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9781784703936
Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus shows us where we're going. This book explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers?
9780691114989
Despite being institutionalized for schizophrenia at age thirty-one, Adolf Wölfli (1864-1930) achieved artistic greatness in his cell at Waldau Mental Asylum near his native Bern, Switzerland. He has had a profound influence on modern art ever since; André Breton described his work as "one of the three or four most important oeuvres of the twentieth century." The Art of Adolf Wölfli offers a fresh vantage point on the artist's remarkably intricate drawings and astonishing collages, as well as his newly translated writings, which are justly celebrated for their dizzying blend of mythology and humor. Also included are illuminating essays by leading specialists on his art and life. Wölfli's youth was one of deprivation. His alcoholic father ran off when Wölfli was five, and his mother died soon after. Despite these travails, he managed to complete his education, acquiring the sophisticated literacy so evident in his later work. However, beginning at age twenty-six, his repeated attempts to molest young girls landed him first in jail and, in 1894, in the asylum. Though violent at first, by 1899 he calmed down--and began to draw. Working primarily in pencil on newsprint, Wölfli created a dense, stunningly detailed medley of wildly imaginative prose texts interwoven with poems, musical compositions, color illustrations, and collages. His five-part magnum opus, "St. Adolf-Giant-Creation," comprises 45 large volumes and 16 notebooks--25,000 pages in all--containing 1,620 drawings and 1,640 collages. Sure to be the authoritative resource for this remarkable oeuvre, this striking book represents compelling testimony that great torment does not preclude great art. EXHIBITION SCHEDULE American Folk Art Museum, New York February 25 - May 18, 2003 Milwaukee Art Museum September 18 - December 12, 2004
9780734417978
$34.20 Abbey's $35.52 Fishpond $41.25 Readings $42.21 Boomerang Books $42.58 Fishpond NZ
A tribe of kiwis? A smack of jellyfish? A wisdom of wombats? Come along an illustrated journey through the animal kingdom with Tasmanian artist Jennifer Cossins. Featuring 101 full-colour animal illustrations, each with its very own collective noun, as well as a brief history of collective nouns, this book will delight children and adults alike.
9780170124829
This revised edition has updates on APA referencing, extends the chapters on presenting data and accessing information, and offers additional tips on how to avoid plagiarism and using secondary sources effectively.
9781449474256
The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose; deals with a different pain; heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere ifyou are just willing to look.
9780008214197
$23.74 Book Depository $30.41 Wordery $30.80 Kennys $31.22 Blackwell's $34.73 Amazon UK
Painstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Lúthien will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, Dwarves and Orcs and the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien's Middle-earth. The tale of Beren and Lúthien was, or became, an essential element in the evolution of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of the First Age of the World conceived by J.R.R. Tolkien. Returning from France and the battle of the Somme at the end of 1916, he wrote the tale in the following year.Essential to the story, and never changed, is the fate that shadowed the love of Beren and Lúthien: for Beren was a mortal man, but Lúthien was an immortal Elf. Her father, a great Elvish lord, in deep opposition to Beren, imposed on him an impossible task that he must perform before he might wed Lúthien. This is the kernel of the legend; and it leads to the supremely heroic attempt of Beren and Lúthien together to rob the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor, called Morgoth, the Black Enemy, of a Silmaril.In this book Christopher Tolkien has attempted to extract the story of Beren and Lúthien from the comprehensive work in which it was embedded; but that story was itself changing as it developed new associations within the larger history. To show something of the process whereby this legend of Middle-earth evolved over the years, he has told the story in his father's own words by giving, first, its original form, and then passages in prose and verse from later texts that illustrate the narrative as it changed. Presented together for the first time, they reveal aspects of the story, both in event and in narrative immediacy, that were afterwards lost.
9781419722158
A popular blogger and Instagram superstar offers tips and techniques for taking the perfect Instagram pictures, including how to edit your photos, how to craft your voice and story on social media, how to gain followers and how to drive revenue. Original. 35,000 first printing.
