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The Great Zoo of China - Matthew Reilly

The Great Zoo of China - Matthew Reilly A high-concept, action-packed thriller from the bestselling author of SCARECROW AND THE ARMY OF THIEVES.The Chinese government has been keeping a secret for forty years: they have found a species of animal no one believed even existed that will amaze the world.Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing discovery within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see i...

The Path: What The Great Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About The Good Life - Puett Michael

The Path: What The Great Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About The Good Life - Puett Michael Sunday Times Top 10 title and International Bestseller: ancient Chinese philosophy for modern life from Harvard's most popular professor. Harvard's most popular professor explains how thinkers from Confucius to Zhuangzi can transform our livesThe first book of its kind, The Path draws on the work of the great but largely unknown Chinese philosophers to offer a profound guide to living well. ...

The Queen

The Queen Great Britain, 1997. The Labour Party are in power for the first time in eighteen years and, for a time, the mood in Great Britain is buoyant. However, as news of the tragic death of Princess Diana rocks the country, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction and finds herself with difficult personal and professional decisions to make. z kategorie Knihy | Cizojazyčná literatura | English literature | Nonfiction | Biography od INFOA naleznete ne e-shopu KnihyDobrovsky.cz!

Stalin - Stephen Kotkin

Stalin - Stephen Kotkin In January 1928 Stalin, the ruler of the largest country in the world, boarded a train bound for Siberia where he would embark upon the greatest gamble of his political life. He was about to begin uprooting and collectivization of agriculture and industry across the entire Soviet Union. Millions would die, and many more would suffer. Where did such great, monstrous power come from? The first of three volumes, the product of a decade of intrepid research, this landmark bo...

The Secret of Chimneys - Agatha Christie

The Secret of Chimneys - Agatha Christie The combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Surete can do no better than go in circles - until the final murder at Chimneys, the great country estate that yields up an amazing secret. This new "signature edition" is the first to feature Superintendent Battle and "Bundle" Brent. z kategorie Knihy | Cizojazyčná literatura | English literature | Fiction and Literature | Mystery and Crime od neuveden naleznete ne e-shopu KnihyDobr...

Amerika - Franz Kafka

Amerika - Franz Kafka A lyrical translation of Kafka´s first novel – a menacing allegory of modern life Karl Rossman has been banished by his parents to America, following a family scandal. There, with unquenchable optimism, he throws himself into the strange experiences that lie before him as he slowly makes his way into the interior of the great continent. Although Kafka's first novel (begun in 1911 and never finished), can be read as a menacing allegory of modern life, it is also infuse...

The Silmarillion - J. R. R. Tolkien

The Silmarillion - J. R. R. Tolkien The popular paperback edition with a cover design by Tolkien himself, to complement the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings paperbacks. Includes a special preface by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien's world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part. The tales of The Silmarillion are set i...

The Art Book (new ed., midi format)

The Art Book (new ed., midi format) In a new compact and portable format – the accessible, award-winning A-Z guide to the world’s great painters and sculptors The Art Book is a landmark in the world of publishing. Available in a range of different formats and in over 20 different languages, it has received rave reviews since its first publication and can be frequently found on bestseller lists around the world. Now available for the first time in a highly covetable and portable midi format, thi...

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage - Haruki Murakami

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage - Haruki Murakami "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" is the long-awaited new novel--a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan--from the award-winning, internationally best-selling author Haruki Murakami. Here he gives us the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world aro...

Charles IV. / Karel IV (anglicky) - Ježková Alena

Charles IV. / Karel IV (anglicky) - Ježková Alena Nádherně ilustrovaný příběh o životě Karla IV. v angličtině. This is a book about an emperor and a small boy, a husband, a father, a general, a man of learning and a writer. For Charles IV (1316–1378), King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, was all of these. Charles had great talents and was born to high estate, a lucky combination that enabled him to fulfil his courageous visions. His private life too makes a great story, full of dramatic turn...

