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Learn to savour every moment, notice and appreciate the little things, and discover contentment and gratitude with a more mindful approach to life. Packed with simple, easy-to-follow tips and calming quotes by writers and philosophers, this is your essential guide to feeling good and living well.
'The future hasn't happened yet. The idea that our civilisation is doomed is not established fact. It is a story we tell ourselves.' In the 1980s, we gave up on the future. When we look ahead now, we imagine economic collapse, environmental disaster and the zombie apocalypse. But what if we are wrong? What if this bleak outlook is a generational quirk that afflicted those raised in the twentieth century, but which is already beginning to pass? What if we do have a future after all? John Higgs takes us on a journey past the technological hype and headlines to discover why we shouldn't trust the predictions of science fiction, why nature is not as helpless as we assume and why purpose can never be automated. In the process, we will come to a better understanding of what lies ahead and how, despite everything - despite all the horrors and instability we face - we can build a better future.
The bestselling author of The Beauty Myth, Vagina and The End of America illuminates a dramatic history - how the Obscene Publications Act of 1857 led to a maelstrom, with reverberations lasting to our day. At once, dissent and morality, deviancy and normalcy, became modern legal concepts: if writers, editors, printers and booksellers did not uphold the law and the morals of society they faced serious repercussions. Wolf depicts the ways this censorship played out - decades before the infamous trial of Oscar Wilde - among a bohemian group of 'sexual dissidents', including Walt Whitman in America and the English critic John Addington Symonds, who fell in love with Whitman's homoerotic voice in Leaves of Grass. This was a dangerous love, as dire prison terms and even executions became penalties for such love, even if only expressed on the page. Algernon Charles Swinburne, Dante and Christina Rossetti, Walter Pater and painter Simeon Solomon were among the artists whose lives were shadowed with jeopardy. But Wolf also reveals how, cleverly, they crafted their works to avoid the censor. Wolf recounts how a dying Symonds, inspired by his love for Whitman, helped to write the book on 'sexual inversion' one of the foundations of our modern understanding of homosexuality. By shining a light on his secret memoir, rightfully understood as one of the first gay rights manifestos in the west, Outrages also shows how the literature of love ultimately triumphs over censorship.
The ultimate 3.2 miles to 1 inch scale large format paperback road atlas of Britain and Northern Ireland for 2020, featuring Collins' popular and well established road mapping, and designed for exceptional clarity and ease of use. The atlas includes a wide range of urban area maps at even larger scale and 64 detailed town centre street plans. The mapping shows speed limits at speed camera locations. This fully updated road atlas covers the whole of Britain and Northern Ireland with each scale of mapping colour-coded for ease of use. The smallest scale maps are great for long distance route planning and the street plans help you locate your final destination. * Easy to use, clear road maps at a scale of 3.2 miles to 1 inch of England, Wales, Southern Scotland and Northern Ireland. Northern Scotland is shown at 5 miles to 1 inch * Route planning section including maps at a scale of 15.8 miles to 1 inch (1:1,000,000) for long distance route planning, motorway services information and a handy distance calculator * 22 urban area approach maps at 1 mile to 1 inch which clearly show the best routes through and into the busiest built-up areas * 64 street maps focused on town centres showing places of interest, car park locations and one-way streets * Fully updated fixed speed camera sites with average speed camera locations clearly highlighted. All speed cameras show the speed limit * Information about restricted motorway junctions * Park & Ride locations shown, ideal when visiting towns and cities * Over 30 categories of places of interest including castles, theme parks, sports venues, universities, mountain bike trails and surfing beaches * Full postcodes for the top 1000 places of interest - ideal for use alongside satnav systems
Working-class stories are not always tales of the underprivileged and dispossessed. Common People is a collection of essays, poems and memoir written in celebration, not apology: these are narratives rich in barbed humour, reflecting the depth and texture of working-class life, the joy and sorrow, the solidarity and the differences, the everyday wisdom and poetry of the woman at the bus stop, the waiter, the hairdresser. Here, Kit de Waal brings together thirty-three established and emerging writers who invite you to experience the world through their eyes, their voices loud and clear as they reclaim and redefine what it means to be working class. Features original pieces from Damian Barr, Malorie Blackman, Lisa Blower, Jill Dawson, Louise Doughty, Stuart Maconie, Chris McCrudden, Lisa McInerney, Paul McVeigh, Daljit Nagra, Dave O'Brien, Cathy Rentzenbrink, Anita Sethi, Tony Walsh, Alex Wheatle and more.
