, one British
regiment marched thousands of miles and fought a dozen battles...
If the Dead Rise Not
An instant classic in the Bernie Gunther series, If the Dead Rise Not features twisted intrigue, tight plotting, quick-witted one-liners, and, most significant, a richer, wiser Bernie Gunther.
The Gingerbread Boy
With lively illustrations full of spunk and humor, this classic retelling takes readers on an adventure-packed ride with one of literature's most beloved characters. This gift edition features gold foil accents. Full color.
Angela Carter: A Literary Life
Sarah Gamble's compelling study, now available in paperback, disentangles the cult of Angela Carter as 'the fairy godmother of magical realism' from her own claims to be a materialist and a 'demythologiser' by placing her within...
Robyn is a compulsive shoplifter - with a difference. Everything
she steals, she donates to charity shops - then blogs about it. She
doesn't need to steal, but shoplifting gives her a buzz like no
other. Soon everybody's...
A detective and an FBI agent embark upon the most harrowing case of their careers as they attempt to track down an enigmatic killer in this relentlessly suspenseful thriller.
Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy
Renowned Middle Eastern expert Fawaz A. Gerges takes us into
the mind-set of the jihadi—or holy warrior—that lies behind so many
headlines yet remains nearly impenetrable to us. Using his
firsthand knowledge of the "Arab...
The Great Leader
In his most original work to date, Jim Harrison delivers an enthralling, witty, expertly crafted novel following one mans hunt for an elusive cult leader: The Great Leader.
X-rated!: The Power of Mythic Symbolism in Popular Culture
This book delves into the reasons why pop culture, and all of its X-Rated features, are so appealing to masses of people, even though they may hate to love it.
The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynasty: The Husaynis, 1700-1948
A political biography that traces the rise of the Husayni family of Jerusalem, who dominated Palestinian history from the early 1700s until the second half of the twentieth century.
When people think of French food, they often imagine laborious recipes that are loaded with butter and cream, and which can only be mastered with the skills of a sous chef. In Ducasse Nature, Alain Ducasse and Paule Neyrat...
Margaret Mayfield is nearly an old maid at twenty-seven when she marries Captain Andrew Jackson Jefferson Early. He's the most famous man their Missouri town has ever produced: a naval officer and an astronomer - a genius who,...
The Language of Things: Understanding the World of Desirable Objects
In this brilliant expose of the interaction between art, design, and commerce, Sudjic charts our relationship with all things designed. From the opulent excesses of the catwalk to the playfulness of an Alessi jam jar, he shows how...
French Painting in the Golden Age
A clear, dramatic account of the French art-world under Louis XIII and Louis XIV. It shows how art and the state were intimately connected and reveals layers of meaning in painting whose subject matter can seem remote and obscure...
A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion
Set in the fast-living New York of the 1920s, A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion follows two lovers in a torrid affair on an arc of murder and sexual self-destruction.
The Life of Irene Nemirovsky: 1903-1942
Meticulously researched passionately felt, this is a remarkable, biography of an exceptional writer, a moving portrait of a woman and of her extraordinary times, and a sweeping saga of a turbulent period of European history,...
In Irons: Britain’s Naval Supremacy and the American Revolutionary Economy
An investigation into the influence of Britain's navy on the American revolutionary economy, particularly its agricultural sector, and the damage that Britain inflicted by seizing major colonial centres and denying Americans...
Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900
Combining accounts of scientific experimentation with stories of showmanship, this book reveals how developments in nineteenth-century technology could enlighten as well as frighten and amaze.
Art, Marriage, and Family in the Florentine Renaissance Palace
Explores the social and economic background to marriage in Renaissance Florence and discusses the objects - paintings, sculptures, furniture, jewellery, clothing, and household items - associated with marriage and family life....
More than a hundred wonderful and sensitive duotone portraits of our major novelists, poets, and playwrights. Paired with the photographs are fascinating texts from each writer on writing-thoughts on the craft, recollections...
The Gertrude Stein Reader: The Great American Pioneer of Avant-garde Letters
This anthology collects 51 of Stein's most experimental poems, stories, portraits, and plays.
Chomsky's international bestseller, analyzing terrorism, Osama bin Laden, U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, and the long-term implications of America's military response to September 11.
Dekok and the Dead Harlequin
The latest Baantjer mystery delves into a grotesque double murder in a well-known Amsterdam hotel. Inspector DeKok must unravel clues from two unexpected characters: a six-year-old girl who has trouble sleeping and a respected...
Art + Soul
Companion book to ABC TV series by the same name. Over the last 30 years, a flowering of Aboriginal art has occurred in Australia, captivating people around the world with astonishingly powerful artworks, and creating a new art...
Designing interiors for children presents a whole new set of challenges; to make them both durable and safe as well as interesting and imaginative. This book shows how to create a perfect interior environment for a child.
Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades
From an internationally renowned expert, here is an accessible and utterly fascinating one-volume history of the Crusades, thrillingly told through the experiences of its many players--knights and sultans, kings and poets,...
At Home in Turkey
A collection of photographs that captures the soul of 25 contemporary Turkish homes that were taken during each of the four seasons and all over Turkey, from Istanbul and the Black Sea to the Aegean and Cappadocia.
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Ape: A Caprice
Like James Joyce's and Dylan Thomas's similar titles, Butor's novel is autobiographical in nature and explores the way a writer develops. Shortly after World War II a young man travels to a castle in Franconia housing the second...
Hope and Memory: Lessons from the Twentieth Century
Examines the struggle between Totalitarianism and democracy and its effects on human life and consciousness. This book explores the history of the twentieth century not only by analyzing its spectacular political conflicts but...
Beaufort: The Duke and His Duchess, 1657-1715
The Duke and Duchess of Beaufort, Henry and Mary Somerset, survived the tumultuous and uncertain decades which followed the English Civil War by creating a remarkable political partnership. This work uses their story to illuminate...
The Art of Rockefeller Center
From the beginning John D. Rockefeller incorporated art into his plans for Rockefeller Center in New York City, commissioning pieces meant to inspire the viewer with idealism, work ethics and religion. Over one hundred major works...
Essays on Giordano Bruno
Gathers essays on the Italian Renaissance philosopher and cosmologist Giordano Bruno by one of the world's leading authorities on his work and life.
Sociolinguistic Variation: Theories, Methods, and Applications
An overview of the key areas within the study of language variation and language change.
Oink Oink Oink Savage Modern Fable
A surreal, black comedy - a seductively hip, hilariously funny satire about popular culture and consumerism. A savage modern fable about science, family, television and love gone wrong.
About My Life and the Kept Woman
Rechy, author of City of Night, writes openly about his life as a Mexican-American, in a powerful story that bears witness to some of the most riotous changes of the past century. Resonating with fierce individualism and utter...
The Origins of Political Order
Nations are not trapped by their pasts, but events that happened hundreds or even thousands of years ago continue to exert huge influence on present-day politics. This title examines the paths that different societies have taken...
Brave New World
Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone...
Body Culture: Max Dupain, Photography and Australian Culture 1919-1930
Max Dupain is regarded as one of Australia's most significant photographers. This book charts his work, in relation to the impact in Australia of 'body culture', a broad ranging movement in the interwar period that was concerned...
The Unknown Nation: Australia After Empire
An illuminating history of Australia's putative 'search' for national identity that documents how the receding ties of empire and Britishness posed an unprecedented dilemma as Australians lost their traditional ways of defining...
Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the events that took place years...
England’s Dreaming Tapes
Presents the history of music, fashion and attitude of some of the disparate and contentious personalities who emerged in the mid-70s as the harbingers of what became known as punk. This book features interviews with some of the...
Learning in Action: Dinosaurs
So you think dinosaurs are extinct--well, think again!
Prehistoric beasts come roaring to life in Learning in Action:
Dinosaurs. Before kids even crack the cover, the adrenaline-pumping
action begins with a touch of a button as...
The Cambridge Introduction to Early American Literature
A literary history of American writing between 1492 and 1820.
Groundbreaking rock musician. Award-winning actress. Perceptive
songwriter and author. Mother. Wife of a rock god. Fashionista and
trendsetter. Provocateur. In each and every one of these roles
Courtney Love has demonstrated a...
Marco Polo’s Silk Road: The Art of the Journey - An Italian at the Court of Kublai Khan
A superbly illustrated, silk-bound gift edition of one of the greatest travel adventures - Marco Polo set out from Venice along ancient trade routes to the court of Kublai Khan, beginning an epic, 24-year odyssey into a world of...
Armageddon: Two Men on an Anzac Trail
Almost a century after the Australian Light Horse fought a series of epic and bloody battles against the Turkish Army across the deserts of the Middle East, Paul Daley and Mike Bowers retrace the steps of the men and boys who...
The Architecture of Rasem Badran: Narratives on People and Place
A monograph on the award-winning Jordanian architect Rasem Badran (b. 1945), and a celebration of his works. The introduction explains the author's first encounter with Badran's work and provides a brief outline of the architect's...
The Columbia History of the 20th Century
The book is a series of twenty-three linked interpretive essays on the most significant developments in modern times--ranging from athletics to art, the economy to the environment.
Dr Johnson’s Doorknob: and Other Significant Parts of Great Men’s Houses
Behind every great man are his objects and daily possessions,
defined as much by the minutiae of domesticity as by the great
works of the man himself. "Dr. Johnson's Doorknob," inspired by Liz
Workman's National Heritage...
The Art of the Middle Ages
A comprehensive and authoritative study of medieval visual arts in Europe, forming the ideal guide for students to all facets of art and architecture in the Middle Ages. Topics covered include tapestries, armour, stained glass,...
Nietzsche and Levinas: After the Death of a Certain God
The essays that Jill Stauffer and Bettina Bergo collect in this volume locate multiple affinities between the philosophies of Nietzsche and Levinas. Both philosophers question the nature of subjectivity and the meaning of...
Still on the Road: The Songs of Bob Dylan, 1974-2006
The second of two volumes, this companion to every song that Dylan has written is the most comprehensive examination of his oeuvre. Arranged in a chronology of when each was written, the songs are accompanied by surprising facts...