Easternisation - War and Peace in the Asian Century - Rachman Gideon

Easternisation - War and Peace in the Asian Century - Rachman Gideon The West's domination of world politics is coming to a close. The flow of wealth and power is turning from West to East and a new era of global instability has begun. Easternisation is the defining trend of our age - the growing wealth of Asian nations is transforming the international balance of power. This shift to the East is shaping the lives of people all over the world, the fate of nations and the ...

The Fall of Arthur - J. R. R. Tolkien

The Fall of Arthur - J. R. R. Tolkien The world first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the extraordinary story of the final days of England's legendary hero, King Arthur. The Fall of Arthur, the only venture by J.R.R. Tolkien into the legends of Arthur King of Britain, may well be regarded as his finest and most skilful achievement in the use of the Old English alliterative metre, in which he brought to his transforming perceptions of the old narrativ...

The Fall of Arthur - J. R. R. Tolkien

The Fall of Arthur - J. R. R. Tolkien The world first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the extraordinary story of the final days of England's legendary hero, King Arthur. The Fall of Arthur, the only venture by J.R.R. Tolkien into the legends of Arthur King of Britain, may well be regarded as his finest and most skilful achievement in the use of the Old English alliterative metre, in which he brought to his transforming perceptions of the old narrativ...

Zaha Hadid - Philip Jodidio

Zaha Hadid - Philip Jodidio Zaha Hadid was a revolutionary architect, who for many years built almost nothing, despite winning critical acclaim. Some even said her audacious, futuristic designs were unbuildable. During the latter years of her life, Hadid’s daring visions became a reality, bringing a unique new architectural language to cities and structures as varied as the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, hailed by The New York Times as “the most important new building in A...

Second Foundation - Asimov Isaac

Second Foundation - Asimov Isaac Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. As unsurpassed blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women dedicated to preserving humanity's light in a galaxy plunged into a nightmare of ignorance and violence thirty thousand years long. After years of struggle, the Foundation lies in ruins—destroyed by the mutant mind powe...

All Quiet on the Western Front - Remarque Erich Maria

All Quiet on the Western Front - Remarque Erich Maria Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. And as horrible war plods on year after year, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principles of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against each other--...

Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (pb) - Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (pb) - Ansel Adams The New York Times bestselling collection in trade paperback for the first time. Beautifully reproduced and cleanly presented, the four hundred images in this volume represent the finest work of a pre-eminent landscape photographer. The photographs are arranged chronologically into five major periods in order to convey Adams's maturation as an artist - from his first photographs in 1916 to his last great photograph in 1968. ANSEL ADAMS' ...

A Knight of the seven Kingdoms - George R.R. Martin

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms - George R.R. Martin A century before A GAME OF THRONES, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros… A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R.R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne there was Dunk and Egg. A young, na?ve but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals – in stature if not experience. Tagging along with him is his dimi...

The Flame Bearer - Cornwell Bernard

The Flame Bearer - Cornwell Bernard The brand new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.BBC2's major TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series.From the day it was stolen from me I had dreamed of recapturing Bebbanburg. The great fort was built on a rock that was almost an island, it was massive, it could only be approached on land by a&nb...

Commandant of Auschwitz - Rudolf Hoess

Commandant of Auschwitz - Rudolf Hoess An extraordinary and unique document: Hoess was in charge of the huge extermination camp in Poland where the Nazis murdered some three million Jews, from the time of its creation (he was responsible for building it) in 1940 until late in 1943, by which time the mass exterminations were half completed. Before this he had worked in other concentration camps, and afterwards he was at the Inspectorate in Berlin. He thus knew more, both at first-hand and as an ...

Warriors of the Storm - Cornwell Bernard

Warriors of the Storm - Cornwell Bernard The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.BBC2's major TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series.A fragile peace is about to be broken...King Alfred's son Edward and formidable daughter, A†thelflaed, rule Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia. But all around the restless Northmen, eyeing the rich lands and wealthy chu...

