By Kim Stanley Robinson
IT IS THIRTY YEARS FROM NOW, AND WE HAVE COLONIZED THE MOON. American Fred Fredericks is making his first trip, his purpose to install a communications system for China's Lunar Science Foundation. But hours after his arrival he witnesses a murder and is forced into hiding. It is also the first visit for celebrity travel reporter Ta Shu. He has contacts and influence, but he too will find that the moon can be a perilous place for any traveler. Finally, there is Chan Qi. She is the daughter of the Minister of Finance, and without doubt a person of interest to those in power. She is on the moon for reasons of her own, but when she attempts to return to China, in secret, the events that unfold will change everything - on the moon, and on Earth. RED MOON is a magnificent novel of space exploration and political revolution from New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson. Praise for Kim Stanley Robinson:'Robinson is one of the world's finest working novelists, in any genre' Guardian 'Polymathic, visionary brilliance' Financial Times'Robinson's work has a strong, intelligent social conscience' GQ'Robinson blends mystery and suspense with lyrical evocation of a complex future' Sunday Telegraph 'Kim Stanley Robinson is one of science fiction's greats' Sunday TimesRecent titles by Kim Stanley Robinson:2312ShamanAuroraNew York 2140
A Rabble of Dead Money
By Charles R. Morris
The Great Crash of 1929 violently disrupted the United States' confident march toward becoming the world's superpower. The suddenness of the cataclysm and the long duration of the collapse scarred generations of Americans. A Rabble of Dead Money is a lucid and fast-paced account that pulls together the intricate threads of policy, ideology, international hatreds, and sheer cantankerousness that finally pushed the world economy over the brink.Award-winning writer Charles R. Morris anchors his narrative in America while fully sketching the poisonous political atmosphere of postwar Europe. 1920s America was the embodiment of the modern age-cars, electricity, credit, radio, movies. Breakneck growth presaged a serious recession by the decade's end, but not a depression. It took heroic financial mismanagement, a glut-induced global collapse in agricultural prices, and a self-inflicted crash in world trade to produce the Great Depression.Vividly told and deeply researched, A Rabble of Dead Money anatomizes history's greatest economic catastrophe-and draws its lessons for the present.
Rock What Ya Got
By Kerascoët, Samantha Berger
When a drawing of a little girl comes to life, she doesn't want to be erased, or put into a picture that doesn't feel like her. Instead, she decides to speak up in a powerful way. And she has some words of advice: embrace what you have, love yourself, and "rock what ya got." In this joyful expression of self-love by author Samantha Berger (What If..., Crankenstein), a young girl's resounding declaration offers a timeless lesson, reminding readers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities that it's okay to be yourself. Bold illustrations from Kerascoët (Malala's Magic Pencil) bring the engaging story to life.
By Ellen Goodlett
Three Dark Crowns meets Pretty Little Liars in this sensational and striking new fantasy from debut author Ellen Goodlett, for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Kristin Cashore.Three girls. Three deadly secrets. Only one can wear the crown.The king is dying, his heir has just been murdered, and rebellion brews in the east. But the kingdom of Kolonya and the outer Reaches has one last option before it descends into leaderless chaos.Or rather, three unexpected options.Zofi has spent her entire life trekking through the outer Reaches with her band of Travelers. She would do anything to protect the band, her family. But no one can ever find out how far she's already gone.Akeylah was raised in the Eastern Reach, surrounded by whispers of rebellion and abused by her father. Desperate to escape, she makes a decision that threatens the whole kingdom.Ren grew up in Kolonya, serving as a lady's maid and scheming her way out of the servants' chambers. But one such plot could get her hung for treason if anyone ever discovers what she's done.When the king summons the girls, they arrive expecting arrest or even execution. Instead they learn the truth: they are his illegitimate daughters, and one must become his new heir. But someone in Kolonya knows their secrets, and that someone will stop at nothing to keep the sisters from their destiny... to rule.Magic, mystery, and blackmail abound in the first book of this sensational and striking fantasy duology.