A fictionalized study based on many biographical materials and family accounts of Henry James's life, this volume ranges seamlessly from his memories of his prominent Brahmin family in the States to his settling in England. Along...
So I Have Thought of You: The Letters of Penelope Fitzgerald
A fascinating collection of letters from the great English novelist -- and prolific correspondent -- Penelope Fitzgerald
Scenes from Provincial Life: Including Scenes from Married Life
Introduces Joe Lunn, one of the first breed of ordinary male anti-hero protagonists, whose exploits and ordinariness, as he tries to avoid his mistress Myrtle's attempts to trap him into marriage, poke fun at what were, and often...
Pink Box: Inside Japan’s Sex Clubs
Offers a view into Japan's most elaborate sex clubs. With the sheer number of choices, these clubs offer their clientele every fantasy imaginable. Subway groping, video and comic book character encounters and visits to the nurse...
Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel
The third installment of the Sister Pelagia series pleases lovers of mysteries, as well as fans of classic Russian literature ( USA Today ).
Casa Mediterranea: Spectacular Houses and Glorious Gardens by the Sea
Showcases a selection of some of the most beautiful houses found around the Mediterranean, captured by photographs that vary between sweeping panoramas of the houses in their glorious settings to close-ups of specific rooms,...
Adventures in the Orgasmatron: How the Sexual Revolution Came to America
Well before the 1960s, a sexual revolution was under way in America, led by expatriated European thinkers who saw a vast country ripe for liberation. In Adventures in the Orgasmatron, Christopher Turner tells the revolution's...
Incoming!: or, Why We Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Meteorite
We imagine meteorites as bringers of death and destruction, but in this riveting and lively challenge to orthodox thinking, Ted Nield describes how meteorites may have helped create life on earth.
The Animation Bible: A Practical Guide to the Art of Animating from Flipbooks to Flash
The Animation Bible is the first book any aspiring animator will want to own--and with increasingly affordable tools for digital animation and the vast forum of the Internet for free distribution, animation is becoming more...
These 937 most-asked questions deal with tax problems, interest and discount, time-payment, etc. Features 809 problems and answers. More than just a refresher ... contains a great number of items that are not just reminders but...
The Philosophy of Sociality: The Shared Point of View
The Philosophy of Sociality offers new ideas and conceptual tools for philosophers and social scientists in their analysis of the social world.
A Piece of Cake
When Mrs Large decides she is too fat, she puts the whole family on a diet. Biscuits and crisps are out; healthy meals and healthy jogs are in. But for hungry elephants, dieting is definitely not a piece of cake! Part of the The...
Sexually, I’m More of a Switzerland: More Personal Ads from the London Review of Books
This sequel to They Call Me Naughty Lola features more hilarious and bizarre personal ads from the London Review of Books.
Echoes: The Complete History of Pink Floyd
From their gigs in tiny church halls to multimillion-selling albums-- The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and the rock opera The Wall --and elaborate stadium shows, this tome celebrates legendary rock band Pink...
Arabesques: A Tale of Double Lives
One Sunday afternoon in a secluded valley in Normandy, Robert Dessaix chanced upon the castle where the famous French writer Andre Gide spent his childhood. Recalling the excitement Robert felt when he first read Gide as a...
Florence, 1900: The Search for Arcadia
A guide to life in Florence and the theaters, restaurants, galleries, and salons that are frequented by visiting cultural exiles. It fuses narrative and ideas to consider how the encounter between modernism and Renaissance culture...
The Libertine Reader: Eroticism and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-century France
Irresistibly charming or shamelessly deceitful, remarkably persuasive or uselessly verbose, everything one loves to hate--or hates to love--about French lovers and their self-styled reputation can be traced to the...
The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad
Published to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth, The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad is a brilliant and highly readable biography of a literary figure of world-wide reputation.
Fish on Friday: Feasting, Fasting, and Discovery of the New World
Combines the theory of how climate, technology and the rituals of the medieval Christian Church bring Europeans to the New World. This title tells a fresh story of the discovery of America.
The High Flyer
Thomas Wavery is the new Consul General at Abyla on the tip of North Africa. A career diplomat, Wavery was once a high flyer, but an affair with a younger woman has dashed his dreams of ambassadorship. He arrives in Abyla with his...
The Animal Factory
This reissue of the classic crime novel comes just in time for its major motion picture release. The film, directed by actor Steve Buscemi and starring Willem Dafoe, features Bunker in a role.
Movida’s Guide to Barcelona
Frank Camorra, chef of the renowned Spanish restaurant MoVida, teams up with food writer Richard Cornish in this beautifully illustrated, insider's guide to Barcelona. They share the best culinary experiences the city offers, from...
Resident Alien: Feminist Cultural Criticism
Examines the ways in which travel is used as a metaphor in cultural theory, and the use of dance as an image of liberation, in relation to women. With its linked themes of exile, memoir and movement, this book focus on: opera,...
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
From the bestselling author of Into the Wild and Into Thin Air , a riveting account of Taliban-like theocracies in the American heartland controlled by renegade Mormon prophets
The Invention of Enterprise: Entrepreneurship from Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern Times
Explores the entrepreneur's role in society from antiquity to the present. Addressing social and institutional influences from a historical context, this title includes chapters that examine entrepreneurship during a particular...
L' Ennemi Declare
This posthumous work brings together articles, interviews, statements, prefaces, manifestos, and speeches dating from 1964 to 1985 (just before Genet's death in 1986). These texts bear witness to the many political causes and...
Emotion Machine Commonsense Thinking Artificial Intelligence And The Future Of The Human Mind
In this mind-expanding book, scientific pioneer Marvin Minsky
continues his groundbreaking research, offering a fascinating new
model for how our minds work. He argues persuasively that emotions,
intuitions, and feelings are...
By Hook or by Crook: A Journey in Search of English
In this delightful excursion through the English language, Crystal combines personal reflections, historical allusions, and a traveler's observations to create a mesmerizing and entertaining narrative account with the language and...
Rewritten and updated, MacDonald uses recent scholarship, new biographical information, and deeper understanding of Schoenberg's aims and significance in this superb guide to his life and work. It demonstrates the links between...
London's most successful journalist, Harold Cleaver abandons home, partner, mistresses, and television, in the quest to climb above the noise line, and to get beyond the interminable clamour of the public voice. Weeks later,...
Carl Becker, Decorative Arts from the Middle Ages to Renaissance
With 216 hand-colored copperplate engravings, this three-volume publication gives a comprehensive overview of applied arts in Europe from the 6th to the 16th centuries. It features objects such as: furniture, metalwork, jewelry,...
Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose
Chocolate mousse! says greedy Goose. Don't just grab it, says angry Rabbit. Good manners aren't on the menu at this meal. Duck won't eat his carrots. Moth's eating the cloth, and Sheep would rather sleep than wash the dishes....
Karl Kraus, Apocalyptic Satirist: The Post-War Crisis and the Rise of the Swastika
Timms argues that Kraus's lifelong critique of the media, combining Orwell's political radicalism with Joyce's linguistic playfulness, incisively anticipates the propaganda techniques of our own age.
The Long Parliament of Charles II
Charles II's first and most important parliament sat for eighteen years without a general election, earning itself the sobriquet Long . This book is the study of this Restoration Parliament. It recovers a crucial period of...
Nicholas and the Gang
UK edition. The fourth volume of stories about the cheeky French schoolboy.
Prato: Architecture, Piety, and Political Identity in a Tuscan City-state
Considers the planning, art, architecture, politics, faith, and daily life of Prato and its citizens, showing how major historical events and trends in the Italian middle ages were experienced within the architecture and...
A magisterial new novel that takes us behind the scenes during one of the most formative periods in English history: the reign of Henry VIII.
Freud’s Drive: Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film
Teresa De Lauretis makes a bold and original argument for the renewed relevance of the Freudian theory of drives, through close readings of texts ranging from cinema and literature to psychoanalysis and cultural theory.
Begins with a vivid account of the coronation of Emperor Ras Tafari - Haile Selassie I, King of Kings. This title continues with subsequent travels in throughout Africa, where natives rub shoulders with eccentric expatriates; and,...
Blind Spots: Critical Theory and the History of Art in Twentieth-Century Germany
By studying the emergence and importance of the concepts of 'fashion', 'distraction', 'non-simultaneity' and 'mimesis' in the work of the Critical Theorists, Schwarz explores the shifting intersection between the history of art...
Read the number one Scandinavian crime bestseller taking the world by storm
Innovate Like Edison
The bestselling author of How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci joins with co-author Caldicott to translate the best practices of Thomas Edison, the supreme American inventor, into contemporary terms to help todays leaders harness...
Bech: a Book
Updike's most irresistible hero since Rabbit Angstrom is an author famous for his writer's block, a Jew adrift in a world of gentiles. As he roams from one adventure to the next, he view life with a blend of wonder and cynicism...
Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life
In this biography of the iconic literary figure the London Times called the American Chekhov, Sklenicka penetrates the myths and controversies surrounding Raymond Carver's life and career. b&w photographs.
Into the Tunnel: The Brief Life of Marion Samuel, 1931-1943
A generous feat of biographical sleuthing by an acclaimed historian rescues one child victim of the Holocaust from oblivion When the German Remembrance Foundation established a prize to commemorate the million Jewish children...
The Young Hitler I Knew: The Definitive Inside Look at the Artist Who Became a Monster
An invaluable tool for every Hitler scholar. Simon Sebag Montefiore, award-winning author of the bestselling books Young Stalin, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, and Catherine the Great & Potemkin
Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations: A Story of Economic Discovery
Giving a glimpse of the essential science of economics, this book tells the story of what has come to be called the new growth theory: the paradox identified by Adam Smith, its disappearance and occasional resurfacing in the...
Spies of the Balkans
'One of the best novels of the year ... brilliant' ROBERT HARRIS
Letters to Felician
A bililngual edition of a revealing short work the great Austrian author.
