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Snail with the Right Heart - A True Story (Hardcover, Illustrated edition): Maria Popova Snail with the Right Heart - A True Story (Hardcover, Illustrated edition)
Maria Popova; Illustrated by Ping Zhu
R394 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R71 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Based on a real scientific event and inspired by a beloved real human in the author's life, this is a story about science and the poetry of existence; about time and chance, genetics and gender, love and death, evolution and infinity - concepts often too abstract for the human mind to fathom, often more accessible to the young imagination; concepts made fathomable in the concrete, finite life of one tiny, unusual creature dwelling in a pile of compost amid an English garden. Emerging from this singular life is a lyrical universal invitation not to mistake difference for defect and to welcome, across the accordion scales of time and space, diversity as the wellspring of the universe's beauty and resilience.

700 Classroom Activities New Edition (Paperback): David Seymour, Maria Popova 700 Classroom Activities New Edition (Paperback)
David Seymour, Maria Popova
R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a book which does exactly what it says on the cover. It provides a huge instant repertoire of teaching ideas - including both classroom classics that all ELT teachers come to know and love - and fresh new activities at a range of levels from elementary to upper intermediate. The clear organisation of the book makes it easy to cross-refer and supplement your course book or syllabus. All the activities have been classroom-tested - and none of them require photocopying.

A Velocity of Being - Letters to A Young Reader (Hardcover): Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick A Velocity of Being - Letters to A Young Reader (Hardcover)
Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick 1
R630 R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Save R88 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In these pages, some of today's most wonderful culture-makers-writers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers-reflect on the joys of reading, how books broaden and deepen human experience, and the ways in which the written word has formed their own character. On the page facing each letter, an illustration by a celebrated illustrator or graphic artist presents that artist's visual response. Among the diverse contributions are letters from Jane Goodall, Neil Gaiman, Jerome Bruner, Shonda Rhimes, Ursula K. Le Guin, Yo-Yo Ma, Judy Blume, Lena Dunham, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Jacqueline Woodson, as well as a ninety-eight-year-old Holocaust survivor, a pioneering oceanographer, and Italy's first woman in space. Some of the illustrators, cartoonists, and graphic designers involved are Marianne Dubuc, Sean Qualls, Oliver Jeffers, Maira Kalman, Mo Willems, Isabelle Arsenault, Chris Ware, Liniers, Shaun Tan, Tomi Ungerer, and Art Spiegelman. This project is woven entirely of goodwill, generosity of spirit, and a shared love of books. Everyone involved has donated their time, and all profits will go to the New York Public Library systems. Edited and introduced by Maria Popova, who has been writing since 2006 about what she reads on Brain Pickings (brainpickings.org), which is now included in the Library of Congress archive of culturally valuable materials; Edited by Claudia Bedrick, publisher, editorial and art director of Enchanted Lion Books.

Consolations - The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words (Hardcover, Main): David Whyte Consolations - The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words (Hardcover, Main)
David Whyte; Introduction by Maria Popova 1
R391 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R73 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Consolations David Whyte unpacks aspects of being human that many of us spend our lives trying vainly to avoid - loss, heartbreak, vulnerability, fear - boldly reinterpreting them, fully embracing their complexity, never shying away from paradox in his relentless search for meaning. Beginning with 'Alone' and closing with 'Withdrawal', each piece in this life-affirming book is a meditation on meaning and context, an invitation to shift and broaden our perspectives on life: pain and joy, honesty and anger, confession and vulnerability, the experience of feeling overwhelmed and the desire to run away from it all. Through this lens, procrastination may be a necessary ripening; hiding an act of freedom; and shyness something that accompanies the first stage of revelation. Consolations invites readers into a poetic and thoughtful consideration of words whose meaning and interpretation influence the paths we choose and the way we traverse them throughout our lives.

