Your cart is empty
Showing 1 - 25 of 2513 matches in All departments
Meet famous explorers and adventurers in this exciting non-fiction storybook for children. Venture into steaming jungles in search of lost temples, fight off frostbite in the Arctic, and blast off into space! Great explorers have one thing in common - a desire to leap into the unknown, no matter how dangerous that might be. From Ferdinand Magellan's first circumnavigation of the world 500 years ago to Barbara Hillary's treks to the North and South poles while in her seventies, Explorers documents the trials and hardships of the men and women who rewrote our understanding of the world, and showed us what humans are capable of. Explorers looks at the towering achievements of more than 50 explorers in great detail, with incredible cross-sections revealing the amazing detail inside Spanish galleons, lost cities, and spaceships. Hand-drawn maps reveal their intrepid journeys in great detail, and photographs highlight the artefacts and relics they found along the way. The explorers come from all walks of life and parts of the world. Packed with jaw-dropping facts and written in language that will get the heart racing, Explorers is the perfect book for any budding young adventurer, combining both beautiful illustrations by Jessamy Hawke and fantastic photography.
Multi-story drama written and directed by John Herzfeld. As an insipirational book written by reclusive one-time football coach Teddy Raymond (Tom Berenger) gains popularity, many are powerfully affected by its contents. A former prison inmate (Kyra Sedgwick), a music mogul (Nelly), an undercover cop (Thomas Jane) and an alcoholic priest (Danny Aiello) all call upon the book to try and lead more positive lives. As Raymond urges everyone to confront their six basic fears in order to live a better life, editor Gerald (Sylvester Stallone) goes in search of the anonymous author to find out more about his own life. But once he tracks him down, Gerald must reach out to the former coach to try and help him conquer his greatest fear. The film also stars Kevin Connolly, Cary Elwes and Kelsey Grammer.
Give The Book of YOU one minute of your time each day and achieve a happier, healthier, more fulfilled life. Change can be hard and rarely happens overnight. The aim of this book is to empower you to make change happen. The Book of YOU contains 365 micro-actions, one for each day of the year, grouped under four areas - Food, Mind, Move and Love, for example:LOVE: Smile at a Stranger: Has someone ever suddenly smiled at you on a busy street? Remember the feeling after the initial surprise? Today when you are out and about, smile at a stranger.MIND: Set a Go-To-Sleep Alarm: We use alarm clocks to get us up in the morning, but for many the challenge is actually the night before - hitting the sack early enough. Tonight, decide on a bedtime and set an alarm for when it's time to go to sleep.FOOD: Go Nuts: Pay homage to the wonderful world of nuts. They're deliciously diverse in flavour, packed with protein, essential good fats and minerals, and will give you an energy boost. Try just a small handful today as a snack, or added to a meal - pecans on porridge, pine nuts over pasta or crushed walnuts over a salad.MOVE: Activate Your Abs: While you are for example making breakfast or on the bus, pull your belly button in. This activates your deep abdominal muscles that are usually asleep, which is amazing for your lower back to provide support.The action host contributors to The Book of YOU include chef Jamie Oliver, productivity expert and author of Small Move, Big Change Caroline Arnold, fitness trainer Jamie Sawyer, neuroscientists Dr Tara Swart and Dr Darya Rose, and fitness guru Dani Stevens.Life is not about how many steps you walk, how many calories you eat or your place on the leaderboard. Life is about feelings, moments, shared experiences; enjoying every victory, celebrating balance and showing vulnerability.Complete just one micro-action each day - eat more fruit, take the stairs, do a random act of kindness - and it will help you live a happier, more fulfilled life.
