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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. By explain...

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!

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 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...

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 infused wit...

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...

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 in an ...

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay - Ferrante Elena

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay - Ferrante Elena Soon to be an HBO series, book three in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends in post-war Italy is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted epic by one of today's most beloved and acclaimed writers, Elena Ferrante, "one of the great novelists of our time." (Roxana Robinson, The New York Times) In the third book in the Neapolitan quartet, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend...

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...

My Reading Library

My Reading Library Perfect for sharing at bedtime and also a great way for children to get to grips with reading themselves as they embark on their own personal reading journey, this massive 50-book collection will quickly become a bookshelf favourite. With gorgeous illustrations and easy-to-follow stories, the books will allow children to gradually take over a greater share of the reading, building their confidence all the time. The stories cover wishes, magic and animals and ar...

Call of Archaon - Annandale David

Call of Archaon - Annandale David Of the many champions of Chaos, none are as great or as feared as mighty Archaon. He is the Everchosen, Exalted Grand Marshal of the Apocalypse and Ender of Worlds, and it is a worthy warrior indeed who can fight by his side. Such Knights of Ruin are known as the Varanguard. Only by answering the call of Archaon can a warrior of Chaos ascend to their ranks, and acceptance is never guaranteed, for their mettle must first be proven. In this dark tale, t...

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 around us; an...

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 ...

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 great questio...

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 narratives a ...

Bourgery. Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery - Henri Sick

Bourgery. Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery - Henri Sick We owe a great debt to Jean Baptiste Marc Bourgery (1797-1849) for his Atlas of Anatomy, which was not only a massive event in medical history, but also remains one of the most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated anatomical treatises ever published. Bourgery began work on his magnificent atlas in 1830 in cooperation with illustrator Nicolas Henri Jacob (1782-1871), a student of the French painter Jacques Louis David....

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 power of the M...

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' 400 PHOTOG...

Kolymsky Heights - Lionel Davidson

Kolymsky Heights - Lionel Davidson Kolymsky Heights. A Siberian permafrost hell lost in endless nights, the perfect setting for an underground Russian research station. It's a place so secret it doesn't officially exist; once there, the scientists are forbidden to leave. But one scientist is desperate to get a message to the outside world. So desperate, he sends a plea across the wildness to the West in order to summon the one man alive capable of achieving the impossible ... Fast-moving, exhil...

A Reunion of Ghosts - Mitchell Judith Clare

A Reunion of Ghosts - Mitchell Judith Clare ‘What if the man who invented chemical weapons was also a grandfather, and what if his great-grandchildren grew up to be three hilarious, introverted, deeply-haunted sisters? And what if those sisters co-wrote a fascinating, funny, and deeply sad 350-page suicide note? Then you’d have A REUNION OF GHOSTS.’ Anthony Doerr Meet the Alter sisters: Lady, Vee and Delph. These three mordantly witty, complex women share their family’s apartment on Manhattan’s...

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 single narrow track...

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...

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, nave but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals in stature if not experience. Tagging along with him is his diminut...

Taxi of Terror Starter - Burrows Phillip

Taxi of Terror Starter - Burrows Phillip 'How does it work?' Jack asks when he opens his present - a mobile phone. Later that night, Jack is a prisoner in a taxi in the empty streets of the dark city. He now tries his mobile phone for the first time. Can it save his life?The Oxford Bookworms Library offers high-quality storytelling and a great reading experience, with a world wide range of classic and modern fiction, non-fiction and plays. Bookworms include original and adapted texts in seven c...

Sky Key - James Frey

Sky Key - James Frey The thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestseller and international multimedia phenomenon, Endgame: The Calling. Endgame is here. Earth Key has been found. Two keys and nine Players remain. The keys must be found, and only one Player can win. Queens, New York. Aisling Kopp believes the unthinkable: that Endgame can be stopped. But before she can get home to regroup, she is approached by the CIA. They know about Endgame. And they have their own ideas about how it should...

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 Catch as Catch ...

