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At Home: A Short History of Private Life (Illustrated Edition)
Being Mortal: Ageing, Illness, Medicine, and What Matters in the End

In Being Mortal, Gawande examines his experiences as a surgeon, as he confronts the realities of aging and dying in his patients and in his family, as well as the limits of what he can do. And he emer..

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Best American Essays 2014

"A creature from an alternative universe . . . wanting to understand what is on the American mind should rush to the nearest bookstore and buy a copy of this distinguished anthology . . . Exhilarating..

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Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014

"Undeniably exquisite . . . The essays in the collection [are] meditations that reveal not only how science actually happens but also who or what propels its immutable humanity." -- Maria Popova, "Bra..

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Best American Sports Writing 2014

"Excellent . . . A no-brainer pickup for the sports collection." -- "Booklist" "An affirmation of the strong state of American sportswriting." -- "Kirkus Reviews"From more than 350 national, regional,..

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Best American Travel Writing 2014

"Travel connoisseurs divide the world into those places they've been dying to visit or revisit and places they'd never set foot in but are glad someone else did. This year's volume of travel writing ...

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Big Music

'The hills only come back the same: I don't mind ...' begins Kirsty Gunn's "The Big Music", a novel that takes us to a new understanding of how fiction can affect us. Presented as a collection of foun..

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Book is a Book, A

A beautifully produced, small-format jacketed hardback with simple illustrations that are whimsical yet humorous. A book is to read. A book belongs in a library, on a bookshelf, in a bookshop, in your..

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Book of Strange New Things

I am with you always, even unto the end of the world...From the author of Under the Skin and The Crimson Petal and the White, the first novel from Michel Faber in fourteen years is a wildly original t..

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Brain: The Story of You

A 3lb mass of moist biological matter, the brain is locked away in the dark and silent fortress of the skull, and yet somehow it produces the extraordinary multi-sensory experience that comprises us, ..

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Complete Prose: James K. Baxter 4 Volume Set

James K. Baxter was a great twentieth-century poet. He once declared, 'In contradiction ...I was born.' Sometimes at odds with God, often at odds with conventional society, he was at the same time a p..

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Cosmos: An Infographic Book of Space

The Universe is the ultimate in extremes and superlatives. The biggest. The heaviest. The oldest. The most powerful explosions. Even black holes - which can literally lead to regions beyond our infini..

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David & Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits & the Art of Battling Giants

Why do underdogs succeed so much more than they should? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a scintillating and surprising journey to uncover the hid..

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Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of 16, in a nationwide select..

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Historic Churches

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History of Architecture in 100 Buildings

Architecture is an all-embracing adventure without end. It is a story that can never be completed - not as long as mankind continues to build, to invent, to discover; it is the story told in this book..

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House by the Lake

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Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science

Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist: more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current that runs along the South ..

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Island Home: A Landscape Memoir

'I grew up on the world's largest island.' This apparently simple fact is the starting point for Tim Winton's beautiful, evocative and sometimes provocative memoir of how this unique landscape has ..

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Little History: Photographs of Nick Cave and Cohorts, 1981-2013

When Bleddyn Butcher first saw The Birthday Party play, back in 1981, he was astonished. And then enthralled. He set about trying to catch their lightning in his Nikon F2AS. That quixotic impulse beca..

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Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure & Colouring Book

This is a beautiful new colouring book that takes you on a magical journey beneath the waves, from the creator of the worldwide best-sellers, Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest. With Lost Ocean, Johan..

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Men Who United the States

From bestselling author Simon Winchester, the extraordinary story of how America was united into a single nation For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum - out of many, one - has been featured on ..

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Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away

Imagine that Plato came to life in the twenty-first century and embarked on a multi-city speaking tour. How would he mediate a debate between a Freudian psychoanalyst and a 'tiger mum' on how to raise..

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Poetry Notebook: 2006-2014

Clive James is one of our finest critics and best-loved cultural voices. He is also a prize-winning poet. Since he was first enthralled by the mysterious power of poetry, he has been a dedicated stude..

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Rare Treasures: From the Library of the Natural History Museum

The Library of the Natural History Museum contains one of the most exciting and comprehensive collections of natural history literature and artworks to be found anywhere in the world. It holds over ha..

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Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island

Over twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his home. The hilarious book he wrote about that journey, Notes from a Small I..

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Rugby: A New Zealand History

Rugby is New Zealand's national sport. From the grand tour by the 1888 Natives to the upcoming 2015 World Cup, from games in the North African desert in World War II to matches behind barbed wire duri..

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Sartorialist: X: Volume 3: The Sartorialist

Scott Schuman is back to complete his trilogy of street-style bibles. With a vibrant collection of beautiful images of the men and women who have caught his attention around the world, Schuman remains..

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Small House Living

THIS TITLE IS TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK. MORE BOOKS COMING EARLY JANUARY. Smart, space-efficient houses are becoming the way of the future. Small House Living showcases an inspiring collection of ho..

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So, Anyway...

Candid and brilliantly funny, this is the story of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a comedy giant. En route, John Cleese describes his nerve-wracking first public appear..

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Surfers: A Kiwi Lifestyle

No matter the conditions, or how well you surf, just paddling out on the ocean to await a wave somehow makes the world seem a better place. In this stunning series of photographic portraits, Jo Caird ..

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Ted Hughes: the Unauthorised Life

The authoritative biography on that most fascinating of poets, Ted Hughes. Described by Andrew Motion as, alongside Larkin, 'one of the two great poets of the last half of the last century', Ted Hughe..

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Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words

From the No. 1 bestselling author of What If? - the man who created xkcd and explained the laws of science with cartoons - comes a series of brilliantly simple diagrams ('blueprints' if you want to be..

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This Changes Everything : Capitalism vs. the Climate
Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time and Beyond

Imagine if The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy were a real handbook...Internationally renowned astrophysicist Christophe Galfard takes us on a wonder-filled journey through the past, present and futu..

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Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France

High up in the mountains of the southern Massif Central in France lie tiny, remote villages united by a long and particular history. During the Nazi occupation, the inhabitants of Le Chambon-sur-Ligno..

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Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood is one of the icons of our age. Fashion designer, activist, co-creator of punk, global brand and grandmother; a true living legend. Her career has successfully spanned five decades a..

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White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts

'Other things in the world are white but for me porcelain comes first.' A handful of clay from a Chinese hillside carries a promise: that mixed with the right materials, it might survive the fire of t..

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