Freudian Analysts/Feminist Issues
This work presents a case for conceptualizing gender identity as potentially multiple, situating its argument within the history of psychoanalysis. It traces a series of conceptual lineages, each descending from Freud. Each...
Federico Barocci: Allure and Devotion in Late Renaissance Painting
Federico Barocci was among the most admired painters in 16-century Italy. This study relates Barocci's achievements to transformations in the theory and practice of painting during an era in which pictorial developments generated...
Quiet Corners of Rome
This charming guidebook celebrates more than sixty of the most beautiful, tranquil, and often hidden places in the Eternal City.
The Kitchen Diaries II: A Year of Simple Cooking
Includes over 250 recipes, many from his BBC TV series Dish of the Day, Simple Suppers and Simple Cooking. From Nigel Slater, presenter of Dish of the Day and one of our best-loved food writers, a beautiful and inspiring...
The Cambridge Companion to Primo Levi
A stimulating overview of the works, life and times of this important twentieth-century writer.
Power, Faith and Fantasy: America in the Middle East
From the first cannonballs fired by American warships at North African pirates to the conquest of Falluja by the Marines - the US has been involved in the Middle East. Featuring original maps and photographs, this book...
Contemporary Architecture: South Africa
The 'Contemporary Architecture' series will include small, single-subject books focused on the international architecture in the period ranging from post-World War II to the present.
This is Jane, Jim
Jim's got a new sister and he doesn't think she's at all lovely. No one has time to cook Jim's favourite eggy or read, and Jim is very cross indeed. But, that's until one night when he's the only one who hears little Jane crying.
Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography
A study that meditates on the chances for poetic immortality - an idea that finds its purest expression in Keats. It offers an ode to John Keats - a man who, against the odds of his culture and critics, managed to achieve the...
Surrealism: Desire Unbound
Published to accompany a major transatlantic exhibition of international surrealism, this catalogue explores desire in surrealist art in both words and images. It illustrates key works by such artists as Duchamp, Magritte, Ernst,...
The Isma'ilis: Their History and Doctrines
The 2007 second edition of an authoritative history of the Isma'ilis from their origins in the formative period of Islam to the present day.
Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art
Intellectuals consigned the passions of beauty to the margins, replacing them with the anemic and rarefied alternative, 'aesthetic pleasure'. This book seeks to restore the place of beauty in art, to reestablish the connections...
Jorge Luis Borges: A Writer on the Edge
Jorge Luis Borges is generally acknowledged to be one of the 20th century's most significant writers. But, the fact that he is an Argentine writer is rarely discussed. This is an introduction to the work of Jorge Luis Borges.
William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies
William Golding was born in 1911 and educated at his local grammar school and Brasenose College, Oxford. He published a volume of poems in 1934 and during the war served in the Royal Navy. He won the Booker Prize for Rites of...
The Best of All Possible Worlds: A Story of Philosophers, God, and Evil
In this lively and engaging book, Nadler brings to life a debate between three brilliant and resolute philosophers in 1672 Paris that had obsessed its participants, captivated European intellectuals, and continues to inform our...
Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party.
Methods of Research on Contemporary Cultures
Few anthropologists today realize the pioneering role Margaret
Mead played in the investigation of contemporary cultures. This
volume collects and presents a variety of her essays on research
methodology relating to...
Encounters With Great Painters
A Model American
In early 1970 a small plane, en route to Angkor Wat,
mysteriously disappears over the Cambodian jungle. Piloted by an
American hippie, the passengers are Bill Bolton, a US businessman,
his wife Marjorie, their guide a young...
When German troops surround Leningrad and cut off food supplies in the autumn of 1941, it starts a seige that lasts almost three years. Scientists at the Institute of Plant Industry pledge to protect their collection of rare...
UK edition. The day-to-day adventures of an amusing, endearing young school boy.
The Palace of Dreams
Translated from the Jusef Vrioni's French version of the Albanian original, this is the author's own vision of totalitarianism.
In ways no guide book can achieve, these twenty absorbing tales by Italian authors including Boccaccio, Giacomo Casanova, and Pier-Paolo Pasolini offer the delight of exploring one of the world's most unique cities thorough a wide...
Manga Kamishibai: The Art of Japanese Paper Theater
Kamishibai (paper theatre) is a fascinating and nearly vanished Japanese art form that paved the way for modern-day comic books and is central to the phenomenon of manga. This book examines the origin of the modern manga...
Returning to England at the request of Anthony Mallory, an old
friend dying of cancer, playwright Daniel Martin is reunited with
his ex-wife and her sister and, in company with them, attempts to
rectify his past and shape his...
The Last Days
The Last Days is Raymond Queneau's autobiographical novel of Parisian student life in the 1920s: Vincent Tuquedenne tries to reconcile his love for reading with the sterility of studying as he hopes to study his way out of the...
The Glass Rainbow
Beloved Burke hero Detective Dave Robicheaux returns to New Iberia to solve a series of grisly murders.
The Sweet and Simple Kind: A Poetic Account of a Nation’s Troubled Awakening
This autobiographical novel is old-fashioned story-telling at its very best - indeed the reader feels utterly bereft once the novel is finished.
A Theory of Political Obligation: Membership, Commitment, and the Bonds of Society
Margaret Gilbert offers an incisive new approach to a classic problem of political philosophy: when and why should I do what the law tells me to do? She argues a provocative and compelling case in favour of citizens' obligations...
Playlisted: Everything You Need to Know About Australian Music Right Now
Playlisted takes the pulse of Australian rock 'n roll. Each chapter launches from a single significant track on an illuminating musical journey - into an underrated album or an overrated career. It's neither encyclopaedic nor...
The Fifth Floor
Harvey's sizzling, intricately woven follow-up to The Chicago Way opens with murder in contemporary Chicago and winds its way back to Mrs. O'Leary's cow and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
Miss Garnet’s Angel
Salley Vicker's sensational debut novel, 'Miss Garnet's Angel' is a voyage of discovery; a novel about Venice but also the rich story of the explosive possibilities of change in all of us at any time.
The celebrated translator of Orhan Pamuk's Nobel Prize-winning Snow offers an arresting vision of contemporary Turkey, in a story of first love, betrayal, and one American girl trapped in the fray.
This book addresses the theme of pairs in works of painting, graphic art and sculpture from the collection of the Russian Museum in St. Petersburgh
The Economy of the Greek Cities: From the Archaic Period to the Early Roman Empire
This introduction to the Ancient Greek economy has proved popular in France, and has also been translated into Italian and Greek; this first English edition is of the second French edition of 2007.
Chronicles a South American journey. This title describes the isolated cattle country of Guiana, sparsely populated by a bizarre collection of visionaries, rogues and ranchers, and records nightmarish experiences traveling on...
When Theodore Gumbril hits upon the notion of designing a type of pneumatic trouser to ease the discomfort of a sedentary life, he decides the time has come to leave his position as housemaster in a boys' public school and seek...
Best of Disc Art: Innovation in CD, DVD, and Vinyl Packaging
Shows how designers exploit the two- and three-dimensional qualities of disc packaging to create unique, collectible items. This work explores not only the traditional elements of design - image, illustration, typography, and...
Samuel Johnson: A Life
Johnson, born weak and half-blind, shambolic and poverty-stricken, became the most admired and quoted man in the eighteenth century. Thrown out of Oxford for a lack of funds, he rose to celebrity: author of The Dictionary , a...
Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction
Sheff's story tells of his teenage son's addiction to meth, in this real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the family's gradual emergence into hope.
The Dark Rose
The marriage of Eleanor Courteney and Robert Morland heralded the founding of the great Morland dynasty. Now Paul, their great grandson is caught up in the conflict of kings and sees, while his niece Nanette, as maid-in-waiting to...
Be Near Me
Trapped in class hatreds, threatened by personal flaws, Father David begins to discover what happened to the ideals of his generation. Meanwhile a religious war is unfolding on his doorstep... This is a story of art and politics,...
The Rock, The: Travelling to Uluru
Takes the reader to Uluru, or Ayre's Rock, through an exploration of the landscape, the history of the Aborigines and explorers, and the literature of the centre. This text offers another experience of the rock for the traveller...
The Box: Tales from the Darkroom
In an audacious literary experiment, Grass writes in the voices of his eight children as they record memories of their childhood, of growing up, of their father, who was always at work on a new book, always at the margins of their...
Italy Travel Pack
Everything you need for a perfect trip to Italy, and to ensure
your ability to understanding and communicate in Italian. Here to
help you are the Living Language All-Audio Italian course on 6 CDs
with Listener's Guide; an...
Vu: The Story of a Magazine That Made an Era
The illustrated weekly magazine VU ran over 600 issues between 21 March 1928 and 29 May 1940. This book offers VU the attention it deserves by reproducing a selection of front covers, pages and spreads from its short but...
An American Dream
A key backlist title from the highly acclaimed author of The Naked and the Dead and The Fight.
Treasury of Byzantine Ornament: 255 Motifs from St Mark’s and Ravenna
Fine line drawings derived from 6th- and 7th-century Italian architecture depict perforated marble panels, elaborate stone mosaics for floors and ceilings, and many other interior and exterior adornments.
Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It
From the author of LIARS AND SAINTS (shortlisted for the Orange Prize and a Richard & Judy Summer Read) comes a wonderful new book exploring extraordinary moments of everyday life
The Western Theory of Tradition: Terms and Paradigms of the Cultural Sublime
A study of cultural tradition. Sanford Budick reveals an operative concept of Western cultures: according to this concept, the art of freely receiving and handing on cultural tradition and the act of achieving moral and aesthetic...
Linda Burnell dreams, listless and distant, whilst downstairs her mother sets in order the family s new home in the New Zealand countryside. Her vigorous and exhausting husband, Stanley, is at the office, but will return with...
Appropriate Sustainabilities/innovations Durables: New Ways in French Architecture/une Autre Architecture Francaise
Between 1999 and 2002, Electricite de France (EDF) initiated an ambitious research programme to bring together first-class architects and innovative technologies involving renewable energy and other ecologically-oriented...
Earthly Bodies: Irving Penn’s Nudes, 1949-1950
A departure from Irving Penn's fashion and editorial work for the pages of Vogue , this virtually unknown collection depicts the unfettered form of the female nude.
