NEW EDITION, 2016 copyright. Revised and updated with 200 newly added words across a variety of fields including technology, social media, science, health and popular culture. Focuses on the needs of students in grades 6-8, ages 11-14, and provides advanced dictionary features to help them read, write and speak more effectively.New words include: blog, cloud computing, copernicium, derecho, fair trade, fracking, geocaching, hashtag, hot spot, mash-up, microblogging, selfie, social media, STEM, tablet and tweet. * Includes nearly 70,000 entries * More than 22,000 usage examples to help clarify and expand understanding* More than 1,000 illustrations* Abundant word history paragraphs and synonym paragraphs * A section on Biographical Names and Geographical Names.* A Handbook of Style gives direction on the proper use of punctuation including how and when to use the apostrophe, colon, comma, dash, Ellipsis, exclamation point, hyphen, semicolon and more.
Standard Catalog of World Coins 1701-1800
With prices for classic coins driving collecting activity around the world, continued fluctuation of the precious metal market, and greater than ever availability of coins, collectors are in need of a book with the information to make informed buying and selling decisions."Standard Catalog of[registered] World Coins - 1701-1800" offers the only complete listing of coinage from every nation existing during the 18th century, with up-to-date pricing in up to five grades of condition.
The Cat Expert
Here is the purr-fect guide for anyone considering bringing a cat into the house. With colorful images and a clear question-and-answer format, it covers all the basics for prospective owners: how to choose the right kitty, where to find him, what items the cat will need when he comes home, and how to keep him happy and healthy. Feeding, grooming, playing, physical characteristics, and of course the litterbox all receive attention, as does reproduction, illnesses, and behavioral issues. Quizzes, informative sidebars, and a guide to the different breeds complete this wonderful cat-alogue.
The Son Of A Duck Is A Floater: Illustrated Book Of Arab Proverbs
To understand the people acquaint yourself with their proverbs runs an Arab adage. This is the first book in a series of popular wisdom texts, humorously illustrated, which parallel age-old Arabic adages with age-old English adages. Each book in the series contains over 100 proverbs from all over the Arab world."
Where to Wear New York: Fashion Shopping Guide
Slick, cool and unforgettable, New York City does fashion with sophistication. Confidence is not lacking in this 'city that never sleeps', so don't miss out - especially on a chance to shop. Our New York guide, the first of the series, is as up to date as ever with shopping tips. Whether you're heading to Madison Avenue or over to SoHo you'll discover something new in this shopper's bible.
Final Fantasy Type-0 Hd: Prima Official Game Guide (Prima Official Game Guides)
Bonus Lithograph: Includes a lithograph of the characters Machina and Rem that is printed on high quality textured paper. Find it All: The detailed walkthrough ensures 100% completion of the first, second and even third time through the game. Labeled maps and step-by-step instructions show the optimal path and points of interest in each are Master Class Zero: With over a dozen unique party members at your disposal, we show you the best way to play each one to their full potential. Know Your Enemy: Our detailed bestiary will show you complete details on each enemy you will encounter, including stats, resistances and much more. FREE eGuide- Includes a code to access the mobile-friendly eGuide, a digital version of the full strategy guide optimized for a second screen experience. These limited edition guides will only be printed once. When they are sold out, they will be gone forever!
Windows 8 Tablet
A visual guide to all the features of the new Windows 8 Tablet This must-have resource features visually rich, step-by-step instructions that show you how to get the most enjoyment from your Windows 8 tablet. Learn about the exciting new Metro UI, optimized specifically for touch devices. The most popular and commonly used apps and functions are covered too, along with the basics of syncing with a network, setting up e-mail, watching videos, listening to music, and common productivity tasks. This book provides all the guidance needed to enjoy all the best the new Windows 8 tablets have to offer. Includes information on Microsoft's Windows 8 and the new Metro UI in a clear and easy-to-navigate visual manner Contains over 125 Windows tablet tasks, illustrated with full-color screenshots Offers clear, step-by-step instructions Consistent placement of information makes learning fast and efficient Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8 Tablet offers concise, step-by-step instruction that's perfe…
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and depend…
Jump and Other Short Stories
In sixteen new stories ranging from the dynamics of family life to the worldwide confusion of human values, Nadine Gordimer gives us access to many lives in places as far apart as suburban London, Mozambique, a mythical island, and South Africa. In "Some Are Born to Sweet Delight, " a girl's innocent love for an enigmatic foreign lodger in her parents' home leads her to involve others in a tragedy of international terrorism. "The Moment Before the Gun Went Off" reveals the strange mystery behind an accident in which a white farmer has killed a black boy. "Once Upon a Time" is a horrifying fairy tale about a child raised in a society founded on fear.
