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Moon Tucson (Second Edition)

Tim Hull
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Tim Hull

See Tucson with a Local!Experience the laid-back atmosphere and vibrant culture of this artsy desert enclave with Tucson local Tim Hull.What you'll find in Moon Tucson:Strategic, flexible itineraries that can be adapted for your schedule, including: "The Best of Old Pueblo in Three Days," "Sonoran Desert Adventures," "Midtown Biking," and "Southwest Style"Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps Honest advice on when to go, where to stay, how to get there, and how to get aroundThe top sights and unique activities: Visit remnants of ancient cultures, or explore vestiges of the Old West's legendary conquistadores, cowboys, and outlaws. Browse galleries of Pueblo art, hit an eclectic fusion restaurant, and shop for one-of-a-kind Native American crafts. Find the best resorts for golfing or a spa day, taste phenomenal Mexican food, and discover the top spots to sample the local nightlifeDetailed coverage of restaurants, shops, and nightlifeExpert insight from Tucson local Tim HullSuggestions for excursions outside of the city, including Kartchner Caverns and the Huachuca Mountains, Bisbee and Tombstone, the Border Region, and Willcox and the Chiricahua Mountains Thorough information, including background on the landscape, plants and animals, climate, and local cultureWith Moon Tucson's curated advice, myriad activities, and local insight, you can experience the city your way.

Grand Central Publishing

The Color of Fear

Marcia Muller
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Marcia Muller

In New York Times bestselling author Marcia Muller's captivating new mystery, private detective Sharon McCone's investigation hits closer to home than ever before...When a knock on the door in the middle of the night wakes Sharon, she's wholly unprepared for the horrifying news: her father has been the victim of a vicious, racially-motivated attack.A nationally recognized Shoshone artist, Elwood had been visiting Sharon for the holidays, browsing for gifts in San Francisco's exclusive Marina district when he was set upon by a mob of angry young men. Now he lies in a coma, hovering between life and death. With little progress on the investigation from the overworked, short-handed police, Sharon resolves to track down Elwood's attackers herself. But when Sharon begins receiving hate-filled, racist threats from a shadowy group, it becomes clear that her pursuit of justice may be putting her own life in jeopardy...

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Moon Vancouver

Carolyn B. Heller
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Carolyn B. Heller

Set on the edge of the Pacific, with mountains silhouetting skyscrapers, Vancouver teems with culture and life. Explore this delightful city with Moon Vancouver.*Explore the City: Navigate by neighbourhood or by activity with colour-coded maps, or follow a self-guided neighbourhood walk*See the Sights: Cycle along the coast at Stanley Park, kayak local waterways, learn about indigenous history at the Vancouver Museum of Anthropology, and take the perfect photo next to the magnificent Lion's Gate Bridge*Get a Taste of the City: Sip a perfect pour-over coffee, browse the stalls at the Granville Island Public Market, or dig into some of the best Chinese food in North America*Bars and Nightlife: Sample local craft beer, enjoy cocktails on lush patios or in cozy speakeasies, and plug into Vancouver's artsy side with an eclectic lineup of local musicians performing everything from indie rock to world music*Local Expertise: Carolyn B. Heller shares the best of her adopted city*Strategic Itineraries: See the best of Vancouver with itineraries designed for families, gourmands, history buffs, nature-lovers, and artists, with day trips to Victoria, Vancouver Island, and Whistler*Full-Colour Photos and Detailed Maps so you can explore on your own, plus an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go*Handy Tools: Background information on the landscape, history, and cultureWith Moon Vancouver's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the city your way.Hitting the road? Check out Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip. Exploring more of Canada? Try Moon Canadian Rockies or Moon Victoria & Vancouver Island.

Abacus

Einstein's Greatest Mistake

David Bodanis
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David Bodanis

Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionised our understanding of the cosmos with his general theory of relativity and helped to lead us into the atomic age. Yet in the final decades of his life he was also ignored by most working scientists, his ideas opposed by even his closest friends. This stunning downfall can be traced to Einstein's earliest successes and to personal qualities that were at first his best assets. Einstein's imagination and self-confidence served him well as he sought to reveal the universe's structure, but when it came to newer revelations in the field of quantum mechanics, these same traits undermined his quest for the ultimate truth. David Bodanis traces the arc of Einstein's intellectual development across his professional and personal life, showing how Einstein's confidence in his own powers of intuition proved to be both his greatest strength and his ultimate undoing. He was a fallible genius. An intimate and enlightening biography of the celebrated physicist, Einstein's Greatest Mistake reveals how much we owe Einstein today - and how much more he might have achieved if not for his all-too-human flaws.