The ultimate 3.2 miles to 1 inch scale A3 spiral bound road atlas of Britain and Northern Ireland for 2020, featuring Collins' popular and well-established road mapping. Designed for exceptional clarity and ease of use. The atlas includes a wide range of urban area maps at even larger scale and 64 detailed town centre street plans. The mapping shows speed limits at speed camera locations. This fully updated road atlas covers the whole of Britain and Northern Ireland with each scale of mapping colour-coded for ease of use. The smallest scale maps are great for long distance route planning and the street plans help you locate your final destination. * Easy to use, clear road maps at a scale of 3.2 miles to 1 inch of England, Wales, Southern Scotland and Northern Ireland. Northern Scotland is shown at 5 miles to 1 inch * Route planning section including maps at a scale of 15.8 miles to 1 inch (1:1,000,000) for long distance route planning, motorway services information and a handy distance calculator * 22 urban area approach maps at 1 mile to 1 inch which clearly show the best routes through and into the busiest built-up areas * 64 street maps focused on town centres showing places of interest, car park locations and one-way streets * Fully updated fixed speed camera sites with average speed camera locations clearly highlighted. All speed cameras show the speed limit * Information about restricted motorway junctions * Park & Ride locations shown, ideal when visiting towns and cities * Over 30 categories of places of interest including castles, theme parks, sports venues, universities, mountain bike trails and surfing beaches * Full postcodes for the top 1000 places of interest - ideal for use alongside satnav systems
Twenty years, a thousand pages, and now a single beautiful edition of Arundhati Roy's complete non-fiction. My Seditious Heart collects the work of a two-decade period when Arundhati Roy devoted herself to the political essay as a way of opening up space for justice, rights and freedoms in an increasingly hostile environment. Taken together, these essays trace her twenty year journey from the Booker Prize-winning The God of Small Things to the extraordinary The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: a journey marked by compassion, clarity and courage. Radical and readable, they speak always in defence of the collective, of the individual and of the land, in the face of the destructive logic of financial, social, religious, military and governmental elites. In constant conversation with the themes and settings of her novels, the essays form a near-unbroken memoir of Arundhati Roy's journey as both a writer and a citizen, of both India and the world, from 'The End of Imagination', which begins this book, to 'My Seditious Heart', with which it ends.
The new edition of bestselling knitting classic Best in Show, combining the best of Joanna Osborne and Sally Muir's dog designs. With over 15 knitting patterns for popular dog breeds, including a Labrador, Poodle, Dachshund, Jack Russell and many more, you can knit your precious pet, reproduce your favourite breed, or even knit the dog you have always dreamed of. Sally and Joanna's life-like designs and careful attention to detail enable you to knit the right set for your Greyhound's ears, fluffy perfection for your Bichon Frise's coat and an anatomically accurate curl for your Pug's tail. Join the authors as they guide you through making the world's most popular breeds as realistic as possible, introduce you to famous names (pets and owners!) and regale quirky facts about each one. The knitted dog is, of course, the ideal easy-care companion; it lives forever, there's no feeding, no barking, no moulting, no vets' bills - a perfect pet. Dog patterns included: Dachshund, Jack Russell, West Highland Terrier, Labrador, Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Pug, Border Collie, French Bulldog, Bichon Frise, Greyhound, Yorkshire Terrier, English Springer Spaniel, Golden Retriever, Beagle, Border Terrier.
The original contributions in this Research Handbook provide an introduction to the application of Austrian economics to law. The book begins with chapters on the methodology of law and economics before moving on to chapters which discuss key concepts in Austrian economics such as: dynamic competitive processes, spontaneous order, subjective value, entrepreneurship, and the limited nature of individual knowledge - as they relate to topics in evolutionary law and basic law. This book presents contributions from both economists and legal scholars on topics ranging from methodology of analysis and the evolution of contemporary legal practice, to the teachings of basic law. Taken as a whole, this Research Handbook provides a strong overview of contemporary research in the Austrian school of law and economics. It is an approach that reflects both the examination of how alternative legal arrangements impact economic performance, and how to use the tools of basic economic reasoning to study the operation of legal rules. Scholars working in the fields of law, jurisprudence, economics, and public policy will find this an important resource on the cutting edge of Austrian political economy in application to law and economics.