In this important book, one of Latin America's foremost critical theorists examines the use and abuse of memory in the wake of the social and political trauma of Pinochet's Chile. Focusing on the period 1990-2015, Nelly Richard denounces the politics and aesthetics of forgetting that have underpinned both the protracted transition out of dictatorship and the denial of justice to its survivors and victims. What are the perils and social costs of a culture of forgetting? What forms do memories of injustice take in newly formed democracies? How might a history of violence and an ethics of reparation be reconciled in post-autocratic societies? In addressing these and other questions, Richard exposes the abuses of the past and the present while also attending to the residues of memory that are manifested in street protests, literature, and the media, and in artistic practices from architecture and urban design to installation and film. While cultural artifacts can be powerful devices for resistance and critique, Richard argues that they can also be complicit in reproducing and collaborating with forms of institutional and political oblivion. Both within Chile and beyond, Richard offers a trenchant critique of how authoritarian regimes and neoliberal states whittle away at memory's critical capacity. At a time of seismic political realignments in Latin America and internationally, Eruptions of Memory makes a powerful case for the ethical, political, and aesthetic value of memory.
Throughout the world, voters lack access to information about politicians, government performance, and public services. Efforts to remedy these informational deficits are numerous. Yet do informational campaigns influence voter behavior and increase democratic accountability? Through the first project of the Metaketa Initiative, sponsored by the Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) research network, this book aims to address this substantive question and at the same time introduce a new model for cumulative learning that increases coordination among otherwise independent researcher teams. It presents the overall results (using meta-analysis) from six independently conducted but coordinated field experimental studies, the results from each individual study, and the findings from a related evaluation of whether practitioners utilize this information as expected. It also discusses lessons learned from EGAP's efforts to coordinate field experiments, increase replication of theoretically important studies across contexts, and increase the external validity of field experimental research.
This textbook provides engineers with the capability, tools and confidence to solve real-world heat transfer problems. It includes many advanced topics, such as Bessel functions, Laplace transforms, separation of variables, Duhamel's theorem and complex combination, as well as high order explicit and implicit numerical integration algorithms. These analytical and numerical solution methods are applied to topics not considered in most textbooks. Examples include heat exchangers involving fluids with varying specific heats or phase changes; heat exchangers in which axial conduction is a concern; and regenerators. Derivations of important results are presented completely, without skipping steps, which reduces student frustration and improves readability and retention. The examples are not trivial 'textbook' exercises; they are rather complex and timely real-world problems that are inherently interesting. This book integrates the computational software packages Maple, MATLAB (R), FEHT and Engineering Equation Solver (EES) directly with the heat transfer material.
'The Best Of Nelly Furtado' is the first greatest hits package from the Grammy Award winning Canadian singer. With tracks culled from her four studio albums, the compilation includes no less than five UK top ten hits including her only UK number one single 'Maneater'. The album also includes three tracks especially recorded for the release.
Inspired by the life of James Matthew Barrie, author of the children's classic Peter Pan, this semi-biographical period drama stars Johnny Depp as the turn-of-the-century playwright and novelist. Set in London in 1904, the film follows Barrie's creative struggle to bring Peter Pan to the stage, from his first inspiration for the story up until the play's premiere at the Duke of York Theatre: a night that would change not only Barrie's own life, but the lives of everyone close to him. Meanwhile, he plays a continuing role in the lives of the four children who inspired the story. Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman and Julie Christie co-star.
Nelly Boyi was born in 1967 and began her singing career like most other young children at church. Nelly has done many recordings as a backing singer and collaborations with Superstar artists like Arthur Mafokate, Robbie Malinga, Chicco Twala, Berita ,Sello Twala, Tshepo Tshola, Mzwakhe Mbuli etc .
A highlight in her career was receiving a standing ovation in Greece during one of the governmental tours, this ended in Brazil were she performed for a mesmerised Brazilian audience. She now wishes to do it for herself since she has mastered cover versions, live performances and recording as a backup singer.
Here are the letters between Nelly Sachs (1891-1970), recipient of the 1966 Nobel Prize for Literature, and the great German-speaking poet Paul Celan (1920-1970). Their correspondence lasted from 1954 until Celan's death by suicide. Sachs died the day Celan was buried. 'What Paul Celan once said of his mother tongue holds as well for Nelly Sachs: 'Reachable, near and not lost, there remained amid the losses this one thing: language. It, the language, remained, not lost, yes in spite of everything. But it had to pass through its own answerlessness, pass through frightful muting, pass through the thousand darknesses of death bringing speech'. Sachs put it this way: 'The frightful experiences that brought me to the edge of death and darkness are my tutors. If I couldn't have written, I wouldn't have survived...my metaphors are my wounds'. From the Introduction.
