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The Myth of Sisyphus

The summation of the existentialist philosophy threaded throughout all his writing, Albert Camus' "The Myth of Sisyphus" is translated by Justin O'Brien with an introduction by James Wood in "Penguin Classics". In this profound and moving philosophical statement, Camus poses the fundamental question: is life worth living?

The Beauty Myth

In the struggle for women's equality, there is one subject still shrouded in silence - women's compulsive pursuit of beauty. The myth of female beauty challenges every woman, every day of her life.

The Evolution Myth

The origins of life, species, and man continue to interest scientists and stir debate among the general public more than one hundred and fifty years after Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species. The Evolution Myth approaches the subject with twointertwined objectives.

The Evolution Myth

The origins of life, species, and man continue to interest scientists and stir debate among thegeneral public more than one hundred and fifty years after Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species. The Evolution Myth approaches the subject with two intertwined objectives.

The Power of the Powerless

Vaclav Havel's remarkable and rousing essay on the tyranny of apathy, with a new introduction by Timothy Snyder. Cowed by life under Communist Party rule, a greengrocer hangs a placard in their shop window: Workers of the world, unite! Is it a sign of the grocer's unerring ideology?

The Power of Words

'There are certain words which possess, in themselves, when properly used, a virtue which illumines and lifts up towards the good' The philosopher and activist Simone Weil was one of the most courageous thinkers of the twentieth century.

The Power of Bad

Why does a bad impression last longer than a good one? Why does losing money affect us more than gaining it?

The Power of Not Thinking

Have you ever relied on your hand to remember your pin rather than your memory? Or acted out a golf stroke before going for it?

The Power

*WINNER of the THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION* What if the power to hurt were in women's hands? Suddenly - tomorrow or the day after - teenage girls find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonizing pain and even death.

The Will to Power

New to Penguin Classics, The Will to Power contains some of Nietzsche's most fascinating and combative writings on nihilism, metaphysics and the future of Europe. Assembled by Nietzsche's sister after his death, The Will to Power is a collection of the philosopher's reflections and theories taken from his unpublished notebooks.

The Fellowship of the Ring

Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring an exclusive cover image from the film, the definitive text, and a detailed map of Middle-earth. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power – the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth.

Lord of the Flies

William Golding's unforgettable classic of boyhood adventure and the savagery of humanity comes to Penguin Classics in a stunning Graphic Deluxe Edition with a new foreword by Lois Lowry As provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, Lord of the Flies continues to ignite passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. William Golding's compelling story about a group of very ordinary boys marooned on a coral island has been labeled a parable, an allegory, a m...

The Book Of Echoes

'A searing, rhapsodic novel. The Book of Echoes is filled with beauty, devastation and the power of ancestral connections that ripple through the ages' IRENOSEN OKOJIE

The History of Magic

A remarkable, unprecedented account of the role of magic in cultures both ancient and modern -- from the first known horoscope to the power of tattoos. 'Fascinating, original, excellent' Simon Sebag Montefiore

The Fall of Gondolin

In the Tale of The Fall of Gondolin are two of the greatest powers in the world. There is Morgoth of the uttermost evil, unseen in this story but ruling over a vast military power from his fortress of Angband.

The Song of Kieu

'An essential book for anyone invested, not only in Vietnamese literature, but the historic power of the national epic . . . and its perennial place in our species' efforts toward self-knowledge. Tim Allen's new translation offers clean fluidity while honouring the original's varied rhythms and jagged lyricism. A luminous feat.' Ocean Vuong, winner of the 2017 T. S. Eliot Prize

The Lord of the Rings - Boxed Set

Continuing the story of The Hobbit, this three-volume paperback boxed set of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, features exclusive covers from Peter Jackson’s award-winning film trilogy, the definitive text, and a detailed map of Middle-earth. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power – the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth.

The Penguin Book of Norse Myths

'Burning ice, biting flame; that is how life began'The extraordinary Scandinavian myth cycle is one of the most enduring, exciting, dramatic and compelling of the world's great stories. The Penguin Book of the Norse Myths compellingly retells these stories for the modern reader, taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard's Wall to the final end in Ragnarok.

The Senility of Vladimir P

As a former president of Russia loses his marbles, those around him get down to losing their morals. Former Russian president, Vladimir P, is going senile, marooned in a world of memories from his years in power.

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior. In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance capitalism.

The Age of Living Machines

A century ago, discoveries in physics came together with engineering to produce an array of astonishing new technologies: radios, telephones, televisions, aircraft, radar, nuclear power, computers, the Internet and a host of still- evolving digital tools. These technologies so radically reshaped our world that we can no longer conceive of life without them.

Xerxes: The fall of house Darius and the rise of Alexander

Written and illustrated by comics luminary and legend, Frank Miller (Sin City, The Dark Knight, 300), and colored by Alex Sinclair (Batman: The Dark Knight III: The Master Race), this companion to Miller's epic masterpiece, 300, brings the historical story of Xerxes to the graphic novel audience with grit and visual style! The ongoing Greek rebellion against Persian tyranny reaches a turning point after the destruction of the city of Sardis and the later battle of Marathon: on a military...

Revolution 1989. The Fall of the Soviet Empire

For more than 40 years after the Second World War the Iron Curtain divided Europe physically, with 300 km of walls and barbed wire fences, ideologically, between communism and capitalism, psychologically, between people imprisoned under totalitarian dictatorships and their neighbours enjoying democratic freedoms, and militarily, by two mighty, distrustful power blocs, still fighting the cold war. At the start of 1989, ten European nations were still Soviet vassal states.

