May 2013 (32)

Surprising Stuff About Humans

ISBN: 9780473238957

Author: Ralph Brown    Publisher: Media Associates

How much do you really know about human behaviour and emotions?
Love, lust and romance; working together; men and women; persuasion; truth and lies; our e...


How much do you really know about human behaviour and emotions?
Love, lust and romance; working together; men and women; persuasion; truth and lies; our emotions; our amazing brains; how rational are we?; weird stuff.

Try these questions on your colleagues, friends and family:
Is it true that women talk more than men?
How can you encourage more creaativity in your office?
Can you make your baby more intelligent by playing Mozart?
It's your first date. Should you talk about movies or travel?
What's the best way to hear your cellphone at a noisy party?
Would a woman or a man be more likely to comply with a sign, 'Please wash hands'?
... and many more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 120


Dimensions: 144 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2013


$24.99
The McIlrath Letters

ISBN: 9780956429308

Author: David McIlrath    Publisher: Killyleagh Branch Of The North Of Ireland Family History Society

Here is a series of sixty-four letters, carefully preserved by Mary McIlrath in Killinchy, Co. Down, N. Ireland.

They detail the progress of Mary’...


Here is a series of sixty-four letters, carefully preserved by Mary McIlrath in Killinchy, Co. Down, N. Ireland.

They detail the progress of Mary’s great uncles, the two McIlrath brothers who emigrated in 1860 to New Zealand, and describe their work and achievements over fifty-five years. Historically and genealogically valuable are the frequent references to other emigrants from Killinchy and surrounding district whom they frequently met there. The news, messages and greetings included in the letters of the McIlrath brothers were sure to have been read and circulated to relatives, friends and neighbours, drawing that community at home closer together as well as closer to the one on the other side of the world. Re-reading these letters today, with their deeply personal style and content, it is easy to imagine that our ancestors are writing to us from the past.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 143


Dimensions: 210 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2009


Tags: May 2013   Biography   History   New Zealand
$35.00
Yousaf Karsh Stern Fotografie No.71

ISBN: 9783652001557

Author: Yousaf Karsh    Publisher: TeNeues

Yousuf Karsh (1908–2002) made some of the most iconic photography of his age. His wry portrait of Winston Churchill lingers in the mind’s eye like few other...


Yousuf Karsh (1908–2002) made some of the most iconic photography of his age. His wry portrait of Winston Churchill lingers in the mind’s eye like few others. Though prolific, for him there could be no shortcuts. His probing images reveal deeper truths, as he once stated, “Within every man and woman a secret is hidden.” He was an artist unafraid to boldly feature negative space. Aesthetically precise, his style makes deft use of studio lights and enveloping, inky tones. Karsh’s stylized compositions captured everyone from Sophia Loren to Bernard Shaw to Fidel Castro, making the Armenian-born photographer who fled to Syria and Canada in his youth, into a powerful photographic master.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 270 x 360 mm


Publication Date: 27-03-2013


$65.00 $32.50
The eBike Book

ISBN: 9783832797010

Publisher: TeNeues

Following on the success of The Bike Book, this volume takes us inside all aspects of this growing phenomenon—from smart technology and advanced design to the...


Following on the success of The Bike Book, this volume takes us inside all aspects of this growing phenomenon—from smart technology and advanced design to the top visual trends. With power, distance, and speed, these handy vehicles will soon change urban mobility forever. Far less expensive and polluting than even the smallest e-car, e-bikes can be suitable for a variety of lifestyles, such as for difficult hilly terrains or long distance riding. And just like traditional sport and urban bikes, they can also come in folding options for convenience and luxury versions for stylish comfort.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 27-05-2013


$115.00 $69.99
Le Tour de France

ISBN: 9781849535076

Author: Ray Hamilton    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The Tour de France is one of the most prestigious and physically challenging sporting events in the world and is the jewel in professional cycling’s crown.

The Tour de France is one of the most prestigious and physically challenging sporting events in the world and is the jewel in professional cycling’s crown.
This pocket-sized miscellany is packed with the Tour’s most memorable moments, with curious facts, amazing anecdotes and intriguing statistics from over a century of unforgettable racing.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 110 x 176 mm


Publication Date: 06-05-2013


$27.99 $9.99
The Mad Toy

ISBN: 9781843914655

Author: Roberto Arlt    Publisher: Hesperus Press

First published in 1920, The Mad Toy is set in Buenos Aires in the early twentieth century. Feeling the alienation of youth, Silvio Astier’s gang tours neighb...


First published in 1920, The Mad Toy is set in Buenos Aires in the early twentieth century. Feeling the alienation of youth, Silvio Astier’s gang tours neighbourhoods, inflicting waves of petty crime, stealing from homes and shops until the police are forced to intervene. Drifting then from one career and subsequent crime to another, Silvio’s main difficulty is his own intelligence, with which he grapples.