The Night of Wenceslas - Lionel Davidson

The Night of Wenceslas - Lionel Davidson The award-winning debut thriller from the bestselling author of Kolymsky Heights 'Quite simply the best thriller writer around.' Spectator Nicolas Whistler is young, bored and in debt. When an opportunity to make some money arises, he can't turn it down. He is sent to Prague to carry out a simple assignment, but he soon finds himself trapped between the secret police and the clutches of the mysterious Vlasta. Whether he likes it or not, Nicolas is now a ...

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, Kitschies, Aud...

Konundrum: Selected prose of Franz Kafka - Franz Kafka

Konundrum: Selected prose of Franz Kafka - Franz Kafka In this new selection and translation, Peter Wortsman mines Franz Kafka’s entire opus of short prose–including works published in the author’s brief lifetime, posthumously published stories, journals, and letters–for narratives that sound the imaginative depths of the great German-Jewish scribe from Prague. It is the first volume in English to consider his deeply strange, resonantly humane letters and journal entries alongside his classic s...

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...

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 England: his ex...

Eat. Nourish. Glow. - Amelia Freer

Eat. Nourish. Glow. - Amelia Freer Nutritional therapist and healthy eating expert Amelia Freer has helped her many celebrity clients, including Sam Smith and James Corden, to dispatch fad diets to the distant past whilst guiding them to a rejuvenated future. Now she can do the same for you. Amelia Freer brings a fresh and unique voice to the field of holistic health. In this, her first book, she explains her 10 steps and provides over 25 enticing recipes to get you started on your path to opti...

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 as t...

Oxford Bookworms Library New Edition Starter Drive Into Danger - R.Border

Oxford Bookworms Library New Edition Starter Drive Into Danger - R.Border 'I can drive a truck,' says Kim on her first day at work in the office. When Kim's passenger Andy finds something strange under the truck things get dangerous - very dangerous.The Oxford Bookworms Library offers high-quality storytelling and a great reading experience, with a world wide range of classic and modern fiction, non-fiction and plays. Bookworms include original and adapted texts in seven carefull...

The Thing About Prague... - Weiss Rachel

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...

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 they tr...

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 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 Hunters, the Others sh...

A Game for All the Family - Hannah Sophie

A Game for All the Family - Hannah Sophie Queen of psychological crime Sophie Hannah is back with a chilling standalone novel - a literary puzzle set to unlock the dark side of the mind . . . 'One of the great unmissables of this genre - intelligent, classy and with a wonderfully Gothic imagination' - The Times He's not your son. It's not up to you to save him. But you have to try. After escaping London and a career that nearly destroyed her, Justine plans to spend her days doing as little a...

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 churches, are moun...

The Path - A New Way to Think About Everything - Gross-Loh

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 deep...

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 propelled f...

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 known as the Loney, in ...

For Whom the Bell Tolls - Hemingway

For Whom the Bell Tolls - Hemingway Inspired by his experiences as a reporter during the Spanish Civil War, Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls tells the story of Robert Jordan, an American volunteer in the International Brigade fighting to defend the Spanish Republic against Franco. After being ordered to work with guerrilla fighters to destroy a bridge, Jordan finds himself falling in love with a young Spanish woman and clashing with the guerrilla leader over the risks of their mission...

Champagne : The essential guide to the wines, producers, and terroirs of the iconic region - Liem Peter

Champagne : The essential guide to the wines, producers, and terroirs of the iconic region - Liem Peter A stunning box set, complete with seven vintage maps in a pull-out drawer.Based on six years of on-the-ground research and unprecedented access to actual Champagne growers, Champagne is the first book to actually describe producers and wines based on their terroir - enlightening readers by showing them exactly where, how, and by whom these great wines are made. Champagne is one of the mo...

Chai, Chaat & Chutney: a street food journey through India - Makan

Chai, Chaat & Chutney: a street food journey through India - Makan Explore exciting new recipes from the streets of India's four biggest cities. Chetna Makan has travelled to the four corners of India - Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi and Chennai - sampling the extreme varieties of street food on offer. Each area has subtle differences in ingredients and techniques, making the cuisine completely unique and full of character. In Chai, Chaat & Chutney, Chetna has taken inspiration from the street ...

BrewDog: Craft Beer for the People - Taylor Richard,James Watt,Martin Dickie

BrewDog: Craft Beer for the People - Taylor Richard,James Watt,Martin Dickie An introduction to BrewDog and the world of craft beer, from one of the most iconic new beer brands. BrewDog's first beer book is a brilliant intro to the world of craft beer. It includes a look at what makes craft beer great and how it's made, explains how to understand different beer styles, how to cook with beer and match beers and food, right through to how to brew your own at home. It's not just about BrewDog's be...