Oppressive brilliant comic downward spiral from one of Hungary's most acclaimed and daring young authors.
The Cambridge Companion to Gunter Grass
New essays for students of German's best-known living author and his works, including The Tin Drum.
Nathanael West - novelist, screenwriter, playwright - was one of the most gifted writers of his generation. Eileen Mckenney - accidental muse, literary heroine - was the inspiration for her sister Ruth's My Sister Eileen . This...
Waugh in Abyssinia
In 1935 Italy declared war on Abyssinia and the author was sent to Addis Ababa to cover the conflict. This title captures the dilemmas and complexities of a feudal society caught up in twentieth-century politics and...
A Reader on Reading
Argues that the activity of reading, in its broadest sense, defines our species. This collection explores the crafts of reading and writing, the identity granted to us by literature, the far-reaching shadow of Jorge Luis Borges,...
Hitler’s Holy Relics: A True Story of Nazi Plunder and the Race to Recover the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire
An art historian turned Army sleuth tracks down the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire, hidden by Nazis at end of World War II
Lost In A Good Book
The inventive, exuberant, and totally original literary fun that
began with "The Eyre Affair" continues with Jasper Fforde's
magnificent second adventure starring the resourceful, fearless
literary sleuth Thursday Next. When...
The Military History of Tsarist Russia
This is the first overview in English of the rise of the armed forces in Russia, from the Muscovite army of the fifteenth century through the Napoleonic wars in 1812-1815. Essays also highlight the ideological conflict between...
Bringing together forty-eight stories from After Rain, The Hill Bachelors, A Bit on the Side, and Cheating at Canasta, this second volume of Trevor's collected fiction offers...
Georg Letham: Physician and Murderer
Mixing Fritz Lang and Alfred Hitchcock with Dostoevsky, a chilling exploration of a deviant mind.
Renegade: The Making of Barack Obama
Codenamed 'Renegade' by his Secret Service protectors, this title portrays an historic candidate and his - until now - inscrutable character and campaign in detail, from his university lecturer's office in Iowa to the Oval Office...
Through the Eyes of the Vikings: An Aerial Vision of Arctic Lands
Intends to capture imagery reflecting three key visual elements of the lands of the Vikings - landscapes, wildlife, and human footprint - focusing on regions that transect the Arctic Circle, specifically Alaska, northern Canada,...
Touch: An Essay
Asking how it is possible to feel at home in the world, given that the world is independent of and indifferent to our wishes, this text draws on books, films and cultural history to argue that we can feel comfortable in the world...
Aesthetic Formations: Media, Religion, and the Senses
This book examines the incorporation of newly accessible mass media into practices of religious mediation in a variety of settings including the Pentecostal Church and Islamic movements, as well as the use of religious forms and...
Porfiry Petrovich, the clever and levelheaded police
investigator who apprehended Raskolnikov in Dostoevsky's 1866 novel
Crime and Punishment, has another case that demands his attention.
A man with a bloody axe in his belt is...
Becoming Judy Chicago
Born to Jewish radical parents in Chicago in 1939, Judy Cohen
grew up to be Judy Chicago one of the most daring and controversial
artists of her generation. Her works, once disparaged and
misunderstood by the critics, have...
The Turkish-Israeli Relationship: Changing Ties of Middle Eastern Outsiders
Turkey and Israel are two of the most important countries in the Middle East, but also are outsiders to the region for political and cultural reasons. Here Bengio examines the historic, geo-strategic and political-cultural roots...
Origins A Memoir
In this sensitive if mildly overwritten memoir of long-held
secrets, betrayal and denial, Maalouf, who won the 1993 Prix
Goncourt for Rock of Tanios, traces his familial history from a
tiny mountainside village in Lebanon to...
Readings and Writings: Forty Years in Books
Readings and Writings is a collection of new Australian short stories from writers who have been involved with Readings over the years. All have contributed freely to celebrate the shop and its achievements, and to...
Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness
Here, in one book, is the sequel and the prequel to the hugely successful Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
India: Food and Cooking - An Evocative Culinary Journey, with 200 Recipes
Traces the evolution of Indian cuisine and describes the culinary characteristics of the different regions. This book offers an in-depth coverage of the utensils, spices, herbs and other ingredients used, as well as basic recipes...
Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook
Vegetarian Times is known for its great recipes (Chicago Tribune), and this new edition of the Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook offers more than 600 fabulous recipes, along with comprehensive information on vegetarian diet and...
A History of Social Psychology: From the Eighteenth-century Enlightenment to the Second World War
An engaging narrative on social psychology demonstrating the links between early and current thought.
Changes in Scenery: Contemporary Landscape Architecture in Europe
Landscape architecture's potential does not lie in unified profession, but in polarization. This key idea of Thies Schroder is reflected in the diverse approaches of the 14 offices whose work is presented in these updated...
Redemption The Last Battle Of The Civil War
A century after Appomattox, the civil rights movement won full
citizenship for black Americans in the South. It should not have
been necessary: by 1870 those rights were set in the Constitution.
This is the story of the...
Emerald Germs Of Ireland
"...Mr. McCabe presents Pat's exploits not as a series of grim
outrages but as...merry escapism....But too much jest does a
disservice to the real darkness that haunts this material, and that
erupts only suddenly and bitterly...
The Hanging Garden
Two children are brought to a wild garden on the shores of Sydney Harbour to shelter from the Second World War. The boy's mother has died in the Blitz. The girl is the daughter of a Sydney woman and a Communist executed in a Greek...
Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists tells the story of a group
of working men who are joined one day by Owen, a journeyman-prophet
with a vision of a just society. Owen's spirited attacks on the
greed and dishonesty of the...
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour: An Introduction
The author writes: The two long pieces in this book originally
came out in The New Yorker ? RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS
in 1955, SEYMOUR ? An Introduction in 1959. Whatever their
differences in mood or effect, they are...
Mahler: A Biography
Although Gustav Mahler has become one of most popular of
composers, he remains widely misunderstood both as man and
musician. In Mahler, Jonathan Carr analyzes and debunks many of the
myths surrounding the composer, offering a...
Ceramics: A World Guide to Traditional Techniques
A world-wide survey of traditional ceramics evaluates specific types for their raw materials, creation techniques, decoration types, and uses, in a comprehensive volume that features such topics as firing, glazes and finishes,...
Beginning beneath the walls of Troy and culminating in 1930s
Europe, a magisterial exploration of the nature of heroism in
Western civilization. Our need for heroes is a timeless phenomenon;
from ancient Greece to September 11,...
The photographs of Jenny Lens--many unseen, and many more well-known but seldom credited--are poignant reminiscences of a rude and rowdy moment in punk rock history. From 1976 to 1980, Lens took early shots of groups that would go...
When Adam moves into an abandoned house on the dusty edge of town, he is hoping to recover from the loss of his job and his home in the city. But when he meets Canning - a shadowy figure from his childhood - and Canning's...
The Naked Brando: Portrait of a Friendship
Marlon Brando was one of the most private celebrities in modern times, who only stepped into the lime light to promote a new film or causes close to his heart. Having been urged to write by Brando himself, the author started this...
Wharton Esherick: The Journey of a Creative Mind
The first illustrated biography of Wharton Esherick, the most celebrated American craftsman and furniture-maker, offers an intimate look into the life and work of this artist from his childhood to his inspiring furniture and...
From one of the country's greatest living writers comes a brief, unnerving, and hard-hitting new novel about a secret war advisor and a young filmmaker. (Men's Adventure)
Feast Day of Fools
Interviewing an alcoholic Native American who witnessed a murder along the Texas-Mexico border, Sheriff Hack Holland and his deputy, Sam Tibbs, recognize the work of serial killer Preacher Jack Collins in an investigation that is...
Joseph Urban is a lavish celebration of this prolific artist, architect, and designer, whose accomplishments included magnificent Art Deco buildings, spectacular Ziegfeld Follies productions, and dramatic sets for the Metropolitan...
Lowell Limpet: A Play and Three Stories
In this play and two short stories, the author of A Dangerous Friend explores his signature concerns - the moral dilemmas of journalism, law, and public life, and the limits of love. Lowell Limpett concerns a journalist at the...
Lights Out in Wonderland
Gabriel Brockwell, aesthete, poet, philosopher, disaffected twenty-something decadent, is thinking terminal. His philosophical enquiries, the abstractions he indulges, and how these relate to a life lived, all point in the same...
Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century
In 2006, eccentric Russian mathematician Grigori Perelman solved one of the world's greatest intellectual puzzles. For this feat, Perelman will be awarded a prize of one million dollars, and he will likely decline it. Gessen...
A Cook’s Tour
Anthony Bourdain is a life-long line cook and author of Kitchen Confidential . Here, he sets off to eat his way around the world. He heads out to Saigon where he eats the still-beating heart of a live cobra, and travels deep into...
Charles Latham’s Gardens of Italy
Presents a record of Italy's greatest gardens at the beginning of the last century. This work relates the history of the gardens and the lives of the princes, popes and cardinals who created them.
Lenin A Biography
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Art and Its Histories: A Reader
A presentation of 89 texts that have played a role in shaping modern judgements and values about art. Emphasizing the debates and ideological assumptions around the Western canon of art, it ranges through art history from Pliny...
The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi: Laughter, Madness and the Story of Britain’s Greatest Comedian
The son of Italian Immigrants, Joseph Grimaldi (1778-1837) was one of the most celebrated of English clowns. He created the 'Joey' look associated with clowns ever since, and completely transformed the role of the Clown in the...
Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip-hop
Dubbed the Hip-Hop Intellectual by critics and fans for his pioneering explorations of rap music in the academy and beyond, Dyson probes the most compelling and controversial dimensions of hip-hop culture.
Miles Away From Home
Miles the dog would do anything for his family. He cooks. He
does laundry. He runs safety drills. But when they all head to the
beach for summer vacation, Miles's good deeds backfire. Suddenly,
everything he does causes...