One of the most influential and imaginative writers of the past twenty years turns his attention to London - with dazzling results. Cayce Pollard owes her living to her pathological sensitivity to logos. In London to consult for the world's coolest ad agency, she finds herself catapulted, via her addiction to a mysterious body of fragmentary film footage, uploaded to the Web by a shadowy auteur, into a global quest for this unknown "garage Kubrick". Cayce becomes involved with an eccentric hacker, a vengeful ad executive, a defrocked mathematician, a Tokyo Otaku-coven known as Eye of the Dragon and, eventually, the elusive "Kubrick" himself. William Gibson's new novel is about the eternal mystery of London, the coolest sneakers in the world, and life in (the former) USSR.
Featuring John Clark, the ex-Navy SEAL known from several of Clancy's novels, this is Tom Clancy's new and most extraordinary novel. John Clark is the man who conducts the secret missions President Ryan can have no part of. Whether hunting warlords in Japan or Columbian druglords, Clark is efficient and deadly but even he has ghosts in his past, demons that must be exorcised. And none worse than the peril he must face in Rainbow Six: a group of terrorists the world has never encountered before, a band of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life as we know it. It is Tom Clancy's most shocking story ever - closer to reality than any government would care to admit.
New Thinking for the New Millennium (Penguin Psychology)
The last millennium has not been a great success. We have advanced in science and technology, but not much in human behaviour. Is it possible that this has been due to poor thinking? Edward de Bono maintains that the thinking of the last millennium has been concerned with what is. This is the thinking of analysis, criticism and argument. What we have not sufficiently developed is the thinking concerned with what can be. This is thinking that is creative and constructive, and which seeks to solve conflicts and problems by designing a way forward. The emphasis of his proposed new thinking is on design and not judgement.
Leviathan (English Library)
"During the time men live without a common Power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called Warre" Written during the turmoil of the English Civil War, Leviathan is an ambitious and highly original work of political philosophy. Claiming that man's essential nature is competitive and selfish, Hobbes formulates the case for a powerful sovereign-or "Leviathan"-to enforce peace and the law, substituting security for the anarchic freedom he believed human beings would otherwise experience. This worldview shocked many of Hobbes's contemporaries, and his work was publicly burnt for sedition and blasphemy when it was first published. But in his rejection of Aristotle's view of man as a naturally social being, and in his painstaking analysis of the ways in which society can and should function, Hobbes opened up a whole new world of political science. Based on the original 1651 text, this edition incorporates Hobbes's own corrections, while also retaining the original sp…
How to Build a Time Machine
Inspired at an impressionable age by the work of science fiction writers H.G.Wells and Arthur C Clarke, Paul Davies has thought long and hard about ways to travel in time. Here, the best-selling popular science writer finally reveals how it can be done - without breaking the laws of physics and without causing any earth-shattering paradoxes. Since time is money, time travel is a costly business. But with the help of a handy black hole, or better a wormhole, and a bit of luck, Davies' guide illustrates how this new mode of travel could yet be a viable option. 'An entertaining tour around a fascinating topic, conducted by a world-class physicist' - "Sunday Telegraph".