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 Tyrion Lannister...

The Best of Adam Sharp - Simsion Graeme

The Best of Adam Sharp - Simsion Graeme A hilariously realistic romance, Graeme Simsion, the international BESTSELLING author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect, introduces The Best of Adam Sharp . . . Will he risk it all for a second chance at first love?'After twenty-two years without any contact at all, Angelina Brown, my Great Lost Love, decides to change the world and emails Hi . . .'Adam Sharp met the love of his life on the other side of the world. He was playing in a ba...

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 wizard, ...

A Dance With Dragons (Part One): Dreams and Dust: Book 5 of a Song of Ice and Fire - George R.R. Martin

A Dance With Dragons (Part One): Dreams and Dust: Book 5 of a Song of Ice and Fire - George R.R. Martin HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS: DREAMS AND DUST is the FIRST part of the fifth volume in the series. In the aftermath of a colossal battle, new threats are emerging from every direction. Tyrion Lannister, having killed his father, and...

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...

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...

The Tolkien Treasury - Roverandom, Farmer Giles of Ham, the Adventures of Tom Bombadil, Smith of Wootton Major - J. R. R. Tolkien

The Tolkien Treasury - Roverandom, Farmer Giles of Ham, the Adventures of Tom Bombadil, Smith of Wootton Major - J. R. R. Tolkien De luxe boxed gift set of Tolkien’s most popular and charming tales; full of wit and humour, giants, dragons, magic and more, they are collected together for the first time and will delight readers of all ages. Farmer Giles did not look like a hero. He was fat and red-bearded and enjoyed a slow, comfortable life. Then one day a rather deaf and short-sighted giant blu...

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 - 'The...

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke A MAJOR SEVEN-PART BBC TV SERIES. OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD Two magicians shall appear in England. The first shall fear me; the second shall long to behold me... The year is 1806. England is beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon, and centuries have passed since practical magicians faded into the nation's past. But scholars of this glorious history discover that one remains: the reclusive Mr Norrell whose displays of magic send a thrill ...

The Invention of Science - David Wootton

The Invention of Science - David Wootton We live in a world made by science. How and when did this happen? This book tells the story of the extraordinary intellectual and cultural revolution that gave birth to modern science, and mounts a major challenge to the prevailing orthodoxy of its history. Before 1492 it was assumed that all significant knowledge was already available; there was no concept of progress; people looked for understanding to the past not the future. This book argues that the...

Beren and Luthien - J. R. R. Tolkien

Beren and Luthien - J. R. R. Tolkien 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 Luthien 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 Luthien was, or became, an essential element in the evolution of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of...

The Fourth Revolution - George R.R. Martin,Micklethwait

The Fourth Revolution - George R.R. Martin,Micklethwait In The Fourth Revolution, John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge ask: what is the state actually for? Their remarkable book describes the three great revolutions in its history, and the fourth which is happening now. In most of the states of the West, disillusion with government has become endemic. Gridlock in America; anger in much of Europe; cynicism in Britain; decreasing legitimacy everywhere. Most of us are resigned to the fact that ...

Friedrich - Norbert Wolf

Friedrich - Norbert Wolf The beauty of nature and man’s loneliness are dominant themes in the work of Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840). The artist often places a small human figure in a broad landscape, as in his famous paintings Monk by the Sea and The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog. For a long time the importance and influence of this great Romantic painter were underestimated. When he died, Friedrich had already been forgotten by his contemporaries and was only rediscovered in the early 20t...

The Prince - Niccoló Machiavelli

The Prince - Niccoló Machiavelli At the end of an industrious political career in conflict-riven Italy, the Florentine diplomat Niccol? Machiavelli composed his masterpiece The Prince, a classic study of power and politics, and a manual of ruthlessness for any ambitious ruler. Controversial in his own time, The Prince made Machiavelli’s name a byword for manipulative scheming, and had an impact on such major figures as Napoleon and Frederick the Great. It contains principles as true today as wh...