The Reckless Club
By Beth Vrabel
On the last day of middle school, five kids who couldn't be more different commit separate pranks, each sure they won't be caught and they can't get in trouble. They're wrong. As punishment, they each have to volunteer one beautiful summer day-the last one before school-at Northbrook Retirement and Assisted Living Home, where they'll push creamed carrots into toothless mouths, perform the world's most pathetic skit in front of residents who won't remember it anyway, hold gnarled hands of peach fuzzed old ladies who relentlessly push hard candies, and somehow forge a bond with each other that has nothing to do with what they've done and everything to do with who they're becoming. All the action takes place in the course of this one day, with each chapter one hour of that day, as the five kids reveal what they've done, why they did it, and what they're going to do now.
Rick Steves Amsterdam & the Netherlands (Third Edition)
By Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw
Bike cobblestone streets, cruise on charming canals, and stop and smell the tulips: with Rick Steves on your side, the Netherlands can be yours!Inside Rick Steves Amsterdam & the Netherlands you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Amsterdam and the NetherlandsRick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from the Van Gogh museum and Rembrandt's home workshop, to cozy "brown" cafés How to connect with local culture: Explore Amsterdam by bicycle, sample distinctive Dutch cheeses, and chat with a friendly local over beer brewed from 1,000-year-old recipesBeat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a pint of beerSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed maps for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, a Dutch phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downComplete, up-to-date information on Amsterdam, Haarlem, Delft, Alkmaar and Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam, Marken, Hoorn, Enkhuizen, the Historic Triangle, Flevoland, Keukenhof, Aalsmeer, Leiden, The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Arnhem, and moreMake the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Amsterdam & the Netherlands.Spending less than a week in Amsterdam? Try Rick Steves Pocket Amsterdam.
Rick Steves Rome 2019
By Gene Openshaw, Rick Steves
Rome is called the Eternal City: ancient ruins and Renaissance masterpieces still dot this modern metropolis. With Rick Steves on your side, Rome can be yours!Inside Rick Steves Rome 2019 you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring RomeRick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from the Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel to corner trattorias and that perfect scoop of gelato How to connect with local culture: Walk in the footsteps of Caesar through the ruins of the Forum, savor a plate of cacio e pepe, or chat with fans about the latest soccer (calcio, to locals) match Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and experience la dolce far nienteSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downAnnually updated information on Central Rome, Vatican City, Trastevere, and more, plus day trips to Ostia Antica, Tivoli, Naples, and PompeiiMake the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Rome 2019.Spending just a few days in the city? Try Rick Steves Pocket Rome.
Rick Steves Italy 2019
By Rick Steves
From the Mediterranean to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta: with Rick Steves on your side, Italy can be yours!Inside Rick Steves Italy 2019 you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip to ItalyRick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from the Colosseum and Michelangelo's David to corner trattorias and that perfect scoop of gelatoHow to connect with local culture: Walk in Caesar's footsteps of through the ruins of the Forum, discover the relaxed rhythms of sunny Cinque Terre, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match (calcio, to locals)Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and experience la dolce far nienteSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museumsVital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to placeDetailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downAnnually updated information on Venice, Padua, The Dolomites, Lake Country, Milan, Italian Riviera, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Hill Towns of Central Italy, Siena, Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and much moreMake the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Italy 2019.Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out Rick Steves Best of Italy.