Wars of the Roses: Stormbird - Conn Iggulden

Wars of the Roses: Stormbird - Conn Iggulden Historical fiction master Conn Iggulden retells the gripping story of the English Civil War in this first instalment of his latest Wars of the Roses series. King Henry V - the great Lion of England - is long dead. In 1437 his gentle son comes of age and takes the throne. Frail in body and mind, King Henry VI is dependent on his supporters to run his kingdom. Richard, Duke of York, however, believes that without a strong king England will fall. His fe...

Another Day - David Levithan

Another Day - David Levithan There are two sides to every love story. Even supernatural ones. This is the companion novel to David Levithan's unforgettable bestseller Every Day. Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has convinced herself that she deserves her distant, moody boyfriend, Justin. She knows the rules: Don’t be needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up. Then, out of the blue, they share a perfect day together – perfect, that is, until Justin doesn’t remember anything...

Lone Star - Paullina Simons

Lone Star - Paullina Simons Lone Star is another unforgettable love story from the best-selling author of Tully and The Bronze Horseman. Life isn't about the destination, but the journey...Chloe is weeks away from college when she embarks on a great European adventure with her boyfriend and her two best friends. Their destination is Barcelona with its promise of romance and mystery, but first they must detour through the historic cities of Eastern Europe to settle an old family debt. As th...

The Accidental Billionaires : Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook - Ben Mezrich

The Accidental Billionaires : Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook - Ben Mezrich Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg - an awkward maths prodigy and a painfully shy computer genius - were never going to fit in at elite, polished Harvard. Yet that all changed when master-hacker Mark crashed the university's entire computer system by creating a rateable database of female students. Narrowly escaping expulsion, the two misfits refocused the site into something less controversial -...

Parade´s End - Ford Madox Ford

Parade´s End - Ford Madox Ford Parade's End is the great British war novel and Ford Madox Ford's major achievement as a novelist. Originally published as four linked novels between 1924 and 1928, it follows the story of Christopher Tietjens, as his life is shattered by his wife's infidelities and overturned by the mud, blood and destruction of the First World War. Tietjens, with his old-fashioned Tory values, is already out of step with the corrupt political culture of Edwardian ...

PATH THE

The Path - A New Way to Think About Everything - Gross-Loh INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER Harvard's most popular professor explains how thinkers from Confucius to Zhuangzi can transform our lives The first book of its kind, The Path draws on the work of the great but largely unknown Chinese philosophers to offer a profound guide to living well. By explaining what these teachings reveal about subjects from decision-making to relationships, it challenges some of our...

The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos - Leonard Mlodinow

The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos - Leonard Mlodinow From the bestselling author of The Drunkard's Walk and Subliminal, this is the inspiring and illuminating story of how we have come to understand the world, from the invention of the very first tools to the mind-bending theories of quantum physics. Leonard Mlodinow guides us through the critical eras and events in the development of science, all of which, he demonstrates, were propel...

Cibola Burn - Corey James S. A.

Cibola Burn - Corey James S. A. The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds and the rush to colonise has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Illus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire. Independent settlers stand against the overwhelming power of a corporate colony ship with only their determination, courage and the skills learned in the long wars of home. Innocent scientists are slaughtered...

The Mammoth Hunters - Jean M. Auelová

The Mammoth Hunters - Jean M. Auelová Once again, Jean M. Auel opens the door of time to reveal an age of wonder and terror at the dawn of humanity. With all the consummate storytelling artistry and vivid authenticity she brought to "The Clan Of The Cave Bear" and its sequel, "The Valley Of Horses," Jean M. Auel continues the breathtaking epic journey of the woman called Ayla. Now, with her devoted Jondalar, Ayla boldly sets forth into the land of the Mamutoi--the Mammoth Hu...