The Shock Doctrine. The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

From the bestselling author of "No Logo", Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism" cracks open the secret history of our era to look at how from a privileged few are making millions from worldwide devastation. Around the world in Britain, the United States, Asia and the Middle East, there are peoplewith power who are cashing in on chaos, exploiting bloodshed and catastrophe to brutally remake our world in their image.

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...

Superior. The Return of Race Science

`Roundly debunks racism's core lie - that inequality is to do with genetics, rather than political power' Reni Eddo-Lodge For millennia, dominant societies have had the habit of believing their own people to be the best, deep down: the more powerful they become, the more power begins to be framed as natural, as well as cultural.

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...

In the Shadow of Totalitarism: Sport and the Olympic Movement in the

The monograph In the Shadow of Totalitarianism Sport and the Olympic Movement in the "Visegrád Countries" 1945–1989 is devoted to the history of sport in selected countries of Central Europe from the end of World War II until the end of the 80s, i. e. communist regimes downfall. The development of sport and the Olympic Movement in Czechoslovakia, Poland and Hungary are observed in mutual interaction with ideologically homogenous and totalitarian systems whose metamorphoses of power were differe...

Dolce & Gabbana Tvárenka The Blush Of Roses Luminous Cheek 5 g 210 Pink Power

Tvárenka The Blush Of Roses Luminous Cheek zvýrazní vaše tváre počas jediného ťahu štetcom. Vyživujúce a zamatovo hebký pocit - to bude výsledkom použitia tejto lícenky. Určená pre ženy, ktoré chcú mať na tvárach prirodzený rozjasnený ružový tón.

In the Shadow of Totalitarism. Sport and the Olympic Movement in the "Visegrád C

The monograph In the Shadow of Totalitarianism Sport and the Olympic Movement in the "Visegrád Countries" 1945–1989 is devoted to the history of sport in selected countries of Central Europe from the end of World War II until the end of the 80s, i. e. communist regimes downfall. The development of sport and the Olympic Movement in Czechoslovakia, Poland and Hungary are observed in mutual interaction with ideologically homogenous and totalitarian systems whose metamorphoses of power were differe...

Batman: Shadow of the Bat vol.3

Spinning out of BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL, Jean-Paul Valley is a new breed of Batman. Knowing the streets of Gotham wouldn't be safe without a Dark Knight, an injured Bruce Wayne handed Jean-Paul his cowl. With this cowl comes the responsibility of taking care of an entire city. This is a burden not all are fit to bear. Unlike Bruce Wayne, Jean-Paul's brutality towards the denizens of Gotham's criminal underbelly knows no bounds. Dead set upon both proving himself as the new Dark Knight and s...

Dungeons & Dragons RPG - Tyranny of Dragons: Hoard of the Dragon Queen - EN

In an audacious bid for power, the Cult of the Dragon, along with its dragon allies and the Red Wizards of Thay, seeks to free Tiamant from her prison in the Nine Hells to bring her to the Forgotten Realms. The cult's forces are sweeping from town to town, laying waste to all who oppose them and gathering a hoard of riches for their dread queen. The threat is so dire, factions as disparate as the Harpers and the Zhentarim are banding togehther to battle the cult. Never before has the nee...

Inhuman Power

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has seen major advances in recent years. While machines were always central to the Marxist analysis of capitalism, AI is a new kind of machine that Marx could not have anticipated.

David & Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants

"A Scheherazade for our time." -- Daily Telegraph What if everything we thought about power was wrong? What if, in the ancient story of the shepherd boy who topples a giant, David actually had the advantage?

The Square and the Tower

'Silicon Valley needed a history lesson and Ferguson has provided it' Eric Schmidt Most history is about the people at the top of the towers of power.

Dungeons & Dragons RPG - Elemental Evil: Princes of the Apocalypse Adventure

Abolish an Ancient Evil Threatening Devastation in this Adventure for the World’s Greatest Roleplaying Game Called by the Elder Elemental Eye to serve, four corrupt prophets have risen from the depths of anonymity to claim mighty weapons with direct links to the power of the elemental princes. Each of these prophets has assembled a cadre of cultists and creatures to serve them in the construction of four elemental temples of lethal design. It is up to adventurers from heroic factions such...

Privacy is Power

'An essential guide to one of the most pressing modern issues.' HANNAH FRY 'Essential reading for those of us who click 'agree' ten times a day.' JONATHAN WOLFF As surveillance creeps into every corner of our lives, Carissa Veliz exposes how our personal data is giving too much power to big tech and governments, why that matters, and what we can do about it.

Adidas Large Power Band

Adidas Large Power Band Designed for both weighted and unweighted training, the adidas Power Bands help create challenging workouts. Fit for enhancing traditional weight training, the bands apply consistent resistance for more effective movements. Used in isolation, the Power Bands help strengthen and tone without the need for bulky equipment. Blue – Tensile strength 12.5 kg (pull to 200% of length) / 17 kg (pull to 300% of length) Black – Tensile strength 17.5 kg (pull to 200% of length) / ...

Adidas Large Power Band

Adidas Large Power Band Designed for both weighted and unweighted training, the adidas Power Bands help create challenging workouts. Fit for enhancing traditional weight training, the bands apply consistent resistance for more effective movements. Used in isolation, the Power Bands help strengthen and tone without the need for bulky equipment. Blue – Tensile strength 12.5 kg (pull to 200% of length) / 17 kg (pull to 300% of length) Black – Tensile strength 17.5 kg (pull to 200% of length) / ...