Human Spaceflight

From Mars to the Stars
Author: Louis Friedman
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816531463
Category: Science
Page: 167
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"This book explores the future of human presence in space and the possibility of interstellar travel beyond Mars. Friedman offers viable, cost effective, and intriguing insights into current and future technologies that could expand humanity's concept of not only life on Earth but also life in space"--Provided by publisher.

1,000 Places to See Before You Die

Revised Second Edition
Author: Patricia Schultz
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761168710
Category: Travel
Page: 1216
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The world’s bestselling travel book is back in a more informative, more experiential, more budget-friendly full-color edition. A #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable— everywhere on earth.” And now the best is better. There are 600 full-color photographs. Over 200 entirely new entries, including visits to 28 countries like Lebanon, Croatia, Estonia, and Nicaragua, that were not in the original edition. There is an emphasis on experiences: an entry covers not just Positano or Ravello, but the full 30-mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast. Every entry from the original edition has been readdressed, rewritten, and made fuller, with more suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And throughout, the book is more budget-conscious, starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz, but also moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm. The world is calling. Time to answer.

Art Deco Design 2018


Author: THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART.
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781419725210
Category: Art calendars
Page: 24
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"From detailed depictions of luxurious boudoirs and sitting rooms to a cozy library and a radiant dining area, take a tour of thirteen glamorous interiors inspired by the Art Deco movement with this 12-month wall calendar. Featuring lush illustrations by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, ..."--Back cover.

Heart and Brain

An Awkward Yeti Collection
Author: The Awkward Yeti,Nick Seluk
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449474837
Category: Humor
Page: 144
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Boasting more than two million pageviews per month, TheAwkwardYeti.com has become a webcomic staple since its creation in 2012. In addition to tons of fan favorites, Heart and Brain contains more than 75 brand new comics that have never been seen online. From paying taxes and getting up for work to dancing with kittens and starting a band, readers everywhere will relate to the ongoing struggle between Heart and Brain.

Talk Italian Grammar


Author: Alwena Lamping
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1406676098
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 264
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Talk Italian Grammar is the ideal resource for anyone setting out to learn Italian, at home or in a class. Using the tried-and-tested principles of the bestselling Talk series, it demystifies grammar and guides you through the key structures of Italian in a way that’s really easy to follow, even if you have no experience at all of grammar and grammatical terminology. With its straightforward approach and attractive layout, Talk Italian Grammar promotes a real understanding of how Italian works and how it relates to English. It contains clear explanations and hundreds of useful examples, learning tips and strategies. Interesting practice activities reinforce the language patterns and help you remember what you've learned. Talk Italian Grammar can be used successfully alongside any learning materials, and is also the perfect companion for the bestselling Talk Italian and Talk Italian 2. 264-page book.

WTF

'Richly argued and brilliantly written' - FT
Author: Robert Peston
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 1473661323
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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A BBC Daily Politics Book of the Year 'Richly argued and brilliantly written... a deeply thoughtful analysis that should be mandatory reading for anyone seeking to understand where we have gone wrong.' Vernon Bogdanor, Financial Times 'Read the book, everyone. It's a superb analysis of the state we're in and what we can do about it. WTF?' Cole Moreton 'An unbuttoned and vitally even-handed analysis that takes in everything from the decline of social mobility to the tyranny of social media.' Metro 'Informed, personal, angry and funny: Peston lets rip in an immensely readable and thought-provoking book.' Eddie Mair 'Elegant analysis of long term forces driving our politics (inc some solutions). Also a moving tribute to his dad.' Paul Waugh, Huffington Post 'Robert Peston's WTF is a work of meticulous analysis that is also an inspiring, and often moving, manifesto for change. Beautifully-written, it is a manual for our times that everyone should read.' Matthew d'Ancona 'This gripping and persuasive account of the mess facing liberal democracy ends with some optimism that politicians will rise to the challenge of responding to the tide of hopelessness.' i newspaper 'This is a more radical, more passionate, swearier book than I would have expected from Peston - and the better for it... WTF is a great primer on how we ended up here. To escape this mess, we must first understand that.' London Evening Standard 'The chapters on Tony Blair's and Gordon Brown's approach to borrowing, the handling of the banking crash and the failure to address economic inequality in its aftermath are well worth bookmarking.' Guardian 'Essential reading.' Stylist As with his previous bestsellers, WHO RUNS BRITAIN? and HOW DO WE FIX THIS MESS?, in Robert Peston's new book WTF he draws on his years of experience as a political, economics and business journalist to show us what has gone bad and gives us a manifesto to put at least some of it right. Framed by two letters to his father (who died earlier this year) WTF is Robert Peston's highly personal account of what those who have ruled us for years got so badly wrong, and what we need to do to mend the terrible fractures in our society. With characteristic passion and clarity he looks at what must happen to prevent democracy being subverted by technocratic geniuses with the ability to manipulate social media, how and whether it is possible to make a success of leaving the EU, what the lessons should be of the appalling Grenfell Tower tragedy, whether robots can be stopped from taking our work, what can be done to staunch the widening gap between rich and poor, and how to raise living standards for all. WTF is a trenchant, often entertaining account of the recent past. It is also a call to action, giving hope to all of us who believe that taking back control is not only vital, but possible.