By Ann Louise Gittleman
Gut health, thyroid disorders, and autoimmune disease have all come to fore as serious health conditions that are little understood by many health professionals. Cutting-edge health pioneer Ann Louise Gittleman unlocks the secret connection to all these disorders--offering a new lifestyle and eating plan that makes you feel better. Bonus? You'll rev your metabolism and lose weight. Due to the modern Western diet and lifestyle, a large percentage of the population unknowingly suffers from bile insufficiency--meaning, their bile has become thick, sludgy, and congested. A healthy gut produces an abundance of thin, freely flowing bile every day, and it must be released at the appropriate times, in appropriate amounts. In Radical Metabolism, Gittleman demonstrates how "sick bile" is often an underlying factor in thyroid dysfunction, weight gain, digestive upsets, autoimmune issues (Hashimoto's, allergies, arthritis), hormone disruption, insomnia, arthritis and chronic fatigue, and many other devastating diseases. The problem is even worse if you've had your gallbladder removed. Radical Metabolism features a 21-day healing program with basic and advanced protocols for those who still have their gallbladder, as well as for those who don't. Complete with dietary guidelines, delicious recipes, shopping lists, supplement recommendations, and an extensive resource list, Radical Metabolism offers the tools to combat chronic health conditions and offer a new lease on life.
RCP 10: The Global RCP
By Krishna Chinthapalli
By Robert K. Brigham
The American war in Vietnam was concluded in 1973 under the terms of a truce that were effectively identical to what was offered to the Nixon administration four years earlier. Those four years cost America billions of dollars and over 35,000 war deaths and casualties, and resulted in the deaths of over 300,000 Vietnamese. And those years were the direct result of the supposed master plan of the most important voice in the Nixon White House on American foreign policy: Henry Kissinger.Using newly available archival material from the Nixon Presidential Library and Kissinger's personal papers, Robert K. Brigham shows how Kissinger's approach to Vietnam was driven by personal political rivalries and strategic confusion, while domestic politics played an outsized influence on Kissinger's so-called strategy. There was no great master plan or Bismarckian theory that supported how the US continued the war or conducted peace negotiations. As a result, a distant tragedy was perpetuated, forever changing both countries. Now, perhaps for the first time, we can see the full scale of that tragedy and the machinations that fed it.
The Reducetarian Cookbook
By Brian Kateman
Brian Kateman coined the term "reducetarian" to describe someone who is reducing his or her meat consumption. Endorsed by thought leaders and celebrity chefs, Brian posits that by eliminating at least 10% of the meat from our diets, we will reap wonderful personal health benefits and contribute to a healthier planet. With over 125 delicious, easy, and healthy recipes by award-winning cookbook author Pat Crocker, THE REDUCETARIAN COOKBOOK helps us adopt the simple, flexible, and healthful reducetarian approach. This book offers easy ingredient swaps, an introduction to key pantry items, tips for plant-based entertaining and more.Recipe sections include Light Bites and Snacks, Dinner-in-a-bowl, Salads, Soups, Sides, Mains and Core Meals, and Desserts.
Rule Makers, Rule Breakers
By Michele J. Gelfand
"A groundbreaking analysis of what used to be an impenetrable mystery: how and why do cultures differ? Gelfand shows that a wide range of divides of class, culture, and coalition are traceable to an intriguing source. Anyone interested in our cultural divides will find tremendous insight in Rule Makers, Rule Breakers." - Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of Enlightenment NowWhy are clocks in Germany always correct, while those in Brazil are frequently wrong? Why are Singaporeans jailed for selling gum? Why do women in New Zealand have three times the sex of females worldwide? Why was the Daimler-Chrysler merger ill-fated from the start? And why does each generation of Americans give their kids weirder and weirder names? Curious about the answers to these and other questions, award-winning social psychologist Michele Gelfand has spent two decades studying both tight societies (with clearly stated rules and codes of ethics) and loose societies (more informal communities with weak or ambiguous norms). Putting each under the microscope, she conducted research in more than fifty countries and collaborated with political scientists, neuroscientists, computer scientists, anthropologists, and archaeologists. Her fascinating conclusion: behaviour seems largely dependent on perceived threats. It's why certain nations seem predisposed to tangle with others; some American states identify as "Red" and others as "Blue"; and those attending a sports contest, health club, or school function behave in prescribed ways. Rule Makers, Rule Breakers reveals how to predict national variations around the globe, why some leaders innovate and others don't, and even how a tight vs. loose system can determine happiness. Consistently riveting and always illuminating, Michele Gelfand's book helps us understand how a single cultural trait dramatically affects even the smallest aspects of our lives."Fascinating and profound...It's quite possibly this year's best book on culture." Roy F. Baumeister, bestselling co-author of Willpower and author of The Cultural Animal"This brilliant book is full of well-documented insights that will change the way you look at yourself and at the world around you." Barry Schwartz, bestselling author of The Paradox of Choice, Practical Wisdom, and Why We Work
