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The Grapes of Wrath

An epic human drama by John Steinbeck, one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century, "The Grapes of Wrath" depicts the devastating effects of the Great Depression, and won both the American National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. 'To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth.' Drought and economic depression are driving thousands from Oklahoma.

The Atlas of Christmas

A festive, delightfully-illustrated compendium that features holiday traditions from around the world. From Jolabokaflod (Christmas Book Flood) in Iceland to Festa dei sette pesci (Feast of Fishes) in Italy and Christmas lanterns in the Philippines, The Atlas of Christmas uncovers the fascinating (and sometimes, downright odd) ways that people and nations celebrate the holiday season, and inspires us to share these unique traditions together with family and friends.

The Story of Art

Exquisite cloth-bound edition of the classic art-history text - the perfect gift for every art connoisseur and student For more than 60 years Ernst Gombrich's The Story of Art has been a global bestseller - with more than 8 million copies sold - the perfect introduction to art history, from the earliest cave paintings to art of the twentieth century, a masterpiece of clarity and personal insight. This classic book is currently in its 16th edition and has been translated into more than 30 langua...

D&D RPG - Dungeon of the Mad Mage RPG Book

Explore the mega-dungeon of Undermountain in this adventure for the world’s greatest roleplaying game. In the city of Waterdeep rests a tavern called the Yawning Portal, named after the gaping pit in its common room. At the bottom of this crumbling shaft is a labyrinthine dungeon shunned by all but the most daring adventurers. Known as Undermountain, this dungeon is the domain of the mad wizard Halaster Blackcloak. Long has the Mad Mage dwelt in these forlorn depths, seeding his lair with...

The Invention of Russia

WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE WINNER OF THE CORNELIUS RYAN AWARD FINALIST FOR THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR "Fast-paced and excellently written...much needed, dispassionate and eminently readable." --New York Times "Filled with sparkling prose and deep analysis." -The Wall Street Journal The breakup of the Soviet Union was a time of optimism around the world, but Russia today is actively involved in subversive information warfare, manipulating the media to destabilize it...

Movies of the 2000s

2000s: A cinematic odyssey The films that defined the noughties Our Movies series enters the 21st century with this definitive line-up of 99 of the most important films made during the 2000s, an age of evergreen franchises, historical epics, and comic-book superheroes, as well as fast-evolving CGI aesthetics, low-key global indies gaining unprecedented audiences, and hard-hitting documentaries (and mockumentaries) becoming mainstream feature hits. Through the gripping stories, insightful dramas...

The End. My Struggle Book 6

The extraordinary final volume of Karl Ove Knausgaard's monumental My Struggle series, `perhaps the most significant literary enterprise of our times' (Guardian) The End is the sixth and final book in the monumental My Struggle cycle.

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

Winner of the Best Book Award at the 2014 British Comic Awards Readers! This book is not a real encyclopedia! It is an epic work of fiction, detailing the many tales and adventures of one lonely storyteller, on a quest for Enlightenment and True Love.

The Education of an Idealist

'Her highly personal and reflective memoir ... is a must-read for anyone who cares about our role in a changing world' Barack Obama THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2019 AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 A TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 What can one person do? At a time of division and upheaval, Samantha Power offers an urgent response to this question - and calls for a clearer eye, a kinder heart, and a more open and civil hand in our politics an...

Dali the Wines of Gala

Hot on the heels (or lobster claws) of the best-selling Salvador Dali phenomenon, Les diners de Gala, TASCHEN presents the artist's equally surreal and sensual viticulture follow-up: The Wines of Gala. A Dalinian take on pleasures of the grape and a coveted collectible, the book sets out to organize wines "according to the sensations they create in our very depths." Through eclectic metrics like production method, weight, and color, the book presents wines of the world in such innovative, Dalie...

In the Country of Men

This book is short-listed for both the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award, and published here as a Penguin Essential for the first time. Nine-year-old Suleiman is just awakening to the wider world beyond the games on the hot pavement outside his home and beyond the loving embrace of his parents.

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

THE TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. Shortlisted for the FT Business Book of the Year Award 2019

The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars

'[A] beautifully written investigation of grief ... As an exploration of love and loss, as a portrait of a person and of the nature of personhood, this book is about as true as any I have read' James McConnachie, Sunday Times

The Government of No One

'The standard book on anarchism for the twenty-first century. Written with brio, quiet insight and clarity' Carl Levy

The History of EC Comics

In 1947, Bill Gaines inherited EC Comics, a new venture founded by his legendary father M. C. Gaines, who was responsible for midwifing the birth of the comic book as we know it during his tenure at All-American Comics, bringing the likes of Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to the world. Over the next eight years, Bill Gaines and a "who's who" of the era including Al Feldstein, Harvey Kurtzman, and Wally Wood would reinvent the very notion of the comic book with titles like Tales from the Crypt, ...

Sneaker Freaker. The Ultimate Sneaker Book

Back in 2002, Simon "Woody" Wood was dreaming up schemes to get free sneakers. Two weeks later, he was the proud owner of Sneaker Freaker and his life was never the same.

