In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. While her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man in the Moon, Minli's mother chides him for filling her head with stories. But inspired by these stories, Minli spends one of her precious ... read more
Floral prints, motifs and designs are always in fashion, and never more so than when used as the fabric for an English summer dress. From the naturalistic to the painterly, from the graphic to the abstract, every summer almost every woman in Britain in the last 100 years has worn or wanted to wear a floral frock. "Floral Froc... read more
In this hugely ambitious and stimulating book, Peter Watson describes the history of ideas, from deep antiquity to the present day, leading to a new way of understanding our world and ourselves. The narrative begins nearly two million years ago with the invention of hand-axes and explores how some of our most cherished not... read more
Welcome to the real, unauthorised London: the disappeared, the unapproved, the unvoiced, the mythical and the all-but forgotten. The perfect companion to the city. First published 2006.
|Author:||Susannah Constantine and Trinny Woodall|
WHICH SHAPE ARE YOU? A Skittle, Goblet, Hourglass, Cornet, Cello, Apple, Column, Bell, Vase, Brick, Lollipop or a Pear...Trinny & Susannah have identified 12 classic women's body shapes. In each case, it is proportion, not size, that matters. So whether you are a skinny, average or larger Skittle, Cello, Apple or Pear, th... read more
Forgetting someone's name, where you put your keys, or what you were just about to say, are moments that we all experience. Most of the time we chalk it up to mere forgetfulness, and say that it's a natural part of getting older. Now, for the first time in book form, Dr. Gary Small asserts that this sort of forgetfulness is t... read more
A new portable hardback format of Thomas Pakenham's bestselling book of tree portraits.
A controversial analysis of the hidden longstanding relationships between the Saudis and the President of the United States, George W Bush, and how this relationship is hampering the fight against al-Qaeda terrorism in general and the investigation of 9/11 in particular.
Proverbs are fascinating in what they tell us about a culture's view of everyday life: whether it be the importance of animals or the significance of the weather, proverbial wisdom is a key factor in understanding different peoples and cultures. Here David Crystal, the world's leading commentator on language, takes us on a gl... read more
This is the story of women as creators and innovators, aiming to provide a history of women in rock, pop and soul - on stage, on camera and working behind the scenes in a male-dominated industry. This edition contains an extra chapter and interviews covering trends such as Girlpower.
Taking in cartography from all over the globe, Visions of the World charts the exploration and mapping of the planet - from before the age of printing to modern satellite imaging - telling the stories of the cartographers, explorers, inventors and surveyors who have mapped it.Illustrated with colour reproductions of the most ... read more
Changing Careers addresses common issues such as procrastination and fear of leaving the comfort zone and presents practical, proven tools and process for: identifying when a career shift is neededworking with the particular challenges a mid-career change presentsdescribing a process of planning and making a positive career ... read more
Featuring sixty original interviews with leading international figures and those closest to him including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Kofi Annan, Bill Clinton, Ahmed Kathrada, Mac Maharaj, Bono, Tony Blair and Muhammad Ali along with significant unpublished illustrated material from the Nelson Mandela Foundation archive, Mandela... read more
'On the day after humans disappear, nature takes over and immediately begins cleaning house - or houses, that is. Cleans them right off the face of the earth. They all go.'Alan Weisman looks to the future to discover what the world might be like, and how it would change, if humans disappeared right now, for good. In the curre... read more
The definitive biography of the world's most important body of water - the Atlantic.
One hundred and ninety million years ago, the shifting of two of the world's tectonic plates led to the creation of an immense chasm. This giant gash in the flanks of the planet slowly opened up and eventually evolved into the most... read more
Australia's good fortune seems inexhaustible. Is it a product of luck, or of initiative and good governance? Is Australia still the Lucky Country? This edition explores Australia now - the sources of power, influence and fragility. Since settlement, Australia has responded with remarkable agility to changing patterns of globa... read more
Philip Holden was one of our best-loved authors. His first book, Pack and Rifle, was published in 1971 and detailed his adventures as a deer culler for the New Zealand Forestry service. Encouraged by his initial success he produced another two popular works, Hunter by Profession (1973) and Backblocks (1974). Over the next... read more