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        The Moral Compass - Stories for a Life's Journey

        The Moral Compass offers many examples of good and bad, right and wrong, in great works from literature and in exemplary stories from history.Organized by the stages along life's journey, these stories and poems serve as reference points on a moral compass, guiding the reader through the ethical and spiritual challenges along the pathway of life: leaving home, entering into marriage, easing the burdens of others, nurturing one's children, and fulfilling the obligations of citizenship and leadership.Drawn from familiar Western history and mythology as well as a wide selection of tales and folklore from Asia, Africa, and Latin America, the...

        Science: The Definitive Visual Guide

        Be inspired by the scientific endeavor, from the earliest times to the information age. Science explains discoveries in plain English, from the geometry of the ancient Greeks to quantum physics. Accompanied by lavish illustrations and diagrams throughout, you will learn about gravity, string theory, antibiotics, in vitro fertilization (IVF), and much, much more.This indispensable volume presents the search for truth by showing how one discovery led to another. The Mesopotamians’ invention of the wheel more than 5,000 years ago, for example, led to gears and then a variety of mechanisms from clocks to engines, disk drives, and even the electric toothbrush. What...

        Lonely Planet's Instant Expert

        Instant Expert contains all that a world traveller needs to know. It's witty and full of brilliant illustrations of all types by noted infographics illustrator Nigel Holmes. Want to know how to dive for pearls, cure toothache, mix a mean cocktail and more? Be an instant expert in 100 occupations and equip yourself for a world of adventurous travel with this how-to handbook. 

        The Crime Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

        Investigate 100 of the world’s most notorious crimes, including the Great Train Robbery, the Lindbergh kidnapping, and the murders of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Were the perpetrators delusional, opportunist, or truly evil? Find out what really happened and how the cases were solved.Discover conmen with sheer verve, such as Victor Lustig who "sold" the Eiffel Tower to scrap dealers in 1925, adrenaline-fuelled escapes, and mind-bending exploits of pirates, kidnappers, and drug cartels.  The Crime Book demystifies malware, cybercrimes, and Ponzi schemes and sets out the terrifying ploys of mass murderers from 16th-century Elizabeth Báthory who drained young girls’ blood to the more...

        Gem: The Definitive Visual Guide

        Prepare to be dazzled by this shining and sumptuous visual guide to the world's greatest treasures. Feast your eyes on glittering gemstones, kaleidoscopic minerals, and famous trinkets in this comprehensive exploration of Earth's finest jewels. Following a foreword from Aja Raden, hundreds of pages take a lavish look at precious stones, precious metals, and organic gems in all their natural wonder. From agate to zoisite, everything under the Sun is encapsulated in spectacular photography and accessible text. Trace the history of gemmology and get the inside story on our planet's most famous and fabulous gems, including the mysterious Hope Diamond,...

        The Economics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

        All your complicated economic questions and theories explained by world experts. Economics is a broad topic, and your knowledge might be limited if you're not an economist by profession -- until now! The Economics Book is your jargon-free, visual guide to understanding the production and distribution of wealth.  Using a combination of authoritative, clear text, and bold graphics, this encyclopedia explores and explains big questions and issues that affect us all. Everything from taxation, to recession to the housing market and much more!By following an innovative visual approach, The Economics Book demystifies and untangles complicated theories. Make sense of abstract concepts through colourful graphics, fun facts,...

        Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel

        Follow the voyages of the Vikings, pursue plundering pirates, trace the Hippie Trail, or set off on a flight to the Moon. A thrilling expedition awaits you on every page.Journeys have arisen from all manner of impulse, from migration and the search for food to pilgrimages, trade, scientific curiosity, or simply the quest for adventure.Packed with stories of human movement and endeavor, Journey lets you experience the excitement and romance of travel, covering everything from quests across the Silk Road and the adventures of Marco Polo to explorations in space and underwater. Discover ancient maps, biographies of conquerors, explorers and travelers, stories...

        Jonny: My Autobiography

        Jonny Wilkinson's career has crossed three decades and four World Cups. He has accumulated phenomenal achievements, world points records, an impressive list of broken body parts, and a drop goal that will be remembered forever. But the peculiar calmness with which he played the game masked a very different reality. In JONNY, he reveals the extraordinary psychology that he had to tame in order to be able to dominate his sport. For most of his life, he was driven by a quest for perfection and an obsession to be the best player in the world; here he shows how these...

        Training Secrets of the World's Greatest Footballers: How Science is Transforming the Modern Game

        Training Secrets of the World's Greatest Footballers is a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to perform at the highest level.Looking at every area of the game and with exclusive contributions from elite players, leading coaches and sports scientists from the world's leading clubs--including Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Chelsea, Paris St Germain and Bayern Munich--this expert guide reveals how sports science ensures the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale deliver super-star performances every time.A brilliant combination of locker-room secrets and practical advice, this is a book that will interest both players and fans.

        The Photo Ark Vanishing: The World's Most Vulnerable Animals (National Geographic Photo Ark)

        Joel Sartore's quest to photograph all the animal species under human care celebrates its 15th year in this glorious and heart wrenching collection of photographs.The animals featured in these pages are either destined for extinction or already extinct in the wild but still alive today, thanks to dedication of a heroic group committed to their continued survival. From the majestic Sumatran rhinoceros to the tiny Salt Creek tiger beetle, Sartore's photographs bring us eye to eye with the kaleidoscopic diversity of shapes, colours, personalities, and attitudes of the animal world.In these vivid pages, Sartore singles out the species most likely...

        How to Speak Money What the Money People Say - And What They Really Mean

        Money is our global language. Yet so few of us can speak it. The language of the economic elite can be complex, jargon-filled and completely baffling. Above all, the language of money is the language of power - power in the hands of the same economic elite. Now John Lanchester, bestselling author of Capital and Whoops! sets out to decode the world of finance for all of us, explaining everything from high-frequency trading and the World Bank to the difference between bullshit and nonsense. As funny as it is devastating, How To Speak Money is a primer and a polemic....