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"[A] book that mankind has been hungering for, a book that is--now and forever--a shining beacon of wonder, a titanic tribute to talent unleashed" --Stan Lee Discover the essential facts about Marvel Comics' timeless heroes such as Captain America, Spider-Man, and Iron Man, and villains like Thanos, Loki, and Kingpin. Keep up with the ever-expanding Marvel Universe with this new edition of DK's best-selling Marvel Encyclopedia. Updated and expanded, this definitive Who's Who of Marvel Comics reveals vital info and secret histories of more than 1200 classic and brand new Marvel characters, and provides the lowdown on recent key events including Civil War 2, Secret Empire, and Infinity Countdown. From iconic teams such as the Avengers, X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy to fan favorites Black Panther, Deadpool, and Captain Marvel to rising stars Amadeus Cho, Squirrel Girl and the Exiles, every significant Marvel character is showcased with the latest comic artwork. Meticulously researched, expertly written, and stunningly illustrated, the Marvel Encyclopedia boasts newly commissioned cover art by one of Marvel's hottest up-and-coming talents. Including an introduction by Stan Lee, this unique, in-depth, and accessible encyclopedia is an indispensable guide to Marvel Comics that devoted fans and newcomers alike will return to time and again.
Everyone knows it's good to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day to keep your body in tip-top condition, but what about a five-a-day for your mind? With wise words on the topics of mindfulness, friendship, appreciation, kindness and happiness for a daily dose of joy, this is an inspirational little book that could have a BIG impact on your day.
Love is... strength. Love is... pride. Love is... all you need! This celebration of every kind of love is full of heart-melting quotes and romantic statements to make you realise love is love is love is love!
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
Thomas fans will love the latest annual packed full of stories about their favourite engines, mazes, puzzles, games, lots of colouring plus posters. In this year's annual Thomas and the steam team meets lots of animals from around the globe so this book is perfect for both animal lovers and anyone who is mad about trains.
Demystifying the key ideas of the world's greatest philosophers, and exploring all of the most important branches of thought including philosophy of science, philosophy of religion and feminist philosophy in a uniquely visual way, this book is the perfect introduction to the history of philosophy. A clear and accessible guide to philosophy, How Philosophy Works combines bold infographics and jargon-free text to demystify fundamental concepts. Covering everything from ethics to epistemology and phenomenology, the book presents the ideas and theories of key philosophical traditions and philosophers - from Plato and Socrates to Nietzsche and Wittgenstein via Kant - in a novel, easy-to-understand way. Its infographics will help you to understand the elements of philosophy on a conceptual level and, by tackling life's "big questions", it will help you to look at the world in an entirely new way. With its unique graphic approach and clear, authoritative text, How Philosophy Works is the perfect introduction to philosophy, and the ideal companion to DK's The Philosophy Book in the "Big Ideas" series.
`Look into thy heart and write.' Philip Sidney Uncover a wealth of inspiring words in this rousing little book. Filled with the wit and wisdom of some of the world's most renowned authors, it's sure to spark your creativity and get the words flowing.
You're at your best when you're doing what you love, so follow your passions and let your inner light shine out! This little book, packed with inspiring quotes and uplifting statements, is here to help you dazzle the world with your brightest, happiest self.
In this year's annual, Rupert has many more adventures with a Skylark, a runaway kite and a windmill! Enjoy a brand-new story `Rupert and the Bearcycle' originated and illustrated by Stuart Trotter plus much-loved favourite tales illustrated by John Harrold and Alfred Bestall.
PASA's Guide to Publishing 2019 provides an overview of the South African publishing industry and the latest developments, including digital publishing, in the various sectors: Education, Academic, Scholarly, Trade and TVET. This, together with a comprehensive list of training providers and industry-related bodies, including government department contacts, and a list of international, African and local book fairs and festivals, will enable publishing staff to make informed decisions about publishing trends and issues, marketing opportunities and training providers. Publishers, marketing staff and authors should also engage with the section on selling international rights, written by an international expert in the field, to maximise the potential of their publications. Academics and (potential) authors should find the sections on intellectual property and copyright, and information on `how to get published' and key publishing and design terms, particularly useful. The comprehensive PASA membership directory and index of publishers, their imprints and agencies, and their areas of speciality, should prove to be invaluable to booksellers, librarians and academics alike.