Moon Over Soho - Ben Aaronovitch

Moon Over Soho - Ben Aaronovitch Peter Grant is not just a lowly Detective Constable, he's also apprenticed to the last wizard in Britain: policing will never be the same again! I was my dad's vinyl-wallah: I changed his records while he lounged around drinking tea, and that's how I know my Argo from my Tempo. And it's why, when Dr Walid called me to the morgue to listen to a corpse, I recognised the tune it was playing. Something violently supernatural had happened to the victim, strong enough...

Oxford Bookworms Library New Edition 2 William Shakespeare with Audio CD Pack - J.Bassett

Oxford Bookworms Library New Edition 2 William Shakespeare with Audio CD Pack - J.Bassett William Shakespeare. Born April 1564, at Stratford-upon-Avon. Died April 1616. Married Anne Hathaway: two daughters, one son. Actor, poet, famous playwright. Wrote nearly forty plays. But what was he like as a man? What did he think about when he rode into London for the first time ...or when he was writing his plays Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet ...or when his only son died? We know the facts of his li...

Shantaram

Shantaram * A publishing sensation: a stunning novel based on the author's dramatic and extraordinary true story of life on the run in the Bombay underworld * 'A literary masterpiece ... it has the grit and pace of a thriller' DAILY TELEGRAPH A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld. 'In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison t...

Russians: The People Behind the Power - Gregory Feifer

Russians: The People Behind the Power - Gregory Feifer From former NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer comes an incisive portrait that draws on vivid personal stories to portray the forces that have shaped the Russian character for centuries-and continue to do so today. RUSSIANS explores the seeming paradoxes of life in Russia by unraveling the nature of its people: what is it in their history, their desires, and their conception of themselves that makes them baffling to the West? Using the...

Roboteer - Lamb Alex

Roboteer - Lamb Alex A fast-paced, gritty, space-opera based on cutting edge science, perfect for fans of Peter F Hamilton and Alastair ReynoldsThe starship Ariel is on a mission of the utmost secrecy, upon which the fate of thousands of lives depend. Though the ship is a mile long, its six crew are crammed into a space barely large enough for them to stand. Five are officers, geniuses in their field. The other is Will Kuno-Monet, the man responsible for single-handedly running a ship comprised...

Leonhart Fuchs: The New Herbal of 1543 - Dressendörfer

Leonhart Fuchs: The New Herbal of 1543 - Dressendörfer Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566,) was a founding father of modern botany, honored to this day in the vivid flower, and corresponding color, Fuchsia. In 1543, Fuchs combined his masterful botanical knowledge with groundbreaking medical research in his New Herbal, a catalog of some 500 types of plants and their healing properties. While a dependable scientific reference, The New Herbal won fame above all with the detail and quality of its illustrat...

Bettina Rheims (new ed.) - Rheims

Bettina Rheims (new ed.) - Rheims Bettina Rheims assembles more than 300 of her favorite pictures from the past 35 years. Shooting anonymous subjects and global icons like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, Rheims has pushed at the breaking point between beauty and imperfection. This unique personal record of a defiant career that has shaken up iconography brings together renowned series like Chambre Close, Héroïnes, and Rose, c’est Paris. Since her first photographs in the late ’70s, Bettina Rheims...

Revolution : A History of England Volume IV - Peter Ackroyd

Revolution : A History of England Volume IV - Peter Ackroyd Revolution, the fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of England begins in 1688 with a revolution and ends in 1815 with a famous victory. In it, Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III, and England was - again - at war with France, a war that would end with...

Last Of the Giants - Wall Mick

Last Of the Giants - Wall Mick INCLUDES BRAND NEW CHAPTER COVERING GUNS N' ROSES EPIC WORLD TOURMany millions of words have already been written about Guns N' Roses, the old line-up, the new line-up. But none of them have ever really gotten to the truth. Which is this: Guns N' Roses has always been a band out of time, the Last of the Giants. They are what every rock band since the Rolling Stones has tried and nearly always failed to be: dangerous. At a time when smiling, MTV-friendly,...