From Prix Mediterranee-winning author Daniel Mendelsohn (shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, Pen Art of the Essay Award) comes a collection of eclectic writing that interrogates contemporary life and pop culture with wisdom and humour `Our most irresistible literary critic' New York Times The Ancient Greeks are still very much alive. Over the past two decades, Daniel Mendelsohn's reviews for The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review have earned him a reputation as one of the greatest critics of our time. In this striking collection of essays, he shines a unique spotlight on our culture. Moving between the Latin classics and the modern likes of Virginia Woolf, Brideshead Revisited, Battlestar Galactica, and Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life, these essays expose the heart of antiquity - still beating in our art and our everyday lives. In some essays, Mendelsohn shows how readily we still call on the Greeks and Romans as role models. In others, he illuminates the surprising modernity of canonical works - including Homer's interest in artificial intelligence. We see Sappho alongside Girl, Interrupted, read the mythic side of Spider-Man, and come to understand a little better our relentless fascination with the Titanic. The collection also brings together - for the first time - a number of Mendelsohn's personal essays, including his `critic's manifesto' and a touching memoir of his boyhood correspondence with the historical novelist Mary Renault. Travelling an immense range of landmark books, plays, films, and age-old stories, the depth of Mendelsohn's thinking is as impressive as its breadth. This is a powerful collection of essays from the master of popular criticism.
Did you know there are over 47,000 facts in the world?* And the good news is, many of them are in this book. That's right, The Grand Tour A-Z of the Car is the only reference guide you need for cars, driving and all related matters, especially if you're not too fussed about those facts being accurate. In this lavishly tooled book you will find a rich and satisfying collection of motor-related informations from the origins of Porsche and the fate of Lada to the dark history of the Wankel engine and the correct name for those weird little hairs on new tyres. Throughout the book, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are on hand to share their knowledge and wisdom, and then we've made the pictures bigger to fill in the gaps around it. If you want to impress your friends, and then annoy your friends, and then cause your friends to think "Oh God, now they're telling us about the slightly ironic way in which the founder of MG died" before hurriedly leaving your house, possibly forever, The Grand Tour A-Z of the Car is the book for you. The Grand Tour A-Z of the Car - literally bursting with facts!** * Grand Tour estimate ** Not literally
The Explanatory Dictionary of Politics (EDP) contains 2 620 key political terms and definitions. The main goal of the EDP is to facilitate a proper understanding of the political realm. The EDP provides assistance to subject specialists and language practitioners. The disciplines involved, which are loosely referred to as the political sciences, include politics, international politics, international relations, African politics, strategic studies, as well as aspects of political development, political administration and political economy. Die Verklarende Politieke Woordeboek (VPW) is gebaseer op die bekroonde tweetalige Nuwerwetse Politieke Woordeboek (NPW) van 2011, en bevat 2 620 politieke kernterme en -definisies. Die hoofdoel van die VPW is om behoorlike begrip van die politieke bestel moontlik te maak. Die VPW verleen hulp aan vakspesialiste en taalpraktisyns. Die dissiplines betrokke en waarna breedweg as die politieke wetenskappe verwys word, sluit in politiek, internasionale politiek, internasionale verhoudinge, Afrikapolitiek, strategiese studies, sowel as aspekte van politieke ontwikkeling, politieke administrasie en politieke ekonomie.
It has long been debated whether Africa's lack of growth is best explained by the continent's exploitation within the global system, or by the failures of domestic political leadership. Tax is no different. International campaigns highlight the ways in which the global economic system undermines Africa's tax collection through tax havens and evasion by multinational firms and wealthy individuals. Meanwhile, other research has focused on domestic barriers to effective taxation, rooted in corruption and the unwillingness or inability of political leaders to take necessary action. Written by leading international experts, Taxing Africa moves beyond this polarizing debate, argues that substantial cultural and political change must come from within African countries themselves. From tackling the collusion of elites with international corporations to enhancing local democratic governance, the book examines the potential for reform, and how it may become a springboard for broader development gains.
Daraya lies on the fringe of Damascus, just south west of the Syrian Capital. Yet it lives in another world. Besieged by Syrian government forces since 2011, its people were deprived of food, bombarded by bombs and missiles, and shot at by snipers. Its buildings lay in ruins; office buildings, shops and family homes shattered by the constant shelling from government forces. But deep beneath this scene of frightening devastation lay a secret library. No signs marked its presence. While the streets above echoed with rifle fire and shelling, the secret world below was a haven of peace and tranquillity. Books, long rows of them, lined almost every wall. Bloated volumes with grand leather covers. Tattered old tomes with barely readable spines. Pocket sized guides to Syrian poetry. Religious works with gaudy gold-lettering and no-nonsense reference books, all arranged in well-ordered lines. But this precious horde of books was not bought from publishers, book warehouses, or loaned by other libraries. Many people had risked their lives to save books from the devastation of war. Because to them, the secret library was a symbol of hope - of their determination to lead a meaningful existence and to rebuild their fractured society. This is the story of an extraordinary place and the people who made it happen. It is also a book about human resilience and values. And through it all is threaded the very wonderful, universal love for books and the hope they can bring. "Just like the body needs food the soul needs books." Anas Habib (library user)
`This is a funny and beautiful book. What a little bastard.' RUSSELL BRAND `A millennial's answer to David Sedaris. No writer is funnier than Joel Golby.' DOLLY ALDERTON A collection of full-throated appreciations, withering assessments, and hard-won lessons by the popular journalist. There are a few things you need to know about Joel Golby. Both his parents are dead. His dad was an alcoholic. He himself has a complicated relationship with alcohol. He once went to karaoke three times in five days. He will always beat you at Monopoly, and he will always cheat. Joel makes a name for himself as a journalist who brings us distinguished articles such as `A Man Shits On A Plane So Hard It Has To Turn Around And Come Back Again', but that says more about us than him. In his first book, Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant Joel writes about important stuff (death, alcohol, loss, friendship) and unimportant stuff (Saudi Arabian Camel Pageants, a watertight ranking of the Rocky films, Monopoly), always with the soft punch of a lesson tucked within. Golby's sharp, evocative prose thrives on reality and honesty that is gut-wrenchingly close to the bone, and laced with a copious dose of dark humour. Who is this book for? It is for everyone, but mainly people who are as lost and confused as Joel and just want to have a good laugh about it.
