Author: Sarah Baxter
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
Bringing together engaging text and stunning hand-drawn illustrations, Inspired Traveller’s Guide: Literary Places takes readers on an enlightening journey through the key locations of literature’s best and brightest authors, movements and moments. Explore the plains of La Mancha with Don Quixote, take a Holden Caulfield tour of Central Park, or roam the Yorkshire moors with Cathy and Heathcliff. Author Sarah Baxter explores literary locations from around the globe, including vibrant urban centres, tranquil creative sanctuaries and places that inspired classic stories. The evocative text outlines each location’s history and culture, combined with biographies of the authors or stories from the literary works that make the place significant.
Author: Gonzalo M Borrás Gualís, Pedro Lavado Paradinas, Rafael Lopez Guzman, Maria Pilar Mogollón Cano-Cortes, Alfredo Morales Martínez, Maria Teresa Pérez Higuera
Publisher: Museum With No Frontiers, MWNF (Museum Ohne Grenzen)
Publisher: Museum With No Frontiers, MWNF (Museum Ohne Grenzen)
La cultura islámica en la Sicilia medieval ilustra cómo el gran patrimonio artístico y cultural de los árabes, que gobernaron la isla en los siglos X y XI, fue asimilado y reinterpretado durante el posterior reinado normando, y alcanzó su apogeo en la era resplandeciente de Ruggero II, en el siglo XII. Los espectaculares paisajes costeros y de montaña proporcionan el telón de fondo para las visitas a las ciudades, los castillos, jardines, iglesias y antiguas mezquitas cristianizadas. Diez recorridos le invitan a descubrir 91 museos, monumentos y yacimientos en Palermo, Monreale, Mazara del Vallo, Salemi, Segesta, Erice, Cefalú y Catania, entre otras localidades.
Author: Guy Claxton
Publisher: Yale University Press
If you think that intelligence emanates from the mind and that reasoning necessitates the suppression of emotion, you’d better think again—or rather not “think” at all. In his provocative new book, Guy Claxton draws on the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology to reveal how our bodies—long dismissed as mere conveyances—actually constitute the core of our intelligent life. From the endocrinal means by which our organs communicate to the instantaneous decision-making prompted by external phenomena, our bodies are able to perform intelligent computations that we either overlook or wrongly attribute to our brains. Embodied intelligence is one of the most exciting areas in contemporary philosophy and neuropsychology, and Claxton shows how the privilege given to cerebral thinking has taken a toll on modern society, resulting in too much screen time, the diminishment of skilled craftsmanship, and an overvaluing of white-collar over blue-collar labor. Discussing techniques that will help us reconnect with our bodies, Claxton shows how an appreciation of the body’s intelligence will enrich all our lives.
Author: Michael Lister
Publisher: John Jordan Mysteries
From New York Times Bestselling author Michael Lister and a special Introduction by Michael Connelly . . .
Author: Ed Rosenthal
Publisher: Ed Rosenthal
This book shows the reader how to grow a low-maintenance indoor marijuana garden. Easy-to-follow instructions allow the novice to harvest a quality crop with minimal knowledge or experience.
Author: John Purkiss, David Royston-Lee
Publisher: Pearson UK
In the modern workplace, clearly defined hierarchies are on the wane, few of us have ‘jobs for life’ and many of us have portfolio careers or are self-employed. In these self-reliant times, it’s essential to be remembered for the right reasons. Brand You helps you develop a powerful personal brand, both on- and offline, and shows you how to: Discover your talents, values and purpose Become more visible in your market Make the most of your networks Build your brand online using blogs, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter Attract people who want what you do in the way that you do it This new, extended edition is the definitive guide to personal branding and is packed with new material on social media, charisma and discovering your mission, as well as new exercises and examples. It is supported by valuable extra tools. To succeed in today's fast-paced environment, you have to know yourself and be able to communicate your brand to the outside world. This book will show you how. Highly recommended.- Gemma Greaves, Marketing Director, The Marketing Society. A must-read for everyone, from trainees to board members.- Sanjay Shah, Chief Financial Officer, The London Clinic.
Author: Charles Cumming
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
In A Divided Spy, a brilliant novel of modern espionage by New York Times bestselling author Charles Cumming, MI6’s Thomas Kell faces off against a handsome and charismatic Russian double agent. "Astonishingly masterful . . . riveting." —Valerie Plame, New York Times bestselling author of Fair Game Thomas Kell thought he was done with spying. A former MI6 officer, he devoted his life to the Service, but it has left him with nothing but grief and a simmering anger against the Kremlin. Then Kell is offered an unexpected chance at revenge. Taking the law into his own hands, he embarks on a mission to recruit a top Russian spy who is in possession of a terrifying secret. As Kell tracks his man from Moscow to London, he finds himself in a high stakes game of cat and mouse in which it becomes increasingly difficult to know who is playing whom. As the mission reaches boiling point, the threat of a catastrophic terrorist attack looms over Britain. Kell is faced with an impossible choice. Loyalty to MI6—or to his own conscience?
Author: Jorge Magano
Spanish journalist and art historian Jaime Azcárate has always been a magnet for trouble. So when the authorities call on him to help investigate a museum heist while he's enjoying a rare vacation, he is more annoyed than surprised. Jaime brushes off the detectives' pleas to find a missing and reportedly cursed Medusa sculpture, until an attempt on his life pulls him into the investigation. With nowhere else to turn, Jaime reaches out to the only person in the world who can help: Paloma Blasco, the ex-girlfriend with whom he authored an article on the priceless statue. The pair must put their differences aside as they travel from Greece to Sardinia to find the Medusa--before the curse claims another victim.
Author: Kathryn Coates, Andy Ellison
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Information design is the visualization of information through graphic design. This invaluable guide provides a creative, informative, and practical introduction to the general principles of information design. With chapters on understanding the audience, structure, legibility and readability, selection of media, experimentation and multi-platform delivery, An Introduction to Information Design gives a complete overview of this fundamental aspect of visual communication. Fully illustrated case studies from leading designers provide professional insight into the challenges involved in creating information design for print, interactive and environmental media. Practical exercises and tips enable the reader to put this learning into practice. This makes it the perfect book for graphic design students as well as design enthusiasts.
Author: David Bishop
Publisher: David Bishop
Matt Kile, ex-cop and ex-con, and current smart aleck has built a career writing mysteries. Garson Talmadge sold weapons to Saddam Hussein, then came to America and married Clarice, a woman half his age. When Clarice is arrested for murdering her husband, Matt takes the job of investigator for her defense attorney, with suspects stretching from the U.S. into Europe and the Middle East.