Calling all girls, this new exciting addition to the bestselling Doodle series is full-color, a first for the series. Filled with beautiful and intricate illustrations and patterns, girls can let their creativity fly and doodle everything from flowers, feathers, birds, buttons, and butterflies. Illustrations. Consumable.
In this illuminating book, Dr. Nellie Radomsky explores the complexity of chronic pain in women and evidence for its association with abuse--an issue largely unrecognized by medical practitioners. Modern medical training emphasizes diagnosis and cure, but chronic pain problems often have no identifiable organic cause, and the women who suffer are often not listened to in the doctor's office. Lost Voices: Women, Chronic Pain, and Abuse addresses how women, by gaining knowledge of the ways the medical culture--and the larger culture--have silenced them, may move into a healing process and learn to speak out. The author encourages women in pain to give voice to their buried experiences and shows them that speaking out about their experiences with abuse and chronic pain can be the first step on the road to healing. The author explores the lost voices of women in pain through stories based on her personal encounters with patients in her practice. These women and their case histories help illustrate the interactions of chronic pain and abuse and the complexity of the doctor-patient relationship. Among the many areas Dr. Radomsky examines are: how the medical culture has silenced women chronic pain in women with a history of abuse the relationship of women's healing processes and the sense of finding and expressing "lost voices" the doctor-patient relationship and obstacles to healing the limitation of medical models with respect to understanding complex chronic pain issues how acute and chronic pain differ and how physicians and patients alike struggle with this understandingScientific but very readable, Lost Voices assists readers in the search for answers to complex pain problems. It is a hope-full resource for women struggling with chronic pain and personal abuse issues and an enlightening guide for physicians, therapists, and others working with these women. Professionals working in the area of chronic pain, readers involved in feminist issues, and academic physicians interested in medicine as culture will find Lost Voices a revealing book.
Dynamic compression is an experimental technique with interdisciplinary uses, ranging from enabling the creation of ultracondensed matter under previously impossible conditions to understanding the likely cause of unusual planetary magnetic fields. Readers can now gain an intuitive understanding of dynamic compression; clear and authoritative chapters examine its history and experimental method, as well as key topics including dynamic compression of liquid hydrogen, rare gas fluids and shock-induced opacity. Through an up-to-date history of dynamic compression research, Nellis also clearly shows how dynamic compression addresses and will continue to address major unanswered questions across the scientific disciplines. The past and future role of dynamic compression in studying and making materials at extreme conditions of pressure, density and temperature is made clear, and the means of doing so are explained in practical language perfectly suited for researchers and graduate students alike.
It was incredibly sore. Mvulani wanted to cry out. But he had to pretend he felt nothing. He no longer a child and to show his pain would be ultimate disgrace. It wasn't only pain that Mvulani had leant to hide. There also fears to overcome - like his fear of the sky and of the lightning that was like a snake with a forked tongue reaching down to bite him. But could Mvulani overcomes the hardships of being the son of a murdered chief? Would he be able to reach deep into himself to find the strength he needed to walk the long and difficult road back to his people - and to his birthright? The Red Blanket is the story of a young man's return to his roots. His journey through two worlds is one which many South African readers will recognise.
This book is a study of political thought in Islam from the viewpoint of the history of ideas and the relevance of these ideas to contemporary Arabic political discourse. The author examines the use of the classical Islamic tradition (turath) and its religious and philosophical components by the three dominant Arabic political discourses: the Islamists, apologists and intellectuals. The book analyzes the different assumptions advanced by these discourses and the way they propose to apply or restore the turath in the present. Exploring connections between the medieval Islamic tradition and current debates, this book is essential reading for advanced students and researchers of Islam and political thought.
You may like...
Milex Nanotec Wall Plug Heater (Black)
Bohemian Rhapsody - Motion Picture…
Queen CD (3)
Batman: Door Mat - Logo
R290 Discovery Miles 2 900
The Incredibles 2
Step Back In Time - The Definitive…
Kylie Minogue CD
Nadine Gordimer Paperback (2)
Happy Death Day 2 U
Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, … DVD
Michael Buble CD (1)
Nadine Gordimer Paperback (2)