700 Classroom Activities New Edition Digital Methodology Book Pack (Other digital): David Seymour, Maria Popova 700 Classroom Activities New Edition Digital Methodology Book Pack (Other digital)
David Seymour, Maria Popova
R682 Discovery Miles 6 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Figuring (Hardcover, Main): Maria Popova Figuring (Hardcover, Main)
Maria Popova 1
R556 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R105 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries - beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson, who catalysed the environmental movement. Stretching between these figures is a cast of artists, writers, and scientists - mostly women, mostly queer - whose public contribution has risen out of their unclassifiable and often heartbreaking private relationships to change the way we understand, experience and appreciate the universe. Among them are the astronomer Maria Mitchell, who paved the way for women in science; the sculptor Harriet Hosmer, who did the same in art; the journalist and literary critic Margaret Fuller, who sparked the feminist movement; and the poet Emily Dickinson. Emanating from these lives are larger questions about the measure of a good life and what it means to leave a lasting mark of betterment on an imperfect world: Are achievement and acclaim enough for happiness? Is genius? Is love? Weaving through the narrative is a set of peripheral figures - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Darwin, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Herman Melville, Frederick Douglass, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Walt Whitman - and a tapestry of themes spanning music, feminism, the history of science, the rise and decline of religion, and how the intersection of astronomy, poetry and Transcendentalist philosophy fomented the environmental movement.

Figuring (Paperback): Maria Popova Figuring (Paperback)
Maria Popova
R416 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R64 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Dear Data (Paperback): Giorgia Lupi, Stefanie Posavec Dear Data (Paperback)
Giorgia Lupi, Stefanie Posavec; Foreword by Maria Popova
R857 R706 Discovery Miles 7 060 Save R151 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Politicized Justice in Emerging Democracies - A Study of Courts in Russia and Ukraine (Hardcover): Maria Popova Politicized Justice in Emerging Democracies - A Study of Courts in Russia and Ukraine (Hardcover)
Maria Popova
R1,959 Discovery Miles 19 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Why are independent courts rarely found in emerging democracies? This book moves beyond familiar obstacles, such as an inhospitable legal legacy and formal institutions that expose judges to political pressure. It proposes a strategic pressure theory, which claims that in emerging democracies, political competition eggs on rather than restrains power-hungry politicians. Incumbents who are losing their grip on power try to use the courts to hang on, which leads to the politicization of justice. The analysis uses four original datasets, containing 1,000 decisions by Russian and Ukrainian lower courts from 1998 to 2004 in two politically salient types of cases electoral registration disputes and defamation lawsuits against media outlets as well as data from interviews with judges, lawyers, litigants, and judicial administrators. The main finding is that justice is politicized in both countries, but in the more competitive regime (Ukraine) incumbents leaned more forcefully on the courts and obtained more favorable rulings."

Politicized Justice in Emerging Democracies - A Study of Courts in Russia and Ukraine (Paperback): Maria Popova Politicized Justice in Emerging Democracies - A Study of Courts in Russia and Ukraine (Paperback)
Maria Popova
R956 Discovery Miles 9 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Why are independent courts rarely found in emerging democracies? This book moves beyond familiar obstacles, such as an inhospitable legal legacy and formal institutions that expose judges to political pressure. It proposes a strategic pressure theory, which claims that in emerging democracies, political competition eggs on rather than restrains power-hungry politicians. Incumbents who are losing their grip on power try to use the courts to hang on, which leads to the politicization of justice. The analysis uses four original datasets, containing 1,000 decisions by Russian and Ukrainian lower courts from 1998 to 2004. The main finding is that justice is politicized in both countries, but in the more competitive regime (Ukraine) incumbents leaned more forcefully on the courts and obtained more favorable rulings.

Leave Me Alone with the Recipes - The Life, Art, and Cookbook of Cipe Pineles (Hardcover): Cipe Pineles Leave Me Alone with the Recipes - The Life, Art, and Cookbook of Cipe Pineles (Hardcover)
Cipe Pineles; Volume editing by Sarah Rich, Wendy Macnaughton, Debbie Millman, Maria Popova
R526 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R84 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The newly discovered illustrated recipes of wildly influential yet unsung designer Cipe Pineles, introducing her delectable work in food and art to a new generation.

