Maud West ran her detective agency in London for more than thirty years, having starting sleuthing on behalf of society's finest in 1905. Her exploits grabbed headlines throughout the world but, benea..
Follow Tupaia as he grows up in Ra'iatea, becoming a high-ranking 'arioi and master navigator. Join him as he meets up with Cook in Tahiti and sails as part of the crew on the Endeavour across the Pac..
The young men who flew and fought during the First World War had no idea what was awaiting them. The rise of science and nationalism during the late 19th and early 20th centuries came to a head in 191..
In 1862, ambitious scientist James Glaisher set out to do the impossible: ascend higher into the skies than ever before. A pioneer of weather forecasting and of photography, he wanted to take ground-b..
Updated and revised for Aerosmith's 50th anniversary as a band in 2020, this first complete illustrated history of one of the worlds most successful and popular bands includes hundreds of stunning per..
'Afropean. Here was a space where blackness was taking part in shaping European identity . . . A continent of Algerian flea markets, Surinamese shamanism, German Reggae and Moorish castles. Yes, all t..
Climate engineering is a dystopian project. But as the human species hurtles ever faster towards its own extinction, geoengineering as a temporary fix, to buy time for carbon removal, is a seductive i..
Tobias Buck arrived in Madrid in December 2012, in time to celebrate the bleakest Christmas the city had seen in a generation. Capital and country were reeling from a series of economic shocks that ha..
The essays in After the Treaty explore themes ranging from contem-porary interpretation of the Treaty of Waitangi and subsequent interactions between settlerdom and Maori, through the troubled afterma..
In his most practical book to date, financial expert and investment advisor James Rickards shows how and why our financial markets are being artificially inflated and what smart investors can do to pr..
'I just want to warn you. You're going to dive to the end of the cave. You're going to see these kids. They're all looking healthy and happy and smiley. Then, you're going to swim away, and they're pr..
The bestselling feminist classic that revolutionized the way we think about rape, as a historical phenomenon and as an urgent crisis--essential reading in the era of #MeToo. "A major work of history...
Agatha Christie's Complete Secret Notebooks brings together for the first time Secret Notebooks and Murder in the Making, two volumes that explore the fascinating contents of her 73 notebooks. This in..
Nir Barzlai, M.D., founded the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine over twenty years ago. His most fascinating study features a patient population of 600 centenaria..
The ancient world that Alexander the Great transformed in his lifetime was transformed once more by his death. The imperial dynasties of his successors incorporated and reorganised the fallen Persian ..
Empires evoke potent images: Stanley, Livingstone and the colonial gallery of great explorers; the Spanish Conquistador's quest for gold and silver; and the Dutch heritage of trade in the East Indies...
New islands are being built at an unprecedented rate whether for tourism or territorial ambition, while many islands are disappearing because of rising sea levels or fragmenting due to shrinking ice. ..
FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF CARE OF THE SOUL COMES AN UPLIFTING MEDITATION ON THE ART OF GROWING OLDER `Thomas Moore convinces us that we age best when we embrace our age, live agel..
In the quiet Cotswolds village of Great Rollright in 1945, an elegant housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usual bike ride. A devoted wife and mother-of-three, Mrs Burton seemed to epitomis..
In 2014, renowned artist Ai Weiwei created @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, and engaged nearly 900,000 visitors in a conversation about human rights and freedom of expression. One installation in the ex..
CLIMATEGATE. UN IPCC ERRORS. THE FACTS ON GLOBAL WARMING In 2009, Ian Wishart's first edition of Air Con became a #1 climate bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, in this special extended Air..
In this gorgeously illustrated collection of airline route maps, Mark Ovenden and Maxwell Roberts look to the skies and transport readers to another time. Hundreds of images span a century of passenge..
A truly unique insight into the impact the Second World War had on the iwi of the central North Island and Bay of Plenty districts (including Te Arawa, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Tuhoe, Whanau-a-Apanui, Ngati ..
Explore one of America's most untouched and scenic states with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Alaska. The best things to do in Alaska - from the bustle of Anchorage, the state's most-visited city, to the ..
Rediscover the drawings of Albrecht Durer, one of the most prominent Renaissance artists, known as an incomparable painter and draughtsman with a keen eye for the natural world. During his lifetime, ..
For readers looking to expand their knowledge of sacred crystals and stones beyond the foundations, The Alchemy of Stones presents a holistic, Earth-based framework for understanding why and how they ..
An in-depth study of the effects of alcohol on users, the community, the nation of New Zealand, and globally - everything you need to know about alcohol. This compendium of verified data on alcohol ex..
The bestselling life of one of America's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, which became the basis for the hugely successful Broadway show Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton was an illegitimate, largely..
'He was a man like no other man has ever been' So Arrian sums up the career of Alexander the Great of Macedon (356-323 BC), who in twelve years that changed the world led his army in conquest of a va..
A must-have for Alexander von Humboldt fans and botanic enthusiasts, this gorgeous collection of frameable posters of his studies is filled with natural wonders and meticulous detail. More than two ce..
Mokhtefi (nee Klein), a Jewish American from Long Island, has had an exhilarating life. In the 1960s, she served as a press adviser to the National Liberation Front in postwar Algiers, before going to..
The extraordinary story of how Jack Ma, a teacher and civil servant, built one of the most valuable companies in the world and forever changed our global economy. In just a decade and half, Jack Ma bu..
One `golden afternoon' in Oxford, in July 1862, the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, accompanied three young sisters, Lorina, Alice, and Edith, on a boating trip. To keep the children amused, Dodgso..
Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland is a cultural phenomenon. First published in 1865, it has never been out of print and has been translated into 170 languages. But why does it have such enduring and..