The Italian Slow Cooker
The fresh, exuberant flavors of great Italian food are combined with the easeand comfort of a slow cooker in this mouth-watering, meal-inspiring cookbook.240 pp.
Claiming the Real: Documentary: Grierson and Beyond
Claiming the Real II describes the origins, development and current state of documentary cinema, and the social, political, industrial and ethical factors that determine its production. This new edition addresses the ethical...
King Of The Woods
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The Cambridge Companion to Salman Rushdie
A comprehensive and accessible overview of Rushdie's published work, his career, and the controversies that surround him.
Poems: New and Collected
Described by Robert Hass as unquestionably one of the great living European poets and by Charles Simic as one of the finest poets living today, Szymborska mesmerizes her readers with poetry that captivates their minds and...
Salutations Wit And Wisdom Charlottes Web
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The Gates of Hell: Sir John Franklin’s Tragic Quest for the North West Passage
Andrew Lambert, a leading authority on naval history, reexamines the life of Sir John Franklin and his final, doomed Arctic voyage. Franklin was a man of his time, fascinated, even obsessed with, the need to explore the world; he...
Seven special editions of Margaret Atwood's finest novels, published to celebrate her 70th birthday
My Mother Is So Smart!
Through the heartfelt words of a little boy awed by all the things his mom can do, this glowing celebration of mothers has a universal appeal that will make young readers everywhere want to share it with their own moms. Full...
Constructing a Nation
This engaging collection tells the story of how three of Australia's greatest man-made icons were built. The making of the Harbour Bridge, the creation of the Telegraph Line across Australia, and the building of the pipeline from...
Living in Normandy
A stone's throw from Paris and renowned for its temperate climate, Normandy is a French region with something for everyone. Rich in culture, history, nature, and hearty cuisine, it attracts an increasing number of visitors and...
Put Out More Flags
Upper-class scoundrel Basil Seal, mad, bad and dangerous to know, creates havoc wherever he goes, much to the despair of the three women in his life - his sister, mother and mistress. And when Neville Chamberlain declares war on...
When I Am Playing with My Cat, How Do I Know She Is Not Playing with Me?: Montaigne and Being in Touch with Life
This delightful introduction to the life and works of Michel Montaigne explains the enduring relevance of this 16th-century genius.
The Khmers: History and Treasures of an Ancient Civilization
By the eleventh century the Khmer empire claimed dominion over large parts of Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. This book describes its organization, the life of kings, priests and farmers, and the work of the craftsmen who created in...
Consorting with Angels: Essays on Modern Women Poets
A critical study of the importance of three generations of women
Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World
Shows how, as Christopher Columbus carried his own Jerusalem centric worldview to the West, America too was powerfully shaped by the dream of the City on a Hill - from Governor Winthrop to Abraham Lincoln to Woodrow Wilson to...
Features twenty-seven poems.
Isaiah Berlin: Letters, 1928-1946
The first volume of Isaiah Berlin's letters.
The LEGO Ideas Book: You Can Build Anything!
Includes tips on how to make jet planes reach new heights, create fantastic fortresses, swing through lush jungles, have fun on the farm and send space shuttles out of this world! This book is divided into six themed chapters -...
The Petting Zoo
A moving, vividly rendered novel from the late author of The Basketball Diaries. Marked by Carroll's sharp wit, hallucinatory imagery, and street-smart style, The Petting Zoo is a frank, haunting examination of one artist's...
The Mountains of Saint Francis: Discovering the Geologic Events That Shaped Our Earth
Takes readers on an excavation of the Earth's distant past. This work describes the volcanoes that formed the Seven Hills of Rome; the majestic limestone Appennine mountains that started to develop millions of years ago under...
The White Castle
A young Italian scholar was captured by pirates and put up for auction at the Istanbul slave market. Acquired by a brilliant Turkish inventor, he is set to work on projects to entertain the jaded Sultan.
Impressions of Rajasthan
This title takes photography lovers across one of the most inspirational regions on the Indian subcontinent, offering a unique look at the painted imagination of India with murals of pure pattern mandalic abstractions and...
Echoes from the Dead
Can you ever come to terms with a missing child? Julia Davidsson has not. Her five-year-old son disappeared twenty years previously on the Swedish island of Oland. No trace of him has ever been found. Until his shoe arrives in the...
Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal
In Shazam: The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal, Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear team up to deliver an amazing book that presents all of the Captain Marvel toys, ephemera, and artwork produced during comics' Golden Age. This...
Humorists: From Hogarth to Noel Coward
Includes a diverse cast of legendary humorists who got a grand kick out of life, including Benjamin Franklin and the Marx Brothers, Charles Dickens and Damon Runyon, W C Fields and Samuel Johnson, William Hogarth and James...
How to Avoid Huge Ships and Other Implausibly Titled Books
* Appeals to thriving market for quirky giftbooks on offbeat subjects * Published in association with The Bookseller, who will promote continuously in 2008 * There will be a 30th-anniversary 'Diagram of Diagrams' to tie in with...
Discovering God: The Origins of the Great Religions and the Evolution of Belief
A noted social historian answers the central historical question--did God create man, or did man create God? Stark argues that God was here all along, and that humankind discovered, rather than invented, God as man evolved...
All in a Day
This lovely text illuminates all the possibilities a day offers - the opportunities and chances that won't ever come again - and also delivers a gentle message of good stewardship of our planet.
High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg
In this pathbreaking new biography, based on more than 10,000 hitherto unavailable letters and diary entries, bestselling author Ferguson returns to his roots as a financial historian to tell the story of legendary financier...
Culture, Identity, and Islamic Schooling: A Philosophical Approach
Merry elaborates an ideal type of Islamic philosophy of education in order to examine the specific challenges that Islamic schools face, comparing the different educational realities facing Muslim populations in the Netherlands,...
Satirist Zoschenko (1896 -1958) began publishing his topical,
colloquial short stories to wild popularity in Soviet newspapers
beginning in 1923; many appear here in English for the first time,
in Hicks's lively, masterful...
Heston’s Fantastical Feasts
A tie-in to the series of Heston's Channel 4 TV programme.
Elisabeth Luard captures the essence of truffles.
Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves
Like the author's classic King Leopold's Ghost, this new work abounds in atmosphere, high drama, and nuanced portraits of epic antislavery crusaders, heroes, and villains in Britain.
Themes in French Culture: A Preface to a Study of French Community
Mead and Metraux present a vivid picture of the French starting with the organization of the house and its architecture, and drawing original conclusions for the structure of French families and overall cultural values. This work,...
A Handful of Dust
After seven years of marriage the beautiful Lady Brenda Last is
bored with life at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that is the
pride and joy of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with
the shallow socialite John...
Hammer and Tickle: The Story of Communism, a Political System Almost Laughed Out of Existence
Q: Why, despite all the shortages, was the toilet paper in East Germany always two-ply? A: Because they had to send a copy of everything they did to Moscow.
21 Essential American Short Stories
A vibrant journey through the annals of classic American short stories 21 Essential American Short Stories is a collection of beloved stories that have comprised an important part of the fabric of our culture, from the...
Food Wine Burgundy: A Terroir Guide
Burgundy's lush scenery distills the essence of French terroir. Three rivers keep Burgundy's handsome hills green year-round, and each of its sub-regions has a distinctive character where the architecture and art reflect this...
Gregory Wolfe's acclaimed biography draws on unpublished diaries, correspondence, interviews, and Muggeridge's prolific writings to chronicle the long and turbulent life of one of the most brilliant controversialists and media...
Dreaming of Tuscany: Where to Find the Best There is - Perfect Hill Towns, Splendid Palazzos, Rustic Farmhouses, Glorious Gardens, Authentic Cuisine, Great Wines, Intriguing Shops, Astounding Art, Luxurious Hotels, Hidden Discoveries
Focuses on the essence of Tuscany. This work takes the reader to discover charming Renaissance villages with nary a person in sight, to tiny trattorias that make unforgettable meals, to a linen shop with hand-woven treasures not...
Being Present: Growing Up in Hitler’s Germany
Schumann's intention in writing this memoir is to show young Americans how easy it can be to control and manipulate a whole nation - especially its young people. He analyzes his life in Nazi Germany, explaining why he became a...
When Illness Strikes the Leader: The Dilemma of the Captive King
The illness or disability of a world leader can change the course of history. This text reveals how the infirmities of leaders have affected their own societies and the broader course of world events. Woodrow Wilson, Adolph Hitler...
A Dream of Undying Fame: How Freud Betrayed His Mentor and Invented Psychoanalysis
Presents the story of Studies on Hysteria , the groundbreaking book that brought Sigmund Freud fame as he betrayed his collaborator, changed our understanding of mental illness, and ultimately created the psychoanalytic...
The Grand Design
In 1988, Professor Stephen Hawking wrote A Brief History of Time in which he took us on a journey through classical physics, Einstein's theory of relativity, quantum physics and string theory in order to explain the universe...
Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language
The King James Bible has contributed more to English than any other source. In this enlightening book David Crystal asks why. He looks at how its words have been given new life by poets, playwrights, novelists, politicians,...
A brilliant satire of mass culture and the numbing effects of
technology, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, a teacher
of Hitler studies at a liberal arts college in Middle America. Jack
and his fourth wife, Babette,...
Franz Kafka's The Castle is one of the greatest modern novels, famous for its dreamlike quality and its richness of interpretative possibility.
Begin Again: A Biography of John Cage
Drawing on interviews with John Cage's contemporaries and friends and on the entire archive of his letters and writings, and including photographs and facsimiles of musical scores, Silverman gives a revelatory portrait of one of...
Special Assignments: The Further Adventures of Erast Fandorin
The book that brought Akunin to bestseller status in Russia, this collection features two new adventures for Akunins dashing sleuth, Erast Fandorin.
Legendary German Cars
German cars are synonymous with quality and prestige. A strong
claim can be made that automobile transportation was primarily
invented in Germany, which today is still home to some of the most
important names in the...
When Kojima, an elite banker resigns from his job to help a cousin manage Ishiei, a supermarket in one of Japan's provincial cities, a host of problems ensue. Store employees are stealing products, the books are in disarray, and...