Archimedes Effect (Tom Clancy's Net Force)
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Bomb, Book And Compass: Joseph Needham And The Great Secrets Of China
Bomb, Book And Compass: Joseph Needham And The Great Secrets Of China
The Spanish Game
Charles Cumming's third novel, The Spanish Game (2006), marks the return of anti-hero Alec Milius, who becomes involved in a plot by the paramilitary Basque nationalist organization ETA to bring down the Spanish government. The Spanish Game was described by The Times as one of the six finest spy novels of all time, alongside Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Funeral in Berlin and The Scarlet Pimpernel.
The Defrosting of Charlotte Small
Single mother Charlotte Small's life is falling apart...After flattening a friend's dog, carelessly losing not one job but three, and waving her daughter off to spend Christmas overseas, Charlotte hits the wall. Years of suppressed heartbreak and disappointment overwhelm her and the fine thread of sanity finally snaps. Consequently, having thrown the entire contents of her house onto the street, she's found by the police, lying on her back under a Christmas tree with an empty bottle of Port and a half-eaten lump of Stilton. Charlotte needs to claw her way back from the brink and start again. But can she build a bigger, brighter, and better existence this time around? "The Defrosting of Charlotte Small" is wonderfully observed and genuinely funny, mining the glorious seam of black humour that is fast becoming Annabel Giles' trademark.
Great Ideas Civilization and Its Discontents (Penguin Great Ideas)
Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are.
Skeleton Coast: A Novel from the Oregon Files (Oregon Files 4)
Skeleton Coast is Clive Cussler's fourth Oregon Files adventure, featuring captain Juan Cabrillo. 1896: HMS Rove vanishes in a shocking storm off the African coast. Aboard is a fortune in stolen diamonds... Present day: Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the covert super-ship Oregon have just escaped a double-cross on the Congo River when they come to the aid of Sloane Macintyre - looking for some long lost treasure. Sloane's story is strange and when Juan checks it out, he finds that there's much more than just diamonds at stake on the African coast. A deranged militant and his followers plan to unleash a devastating power that will kill millions and cause worldwide havoc. Soon the Oregon is steaming to the rescue - but some forces are so extreme that even a hero like Juan Cabrillo thinks twice before getting involved... The number-one bestseller Clive Cussler, author of the thrilling Dirk Pitt novels Crescent Dawn andAtlantis Found, and co-author Jack Du Brul tell a gripping story of trea…
On the Nature of War (Penguin Great Ideas)
Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Marisha Pessl's Special Topics in Calamity Physics is an unforgettable debut novel that combines the storytelling gifts of Donna Tartt and the suspense of Alfred Hitchcock: a darkly hilarious coming-of-age tale and a richly plotted suspense story, told with dazzling intelligence and wit. 'I wrote this account one year after I'd found Hannah Dead. I thought I'd managed to erase all traces of that night within myself. But I was wrong. Every night when I tried to sleep, I'd close my eyes and see her again, exactly as I found her, hanging from a pine tree by an orange electrical cord, her neck twisted like a tulip stem, her eyes seeing nothing. Or else that was the problem. They'd seen everything.' Special Topics in Calamity Physics is a mesmerizing debut. As teenager Blue van Meer tells her story we are hurled into a dizzying world of murder and butterflies, womanizing and wandering, American McCulture, The Western Canon, political radicalism and juvenile crushisms. Structured around a sy…
Juan Cabrillo and his motley crew aboard the spy ship Oregon have made a very dangerous living from working for high-powered Western interests. But their newest clients have come from the east to ask for Cabrillo's special brand of assistance. They are Japanese shipping magnates, and their fortunes are being threatened by brutal pirates trolling the waters of Southeast Asia. Normally, such attacks on the high seas are limited to smaller ships and foreign-owned yachts - now, however, giant commercial freighters are disappearing. But when the Oregon confronts the enemy, he learns that the pirates' are hiding a deadly international conspiracy - a scheme of death and slavery that Juan Cabrillo is going to blow out of the water...