Abacus

The Naked Scientist: Everyday Life Under the Microscope

Chris Smith
Authors:
Chris Smith
Abacus

The Final Act Of Mr Shakespeare

Robert Winder
Authors:
Robert Winder
Abacus

Darwin's Island

Steve Jones
Authors:
Steve Jones

The Origin of Species may be the most famous book in science but its stature tends to obscure much of Charles Darwin's other works. His visit to the Galapagos lasted just five weeks and on his return he never left Britain again. Darwin spent forty years working on the plants, animals and people of his native land and wrote over six million words on topics as different as dogs, insect-eating plants, orchids, earthworms, apes and human emotion. Together they laid the foundations of modern biology. In this beautifully written, witty and illuminating book, Steve Jones explores the domestic Darwin, tracing the great naturalist's journey across Britain: a voyage not of the body, but of the mind.

Abacus

The Fast Set

Charles Jennings
Authors:
Charles Jennings

The remarkable story of the Speed Kings, a group of men who achieved international notoriety as they pursued their common goal: to travel faster than anyone had ever done and claim the coveted Land Speed Record for their country, and for themselves. Charles Jennings' fascinating new book brings to life this eccentric collection of oddballs and enthusiasts, united only in their desire to succeed: Henry Segrave, as famous as he was fearless, who drew tens of thousands to his Florida record attempts; Malcolm Campbell, 'the feckless d'Artagnan of modern days', whose risk-taking behind the wheel was only matched by that of his love life, a salacious cocktail of sleaze, scandal and bad behaviour; and John Cobb, the taciturn reclusive, who eventually broke the record he described as 'just a matter of keeping going'. What made these men invest their lives and fortunes in the pursuit of speed? What fuelled their desire to be named 'fastest man on earth'? This is their riveting tale; a startling phenomenon that filled the inter-war years and burnt out as suddenly as it had arrived.

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The Sacred Art Of Stealing

Christopher Brookmyre
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Christopher Brookmyre

Their eyes met across a crowded room. She was just a poor servant girl and he was the son of a rich industrialist.Er, no, this is a Christopher Brookmyre novel, although the eyes meeting across a crowded room part is true. Where it differs from the fairy tales is that the room in question was crowded with hostages and armed bank-robbers, and his eyes were the only part of him she could see behind the mask. He is an art-thief par excellence and she is a connoisseur of crooks. Her job is to hunt him to extinction; his is to avoid being caught and he also has a secret agenda more valuable than anything he might steal. There are risks he can take without jeopardising his plans. He can afford to play cat-and-mouse with the female cop who's on his tail; it might even arguably be necessary. What he can't afford is to let her get too close: he could could end up in jail or, even more scary, he could end up in love ...

Abacus

Galileo's Commandment

Edmund Blair Bolles
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Edmund Blair Bolles

Marie Curie reminisces about her and her husband's efforts to isolate the element radium. Herodotus observes the Nile Valley and concludes that it was once under water. Carl Sagan argues against assertions that aliens regularly visit Earth. These are among the literary gems Edmund Blair Bolles includes in GALILEO'S COMMANDMENT. Bolles has scoured the literature of science to build a treasury that is accessible and riveting, appealing to readers unfamiliar with science yet erudite enough for the scientifically initiated reader to enjoy. The authors include scientists well-known for their writing - including Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Feynman and Charles Darwin - and scientists such as Kepler, James Clerk Maxwell, Alfred Wallace, and of course Galileo himself. The writings here span time and the scientific disciplines (the earliest pieces dates to c.444 BC) and the result is a fascinating collection , ideal for browsing or for reading cover to cover.

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Gore Vidal
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Gore Vidal
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Old Filth - Introduction

Introduction to the Abacus 40 edition of Jane Gardam's 'Old Filth': the book that made the stiff upper lip tremble.

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The Undercover Economist - Introduction

Author Tim Harford's introduction to The Undercover Economist: the book that revealed what really motivates us.

by Iain Banks

The Wasp Factory - Introduction

Read Iain Banks' introduction to his first book, The Wasp Factory, the novel that announced a genius.

by Gregory David Roberts

Shantaram - Introduction

The introduction the Gregory David Roberts' Abacus 40 edition of 'Shantaram': the book that inspired a million journeys.