7/5/18.Build Your Own Thinking Machine from 192 Pieces of Paper.
13/12/17. You Can't Catch Me and You Can't Put Mustard in the Custard were first published twenty-five years ago and were groundbreaking in that they were full-colour illustrated new poems for children. You Can't Catch Me won the Signal Poetry Award in 1982. Both books went on to be bestsellers and both poet and artist are stellar names in the world of children's books. The book includes an introduction by Michael Rosen and an audio CD of the book, with all the poems also read by Michael. Michael's brilliantly conversational poetry is fantastically matched by Quentin Blake's loopy yet perfectly detailed art. It is a partnership that Bloomsbury is proud to be making newly available.
The story of a Royal Navy landing force sent to help the Americans in the S W Pacific campaign during World War II.
30/7/18. Nausicaa, a young princess who has an empathic bond with the giant Ohmu insects and animals of every creed. She fights to create tolerance, understanding and patience among empires that are fighting over the world's remaining precious natural resources.
31/7/18. Nausicaa finds herself on the edge of despair as she comes to realize the full extent of the ecological destruction that's ravaging Earth. Meanwhile, Queen Kushana of Torumekia plots to lead her troops back to the imperial capital and seize the crown. Nausicaa agrees to join Kushana and her people in the fight against the Doroks and her scheming brothers.
24/3/19. New Directions in Thai Materials is an exploration of materials currently offered in the Thai design world. Familiar natural solutions reflect the abundant tropical environment but are transformed into contemporary products while synthetics offer surprising and often deceptive imitations as well as novelty of their own. Widespread eco-concerns are also driving the material choices of many designers and new resources have been discovered or created in the process. NewDirections in Thai Materials is by no means an exhaustive catalogue of all materials currently used by designers in Thailand, but rather a source of inspiration that adds a new dimension to Thai creativity. Featured here are inspirations from natural materials water hyacynth, bamboo, silk cocoons, clay, among others from local sources that found modern uses. New and young entrepreneurs bring creativity from indigenous materials to new heights, combining international design language and technology into innovative products.
Fiona left her nursing career in Ireland to be with the man everyone thinks is wrong for her. Elsa fled Germany and her high-powered television job once she learned what the man she loved was hiding from her. Thomas mourns his failed marriage and misses his young son in California, while David yearns to reconcile with his family in England without having to go into the family business. Chance has brought them together, and together they will find new ways of looking at the lives they left behind.
14/2/19. Presented here in a new and complete translation is the Japanese classic Okagami, an historical talc that mirrors a man's life and the times in which he lived. Dating from the late eleventh or early twelfth century, it focuses on Fujiwara Michinaga, the leading political figure in the great family that dominated the court during most of the Helan period.
The first documented, systematic study of guerrilla warfare, this 1937 text remains the definitive guide. Based on Mao's own experiences and his interpretations of the classic strategies of Sun-tzu, it concisely explains why guerrilla activities should be integrated into conventional military activities and discusses the organization and operation of guerrilla units.
16/5/19. A retelling of the Seneca creation story and prophesies for the future.
2/3/19. Met zwart/wit illustraties.
16/5/19. Het levensverhaal van Paul Geerts, de voormalige tekenaar van Suske en Wiske, is gelardeerd met anekdotes en boeiende herinneringen, verteld door Paul zelf en goede bekenden en vrienden. Theo Vaessen schetst een fascinerend portret van een man van grote eenvoud, diepe hartstochten en grote loyaliteit; een man die de lezer voor zich zal innemen. Dit boek bevat naast de uitgebreide biografie de mooiste tekeningen en aquarellen van Geerts' hand en het nieuwe stripverhaal dat hij voor deze biografie bedacht, tekende en inkleurde met de penseel: De Hemelboom. De Hemelboom is Paul Geerts in topvorm. Het is zonder twijfel het beste en mooiste stripverhaal dat hij schreef én tekende sinds zijn wereldseller De Parel in de Lotusbloem.
4/11/17. JEAN-BAPTISTE GRENOUILLE, born in eighteenth-century Paris and abandoned on the street, discovers he has an extraordinary – almost superhuman – sense of smell. As he sniffs his way across France, this gift is exploited by Grenouille to make the world's most marvellous perfumes. Yet in seeking perfection in his experiments, he realises that a vital ingredient is missing for the perfect scent: innocence.
19/4/19. Here’s a lively, hilarious, not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical traditions, schools, concepts, and thinkers. It’s Philosophy 101 for everyone who knows not to take all this heavy stuff too seriously. Some of the Big Ideas are Existentialism (what do Hegel and Bette Midler have in common?), Philosophy of Language (how to express what it’s like being stranded on a desert island with Halle Berry), Feminist Philosophy (why, in the end, a man is always a man), and much more. Finally—it all makes sense!“I laughed, I learned, I loved it!” Roy Blount Jr.
Jack Aubrey and his particular friend Stephen Maturin are in the naval service of England during the early 19th century.
Old Prague has one record. Statistically expressed, it lies in the number of ghosts relating to one square kilometre. Every medieval castle or palace worth the name in Europe has its ghost wandering roundits corridors at night, but Prague has scores of such buildings. Many of its ghosts are not limited to the interiors of these centruries' old buildings, but steal stealthily round the city's courtyards, passageways and narrow streets - for example, the ghost of a French major has to march at a rapid pace in order to cover his whole area at midnight.
In this mind-expanding work, physicist Amit Goswami, Ph.D., explores the world of human creativity—the ultimate source of joy and fulfillment—through the lens of quantum physics, and offers up a unique way to nurture and enhance your own creativity. According to quantum physics, reality occurs on two levels: possibility and actuality. Goswami uses this same duality to explore what he calls 'quantum thinking,' which focuses on two levels of thinking—the conscious mind of actuality and the unconscious mind of possibility. He then poses questions that probe the wellspring of creation that exists in each of us. What is creativity? Can anyone be creative? What kinds of creativity are there? And through this inquiry, he lays out a guidebook for understanding the power of the mind to access creativity in a whole new way.Combining the art of creativity with the objectivity of science, Quantum Creativity uses empirical data to support this new method of thinking and outlines how to harness our innate abilities in order to live more creatively. In short, Goswami teaches you how to think quantum to be creative.
The #1 "New York Times" bestseller is now in paperback. After five dark and gritty Kinsey Milhone mysteries, Grafton changes tone, giving readers a lighthearted novel featuring a wide range of characters, from a spoiled rich girl just out of prison to a too-good-to-be-true (and single) cop who seems to have the hots for Kinsey.
The underlying theme of the book is that the belief in a divine power, the Creator, is not in contradiction with the acceptance of scientific rationale.
1/6/19. The rise of the Information Age, the fall of the traditional media, and the bewildering explosion of personal information services are all connected to the historical chain of communications' revolutions. We need to understand these revolutions because they influence our present and future as much as any other trend in history. And we need to understand them not simply on a national basis - an unstable foundation for history in any event - but rather as part of the emergent global communications network.