Die Suid-Afrikaanse Gids is ’n omvattende naslaanbron vir enige belangstellende – oud of jonk, Suid-Afrikaans of ’n toeris – wat enige inligting omtrent Suid-Afrika maklik wil bekom.
Die gids bevat ’n ietsie van alles: van die geskiedenis van ons land, ons fauna en flora, wildparke, sportstatistieke tot wenke oor geldbesparing, die aankoop van ’n motor, goeie maniere en trou-etiket.
Hierdie gids is ’n moet vir enige huis, boekwinkel, hotel, toeristekantoor, biblioteek en skool.
As seen on The Daily Show, an illustrated portrait of the Donald J. Trump Twitter account, with analysis and “scholarly” commentary from the writers of The Daily Show and an introduction by Trevor Noah
In June 2017, just steps from Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah opened The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library, a 4,000-square-foot museum space that gave the 45th president and his amazing Twitter legacy the respect they deserve. In the single weekend it was open to the public, the Library pop-up drew 7,500 visitors and had to turn away countless others.
But the Presidential Twitter Library experience should not be limited to the elite coastal few. Not fair! All citizens, even the Mexican ones, should have the chance to see Donald Trump’s tweets in their rightful context—organized and commented on in the fearless, hilarious, insightful voice of The Daily Show.
This one-of-a-kind exhibition catalog presents the Library’s complete contents, including:
Comprising hundreds of Trump tweets, and featuring a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham, and even a place for readers to add their own future Trump tweet highlights—because he is making new Twitter history literally every day—The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library is a unique portrait of an artist whose masterworks will be studied by historians, grammarians, and mental health professionals for years to come.
A vital new non-fiction collection from one of the most celebrated and revered writers of our time `Word-work is sublime, she thinks, because it is generative; it makes meaning that secures our difference, our human difference-the way in which we are like no other life. We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.' The Nobel Lecture in Literature, 1993 Spanning four decades, these essays, speeches and meditations interrogate the world around us. They are concerned with race, gender and globalisation. The sweep of American history and the current state of politics. The duty of the press and the role of the artist. Throughout A Mouth Full of Blood our search for truth, moral integrity and expertise is met by Toni Morrison with controlled anger, elegance and literary excellence. The collection is structured in three parts and these are heart-stoppingly introduced by a prayer for the dead of 9/11, a meditation on Martin Luther King and a eulogy for James Baldwin. Morrison's Nobel lecture, on the power of language, is accompanied by lectures to Amnesty International and the Newspaper Association of America. She speaks to graduating students and visitors to both the Louvre and America's Black Holocaust Museum. She revisits The Bluest Eye, Sula and Beloved; reassessing the novels that have become touchstones for generations of readers. A Mouth Full of Blood is a powerful, erudite and essential gathering of ideas that speaks to us all. `To what do we pay greatest allegiance? Family, language group, culture, country, gender? Religion, race? And, if none of these matter, are we urbane, cosmopolitan or simply lonely? In other words, how do we decide where we belong? What convinces us that we do?' The Alexander Lecture series, 2002
Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend. The fabled city of Timbuktu has captured the Western imagination for centuries. The search for this `African El Dorado' cost the lives of many explorers but Timbuktu is rich beyond its legends. Home to many thousands of ancient manuscripts on poetry, history, religion, law, pharmacology and astronomy, the city has been a centre of learning since medieval times. When jihadists invaded Mali in 2012 threatening destruction to Timbuktu's libraries, a remarkable thing happened. A team of librarians and archivists joined forces to spirit the precious manuscripts into hiding. Based on new research and first-hand reporting, Charlie English expertly tells this story set in one of the world's most fascinating places, and the myths from which it has become inseparable.
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