Not long ago, Sarah Rich and Wendy MacNaughton discovered a painted manuscript at an antiquarian book fair that drew them in like magnets: it displayed a vibrant painting of hot pink beets and a hand-lettered recipe for borscht written in script so full of life, it was hard to believe it was more than sixty-five years old.

It was the work of one of the most influential graphic designers of the twentieth century--Cipe (pronounced "C. P.") Pineles, the first female art director at Cond Nast, whose impact lives on in the work of Maira Kalman, Julia Rothman, and many others. Completed in 1945, it was a keepsake of her connection to her childhood's Eastern European food--she called it Leave Me Alone with the Recipes. For Wendy and Sarah, it was a talisman of a woman they had not known was their idol: a strong, independent spirit whose rich archive--of drawings, recipes, diaries, and letters to family and friends--led them into a dazzling history of mid-century design, art, food, New York City society, and culture.

They teamed up with Maria Popova of Brain Pickings and Debbie Millman of Design Matters, along with contributors Mimi Sheraton, Steven Heller, Paula Scher, and Maira Kalman, to present Cipe Pineles's life and work as it should be presented--in glorious color. With Pineles's illustrated cookbook and a section of updated recipes as its centerpiece, this gorgeous volume will delight foodies and design devotees alike.

Bulgaria's Democratic Institutions at Thirty - A Balance Sheet (Hardcover): Kjell Engelbrekt, Petia Kostadinova Bulgaria's Democratic Institutions at Thirty - A Balance Sheet (Hardcover)
Kjell Engelbrekt, Petia Kostadinova; Contributions by Tanya Bagashka, Maria Bakardjieva, Kjell Engelbrekt, …
R2,208 R1,989 Discovery Miles 19 890 Save R219 (10%) Out of stock

Thirty years after Bulgaria's democratic breakthrough, this book provides a "balance sheet" of the country's democratic institutions through a number of interdisciplinary contributions. The volume is organized around three themes-democratic institutions, civil society, and European Union (EU) processes-and examines such topics such as voting, political parties, populism, media, civil society organizations, identity, and the rule of law. While the contributors argue that Bulgaria's democracy is successful in terms of the procedural norms of democracy, civic participation, and compliance with EU rules, they also identify serious problem areas. Bulgaria's democratic institutions struggle with obstacles such as populist Euroscepticism, political elitism, corruption, and a lack of political accountability, though this volume fully acknowledges the historical development of Bulgarian democracy, including its achievements and continuing setbacks.

Figuring (Hardcover): Maria Popova Figuring (Hardcover)
Maria Popova
R667 R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Save R125 (19%) Out of stock
Figuring (Paperback, Main): Maria Popova Figuring (Paperback, Main)
Maria Popova 1
R305 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R61 (20%) Out of stock

Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries - beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson, who catalysed the environmental movement. Stretching between these figures is a cast of artists, writers, and scientists - mostly women, mostly queer - whose public contribution has risen out of their unclassifiable and often heartbreaking private relationships to change the way we understand, experience and appreciate the universe. Among them are the astronomer Maria Mitchell, who paved the way for women in science; the sculptor Harriet Hosmer, who did the same in art; the journalist and literary critic Margaret Fuller, who sparked the feminist movement; and the poet Emily Dickinson. Emanating from these lives are larger questions about the measure of a good life and what it means to leave a lasting mark of betterment on an imperfect world: Are achievement and acclaim enough for happiness? Is genius? Is love? Weaving through the narrative is a set of peripheral figures - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Darwin, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Herman Melville, Frederick Douglass, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Walt Whitman - and a tapestry of themes spanning music, feminism, the history of science, the rise and decline of religion, and how the intersection of astronomy, poetry and Transcendentalist philosophy fomented the environmental movement.

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