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 Disney Princess Annual 2019 is packed full of content that all princess fans will enjoy. Including nine of your favourite Disney Princesses: Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Aurora, Jasmine, Snow White, Ariel, Tiana and Mulan, it features inspiring stories, entertaining activities, beautiful colouring pictures, fact-filled princess profiles, magical mazes, gorgeous princess posters and cool creative things to make! It also features an eye-catching sparkly holographic cover. The Disney Princess Annual 2019 makes the perfect Christmas stocking filler!
The South African Aid is a comprehensive reference guide for any individual – old and young, local or foreign – seeking information on South Africa.
The guide offers a bit of everything: the history of our land, our fauna and flora, game reserves, sport statistics, tip son saving money, buying a car, good manners, wedding etiquette, etc.
This guide is a must-have for every house, book sop, hotel, tourism office, library and school.
Isn't love a wonderful thing? There's exciting, tingly, invigorating love; warm and fuzzy, comforting love; all-consuming, distracting, butterflies-in-your-tummy love and a million other ways that it can manifest itself. Every kind of love is glorious and deserves to be celebrated. This joyful little book takes pride in love's greatness, in all its various guises.
Challenge yourself with the GCHQ team's long-awaited second puzzle book - full of both harder and easier brain teasers. 'This is the perfect gift to fuel his ludicrous presumption that he could have definitely been a spy - even better if he's already dog-eared the first version' - Huffington Post, (10 Christmas Gifts for him under GBP15) 'Fiendishly tricky' - Daily Mail With their first bestselling book, The GCHQ Puzzle Book, the UK's intelligence and security experts tested us with puzzles, codes and real-life entrance tests from their archives. Now, they are back with a NEW collection of head-scratching, mind-boggling and brain-bending puzzles that will leave you pondering for hours. For those who often found themselves stumped with the first book, there will be even more starter puzzles to get those brains warmed up. Puzzle aficionados needn't worry though, as there will also be an 'Even Harder' section to test everyone to their limits. Not only that, but in celebration of GCHQ's centenary, the puzzles in this new book will sit alongside stories, facts and photos from the organisation's first 100 years at the heart of the nation's security. From the Government Code & Cipher School, to Bletchley Park, through to protecting against cyberattacks, the security of our country is in the hands of GCHQ. With this book, you'll get exclusive snapshots into the organisation that keeps us all safe. if you haven't yet tested yourself with the first instalment of The GCHQ Puzzle Book, check it out now!
On the 150th anniversary of "The People's Friend", what better gift to give than our new 'Friend' Annual 2019? It's a must-keep you'll want to dip into again and again. The book includes 25 specially selected short stories, plus poems, nostalgia and beautiful watercolour paintings.
A daily dose of wisdom. Take solace in the words of the wise--writers, activists, comedians, politicans, entrepreneurs, actors, Nobel Prize winners, and more. Here are hundreds of musings that will surprise, inspire, and bear repeating. On humble beginnings: Everything starts from a dot. --Wassily Kandinsky. On living in the present: The whole future lies in uncertainty: Live immediately. --Seneca. And on changing the world: What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. --Jane Goodall. A perfect gift for a smart friend or family member.
Italian Wines is the English-language version of Gambero Rosso's Vini d'Italia, the world's best-selling guide to Italian wine, now in its 30th edition. It is the result of a year's work by over 60 tasters, coordinated by three curators. They travel around the entire country to taste 45,000 wines, only half of which make it into the guide. About 2,400 producers are selected. Each entry brings together useful information about a winery, including a description of its most important labels and price levels in Italian wine shops. Each wine is evaluated according to the Gambero Rosso bicchieri rating, with Tre Bicchieri awarded to the top labels. This guide acts as an essential reference tool for both wine professionals and passionate amateurs around the globe: it provides the instruments for finding one's way in the complex panorama of Italy's wine world.
Good things come to those who go out and get them! Bursting with a raft of motivational quotes by the world's most celebrated artists and thinkers, this collection of inspiring words will spur you on to dream, believe and achieve.
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