Red & White
By Oz Clarke
With Red & White, Oz Clarke has reinvented wine writing. This is a book to read for pleasure, rather than merely refer to. Combining fast-paced witty memoir with passionately opinionated guide, Oz pops the cork on his life-long love affair with wine.The best loved wine communicator of our time, Oz Clarke is the guest you want at your table, the person to select the wine, and the ideal drinking companion. He explains how, why & where he fell in love with wine; he explains the essentials of how wine is grown and made today; then takes you into the world's wine regions and introduces you to the wines he loves. Oz reveals how he tastes wine and how you can enjoy wine whatever the budget. He covers with equal care & attention all categories of wine, from the blue-chip to the most affordable. With Red & White, you are in the hands of the best-informed and the most inspirational guide, and you will pick up, without even trying, a wealth of knowledge that Oz is bursting to share with you. With climate change and the move to organic & sustainable practices, wine is evolving faster than ever before. And hundreds of local grape varieties, until recently facing extinction, are also being rediscovered. There have never been so many brilliant & original wines. To discover them, all you need is a glass in your hand, a sense of adventure, and Oz's Red & White as your companion & inspiration!
Rick Steves London 2019
By Gene Openshaw, Rick Steves
Explore London from the sacred stones of Westminster Abbey to the top of the London Eye. With Rick Steves on your side, London can be yours!Inside Rick Steves London 2019 you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring LondonRick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from Trafalgar Square and the Victoria & Albert to where to find the best tikka masala or fish and chipsConnect with London: Catch a show in Soho, meet the ravens at the Tower of London, and end your day at the pub sharing a pint and chat with a friendly LondonerBeat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a cup of teaSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, popular British slang, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downAnnually updated information on the whole city, plus day trips to Windsor, Cambridge, and StonehengeMake the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves London 2019.
Rick Steves Best of England (Second Edition)
By Rick Steves
Hit England's can't-miss art, sights, and bites in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best of England!Expert advice from Rick Steves on what's worth your time and moneyTwo-day itineraries covering London, Bath, the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, Liverpool, the Lake District, and YorkRick's tips for beating the crowds, skipping lines, and avoiding tourist trapsThe best of local culture, flavors, and haunts, including walks through the most interesting neighborhoods and museumsTrip planning strategies like how to link destinations and design your itinerary, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get aroundOver 60 full-color maps and vibrant photosSuggestions for side trips to Greenwich, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Cambridge, Glastonbury, Wells, Oxford, Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle, and Northeast EnglandExperience England's Old World sophistication and New World style for yourself with Rick Steves Best of England!
Rick Steves Snapshot Dubrovnik (Fifth Edition)
By Cameron Hewitt, Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Dubrovnik.In this compact guide, Rick Steves and Cameron Hewitt cover the essentials of Dubrovnik, including Peljesac Peninsula, Mljet National Park, and Trsteno Arboretum. Visit Dubrovnik's main promenade known as The Stradun, or stroll the scenic mile-and-a-quarter around the city's town walls. You'll get firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket.Rick Steves Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick's up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).
By Tade Thompson
Winner of the inaugural Nommo Award for Best Novel Africa's first award for speculative fictionJohn W. Campbell Award finalist for Best Science Fiction Novel'A magnificent tour de force' Adrian Tchaikovsky'Smart. Gripping. Fabulous!' Ann Leckie'Mesmerising' M. R. CareyRosewater is a town on the edge. A community formed around the edges of a mysterious alien biodome, its residents comprise the hopeful, the hungry and the helpless - people eager for a glimpse inside the dome or a taste of its rumoured healing powers. Kaaro is a government agent with a criminal past. He has seen inside the biodome, and doesn't care to again - but when something begins killing off others like himself, Kaaro must defy his masters to search for an answer, facing his dark history and coming to a realisation about a horrifying future.