Writing in the language of the streets and basing his writings in part on his own experience, with his characters wandering in a modern world, Arlt creates a book that combines realism, humour and anger with detective story.
Trailblazing for Boom writers who were to follow him such as Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende, Roberto Arlt is rated as one of the greatest Argentinean writers. Although astronomically famous in South America, Roberto Arlt’s name is still relatively unknown in Anglophone circles, but the rising wave of appreciation of South American literature is bringing him to the fore.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Publication Date: 26-05-2013


Tags: May 2013   Classics
$24.99
American Short Story Masterpieces

ISBN: 9780486499130

Publisher: Dover Publications

As variegated as the American experience itself, this original treasury reflects the vibrant role of the short story in our national literature. Fourteen outsta...


As variegated as the American experience itself, this original treasury reflects the vibrant role of the short story in our national literature. Fourteen outstanding tales by famous American authors unfold in settings ranging from the decaying family mansion of Edgar Allan Poe's dark psychological thriller, "The Fall of the House of Usher," to the bustling modern apartment building of John Cheever's domestic drama, "The Enormous Radio." Moods and attitudes shift from the simmering menace of a lynch mob in William Faulkner's "Dry September" to the gentle optimism of an elderly couple in Ring Lardner's "The Golden Honeymoon."
Other stories include "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter's "He," "A Wagner Matinee," by Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," and "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane. Additional contributors include Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Henry James, Edith Wharton, and O. Henry. An affordable resource for classroom use, this anthology is also a fine companion for all who appreciate well-crafted tales.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 130 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2013


$7.99
She

ISBN: 9781843913962

Author: H. Rider Haggard    Publisher: Hesperus Press

Beware She-who-must-be-obeyed…
Upon his father’s death, Leo Vincey is left in the care of his father’s confidant Professor Horace Holly with one par...


Beware She-who-must-be-obeyed…
Upon his father’s death, Leo Vincey is left in the care of his father’s confidant Professor Horace Holly with one parting gift – a strange casket that he is to open on his twenty-fifth birthday. The years pass and when the day arrives to open it, Leo and Horace discover the ancient and mysterious ‘Sherd of Amenartas’ the history of Leo’s ancestors. Following the instructions on the Sherd, they journey to Eastern Africa to uncover hidden family secrets.
Travelling across hazardous terrain, they make their way to the kingdom of Kôr, where She awaits them. Ayesha is She – the white Queen of the Amahagger. Eternally beautiful and fiercely cruel, she can cast her spell upon any man and ensnare him. But she is only after one. For two thousand years she has been waiting for the return of the man she once loved, a man she herself killed in a fit of jealous rage, and she believes that Leo Vincey is him…

First serialized in The Graphic magazine in 1886–87, She is one of the classics of imaginative literature, and with over 83 million copies sold in 44 different languages, is one of the best-selling books of all time.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Publication Date: 26-04-2013


Tags: May 2013   Classics
$24.99
Ayesha : The Return of She

ISBN: 9781843913979

Author: H. Rider Haggard    Publisher: Hesperus Press

The second book in the She sequence.
After witnessing Ayesha’s dramatic demise, Horace Holly and Leo Vincey have not given up their hope of seeing her a...


The second book in the She sequence.
After witnessing Ayesha’s dramatic demise, Horace Holly and Leo Vincey have not given up their hope of seeing her again, following her dying promise that she would return.
Sixteen years later and still haunted by her presence, they learn from a vision that She has been reincarnated and set off on a dangerous journey through unchartered lands, battling murderous tribes, overcoming avalanches and surmounting glaciers before finally arriving in the court of Kaloon.
Ruled by the evil Khan Rassen and his imperious wife, the Khania Atene, Kaloon is an uneasy, dangerous place and when Atene declares her love for Leo, disaster is soon on the cards, especially as Leo believes he has finally located Ayesha…

Brimming with drama, passion, revenge and adventure, Ayesha: The Return of She is a fitting sequel to the much-loved classic She and one that richly deserves a revival.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 260


Publication Date: 26-04-2013


Tags: May 2013   Classics
$24.99
She and Allan

ISBN: 9781843913986

Author: H. Rider Haggard    Publisher: Hesperus Press

Wanting to learn if he can communicate with deceased loved ones, adventurer Allan Quatermain seeks a meeting with the feared Zulu witch-doctor Zikali. Zikali te...


Wanting to learn if he can communicate with deceased loved ones, adventurer Allan Quatermain seeks a meeting with the feared Zulu witch-doctor Zikali. Zikali tells Allan he must seek out a great white sorceress who rules a hidden kingdom far to the north, and he charges Allan to take a message to her.
So begins Allan’s treacherous journey into unknown and dangerous country where he encounters wild animals and cannibals, narrowly escaping death. Upon reaching the lost kingdom of Kôr Allan is summoned to meet Ayesha who seeks Allan’s help. A rebel fraction lead by the dreaded Rezu is trying to overthrow Ayesha and she asks Allan to lead the army of Kôr into attack. He reluctantly agrees as only once he has completed his task will Ayesha teach him the terrifying trick to travel to the spiritual realm…

The third book in the She sequence, She and Allan draws together two of H. Rider Haggard’s most memorable characters and weaves a unique and dramatic narrative which grips and entertains.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Publication Date: 26-04-2013


Tags: May 2013   Classics
$24.99
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