Steve McCurry. Afghanistan - Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry. Afghanistan - Steve McCurry Afghanistan is a country overwhelmed by tribal rivalries, colonial wars, and geo-political conflict. The Afghans have always called their mountains “the land of rebellion.” Yet born of such chaos, such entrenched conflict, are these most breathtaking and beautiful of images. The distinguished American photographer Steve McCurry has traveled to Afghanistan regularly for more than 40 years: he is one of the most accomplished photographers to work in the ...

The Mercurial Emperor : The Magic Circle of Rudolf II in Renaissance Prague - Peter Marshall

The Mercurial Emperor : The Magic Circle of Rudolf II in Renaissance Prague - Peter Marshall First published under the title "The Theatre of the World", this is a captivating portrait of the crucible of magic, science and religion at the court of the doomed dreamer Rudolf II in Renaissance Prague. In the late 16th century the greatest philosophers, alchemists, astronomers, painters, and mathematicians of the day flocked to Prague to work under the patronage of the Holy Roman Emperor. "The Mercu...

New Deal Photography. USA 1935–1943 - Peter Walther

New Deal Photography. USA 1935–1943 - Peter Walther Amid the ravages of the Great Depression, the United States Farm Security Administration (FSA) was first founded in 1935 to address the country’s rural poverty. Its efforts focused on improving the lives of sharecroppers, tenants, and very poor landowning farmers, with resettlement and collectivization programs, as well as modernized farming methods. In a parallel documentation program, the FSA hired a number of photographers and writers to re...

Bourgery. Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery (new ed.) - Henri Sick,Jean-Marie Le Minor

Bourgery. Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery (new ed.) - Henri Sick,Jean-Marie Le Minor Discover one of the most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated anatomical treatises ever published. The product of more than two decades of dedication, and spanning descriptive, surgical, microscopic, and general anatomy, as well as embryology, The Atlas of Anatomy marks to this day a major achievement in medical history, and a breathtaking insight into the workings and wonder of the human body. We owe a...

The Woman Who Stole My Life - Marian Keyesová

The Woman Who Stole My Life - Marian Keyesová International bestselling author Marian Keyes is bringing you another masterfully told story full of wit and charm. 'Name: Stella Sweeney. Height: average. Recent life events: dramatic.' One day, sitting in traffic, married Dublin mum Stella Sweeney attempts a good deed. The resulting car crash changes her life. For she meets a man who wants her telephone number (for the insurance, it turns out). That's okay. She doesn't really like him much anyway ...

Eagle in Exile - Smale Alan

Eagle in Exile - Smale Alan Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Steve Berry, Naomi Novik, and Harry Turtledove, Alan Smale s gripping alternate history series imagines a world in which the Roman Empire has survived long enough to invade North America in 1218. Now the stunning story carries hero Gaius Marcellinus deeper into the culture of an extraordinary people whose humanity, bravery, love, and ingenuity forever change his life and destiny. In A.D. 1218, Praetor Gaius Marcellinus ...

The Hundred-Foot Journey - Morais Richard. C.

The Hundred-Foot Journey - Morais Richard. C. Now a major motion picture starring Helen Mirren, directed by Lasse Hallström and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Juliet Blake, Dreamworks and Participant Media The Hundred-Foot Journey is the story of Hassan Haji, a boy from Mumbai who embarks, along with his boisterous family, on a picaresque journey first to London and then across Europe, before they ultimately open a restaurant opposite a famous chef, Madame Mallory, in the remote...

Sebastiao Salgado. Exodus - Sebastiao Salgado

Sebastiao Salgado. Exodus - Sebastiao Salgado It has been almost a generation since Sebasti?o Salgado first published Exodus but the story it tells, of fraught human movement around the globe, has changed little in 16 years. The push and pull factors may shift, the nexus of conflict relocates from Rwanda to Syria, but the people who leave their homes tell the same tale: deprivation, hardship, and glimmers of hope, plotted along a journey of great psychological, as well as physical, toil. Salgad...

The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness - Arundhati Roy

The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness - Arundhati Roy THE SUNDAY TIMES #1 BESTSELLER and THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'Magnificent - unlike anything I've read in years. An absolutely dazzling, original, and ultimately profound novel... A masterpiece. Very few writers can write with such intense and yet precise emotional intelligence. Arundhati Roy is properly special. We should be grateful to have her among us.' Mirza Waheed, author of The Book of Gold Leaves'Roy's second novel proves as remark...