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10,000 Tips: How to Do Almost Everything

by Katherine Sorrell

What should you do if a bird flies into your house? How do you write the perfect CV? How could you get a flight upgrade? How can you revamp a tired room? From pastry making to public speaking, decluttering to DIY, first aid to picture framing, this is your one-stop guide to finding out everything you'll need to know to improve your house, health, work and free time. Covering both everyday and exotic tasks, including how to spot a genuine antique, choosing a dream vacation destination and negotiating a payrise, 10,000 Tips is the go-to reference book that no one should be without.

100 Must-Read American Novels: Discover your next great read... (Bloomsbury Good Reading Guides)

by Ed Wood Nick Rennison

Which 100 novels represent the finest American literature ever produced? Let this book be your guide. Ordered A-Z by author this latest title in the popular Must-Read series provides a rich resource for your reading. It features 100 titles from 19th century classics: Melville's Moby Dick and Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, to the 1920s generation: Hemingway, F Scott Fitzgerald and William Faulkner, the Beat generation (Kerouac's On the Road) to the major writers of today: Toni Morrison (Beloved) Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay), Jonathan Franzen (The Corrections), Donna Tartt (The Secret History) and Barbara Kingsolver (The Poisonwood Bible).All the major figures are covered from Fenimore Cooper to the present day, as well as lesser known and more offbeat writers that you may not yet have discoverd such as Dawn Powell, William Maxwell and Marilynne Robinson. The Read-On suggestions provide up to 500 recommendations for further titles and a long Introduction provides contextual and historical background on American fiction, providing great value and everything you need to expand your range of reading.

100 Must-read Books for Men

by Stephen E. Andrews Duncan Bowis

What do men like to read? This latest title in the successful 100 Must-read series provides a rich crop of selected reads of eternal fascination to men everywhere. With 100 titles fully featured and over 500 recommended, there is something for everyone, from the macho to the sentimental, sex, drugs and rock and roll, old age, childhood, power, seduction, courage and adventure. Written by two experienced male booksellers and writers, the selection draws from a wide range of genres: crime, thrillers, cult classics, classics, biography and non-fiction. Deftly researched with the male audience in mind, this book is an enabling tool for extending your range of reading.A lengthy introduction examines mens attitudes to reading, the differences between male and female reading tastes, the varying ways in which the sexes use/respond to language and how this is reflected in their choices of reading matter. Books featured include: Crash by J. G. Ballard, Junkie by William S. Burroughs, American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse, Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian, The Book of Dave by Will Self, Touching the Void by Joe Simpson and Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe.

100 Must-read Books for Men

by Stephen E. Andrews Duncan Bowis

What do men like to read? This latest title in the successful 100 Must-read series provides a rich crop of selected reads of eternal fascination to men everywhere. With 100 titles fully featured and over 500 recommended, there is something for everyone, from the macho to the sentimental, sex, drugs and rock and roll, old age, childhood, power, seduction, courage and adventure. Written by two experienced male booksellers and writers, the selection draws from a wide range of genres: crime, thrillers, cult classics, classics, biography and non-fiction. Deftly researched with the male audience in mind, this book is an enabling tool for extending your range of reading.A lengthy introduction examines mens attitudes to reading, the differences between male and female reading tastes, the varying ways in which the sexes use/respond to language and how this is reflected in their choices of reading matter. Books featured include: Crash by J. G. Ballard, Junkie by William S. Burroughs, American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse, Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian, The Book of Dave by Will Self, Touching the Void by Joe Simpson and Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe.

100 Must-read Life-Changing Books

by Nick Rennison

Novels which transform our ideas about human possibilities, biographies which celebrate the achievements of extraordinary individuals, polemical works of non-fiction which oblige us to alter our views of the world or of human society: all of us can remember reading at least one book which made us think about the world anew. Here, the author of the popular Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide, selects the very best books which may or may not have changed the world, but which have certainly changed the lives of thousands of people who have read them. Some examples of titles included:Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - a poignant recording of the author's triumph over the obstacles of being black and poor in a racist society.Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist. Santiago's meeting with the alchemist opens his eyes to the true values of life, love and sufferingThe Diary of Anne Frank Half a century later the story of a teenager coming to maturity in the most terrible of circumstances remains profoundly moving.Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet Gibran's poetic essays reveal his thoughts on everything in life from love and marriage to the enigmas of birth and death.Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Pirsig's narrator creates a philosophical masterpiece that has the power to change lives.