Atlas Obscura

An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
Author: Joshua Foer,Dylan Thuras,Ella Morton
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761169083
Category: Travel
Page: 470
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"Wonder meets wanderlust in an extraordinary new travel book. Created by the founders of AtlasObscura.com, the vibrant online destination and community with over 3 million visitors a month, Atlas Obscura is the bucket-list guide to over 700 of the most unusual, curious, bizarre, and mysterious places on earth" --

The Best Kept Secrets of Italy


Author: Gordon Kerr,Tamsin Pickeral
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780857753984
Category: Italy
Page: 192
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Each year a flood of visitors come to this decadant, elegant country, to enjoy the pleasures of ‘la dolce vita’. Italy has drawn travellers in search of culture and romance for many centuries. From the northern snow-capped peaks of the Alps and the idyllic hilltop villages of the renowned central Tuscany and Umbria area, to the rugged southern shores of Sicily, lies a plethora of distinctive regions and people. From the sophisticated, vibrant cities to the simple elegance of the countryside, Italy’s culture abounds. With Rome at its heart, as a united country, Italy is only a 150 years old which means that each region still has a strong cultural identity, resulting in a country of many different faces to delight returning visitors. An exuberance for life and its simple pleasures endears Italy to its visitors — an appreciation of family, food, history and beauty are the core values at the heart of this popular country.This gorgeous new book in the successful Secrets series is divided into regions: Northern, Central, Southern, Rome, The Islands. It’s a perfect read for the armchair traveller and everyone interested in the history and the mystique of the great countries of the world.

Hot Dudes Reading


Author: Hot Dudes Reading
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501127543
Category: Humor
Page: 208
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Humans of New York meets Porn for Women in this collection of candid photos, clever captions, and hilarious hashtags about one of the most important subjects of our time: hot dudes reading. Based on the viral Instagram account of the same name, Hot Dudes Reading takes its readers on a ride through all five boroughs of New York City, with each section covering a different subway line. Using their expert photography skills (covert iPhone shots) and journalistic ethics (#NoKindles), the authors capture the most beautiful bibliophiles in all of New York—and take a few detours to interview some of the most popular hot dudes from the early days of the Instagram account. Fun, irreverent, and wittily-observed, this book is tailor-made for book lovers in search of their own happy endings—and those who just want to get lost between the covers for a while.

An Atlas of Countries that Don't Exist

A Compendium of Fifty Unrecognized and Largely Unnoticed States
Author: Nick Middleton
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452158835
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 240
View: 1907

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What is a country? Acclaimed travel writer and Oxford geography don Nick Middleton brings to life the origins and histories of 50 states that, lacking international recognition and United Nations membership, exist on the margins of legitimacy in the global order. From long-contested lands like Crimea and Tibet to lesser-known territories such as Africa's last colony and a European republic that enjoyed independence for a single day, Middleton presents fascinating stories of shifting borders, visionary leaders, and "forgotten" peoples. Beautifully illustrated with 50 regional maps, each country is literally die-cut out of the page, offering a distinctive tactile experience while exploring these remarkable places.

Cordially Invited: a seasonal guide to celebrations and hosting, packed full of advice, recipes, decorations and personal stories


Author: Zoe Sugg
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473687764
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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For as long as Zoe Sugg can remember she has loved welcoming friends & family into her home, whether it's to celebrate someone else's big day or just being with friends, there is nothing she enjoys more than putting her energy into making any occasion special. In Zoe's eyes the best thing about getting people together is there really is no right or wrong way: maybe you want to plan a throw-everything-at-it shindig, or simply make a special effort for one guest. Mostly it's about how people feel when they're in your company. How the smallest of gatherings can feel momentous, and the biggest of parties can feel intimate. Over the years Zoe has shared glimpses of this side to her in her videos, with millions of viewers taking daily inspiration from her life. In Cordially Invited she shares her best and never seen before ideas in print. Divided into seasons, and woven through with Zoe's own stories and memories, this book reveals her favourite events - big or small - throughout the year and how to celebrate them in style. From practical ideas for how to feed your guests and hacks for unexpected get-togethers to simple but impressive DIYs and those personal touches people will remember, Cordially Invited is Zoe's blueprint for making an event and a memory out of each day.