Imperial Ambitions: Conversations with Noam Chomsky on the Post 9/11 World
"Timely, urgent, and powerfully elucidating, this important volume of previously unpublished interviews conducted by award-winning radio journalist David Barsamian features Noam Chomsky discussing America's policies in an increasingly unstable world. With his famous insight, lucidity, and redoubtable grasp of history, Chomsky offers his views on the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the doctrine of ""preemptive"" strikes against so-called rogue states, and the prospects of the second Bush administration, warning of the growing threat to international peace posed by the U.S. drive for domination. In his inimitable style, Chomsky also dissects the propaganda system that fabricates a mythic past and airbrushes inconvenient facts out of history. Barsamian, recipient of the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, has conducted more interviews and radio broadcasts with Chomsky than has any other journalist. Enriched by their unique rapport, Imperial Ambitions explores topics C…
The Penguin Pocket Italian Dictionary (Dictionary, Penguin)
This handy dictionary is the ideal reference book for anyone who wants to improve their Italian. With more than 38,000 entries, including easy-to-use pronunciation guides and lists of irregular verbs in both languages, The Penguin Pocket Italian Dictionary is the essential Italian- English, English-Italian guide for people on the go.
Treasure of Khan
From the frigid lakes of Siberia to the hot wastes of the Gobi desert, Dirk Pitt is on the trail of fabled treasure ...Rescuing an oil survey team from a freak wave on Russia's Lake Baikal is all in a day's work for adventurers Dirk Pitt and partner Al Giordino. Yet when their ship is sabotaged and the survey team vanishes, Pitt is forced to get to the bottom of a mystery with far-reaching consequences. Soon he's on his way to Mongolia. There, a powerful and ruthless business tycoon holding an astonishing secret about Genghis Khan is hoping to emulate the legend's greatest conquests - but on a global scale! With the legacy of Khan and the lost treasures of Xanadu as the prize and the future security of the world at stake, Dirk Pitt for one isn't going to stand idly by...
Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science
In Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science, Jim al-Khalili celebrates the forgotten pioneers who helped shape our understanding of the world. For over 700 years the international language of science was Arabic. Surveying the golden age of Arabic science, Jim Al-Khalili reintroduces such figures as the Iraqi physicist Ibn al-Haytham, who practised the modern scientific method over half a century before Bacon; al-Khwarizmi, the greatest mathematician of the medieval world; and Abu Rayhan al-Biruni, a Persian polymath to rival Leonardo da Vinci. 'Jim Al-Khalili has a passion for bringing to a wider audience not just the facts of science but its history ... Just as the legacy of Copernicus and Darwin belongs to all of us, so does that of Ibn Sina and Ibn al-Haytham' Independent 'He has brought a great story out of the shadows' Literary Review 'His command of Arabic and mathematical physics invests his story with sympathy as well as authority' Guardian 'A fascinating and user-friendly…
Medusa: A Novel of the Numa Files
Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date :2011-1-1 Pages: 517 Publisher: Penguin In the Micronesian Islands. a top-secret US undersea labvanishes ... At the same time. off Bermuda. a bathysphere operatedby NUMA and overseen by Kurt Austin is attacked . and becomesstranded half a mile below the surface Only quick thinking andbold action will save the crew - which includes the head of acertain. now-missing undersea lab -. from a watery grave Austin isconvinced both events are connected. and he puts NUMA on the case.Soon hes uncovering some hideous medical experiments and evidenceof a terrifying virus that could be used to create a worldwidepandemic. Behind it all lies an ambitious Chinese criminalorganization prepared to commit mass murder to achieve its ends.Now Austin must put his life on the line in order that millionswill be saved from death
â€˜A most extraordinary parable about mankind â€¦ quite unlike anything else I have ever readâ€™ Sunday Express. 'I live on Brazzaville Beach ... I am here because two sets of strange and extraordinary events happened to me ... One in England, first, and then one in Africa.â€™ On Brazzaville Beach, on the edge of Africa, Hope Clearwater examines the complex circumstances that brought her there. Sifting the details for evidence of her own innocence or guilt, she tells her engrossing story with a blunt and beguiling honesty that not only intrigues and disturbs but is also completely enthralling.