Rick Steves Scandinavian & Northern European Cruise Ports (Third Edition)
By Cameron Hewitt, Rick Steves
You've booked your cruise through Northern Europe: now what? Explore Europe's magnificent port cities with Rick Steves Scandinavian & Northern European Cruise Ports!Rick Steves' expertise on how to have a meaningful cultural experience when you only have a few hours in each cityUnlike other cruising guidebooks, Rick focuses on the main attraction: the most beautiful cities in Scandinavia and Northern Europe Full coverage of 18 ports of callOne-day itineraries for exploring Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Gdansk, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Bruges, Bergen, Stavanger, and the Norwegian FjordsThe best of local flavors, haunts, and landmarks from the top sightseeing destinations to hidden gemsRick's reliable tips and candid humorous advice on how to beat the crowds, skip lines, and avoid tourist trapsUseful tools including logistics for getting from the cruise terminal to town, overviews of each country, maps, photos, and mini-phrasebooksTravel strategies covering how to choose, book, and plan your trip, as well as how to save time and money on and off the shipEurope's majestic port cities are at your fingertips with Rick Steves Scandinavian & Northern European Cruise Ports.Cruising the Mediterranean? Pick up Rick Steves Mediterranean Cruise Ports!Full list of coverage: Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; Riga, Latvia; Gdansk, Sopot, and the Port of Gdynia, Poland; Berlin, Warnemünde, and Rostok, Germany; Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Flåm, and Geirangerfjord, Norway; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Bruges, Brussels, Zeebrugge, and Ghent, Belgium; London, Southampton, Portsmouth, Dover, and Canterbury, England; Paris, Le Havre, Honfleur, Rouen, and the D-Day Beaches, France
By Dervla McTiernan
***THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER***'Spectacularly good' MARIAN KEYES 'As moving as it is fast-paced' VAL McDERMID'A compelling story with beautifully drawn characters' LAURA MARSHALLDervla McTiernan's stunning novel draws us into the dark heart of Ireland and asks who will protect you when the authorities can't - or won't. Perfect for fans of Tana French.***** Cormac Reilly is about to re-open the case it took him twenty years to forgetOn his first week on the job, Garda Cormac Reilly responds to a call at a decrepit country house to find two silent, neglected children waiting for him - fifteen-year-old Maude and five-year-old Jack. Their mother lies dead upstairs. Twenty years later, Cormac has left his high-flying career as a detective in Dublin and returned to Galway. As he struggles to navigate the politics of a new police station, Maude and Jack return to haunt him.What ties a recent suicide to the woman's death so long ago? And who among his new colleagues can Cormac really trust?*****Praise for THE RUIN:'Corruption, clandestine cover-ups and criminal conspiracy ... as moving as it is fast-paced' VAL McDERMID'Loved THE RUIN by Dervla McTiernan. A compelling story with beautifully drawn characters I really cared about' LAURA MARSHALL,'Absolutely brilliant. Wonderful characters, authentic setting, and a sublime, twisty plot' IRISH EXAMINER'Heartbreaking and heart-stopping' CAZ FREAR'THE RUIN is as convincing as it is multi-layered, as compelling as it is complex . . . Dervla is a future star of the genre' CHRIS BROOKMYRE'Fans of Tana French will love McTiernan's expertly plotted, complex web of secrets that refuse to stay hidden' KAREN DIONNEThere are not many books that will keep me reading from start to finish but Dervla McTiernan's THE RUIN did just that . . . An excellent story, very well written . . . this one was a winner for me! ALEX GRAY'Loved every page . . . Cormac Reilly is a brilliant new character, so real you can hear his footsteps on the stairs. Utterly gripping, brilliantly executed story' SAM BLAKE 'Intelligent, compassionate and believable' SINEAD CROWLEY