100 Must-read Life-Changing Books (Bloomsbury Good Reading Guides)

by Nick Rennison

Novels which transform our ideas about human possibilities, biographies which celebrate the achievements of extraordinary individuals, polemical works of non-fiction which oblige us to alter our views of the world or of human society: all of us can remember reading at least one book which made us think about the world anew. Here, the author of the popular Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide, selects the very best books which may or may not have changed the world, but which have certainly changed the lives of thousands of people who have read them. Some examples of titles included:Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - a poignant recording of the author's triumph over the obstacles of being black and poor in a racist society.Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist. Santiago's meeting with the alchemist opens his eyes to the true values of life, love and sufferingThe Diary of Anne Frank Half a century later the story of a teenager coming to maturity in the most terrible of circumstances remains profoundly moving.Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet Gibran's poetic essays reveal his thoughts on everything in life from love and marriage to the enigmas of birth and death.Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Pirsig's narrator creates a philosophical masterpiece that has the power to change lives.

20th Century Photographers: Interviews on the Craft, Purpose, and the Passion of Photography

by Grace Schaub

This book is a compilation of interviews and essays that cover a broad range of photographers and photographic disciplines. Each photographer profiled made a living by concentrating on a specific aspect of the craft, but in doing so transcended their livelihood to become recognized for more than the type of images they created. Each had a distinct "style," creative approach, dedication to the craft, point of view about themselves and the world. These interviews were conducted during a seminal period in the shift from film to digital and from print reproduction to global distribution on the Internet. Just like their photographs continue to inspire today, now these pros’ words can live on as an invaluable reference for the photographers of the future. The truth and wisdom in this collection transcend time and technology.

20th Century Photographers: Interviews on the Craft, Purpose, and the Passion of Photography

by Grace Schaub

This book is a compilation of interviews and essays that cover a broad range of photographers and photographic disciplines. Each photographer profiled made a living by concentrating on a specific aspect of the craft, but in doing so transcended their livelihood to become recognized for more than the type of images they created. Each had a distinct "style," creative approach, dedication to the craft, point of view about themselves and the world. These interviews were conducted during a seminal period in the shift from film to digital and from print reproduction to global distribution on the Internet. Just like their photographs continue to inspire today, now these pros’ words can live on as an invaluable reference for the photographers of the future. The truth and wisdom in this collection transcend time and technology.

31 Songs

by Nick Hornby

'I decided that I wanted to write a little book of essays about songs I loved ... Songs are what I listen to, almost to the exclusion of everything else.'In his first non-fiction work since Fever Pitch, Nick Hornby writes about 31 songs that either have some great significance in his life - or are just songs that he loves. He discusses, among other things, guitar solos and losing your virginity to a Rod Stewart song and singers whose teeth whistle and the sort of music you hear in Body Shop.'The soundtrack to his life ... a revealing insight into one of Britain's most popular writers' Evening Standard

400 Ways to Make a Sandwich: The Handy 1909 Guide

by Eva Greene Fuller

Care for a Tutti-Frutti Sandwich? How about some Lobster Canapes? Anyone looking for new, easy ways to jazz up lunch will appreciate this eminently useful casual cookbook. Dating from the early 20th century, the vintage collection presents 400 tasty recipes based on common, easily obtained fixings. No skill is required for following the recipes, which are organized by main ingredient and offer brief, to-the-point directions. Categories include fish, egg, salad, meat, cheese, nut, sweet, miscellaneous, and canapes. A brief Foreword offers serving suggestions.

50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life from Timeless Sages to Contemporary Gurus (50 Classics Ser.)

by Tom Butler-Bowdon

Thousands of books have been written offering the 'secrets' to personal fulfillment and happiness: how to walk The Road Less Traveled, Win Friends and Influence People, or Awaken the Giant Within. But which are the all-time classics? Which ones really can change your life?Bringing you the essential ideas, insights and techniques from 50 legendary works from Lao-Tzu to Benjamin Franklin to Paulo Coelho, 50 Self-Help Classics is a unique guide to the great works of life transformation.

555 Football Facts To Wow Your Mates!: To Wow Your Mates!

by Les Scott

Which football trophy has three handles?When was a match stopped because there was a solar eclipse?Which very famous ex-West Ham player's middle name is Chelsea?The answers to these questions and many more can be found in this funny, fascinating book. You might think you know football, but this book will turn you into the ultimate fan. Packed full of stuff on players, matches, positions and all the major competitions, it really does contain everything you could ever wish to know about your favourite sport.

57th Fighter Group: First in the Blue (Aviation Elite Units #39)

by Jim Laurier Carl Molesworth

Organized in January 1941, just as the United States was building up military forces for its inevitable entry into World War II, the 57th Fighter Group was the first USAAF fighter unit to go into action in North Africa. It went on to establish a number of other 'firsts' during its illustrious combat history in this theatre. Flying P-40 Warhawks, the pilots of the 57th entered combat in August 1942 and fought throughout the final Allied advance from El Alamein through the Axis surrender in Tunisia, the capture of Sicily and the invasion of Italy. Converting to the P-47D Thunderbolt in late 1943, the 57th continued pounding the retreating Axis forces in Italy until the end of the war in Europe. The 57th Fighter Group produced a number of aces during the war, and was also recognized for its pioneering achievements in the fighter-bomber role.