Financial Crises in Emerging Markets: An Essay on Financial Globalisation and Fragility
In this text an international banking expert grapples with issues that surround the trend toward financial globalization and its potential impact on financial fragility. He analyzes four major crisis experiences: Latin America,...
The Churchills: A Family at the Heart of History - from the Duke of Marlborough to Winston Churchill
*The story of one of the most famous of all British families - the Churchills
Awakening the Heroes within: Twelve Archetypes to Help Us Find Ourselves and Transform Our World
This companion to the bestselling THE HERO WITHIN outlines twelve archetypal patterns that can aid inner development and the quest for wholeness.
The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824
Explains how the premiere of Beethoven's staggering last symphony was emblematic of its time - a work of art unlike any other - and a magisterial, humanistic statement that remains a challenge down to our own day and for future...
The Heather Blazing
It is impossible to read Toibin without being moved, touched and finally changed' Independent on Sunday
The life of Eastern European communist dissidents, workers and
intellectuals may already seem like ancient history to a younger
generation speeding into the 21st century. But there's still a lot
to be learned by listening to...
Alvar Aalto: Architecture, Modernity, and Geopolitics
Proposes a fresh interpretation of Alvar Aalto's oeuvre, revealing it as a thoughtful response to his intellectual and cultural milieu - especially to Finland's dynamic political circumstances following independence from Russia in...
An Ocean of Air: Why the Wind Blows and Other Mysteries of the Atmosphere
We spend our lives surrounded by air, hardly even noticing it. It's the most miraculous substance on earth, yet responsible for our food, our weather, our water, and our ability to hear. In fact, we live at the bottom of an ocean...
Have You Seen… ?: A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
Including masterpieces, oddities, guilty pleasures, and classics (with just a few disasters) --Cover.
Man’s Place in Nature
A concise, nontechnical survey of primate and human paleontology and ethology, this 1863 work applies the principles of evolution directly to the human race. Immensely readable, it reflects numerous stylistic gifts.
Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India
From the author of The Last Mughal comes a mesmerizing book that explores how traditional religions are observed in today's India, revealing ways of life that might otherwise never have been known. A dazzling travelogue of both...
Animal A to Z
Explore this amazing alphabet of animals, from ants and butterflies to whales and zebra. Scott's stunning artwork brings a menagerie of creatures to life. Accompanied by a section of fascinating animal facts, this wildlife...
Captures the claustrophobic atmosphere of a small town. This title tells the story of Billy Fisher, a Yorkshire teenager unable to stop lying - especially to his three girlfriends.
77 Love Sonnets
The first anthology of original poems by the host of THE WRITER'S ALMANAC and A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
The Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings: The Must-Have CDs and DVDs
Through downloads, CDs and DVDs, listeners can access music from the medieval period to the modern. But how do you pick your way through these hundreds of thousands of pieces? This book draws together an array of genres to create...
Making History: Writings on History and Culture
Bringing together writings and lectures delivered by Thompson over a number of years, this collection covers the key debates in history and cultural theory that occupied him throughout his career. These include his assessments of...
A Man of Parts
Sequestered in his blitz-battered house, the ailing H.G. Wells looks back on a life crowded with incident, books and women. Has it been a success or a failure? Arguing with himself about his conduct, he relives his relationships...
Field Grey: A Bernie Gunther Mystery
It's 1954 and Bernie has tired of his increasingly dangerous work spying on Meyer Lansky for Cuban Intelligence. He secretly buys a boat and sails to Florida, where he's arrested, sent back to Cuba and imprisoned in the Isle of...
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The House of Mirth
*THE HOUSE OF MIRTH is the first of Wharton's undisputed masterpieces. Its publication in 1905 changed Wharton's literary fortunes forever.
Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago's last novel: a radical re-telling of the biblical story of Cain and Abel
Fantastico!: Modern Italian Food
This is a cookbook filled with modern Italian food, infused with Gino's style and sense of humor, encompassing the myriad influences that have pervaded the country's cuisine.
Once Before Time: A Whole Story of the Universe
Bojowald recounts his discovery of loop quantum cosmology (LQC) and explains how it can illuminate the very birth of the universe.
Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World
Alan Lomax is best remembered as the man who introduced folk music to the masses. Featuring a cast of characters that includes Eleanor Roosevelt and Bob Dylan, Szwed's fascinating biography provides a remarkable account of an era...
Plague of Fantasies
This volume posits that the current epoch is plagued by fantasies. There is an intensifying antagonism between the ever greater abstraction of people's lives - whether in the form of digitalization or market relations - and the...
Elemental Art Of The Indonesian Archipelago
Companion to the exhibition, Elemental Art of the Indonesian
Archipelago Selections from the Collection of Mingei International
Museum. 2005. 250 pages. 162 color illustrations by Lynton Gardiner
with a commentary, Realm of the...
Chasing the Sun: The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life
A dazzling tour d'horizon of mankind's enduring fascination with, and reliance upon, the extraordinary star at the centre of our solar system.
Pride: The Seven Deadly Sins
Of the seven deadly sins, pride is the only one with a virtuous side. The author probes the philosophical and theological roots of pride in examining its transformation in Western culture. He discusses how black pride keeps blacks...
Perdita: The Life of Mary Robinson
Sex, fame and scandal in the theatrical, literary and social circles of late 18th-century England.
My Life In Heavy Metal
A first collection of twelve powerful stories takes a clear-eyed
view of relationships between young men and women who have come of
age in era without innocence, My Life in Heavy Metal received
tremendous acclaim in hardcover....
The second volume in a breakthrough trilogy that began with the National Book Award-winning All the Pretty Horses. Set approximately ten years after the first book, this is the story of a young boy obsessed with catching a lone...
In her first novel in nine years, New York Times -bestselling author Kingsolver tells the story of Harrison William Shepherd, an unforgettable protagonist whose search for identity takes readers to the heart of the 20th century's...
Bad Faith tells the story of one of history’s most despicable
villains and con men—Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, Nazi collaborator
and “Commissioner for Jewish Affairs,” who managed the Vichy
government’s dirty work,...
Italy Dish by Dish: A Comprehensive Guide to Eating in Italy
The new translation of Mangia Italiano, a definitive and essential Italian-food resource never before published in English
Eureka!: The Surprising Stories Behind the Ideas That Shaped the World
The fascinating inspirations behind common inventions and creations--from Barbie to Sweet and Low to Mt. Rushmore. Eureka! explores the fascinating stories behind these famous creations and many others.
Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour
The cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not...
Cities of the Plain
In the fall of 1952, John Grady Cole and Billy Parham are cowboys on a New Mexico ranch encroached upon from the north by the military. On the southern horizon are the mountains of Mexico, where one of the men is drawn again and...
Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting
This highly illustrated overview of the state of painting documents concerns and ideas among contemporary painters. Often moving beyond the traditional image associated with this medium, this survey illustrates the richness,...
The Woman Who Shot Mussolini
7 April 1926: on the steps of the Capitol in Rome, surrounded by chanting Fascists, The Honourable Violet Gibson fires at the Italian head of state, the darling of Europe's ruling class. Of all his would-be assassins, she came...
Knitted Icons: 25 Celebrity Doll Patterns
Albert Einstein proved to us that E=MC2. Marilyn Monroe convinced us that gentlemen prefer blondes and that diamonds are a girl's best friend. Elvis Presley showed us how to swivel our hips to old-time rock 'n' roll. Through...
Postman Always Rings Twice
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The Face of Poetry
An anthology of fifty poets captured in Margaretta Mitchell's gorgeous black and white portraits, brief biographies, and selections of two to three poems per poet. Together, these elements provide a composite portrait of...
The Dogs of Rome
An engrossing novel of murder, organized crime, and politics in contemporary Italy, The Dogs of Rome is the first work in a series of Italian crime novels by a promising new writer.
National Geographic Atlas of the World
Provides physical maps as well as thematic maps covering such aspects as population, food, minerals, climate, and energy.
Culture in Practice: Selected Essays
A collection of essays that span the career of a prominent anthropologist and address the fundamental questions of the field.
The bad boy of the restaurant world takes us behind the scenes of the industry and exposes all kind of secret behaviour that will certainly shock and may even appal you.
On the streets of the vibrant and anarchic city of Mumbai, the film poster is a familiar splash of colour. It is an invitation to the pleasures of Bollywood, the worlds largest film industry. This book is suitable for film buffs,...
A Partisan Century: Political Writings from Partisan Review
Collects some of the greatest political essays published in Partisan Review since its founding in 1934.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
This new edition of Carroll's classic tale brings together the unabridged text with more than 70 stunning illustrations by renowned children's artist Ingpen, each reflecting the artist's unique style and extraordinary...
The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems
The collected poems of one of the world's greatest living writers, Tomas Transtromer, available in this comprehensive edition.
Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code
Ridley traces Crick's life from middle-class mediocrity through his leap into biology at the age of 31 and his co-discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.
Renaissance Florence on 5 Florins a Day
Meet the Medicis, visit Leonardo's studio, or dine at a palazzo--your guide to Tuscany's splendid era.
Gallop! The Game
Gallop! The Game is based on the Scanimation book by Rufus Butler Seder. Open the magical Scanimation door to see which animal will move on each round and soon you'll be strutting, galloping and fluttering along as you race...
A most extraordinary book of miscellaneous fact. In one convenient volume you can find: lists of Norse gods, phobias, poets laureate, suicide notes of the famous and all anyone needs to know about Pi. Learn how to say toast in ten...
A collection of political essays from Alain Badiou. It includes Badiou's sketch of a possible fusion of Germany and France into a figure beyond the nation-state. It includes two essays, more philosophical in style, on two...
Denis Stone, a naive young poet, is invited to stay at Crome, a country house renowned for its gatherings of 'bright young things'. His hosts, Henry Wimbush and his exotic wife Priscilla, are joined by a party of colourful guests...