9780143130406
$16.44 Wordery $17.99 Book Depository $18.16 Kennys $22.86 Barnes & Noble $23.86 Blackwell's
"Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck and Get Your Financial Life Together (#GYFLT)! If you're a cash-strapped 20- or 30-something, it's easy to get freaked out by finances. But you're not doomed to spend your life drowning in debt or mystified by money. It's time to stop scraping by and take control of your money and your life with this savvy and smart guide. Broke Millennial shows step-by-step how to go from flat-broke to financial badass. Unlike most personal finance books out there, it doesn't just cover boring stuff like credit card debt, investing, and dealing with the dreaded "B" word (budgeting). Financial expert Erin Lowry goes beyond the basics to tackle tricky money matters and situations most of us face #IRL, including: - Understanding your relationship with moolah: do you treat it like a Tinder date or marriage material? - Managing student loans without having a full-on panic attack - What to do when you're out with your crew and can't afford to split the bill evenly - How to get "financially naked" with your partner and find out his or her "number" (debt number, of course)... and much more. Packed with refreshingly simple advice and hilarious true stories, Broke Millennial is the essential roadmap every financially clueless millennial needs to become a money master. So what are you waiting for? Let's #GYFLT!"--
9780746098516
Features inventions, machines, gadgets and devices, and facts and information about how they work. This flap book contains over 90 flaps which reveal the insides of car engines, toilets, escalators, submarines and microwaves and other machines. It includes internet links to websites with animations, games and experiments.
9321337052274
Jack Black is Shallow Hal, a superficial skirt chaser who - thanks to an impromptu hypnosis by self-help guru Tony Robbins - doesn't realise that his stunningly beautiful girlfriend (Gwyneth Paltrow) is actually a 300-pound no-so-hottie. "Heartwarming and hilarious" (WFLD- TV), it's the biggest love story ever told!
9780731800322
A nostalgic collection of childhood memories of Australian baby boomers
9781409587507
Children can create their own busy airport scenes showing people and planes arriving at the airport, getting ready to fly, taking off and up in the air. With over 100 stickers depicting holidaymakers with their luggage, pilots and cabin crew, the runway staff who bring planes in safely to land, and of course a selection of different aeroplanes.
9780241252673
This is an amazing new Peppa Pig activity book with an incredible 1000 stickers! This bumper book is packed with stickers of Peppa, George and all their family and friends. Solve puzzles, colour and draw, and even find out how to make your very own dinosaur - this book contains plenty of Peppa activities to keep little ones busy for hours.
9789064506888
The Atlas of the Conflict maps the processes and mechanisms behind the shaping of Israel-Palestine over the past 100 years. Over 500 maps and diagrams provide a detailed territorial analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, explored through themes such as borders, settlements, land ownership, archaeological and cultural heritage sites, control of natural resources, landscaping, wars and treaties. A lexicon, drawing on many different information sources, provides a commentary on the conflict from various perspectives. As a whole, the book offers insights not only into the specific situation of Israel-Palestine, but also into the phenomenon of spatial planning used as a political instrument.
9780141181875
Written in mischievous and magically flowing prose, Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle ranks as Nabokov's other great love story, with some of Lolita's perversity and much, much more of its master's playfulness.
9780008259679
If you thought you had read about the World’s Worst Children already, you’re in for a rather nasty shock. The beastly boys and gruesome girls in this book are even ruder, even more disgusting and WORSE than you could ever imagine! This gorgeous collection of ten stories from the master himself, David Walliams, will make you snort with laughter and thank your lucky stars that you don’t know anyone like Gruesome Griselda or Fussy Frankie in real life. It also features a special appearance from fan-favourite Raj! Gloriously illustrated in full colour throughout by artistic genius Tony Ross, The World’s Worst Children 2 is a side-splitting companion to David’s blockbuster hit, The World’s Worst Children, and the perfect gift for kids aged 9 and up.
9781409599265
Telling the time is an essential life skill and it's never too early to learn how to do it. This fun book explains not only how to figure out what time it is but also answers questions about different time zones and the sunrise.It reveals fascinating information including the time that birds wake up and provides an introduction to the months of the year. An essential book for preschoolers, this will come in very useful and help them learn everything they ever wanted to know about time.This book is highly useful and even gives children the chance to make their own clock with moving hands!
9781433688669
Offers advice for using prayer as an important element in any undertaking, to be used from the start rather than as a last resort, with specific strategies for using prayer in different areas of life.