Rick Steves Paris 2018


Author: Rick Steves,Steve Smith,Gene Openshaw
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 1631216872
Category: Travel
Page: 780
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the City of Light-Paris. With the self-guided tours in this book, you'll explore the grand Champs-Elysées, the eye-popping Eiffel Tower, and the radiant cathedral of Notre-Dame. Learn how to save money and avoid the lines at the Louvre and Orsay Museums. Enjoy the ambience of Parisian neighborhoods, and take a day trip to the glittering palace of Versailles, or to the Champagne-soaked city of Reims. Then grab a café crème at a sidewalk café and listen to the hum of the city. You'll see why Paris remains at the heart of global culture. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants in delightful neighborhoods. You'll learn how to navigate the Paris Métro, and which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

The Photo Ark

One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals
Author: Joel Sartore
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426217773
Category: Nature
Page: 400
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This lush book of photography represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals-especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion, and art- to know these animals is to save them.Sartore intends to photograph every animal in captivity in the world. He is circling the globe, visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to create studio portraits of 12,000 species, with an emphasis on those facing extinction. He has photographed more than 6,000 already and now, thanks to a multi-year partnership with National Geographic, he may reach his goal. This book showcases his animal portraits- from tiny to mammoth, from the Florida grasshopper sparrow to the greater one-horned rhinoceros. Paired with the eloquent prose of veteran wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick, this book presents a thought-provoking argument for saving all the species of our planet.

Etiquette Guide to Japan

Know the rules that make the difference!
Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462902464
Category: Travel
Page: 160
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Farewell to faux pas! Minding your manners is an acquired skill, but what serves you well elsewhere could trip you up in Japan. Save yourself possible embarrassment with Etiquette Guide to Japan. An inside look at Japanese social graces, it answers all the questions of the thoughtful traveler. Extensive, specific information on Japanese business etiquette assists readers traveling to Japan for business. Although often overshadowed by a modern facade, long–standing traditional aspects of Japan's culture still influence the country and almost everyone in it. Concrete evidence of this traditional culture can be seen everywhere—in the ancient arts and crafts that are still important parts of everyday life, in the many shrines and temples that dot the nation, and in the modern comeback of traditional fashions such as kimono and yakata robes. To many Western visitors, however, the most obvious example of this traditional culture's strength is the unique etiquette of the Japanese. Like many nations, Japan has experienced vast political, social, and economic change over the past century. But enough of Japan's traditional etiquette remains to set the Japanese apart socially and psychologically, and to make success in socializing and doing business with them a special challenge for Westerners. About this new version: This updated and expanded edition of the best-selling Japanese etiquette guide addresses not just the puzzling protocols relating to name cards, bowing or shaking hands, bathrooms and public baths—but also what to do when entertaining Japanese dinner guests, attending a Japanese tea ceremony, taking the subway, and much more! It also provides the latest etiquette in mobile phone manners, texting, social media and other forms of digital communication. The glossary at the back of the book has been revised to include the latest technology-related words and expressions used by Japanese today. Two new chapters address the changing role of foreigners in the workplace and the contemporary business style and etiquette used by the younger generation of Japanese who are now increasingly cosmopolitan—but still very Japanese!

Fantastic Planet

A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined
Author: N.A
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452155975
Category: Games
Page: 60
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Bestselling author Steve McDonald uses his unique photo-based illustration style to celebrate the fantastic places, flora, and fauna of the natural world around us. Here are inspiring, fun-to-color images of lush jungles, teeming reefs, desert landscapes, fruitful orchards, sun-dappled forests, spectacular waterfalls, majestic trees, tulip fields, animal migrations, and much more. A selection of imaginative natural mandala illustrations rounds out this gorgeous, high-quality adult coloring book, the latest in the bestselling Fantastic series.

A Song of Ice and Fire


Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 1101965703
Category:
Page: 24
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Winter is here. In the 2018 entry of this annual calendar series spanning A Game of Thrones and the entire Song of Ice and Fire saga, award-winning illustrator Justin Sweet delivers one of the most atmospheric and otherworldly visions yet of George R. R. Martin?s masterwork. From the children of the forest to the terrors beyond the Wall, from the Targaryen dragons to the tyrant on the Iron Throne, these twelve never-before-seen paintings will remind fans that the most original series in fantasy is just warming up.12 MONTHS OF DAZZLING ARTWORK!

Glasgow Boys Masterpieces of Art


Author: Susie Hodge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781786647788
Category:
Page: 128
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A group of primarily Scottish artists (mainly William York Macgregor, Joseph Crawhall, George Henry, Edward Atkinson Hornel, Sir John Lavery and Arthur Melville) painting in a variety of styles, they were active around the turn of the 20thC. The impressionism and livid realism of their subjects are characteristic of their stunning works of art.