Love Letters of Great Men and Women
Together for the first time in one volume: the bestselling Love Letters of Great Men and Love Letters of Great Women
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: or the Murder at Road Hill House
The fascinating story of a famous Victorian murder case - and the notorious detective who solved it
Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor
The first major biography of one of the greatest writers of the South, whose books will 'live on and on in American literature' (Elizabeth Bishop).
Stunning Japanese thriller with a chilling supernatural twist. The novel that inspired the cult Japanese movie and the Hollywood blockbuster of the same name.
Russian Architecture and the West
Shows the development of Russian architecture as a part of the history of Western architecture. This book analyses Russian buildings in relation to developments in European art, pointing out where familiar European features are...
Decline and Fall
Sent down from Oxford for indecent behaviour, Paul Pennyfeather embarks on a series of bizarre adventures that start in a minor public school and end in one of HM prisons.
Breeding: A Partial History of the Eighteenth Century
The Enlightenment commitment to reason naturally gave rise to a belief in the perfectibility of man. Influenced by John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, many eighteenth-century writers argued that the proper education and...
Dracula (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition).
The World’s Greatest Idea
An exploration of mankind's greatest-ever ideas, from the author of the bestselling Do You Think You're Clever?
Women of Our Time: An Album of Twentieth-century Photographs
'Women of Our Time' gather 75 stunning portraits and engaging biographies of women who have helped to define the modern age and includes rarely seen photographs of Marilyn Monroe, Helena Rubenstein, Joan Baez and many others.
The Best American Short Stories
Edited by critically acclaimed, bestselling author Sebold, the stories in this year's collection serve as a provocative literary antenna for what is going on in the world ( Chicago Tribune ), ensuring yet another rewarding edition...
Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age
In a narrative that combines the intensely personal with social, economic, and historical analysis, Jacoby turns an unsparing eye on the marketers of longevity--pharmaceutical companies, lifestyle gurus, and scientific businessmen...
The Event and Its Terrors: Ireland, Famine, Modernity
A critical reimagining of the Great Famine of the 1840s - and its subsequent legacies. The book considers the emergence of the Famine as an object of historical knowledge and controversy with reference both to the experience of...
When Lyra's friend Roger disappears, she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, determine to find him. Their quest leads them to the bleak splendour of the North where a team of scientists are conducting unspeakably horrible experiments....
A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta
Jerry Delfont leads an aimless life in Calcutta, struggling in vain against his writer's block, or dead hand. Then he receives a mysterious letter asking for his help, in this atmospheric and masterful novel.
The Pure Joy of Monastery Cooking: Essential Meatless Recipes for the Home Cook
A wonderful new collection of recipes from a revered cookbook author--every cook and kitchen will delight in these 200+ recipes.
The Cambridge Companion to Don DeLillo
An overview of the works and career of the postmodern American author of White Noise and Underworld.
Ansel Adams: The Spirit of Wild Places
97 illustrations. Here is an enthusiastic survey of Ansel Adams' varied career - from commercial photographer to avant-garde modernist and finally standard bearer of pure photography. His well-known photographs of America's...
The Hypochondriacs: Nine Tormented Lives
Through witty, entertaining, and often moving examinations of the lives of nine eminent hypochondriacs--including Charlotte Bront, Charles Darwin, and Andy Warhol--Dillon brilliantly unravels the tortuous connections between real...
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
A startling new theory that the invention of cooking led to the creation of the human species
Who Was Jacques Derrida?: An Intellectual Biography
A biography of Jacques Derrida that tells of his career, his influence, and his philosophical roots. It also attempts to define his crucial importance as the ambassador of 'theory', the phenomenon that has had a profound influence...
From the Hip
Radical British political activist John Hoppy Hopkins--who opened the legendary UFO, London's first psychedelic club, and published The International Times, London's first daily underground paper--arrived in London in 1960 and...
Beaumarchais: A Biography
Few men of 18th-century letters led a more varied or controversial life than Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. Incorporating letters and firsthand accounts, this is an irresistibly lively and engaging account of an...
Learning and Expectations in Macroeconomics
Inflation, asset prices, exchange rates, investment, and consumption are just some of the economic variables that are largely explained by expectations. This title explains a variety of expectation formation models by focusing on...
Warrior Women: 3000 Years of Courage and Heroism
Extraordinary profiles of the lives and careers of 50 great women war leaders.
Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure
Between 1856 and 1876, five explorers, all British, took on the seemingly impossible task of discovering the source of the White Nile. They journeyed through East and Central Africa into unmapped territory. This title tells the...
Into Thin Air
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Rage, Power and Aggression
Rage, aggression and the will to power are significant human characteristics. This book probes these dimensions of human experience as they serve adaptive needs, assuage anxiety, protect against threat and foster maturation.
The Ten-Cent Plaque: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How it Changed America
In the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular culture as we know it was first created - in the illustrated pages of comic books. It was however beaten down by church groups,...
The Fabric of Self: A Theory of Ethics and Emotions
This text argues that ways of viewing the self change when social environments change. The author analyzes six views of the self found in contemporary Western cultures and shows how each plays a critical role in society and in our...
A Hostile Beauty: Life on Macquarie Island
Macquarie Island--a small, wind-blasted rocky outcrop between Tasmania and Antarctica--is still one such place. In exquisite pictures and words, A Hostile Beauty tells the story of this extraordinary Australian outpost teeming...
Faking it: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music
Musicians strive to keep it real ; listeners condemn fakes ; but does great music really need to be authentic? By investigating this obsession in the last century, this title rethinks what makes popular music work.
Cooper’s Creek: Tragedy and Adventure in the Australian Outback
Originally published: New York: Harper & Row, c1963.
An Outline of European Architecture
One of the most widely read boks on European architecture, Nikolaus Pevsner's landmarkwork was first published in 1942. Through several revisions and updates during Pevsner's lifetime, itcontinued to be a seminal essay on the...
Anatomy and Figure Drawing Artista S Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Drawing the Human Body
This practical handbook gives art students a comprehensive guide to human anatomy, offering instruction in a wide range of media that includes pencils, inks, pastel chalks, charcoal, and crayons. The author presents step-by-step...
Narrating Evil: A Postmetaphysical Theory of Reflective Judgment
Conceptions of evil have changed dramatically over time. This work explores what has changed in our understanding of evil, why the transformation matters, and how we can learn from this specific historical development. It argues...
The Mind’s Eye
Tells about the ways in which we experience the visual world like: how we see in three dimensions; how we recognize individual faces or places; how we use language to communicate verbally; how we translate marks on paper into...
Aggressivity, Narcissism and Self-Destructiveness in the Psychotherapeutic Relationship
In this volume, a leading psychoanalytic clinician and theoretician presents his thoughts on the latest psychodynamic developments and insights related to treatment of severe personality disorders.
The Ignorance of Blood
As a sweltering Seville recovers from the shock of a terrorist attack, Inspector Jefe Javier Falcon is struggling to find the bombers. He might be able to bring the perpetrators of the bombing to justice, but there will be a...
The Political Teachings of Jesus
Explores the political principles of Christ's life and teachings as revealed in the New Testament - and their implications for the modern American political landscape. This work illustrates how Christ's principles were fundamental...
The Mafia at War: Mussolini, Hitler and the Mob
The Mafia is the most powerful criminal organisation the world has ever known. This book tells the story of how the Mafia was nearly destroyed by Mussolini, prospered in the US, struck a secret wartime deal with the US government,...
The Men Who Stare at Goats
The Sunday Times number-one bestseller that inspired the major motion picture.
Pearl Jam Twenty
Pearl Jam Twenty is an intimate and lavishly illustrated portrait of one of the world's most influential and successful bands--by the band itself.
The Race for Timbuktu: In Search of Africa’s City of Gold
Provides a focus on Alexander Laing, the book's protagonist, and Hugh Clapperton, the man who would become his greatest rival. This book follows Laing and Clapperton on their journeys across the unforgiving Sahara, in constant...
Menus for Chez Panisse: The Art and Letterpress of Patricia Curtan
The art & letterpress of Patricia Curtan --Cover.
Kosher Revolution: New Techniques and Great Recipes for Unlimited Kosher Cooking
Thanks to the availability of sophisticated kosher ingredients and food-savvy kosher cookbooks, kosher cooks are able to cook any kosher recipe at home. No cookbook, however, has taken the logical next step-to show cooks how to...
MI5 intelligence officer Liz Carlyle has just been despatched to Northern Ireland to monitor the brutal breakaway Republican groups who never accepted the peace process and want to continue their 'war'. The situation becomes...
Looking at Dada
Features an introduction to Dada and its times. This work examines representative artworks from each of the principal cities, where the movement took hold: Zurich; Berlin; Cologne; Hanover; Paris; and New York. Drawing on the...
Livemocha Active German
Master the language with a German language learning course, including print and on-line components. Includes 4 companion books, from beginner to intermediate levels, and a 6-month free membership to Livemocha.com, an interactive...
Morning, Noon, & Night: Finding the Meaning of Life’s Stages Through Books
Brown University star professor Weinstein offers a rich, passionate, lyrical look at life's two essential stages--growing up and growing old--explored through great works of literature.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Changez is living an immigrant's dream of America. But in the wake of September 11, Changez finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned, which unearths allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and maybe even...
Talk Dirty Yiddish: Beyond Drek: The Curses, Slang, and Street Lingo You Need to Know When You Speak Yiddish
This is the Yiddish they didn?t teach at Temple. This book gives readers the lowdown on how to really spit the Hebrew alphabet. With plenty of slang, curses, and idiomatic expressions, this book gives readers? Yiddish vocabulary a...
Bob Dylan in America
What does America tell us about Bob Dylan - and what does Dylan's work tell us about America? This title traces the jagged arc of a mercurial artist, and discusses Dylan's debt to Aaron Copland and the Beats to Blind Willie McTell...
Kindnes of Sisters: Annabella Milbanke and the Destruction of the Byrons
Crane has recreated a meeting between Augusta - Byron's half-sister with whom he had a passionate love affair - and Byron's society wife Annabella. They meet 40 years after the death of Byron and argue and declare their motives...
Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius
From the author of A Beautiful Mind, a sweeping history of the invention of modern economics that takes you from Dickens' London to modern Calcutta.
