Throughout the ages and across every continent, people have struggled against those in power and raised their voices in protest--rallying others around them and inspiring uprisings in eras yet to come..
Imagine a world where every city has its own local food source grown in the safest way possible, where no drop of water or particle of light is wasted, and where a simple elevator ride can transport y..
'This book touches on some deep questions relevant to us all... A fascinating, thoughtful, unflinching meditation on one of the most intriguing and curious aspects of the human condition.' - Dr Frank ..
Perfect in its compactness, in its functionality, and in its widely imitated design, the Vespa scooter is not only a means of transport, but a true icon. In celebration of Vespa's 75th anniversary, Ve..
Goats are adaptable creatures in the wild but, if kept as pets, or commercially farmed, they rely very heavily on their owners not only for food, water and shelter, but also for protection from diseas..
"When Queen Victoria died in 1901, she had ruled for nearly sixty-four years. She was mother of nine and grandmother of forty-two, and the matriarch of Royal Europe, through the marriages of her child..
Sharpen your survival skills and learn why you should keep a Swiss Army Knife with you at all times, whether you are exploring wild jungles, tall peaks, or city streets. As a handy "everyday carry" fo..
Victors' Justice is a potent and articulate polemic against the manipulation of international penal law by the West, combining historical detail, juridical precision and philosophical analysis. Zolo's..
In a suburban house in 1977 an elderly lady destroyed her memoirs. Her life, she felt, was not one people would want to read about. The life of a woman, born into the working class, brought up to go i..
Since the introduction of portable consumer electronics nearly a half century ago, artists throughout the world have adapted the latest technologies to art-making. In this book, curator Barbara London..
Vikings, those ancient Norse seafarers, have inspired plenty of pop culture phenomena, from the A&E hit show Vikings to Thor Ragnarok to the ever-expanding world of Viking larp. Known for being skille..
The Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves on their blood-thirsty skills as warriors. But their prowess in battle is only a small part of their story, wh..
A follow-up and companion to Vincent Van Duysen Works 1989-2009, this new overview presents Belgian architect Van Duysen's most recent works over the course of the past decade. The projects featured i..
Since the release of his first monograph, Vincent Van Duysen has consolidated his reputation for buildings of exceptional spatial mastery and highly refined detailing, and built a growing internationa..
Today, Vinyl is shorthand for cool. Even with millions of songs available at the click of a mouse, music fans know that there's nothing like the tactile pleasure of a record. And, rather than killing ..
A collection of more than fifty stories about witches from around the world. There are tales of banshees, crones and beauties in disguise from China, Siberia, the Caribbean, Armenia, Portugal and Aust..
This major new book on the art of Banksy spans the entire career of the world's most famous anonymous street artist. Decades before he blew the lid off the high-stakes art world by shredding a work i..
Over the past 50 years, drawing has been elevated from a supporting role to a primary medium, ranking alongside painting as a central art form. Since the publication of Vitamin D (2005) and D2 (2013),..
Despite its long history, painting continues to evolve and excite, with new generations taking it in unexpected directions. A central pillar of artistic practice, painting also has enduring appeal fo..
Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) wrote that Latin America was the only region of the world outside Europe which he felt he knew well and where he felt entirely at home. He claimed this was because it was the..
In a treasure trove for history buffs, W.B. Marsh fleshes out the context behind famous quotations associated with each day of the year, sending us back and forth in history from the time of the Ancie..
In July 1988, the Islamic Republic of Iran agreed to bring an end to the brutal eight-year war with Iraq. Over the next two months, under the orders of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini, political pri..
Imagine a workplace where workers enjoyed a well-paid job for life, one where they could start their day with a pint of stout and a smoke, and enjoy free meals in silver service canteens and restauran..
We all hear voices. Ordinary thinking is often a kind of conversation, filling our heads with speech: the voices of reason, of memory, of self-encouragement and rebuke, the inner dialogue that helps u..
In this compelling tour of the classical world, Peter Jones reveals how it is the power, scope and fascination of their ideas that makes the Ancient Greeks and Romans so important and influential toda..
Consider for a moment the history of modern art in Britain; you may struggle to land on a narrative that features very many women. On this journey through a fascinating period of social change, artist..
Penguins. We love them. They are instantly recognizable. Seemingly upright caricatures of us, it is easy to bond with these black and white 'little people.' They have become perennial favourites of ca..
Richard Wagner's final creation is also his most mysterious. The story of Parsifal, the 'pure fool, knowing through compassion', who has been called to rescue the Kingdom of the Grail from the sins th..
Alex Ross, renowned author of the international bestseller The Rest Is Noise, reveals how Richard Wagner became the proving ground for modern art and politics-an aesthetic war zone where the Western w..
For the millions of people who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris' new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From best-sel..
In the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here nor There), Bill Bryson set off to hike the Appalachian Trail, the longest continuous footpath in the world. Ahead ..
Walker Maths is a series of single standard workbooks containing high-quality, up to date material at NCEA Mathematics levels 1, 2 and 3. The well-designed, write-on workbooks contain teaching materi..
There is no such thing as the wrong step; every time we walk we are going somewhere. Moving around the modern city becomes more than from getting from A to B, but a way of understanding who and where ..
With a Foreword by Krista Tippett-a poignant and beautiful collection of conversations and presentation from John O'Donohue's work with close friend and former radio broadcaster John Quinn John O'Don..