The Sympathizer

It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be given passage aboard the last flights out of the country.

Figúrka Funko POP! Movies: Coco - Day of the Dead Makeup Convention Exclusive

Pop! Ďalšia rada zberateľských postavičiek založená na filmoch, TV seriáloch, videohrách a ďalších popkultúrnych témach od výrobcu humorných figúrok Funko. Každá figúrka v tejto sérií je cca 10, 15 alebo 25 cm vysoká s možnosťou otáčania hlavy alebo v prevedení Bobble-Head (hlava umiestnená na pružine reaguje na dotyk, alebo otrasy). Každé balenie je tematicky farebne zladené a má svoje číslo. Vhodný darček pre každého fanúšika!

The Hidden Life of Trees

Sunday Times Bestseller `A paradigm-smashing chronicle of joyous entanglement' Charles Foster Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month (September) Are trees social beings? How do trees live?

The Short Story of Photography

The Short Story of Photography is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of photography. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key photographs from the first experiments in the early 19th century to digital photography.

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

Discover the very special book that has captured the hearts of millions of readers all over the world. 'Feeling a little blue?

The Intuitionist

Verticality, architectural and social, is at the heart of Colson Whitehead's first novel that takes place in an unnamed high-rise city that combines twenty-first-century engineering feats with nineteenth-century pork-barrel politics. Elevators are the technological expression of the vertical ideal, and Lila Mae Watson, the city's first black female elevator inspector, is its embattled token of upward mobility.When Number Eleven of the newly completed Fanny Briggs Memorial Building goes into dea...

The Other Side of Happiness

'Pain is bad, right? In this fascinating book, Brock Bastian will convince you otherwise.

The Short Story of Art

The Short Story of Art is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of art. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works, from the wall paintings of Lascaux to contemporary installations, and then links these to se ctions on art movements, themes and techniques.

The Sense of an Ending

Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2011 Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit.

The Secret Lives of Planets

'A wonderfully clear and readable book . . . Gives a splendid overview of our Sun's planetary system, including its history and exploration' Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell We have the impression that the solar system is perfectly regular like a clock, or a planetarium instrument.

The Unwomanly Face of War

'A must read' - Margaret Atwood 'It would be hard to find a book that feels more important or original' - Viv Groskop, Observer

Reading Bohemia. Readership in the Czech Republic at the beginning of the 21th c

The book is based on a presentation of the main data from three statistical representative readership surveys conducted by the Institute of the Czech Literature (the Czech Academy of Sciences) and the National Library of the Czech Republic in 2007, 2010, and 2013. Czech readership culture is here monitored against a background of relevant information on the Czech Republic as a whole (e.g. demography, culture, education and the economy).

The Art of Doom Eternal

An oversized, full-color hardcover art book containing concept art and commentary from the development of DOOM Eternal, the next entry in the iconic first-person shooter series. The newest chapter in the quintessential game franchise from id Software is here. Witness DOOM Eternal! This epic volume explores the art and development of the hotly anticipated sequel to the 2016 Game Award-winner for Best Action Game! Explore the twisted demonic invasion of Earth, the cultist UAC facilities, a...

The Great Believers

WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019 FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS

The Dream Architects

At Massive Entertainment, a Ubisoft studio, a key division of one of the largest, most influential companies in gaming, Managing Director Polfeldt has had a hand in some of the biggest video game franchises of today, from Assassin's Creed to Far Cry to Tom Clancy's The Division, the fastest-selling new series this generation which revitalized the Clancy brand in gaming. In THE DREAM ARCHITECTS, Polfeldt charts his course through a charmed, idiosyncratic career which began at the dawn of the Son...

Signs & Symbols of the World

This informative and engaging illustrated reference provides the stories behind 1,001 signs and symbols, from ancient hieroglyphs to modern-day political and subculture symbols. What in the world does mean? And what about its meaning might have led my coffee date to tattoo it on his entire forearm? Where did the symbol originate, and what was its first meaning? How did the ampersand symbol & come about and how was it applied daily in book publishing? And what is the full story behind that star...

The Worm and the Bird

A new, beautifully illustrated picture book from the bestselling author of The Fox and the Star, winner of Waterstones Book of the Year 2015.Deep below the earth, Worm dreams of having more space. There's not much room down there.Above, Bird waits, through sun and rain and wind.

The Madman of Bergerac - Inspector Maigret

This is a new translation of Simenon's tense novel, book fifteen in the new Penguin Maigret series. He recalled his travelling companion's agitated sleep - was it really sleep?

The Human Swarm

A specialist on social insects writes about the origins and implications of our own vast social organisation, and the ways in which our ethnic and national distinctions mirror those of other animals. In this paradigm-shattering book, biologist Mark W.

The History of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Pictures / Dějiny Akademie věd v

Based on period documents and photography, the book maps in detail the development of Czech non-university sciences from the 18th century when the Society of Unknown Scholars in the Austrian Lands was founded in Olomouc. The main attention is focused on the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and its most important precursors, whether the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, active in 1953–1992, or earlier institutions, such as the Czech Academy of Sciences and Arts (originally the Emperor F...