The Mughal Emperors: and the Islamic Dynasties of India, Iran and Central Asia 1206-1925
Presenting a series of biographical portraits, this book forms a reign-by-reign record of the sultans, shahs, emperors and khans who all shared the Muslim persianate high civilization that flourished from Iran and Central Asia...
Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India
In this ambitious, original study, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lelyveld sets out to measure Gandhi's accomplishments as a politician and an advocate for the downtrodden--against Gandhi's own expectations and in light of his complex,...
Livemocha Active French
Master the language with a French language learning course, including print and on-line components. Includes 4 companion books, from beginner to intermediate levels, and a 6-month free membership to Livemocha.com, an interactive...
Full Circle: How the Classical World Came Back to Us
A lively and witty exposition of the ways in which modern life recreates the Classical era
New Historical Anthology of Music by Women
"In this new edition of Historical Anthology of Music by Women, Briscoe offers an indispensable resource for our own moment. . . . He has commissioned new biographical and critical essays by leading musicologists such as Thomas J....
The Other Brain: from Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries About the Brain are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science
Neurons fill only half the brain. The other half, consisting of the mysterious glial brain cells--whose function science is just beginning to understand--comes alive in this breakthrough book by an expert in the field. b&w...
Origins: A Memoir
Taking Maalouf from Lebanon to Cuba, this memoir is a fascinating insight into the nature and fate of a nomadic family.
The Way the Crow Flies
From the acclaimed author of FALL ON YOUR KNEES - an international bestseller - comes a mesmerizing new novel
Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations
Picking up where Infidel leaves off, Nomad tells the stirring story of Ali's search for a new life in America. A brave, inspiring, and beautifully written memoir.-- The New York Times.
Audrey Hepburn: A Charmed Life
Audrey Hepburn is a sumptuously designed celebration of Audrey Hepburn s life, containing 177 superb...
The Monastery Garden Cookbook: Farm-Fresh Recipes for the Home Cook
Brother Victor offers more simple and elegant vegetable recipes.
25 Houses Under 3000 Square Feet
The author of 25 Houses Under 2500 Square Feet presents a visual tour of recently constructed homes that feature architectural elements that make the most of spaces smaller than three thousand square feet. Original.
Vesuvius: The Most Famous Volcano in the World
Vesuvius, nestled over the Bay of Naples, is (still) the most famous volcano in the world. There have been nearly thirty major eruptions since AD 79, but none has matched the cataclysm of the eruption which destroyed Pompeii and...
Community Resources for Older Adults: Programs and Services in an Era of Change
Informed by theory, research and their own experience working with older adults, the authors provide realistic case studies of individuals and communities and describe model programmes and services for working with the elderly in...
Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood
Exploring how beauty and horror operate in children's literature, this book examines why little children love listening to stories and why older ones get lost in certain books. It challenges the assumptions we make about childhood...
When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison
A renowned music critics revelatory exploration of Van Morrison: what makes him one of the most unique musical artists of our time and what distinguishes his most transcendent moments
Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy
From a legendary British historian and author of the classic three-volume series Byzantium and A History of Venice comes a comprehensive, rollicking, and timely history of the papacy.
An Apple a Day…: Old-Fashioned Proverbs and Why They Still Work
Proverbs are short, well-known, pithy sayings that offer advice or words of encouragement and are used in everyday English without much thought ever being given to their meanings, or indeed, usefulness. This book explores the...
Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author--an immensely gifted writer and a magical prose stylist ( The New York Times )--offers his first major work of nonfiction with this autobiographical narrative that is as inventive, beautiful, and...
Remember, Remember (The Fifth of November): The History of Britain in Bite-Sized Chunks
Britain and its people have a long and noble history that is now over 2000 years old. Like all the best stories it is one of blood, death, love, sex and betrayal, yet also a tale of courage, honour, pride, skill, invention,...
Dr. Euler’s Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills
Presents the story of the formula - zero equals e[pi] i+1 long regarded as the gold standard for mathematical beauty. This book shows why it still lies at the heart of complex number theory. It discusses many sophisticated...
Millet's bestselling The Sexual Life of Catherine M. was a landmark book--a portrait of a sexual life lived without boundaries and without a safety net. The author's follow-up answers the first book's implicit question: How does...
Arnoldi's searing portrait of a wealthy Westside Los Angeles family boldly dramatizes the dysfunction of the modern American family. Comic and horrifying, tragic and funny, The Wentworths is a shocking yet redemptive tale.
All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age
A wide-ranging look at the loss of meaning in the West, and a gripping guide for how to retrieve it
No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf
The beloved French chanteuse comes to life in this enthralling biography, which captures Piaf's charismatic appeal along with the time and place that gave rise to her remarkable international career.
God: An Itinerary
In this book, Debray traces the episodes of the genesis of God, his itinerary and the costs of his survival, going back from the Law to the Tablets themselves and scrutinizing Heaven at its most down-to-earth.
Germania: In Wayward Pursuit of the Germans and Their History
Germania explores how people are misled by history, how they twist history, and how sometimes it is best to know no history at all. The work is full of curiosities, odd food, castles, mad princes, and fairy tales--the unseen...
The Best American Noir of the Century
A treasure trove of a hundred years' worth of the finest noir writing selected by James Ellroy
A Family Matter
Examines various aspects of the human condition. This title starts close to home, following a family as it gathers to observe the ninetieth birthday of its patriarch.
Dread and Superficiality: Woody Allen as Comic Strip
Woody Allen's classic neurosis, Jewish identity, humorous life philosophy and complex relationships are embodied in the comic strip, Inside Woody Allen . This contemporary compilation of Woody Allen comics collects best of these...
Uganda’s Economic Reforms: Insider Accounts
This book represents the first consolidated account of the economic reforms undertaken by the Uganda government and their impact on growth and poverty reduction and includes contributions from those directly involved in the...
The General of the Dead Army
This is the story of an Italian general, accompanied by his chaplain, charged with the mission of scouring Albania in search of the bones of their fallen countrymen, killed twenty years earlier during World War II.
Yalta: The Price of Peace
In this landmark book, a gifted Harvard historian puts readers in the room with Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt as they meet at a climactic turning point during the Second World War to hash out the terms of the peace.
The Barefoot Emperor: An Ethiopian Tragedy
A fascinating narrative excursion into a bizarre episode in 19th century Ethiopian and British imperial history, featuring a remote African despot and his monstrous European-built gun.
Descartes: A Biography
This biography addresses the full range of Descartes' interests and traces his intellectual development.
The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe
Journalist Godwin has covered wars. As a soldier, he's fought them. But nothing prepared him for the surreal mix of desperation and hope he encountered when he returned to Zimbabwe, his broken homeland.
Sounds of the Wild - Birds: Pop-up Book with Sound
Every page of this spectacular pop-up book bursts with life, colour and sound. Each scene is accompanied by fascinating information about birds so you can look, listen AND learn. The interactive elements of this book will keep...
The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer’s Iliad and the Trojan War
From the author of the bestselling work The Bounty comes a groundbreaking reading of The Iliad that restores Homer's vision of the tragedy of war.
Art, Design, and Architecture in Central Europe, 1890-1920
Features an account of art, design, and architecture in the Central Europe of the Austro-Hungarian Empire during its last decades. The author integrates political and cultural developments, comparing the situation in eight cities,...
Looks at the extraordinary resilience of the French film industry during the Second World War when, in spite of the national catastrophe of defeat and occupation, it was still able to produce such classics as Le Corbeau and Les...
An elegant boxed set of travel classics about France, with an
introduction from the best-selling author ofLe Divorce. In this
inaugural edition of our Atlas Pocket Classics series, Diane
Johnson introduces three masterpieces of...
Mick Rock Exposed: The Faces of Rock ‘n’ Roll
Mick Rock is one of the true legends of music photography, who helped shape the images of a gallery of rock stars from the 1970s through to today, and whose work is showcased here in a career-spanning collection of edgy, sexy, and...
Free: The Future of a Radical Price
What happens when advances in technology allow many things to be produced for more or less nothing? And what happens when those things are then made available to the consumer for free? This book considers a different world where...
Dismantling the Empire
Explores such subjects as the origins of blowback to Barack Obama's Afghanistan conundrum, including our inept spies, our bad behavior in other countries, our ill-fought wars, and our capitulation to a military that has taken ever...
Cars: Freedom, Style, Sex, Power, Motion, Colour, Everything
Scrutinizes some of the most meaningful and evocative car designs from a 1908 Ford Model T to the 2003 BMW 5. This book includes essential historical material with colorful anecdotage and quotations as well as a persuasive...
Scenes from an Afterlife
Rodden, one of the world's leading Orwell scholars, sorts through the uses to which Orwell has been put in the last few decades, suggesting where, when, and why Orwell's friends and followers have sinned in conscripting him for...
The Objects of Affection: Semiotics and Consumer Culture
In this book, pre-eminent semiotician Arthur Asa Berger decodes the meanings of common objects of consumption and their perceived 'sacredness' in consumerist cultures. Using semiotic theory, consumer culture is dissected in new...
A Carrion Death
In A Carrion Death, a memorable new detective makes his debut in a gritty and evocative new series set amid the beauty and darkness of contemporary Africa.
Delicate Edible Birds: And Other Stories
Includes nine stories of different styles and structures. This title features such stories as L De Bard and Aliette that recreates the tale of Abelard and Heloise in New York during the 1918 flu epidemic; and Lucky Chow Fun ...
Our Great Game: The Photographic History of Australian Football
This book will take you on a journey of the country's biggest sporting code, from its origins in 1858 right through to the present day, in more than 300 of stunning images.
Demagogue: The Fight to Save Democracy from Its Worst Enemies
This book considers demagogues, or tyrants who owe their initial rise to democratic support, from the brutal Cleon in ancient Athens to George W. Bush's naIve democratic experiment in Iraq and beyond, weaving stories about some of...
In this sweeping, enthralling biography, an acclaimed historian brings to life the remarkable story of Samuel de Champlain--soldier, spy, artist, and Father of New France.