57th Fighter Group: First in the Blue (Aviation Elite Units #39)

by Jim Laurier Carl Molesworth

Organized in January 1941, just as the United States was building up military forces for its inevitable entry into World War II, the 57th Fighter Group was the first USAAF fighter unit to go into action in North Africa. It went on to establish a number of other 'firsts' during its illustrious combat history in this theatre. Flying P-40 Warhawks, the pilots of the 57th entered combat in August 1942 and fought throughout the final Allied advance from El Alamein through the Axis surrender in Tunisia, the capture of Sicily and the invasion of Italy. Converting to the P-47D Thunderbolt in late 1943, the 57th continued pounding the retreating Axis forces in Italy until the end of the war in Europe. The 57th Fighter Group produced a number of aces during the war, and was also recognized for its pioneering achievements in the fighter-bomber role.

600 Years in the Making: Highlights from the Museum Collections of the University of St Andrews

by Helen Rawson

This guidebook presents stunning highlights from the treasures of the University of St Andrews collection, revealing objects from around the world and from ancient times to the present day. Featuring specially commissioned photography and articles on each object by the museum's co-director, this book brings the stories of these fascinating objects to a wider audience for the first time.

The 9/11 Commission Report

by National Commission on Terrorist Attacks

The final report of the investigation of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks into the September 11th terrorist attacks.

A. S. Neill (Bloomsbury Library of Educational Thought)

by Richard Bailey

A. S. Neill was probably the most famous school teacher of the twentieth century. His school, Summerhill, founded in 1921, attracted admiration and criticism from around the world, and became an emblem of radical school reform and child-centred education. Neill claimed that he was a practical man, but this book reveals that Summerhill expresses a comprehensive and distinctive set of ideas. Whether he wanted to be or not, Neill was an important educational thinker with a powerful influence on current educational approaches and philosophy.A. S. Neill is the first book to examine this philosophy of education in detail. It begins by showing how Neill's fascinating life story gives clues to the origin of his ideas, and why they mattered so much to him. It goes on to explore the main themes of his philosophy, showing how they relate to the work of other great educational thinkers, and how they are novel. It also discusses whether there are lessons that could and should be learned by other schools from the original, alternative 'free' school of Summerhill.

An A To Z Of Elt: Methodology (PDF)

by S. Thornbury

An alphabetical list of terms about English language teaching. This work categorises and describes terms, explains the importance of the concepts and their relevance to English language teaching. It covers grammar, lexis, phonology, discourse, methodology, theory and practice

A-z Business Studies Handbook (PDF)

by Barry Martin David Lines Ian Marcousé

The A-Z Business Studies Handbook explains all the key terms in your A-level course, and has been completely updated for the new AS and A2 specifications. Each entry begins with a clear definition and is followed by explanation, worked examples and cross-references where relevant. The handbook provides expert advice from leading authors that will help familiarise you with the language of business -- the more important the term, the more detailed the entry. It is invaluable for students of all pre-university courses, as well as undergraduates. This new digital edition includes free access to a supporting website to make searching for terms even quicker, and a free desktop widget to bring concise definitions instantly to your fingertips. For new students -- terms and concepts clearly explained Throughout the course -- full explanations of important and challenging concepts that will help you tackle your course assignments with confidence For focused exam revision -- detailed revision lists for each exam board and invaluable advice from leading examiners, both online and in the book

The A-Z of Eating: A Flavour Map for the Adventurous Cook

by Felicity Cloake

'Full of recipes you want to cook' - Diana Henry 'Not only a collection of fabulous recipes but an inspiring guide to flavours and ingredients and how they work together' - Nigella LawsonThis is a cookbook for people who are looking for inspiration rather than instruction; one that will make you look at familiar ingredients in a new light, and welcome new ones with open arms. Here Felicity Cloake offers an ingredient for each letter of the alphabet - twenty-six of her favourite things to eat, and recipes using them which will change the way that you think about these ingredients forever. In the Blue Cheese chapter, a Roquefort and honey cheesecake with walnut and pear; in Caramel, roast duck with miso caramel and in Rhubarb, rhubarb gin granita.Yet there are also more straightforward dishes, no less original or delicious: beetroot noodles with goat's cheese, toasted walnuts and baby kale; chorizo baked potatoes with avocado crema; slow roast tomato pasta with lemon salt, ricotta and basil. And there are many more playful takes on favourite dishes: salted peanut caramel crispy cakes, aloo tikki scotch eggs, jelly cherry jubilee, buttermilk onion rings. This is a book to shake you out of your recipe rut and make you start to think about food, and cook it in an entirely new way.

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