Borderland : A Journey Through the History of Ukraine - Anna Reid

Borderland : A Journey Through the History of Ukraine - Anna Reid A classic and vivid history of Ukraine, fully updated to cover the Euromaidan Revolution in 2014 and ongoing crisis in the Donbass. Centre of the first great Slav civilisation in the tenth century, then divided between warring neighbours for a millennium, Ukraine finally won independence with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Tiring of their own corrupt governments, Ukrainians have since mounted two popular revolutions, taking to...

The Fifth Season - N.K. Jemisinová

The Fifth Season - N.K. Jemisinová Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel, and shortlisted for the Nebula, Locus, World Fantasy, Kitschie and Audie awards, this is the stunning first instalment in a fantasy trilogy set in a world of volcanoes and earthquakes, where the power to control the earth is the most dangerous of all. The New York Times calls The Fifth Season 'intricate and extraordinary'A New York Times Notable Book of 2015Shortlisted for the Hugo, World Fantasy, Nebula, Kits...

The Loney - Andrew Michael Hurley

The Loney - Andrew Michael Hurley THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER. WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD. THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016.A brilliantly unsettling and atmospheric debut full of unnerving horror - 'The Loney is not just good, it's great. It's an amazing piece of fiction' Stephen KingTwo brothers. One mute, the other his lifelong protector.Year after year, their family visits the same sacred shrine on a desolate strip of coastline...

Fellowship of the Ring (1) - J. R. R. Tolkien

Fellowship of the Ring (1) - J. R. R. Tolkien 'The Fellowship of the Ring' is the first part of JRR Tolkien's epic masterpiece 'The Lord of the Rings'. This paperback edition has the classic black cover featuring Tolkien's own design and includes the definitive edition of the text. In a sleepy village in the Shire, a young hobbit is entrusted with an immense task,. He must make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Rulin...

A Knight Of the Seven Kingdom - George R.R. Martin

A Knight Of the Seven Kingdom - George R.R. Martin Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. These never-before-collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness. Before Tyri...

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - J. R. R. Tolkien Continuing the story of The Hobbit, this is the second part of Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring an exclusive cover image from the film, the definitive text, and a detailed map of Middle-earth. Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wiz...

Vražda na faře / The Murder at the Vicarage - Zrcadlová četba

Vražda na faře / The Murder at the Vicarage - Zrcadlová četba A murder takes place at the vicarage in the small village of St. Mary Mead, its victim is the least favorite of the local population. Therefore, there are numerous people suspicious. Miss Marple, who appears in this story by Agatha Christie for the first time, follows the investigation with a great interest. Finally, this agile and bright old lady helps the police with her advice and the murderer who carried out his crime very clever...

Weiss Rachel: The Thing About Prague

The Thing About Prague... - Weiss Rachel When Rachael Weiss left a good job, Thelma the cat and a normal life in Sydney for the romantic dream of being a writer in Prague she intended to stay forever. She lasted just three years, exasperated by the eccentricities of her ancestral city and its mind-boggling bureaucracy and customs. In this surprising and generous memoir full of warmth and unstoppable sociability, Rachael attempts to write her great novel, buy an apartment (any apartment!), dodge...

Catch As Catch Can - Joseph Heller

Catch as Catch Can - Joseph Heller Not many writers introduce a phrase – let alone a whole idea – into the language. In Catch-22, Joseph Heller invented a motif for the modern world. The book shaped everything that came after it, establishing Heller's reputation as one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. But where did the author who was able to create that novel come from? And what happened to those remarkable characters?   In Cat...

The City of Mirrors - Cronin Justin

The City of Mirrors - Cronin Justin The publishing phenomenon that began with the astonishing worldwide bestseller THE PASSAGE now comes to its epic conclusion. Soon to be an explosive drama on Fox from writer Elizabeth Heldens and executive producer Ridley Scott. In life I was a scientist called Fanning. Then, in a jungle in Bolivia, I died. I died, and then I was brought back to life... Prompted by a voice that lives in her blood, the fearsome warrior known as Alicia of Blades is drawn toward...