Definitive biography of one of the most significant journalists of the twentieth century. Reporting from such varied locations as postcolonial Africa, revolutionary Iran, the military dictatorships of Latin America and Soviet Russia, the Polish journalist and writer Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski was one of... More Info
Now in its 12th year, the Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa's leading literary prize and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere. This collection brings together the five stories shortlisted for 2011, along with stories written... More Info
Documents the scientific explorations of Antarctica, examining its unique climate, natural environment, and native life forms, and discusses how these studies can affect research in climate change, microbiology, and life on other planets.
Getting out of hell is just the beginning What do you do after you've escaped Hell, gone back, uncovered the true nature of God, and then managed to become the new Lucifer? Well, if you're James Stark, you have to figure out how to run Hell while also trying to get back out of it . . . again. Plus... More Info
A cautionary investigative exposé into some of the controversial ways the Catholic Church uses its considerable wealth traces the journey of money collected by some of the U.S.'s poorest parishes, revealing the considerable measures taken to conceal Vatican resource allocation. 50,000 first... More Info
Herschel Island is a remarkable place. For hundreds of years, it sustained aboriginal people who lived off the sea, and its shelter provided a base for the western Arctic whaling fleet in the 1890s. It was named by John Franklin during a voyage to establish sovereignty over arctic North America,... More Info
This volume collects and translates--most for the first time--the nine volumes of poetry published by Edouard Glissant, a poet, novelist, and critic increasingly recognized as one of the great writers of the twentieth century. The poems bring to life what Glissant calls "an archipelago-like... More Info
The astrophysicist director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, as well as the host of the re-launched series Cosmos discusses the future of space travel and the importance of its exploration for the United States' economy, security and morale. 30,000 first printing.
A highly accessible introduction to the philosophy of chance, primarily for students and researchers in philosophy, but also for readers interested in the conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics and thermodynamics. Develops a sceptical view which challenges realist accounts of chance.
Essays by the author of Cobra and Maitreya exploring literature, painting, simulation in animals and humans as well as the ideas of Barthes, Derrida, and Kristeva. "An important document in the history of Latin American literary criticism". -- Alfred MacAdam, Review.
Selected essays from the rich and complex collection of Edouard Glissant, one of the most prominent writers and intellectuals of the Caribbean, examine the psychological, sociological, and philosophical implications of cultural dependency.
The most comprehensive book on Microsoft's new ASP.NET 4, ASP.NET 4 Unleashedcovers all facets of ASP.NET development. Led by Microsoft ASP.NET program manager Stephen Walther, an expert author team thoroughly covers the entire platform. The authors first introduce the ASP.NET Framework's basic... More Info
UFO Sightings and abductions by aliens were the beginning, the tip of the iceberg. Dolores Cannon's work in hypnosis has taken the study beyond abduction. This accumulation of twelve years of cases includes: * Cases of missing time * Spacecraft from other dimensions and planes of existence *... More Info
David Icke marks his 20th year of uncovering astounding secrets and suppressed information with the publication of his most amazing book yet. He takes the manipulation of the human race and the nature of reality to still new levels of understanding and he calls for humanity to rise from its knees... More Info
The political philosopher and author of the best-selling Justice shares a revisionist view of what he believes should be the roles of markets and money in a democratic society, assessing the moral limits of markets in private life and how the market economy has encroached on private and societal... More Info
"What is art worth? How can a work by Pablo Picasso be sold for more than $100,000,000? This fascinating book explains the market for art--and art's value for all of us. In straightforward prose that doesn't mystify art or deny its special allure, prominent art dealer and market expert Michael... More Info
SET YOUR GOALS HIGH...THEN EXCEED THEM! Millions of people throughout the world have improved their lives using The Magic of Thinking Big. Dr. David J. Schwartz, long regarded as one of the foremost experts on motivation, will help you sell better, manage better, earn more money, and -- most... More Info
Participation is viewed generally as a positive activity, certainly in the context of democratic societies. Although still contested in some quarters, the idea of stakeholder participation in evaluation is now widely accepted within the evaluation community. Yet the meanings, even the purposes, of... More Info
Temperament is the single most pervasive aspect of us and our fellow human beings. We notice it; we gossip about it; we make judgments based on it; we unconsciously shape our lives around it. In The Temperamental Thread, developmental psychologist Jerome Kagan draws on decades of research to... More Info
In 1877, the American Humane Society was formed as the national organization for animal and child protection. Thirty years later, there were 354 anticruelty organizations chartered in the United States, nearly 200 of which were similarly invested in the welfare of both humans and animals. In The... More Info
A book like no other, Paul Fournel’s Need for the Bike conducts readers into a very personal world of communication and connection whose center is the bicycle, and where all people and things pass by way of the bike. In compact and suggestive prose, Fournel conveys the experience of... More Info
"Strasberg's Method As Taught by Lorrie Hull: A Practical Guide for Actors, Teachers and Directors. Foreword by Susan Strasberg The book starts with the historical background, then the chapters move on to a detailed description of actor training and direct"
A companion to the inspirational business book "Think and Grow Rich" offers an expansion of the principles outlined in the original volume, including mental exercises and self-analysis techniques
David Abram’s first book, The Spell of the Sensuous, hailed as “revolutionary” by the Los Angeles Times, as “daring” and “truly original” by Science, has become a classic of environmental literature. Now he returns with a startling exploration of our human entanglement with the rest... More Info
The one book your bank REALLY does not want you to read. More than ever before, Canadians are frightened and stressed out about their retirement and financial future. With the mortgage, car payments and credit card bills, there never seems to be enough to pay the current bills let alone save... More Info
As Grace hides the vast depth of her love for Sam from her parents and Sam struggles to release his werewolf past and claim a human future, a new wolf named Cole wins Isabel's heart but his own past threatens to destroy the whole pack.
Since Socrates and his circle first tried to frame the Just City in words, discussion of a perfect communal life--a life of justice, reflection, and mutual respect--has had to come to terms with the distance between that idea and reality. Measuring this distance step by practical step is the... More Info
A psychologist with a reputation for penetrating to the heart of complex parenting issues joins forces with a physician and bestselling author to tackle one of the most disturbing and misunderstood trends of our time -- peers replacing parents in the lives of our children. Dr. Neufeld has dubbed... More Info
This volume outlines the assumptions and beliefs that distinguish the concept of the reflective teacher from the view of the teacher as passive and a mere technician -- a view that teacher education programs and schools have historically promoted. The authors demonstrate how various conceptions of... More Info
"Ellis has written a very honest and brave book about a ghastly human experience which has, one learns, much less to do with the primordial past than about the future."--Ecclesiastical History"Outstanding. . . . A fascinating and profound exploration of what Ellis sees as Liberians' deep spiritual... More Info
The groundbreaking book that identifies the real culprit behind one of the great economic crimes of our time-the growing inequality of incomes between the vast majority of Americans and the richest of the rich.
This manual instructs the reader how to build his own quality bicycle frame using a $35 torch and other inexpensive tools. The new Expanded Second Edition includes a detailed step-by-step frame building walkthrough, a review of bicycle design using both qualitative and quantitative methods, and an... More Info
When a car of inebriated guests from Carmen's wedding hits and kills a girl on a country road, Carmen and the people involved in the accident connect, disconnect and reconnect throughout 25 subsequent years of marriage, parenthood, holidays and tragedies. By the award-winning author of Aquamarine.... More Info
A founding editor of Kwani? and winner of the Caine Prize traces the story of his middle-class youth in Kenya, marked by his mother's religious period, family trips and his love of reading before a writing award compelled his literary career. 15,000 first printing.