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Robinson

Ten Women Who Changed Science, and the World

Catherine Whitlock, Rhodri Evans
Authors:
Catherine Whitlock, Rhodri Evans
Robinson

How to Draw Absolutely Anything Activity Book

ILYA
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ILYA
Fleet

Prairie Fires

Caroline Fraser
Authors:
Caroline Fraser
Constable

Quicksilver

HRH Princess Michael of Kent
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HRH Princess Michael of Kent
PublicAffairs

Street Smart

Samuel I. Schwartz, William Rosen
Authors:
Samuel I. Schwartz, William Rosen

On a Saturday morning in December 1973, a section of New York's West Side Highway collapsed under the weight of a truck full of asphalt. The road was closed, seemingly for good, and the 80,000 cars that traveled it each day had to find a new way to their destinations. It ought to have produced traffic chaos, but it didn't. The cars simply vanished. It was a moment of revelation: the highway had induced the demand for car travel. It was a classic case of build it and they will come," but for the first time the opposite had been shown to be true: knock it down and they will go away. Samuel I. Schwartz was inspired by the lesson. He started to reimagine cities, most of all his beloved New York, freed from their obligation to cars. Eventually, he found, he was not alone.Since the turn of the twenty-first century, a surreptitious revolution has taken place: every year Americans are driving fewer miles. And the generation named for this new century,the Millennials,are driving least of all. Not because they can't afford to they don't want to. They have better ideas for how to use their streets. An urban transformation is underway, and smart streets are at the heart of it. They will boost property prices and personal fitness, roll back years of congestion and smog, and offer a transformative experience of American urban life. From San Francisco to Salt Lake, Charleston to Houston, the American city is becoming a better and better place to be. Schwartz's Street Smart is a dazzling and affectionate history of the struggle for control of American cities, and an inspiring off-road map to a more vibrant, active, and vigorous urban future.

Basic Books

Endurance

Alfred Lansing
Authors:
Alfred Lansing

In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, after battling its way through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed between two ice floes. With no options left, Shackleton and a skeleton crew attempted a near-impossible journey over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization. Their survival, and the survival of the men they left behind, depended on their small lifeboat successfully finding the island of South Georgia,a tiny dot of land in a vast and hostile ocean. In Endurance , the definitive account of Ernest Shackleton's fateful trip, Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the harrowing and miraculous voyage that has defined heroism for the modern age.

Constable

Agnès Sorel: Mistress of Beauty

HRH Princess Michael of Kent
Authors:
HRH Princess Michael of Kent

From HRH Princess Michael of Kent, bestselling author of The Queen of Four Kingdoms, comes the extraordinary second volume in the Anjou trilogy.Yolande, the Queen of Four Kingdoms is dead. Agnès Sorel, beautiful, innocent, twenty years old, had arrived a year earlier with the court of Yolande's son, René D'Anjou, and remained with his mother at her request, knowing how much the King of France, her dissolute son-in-law Charles VII, would need wise guidance. As a trusted confidant of Yolande, Agnès captivates everyone she meets, and in her role as a demoiselle to René's wife, Isabelle of Lorraine, Agnès finds herself firmly ensconced in the royal court. Soon though, whispers at court regarding Charles's burgeoning feelings for her begin to grow, and despite her best efforts to resist, Agnès is alarmed to discover that she too is in love.Plagued by guilt but unable to deny her feelings for the King, Agnès is forced to choose between her love for Charles, and her duty to herself . . . Praise for The Queen of Four Kingdoms: 'Meticulously researched and powerfully evoked.' Philippa Gregory 'Takes the reader to the heart of this glamorous, dangerous world, and holds them spellbound. I loved it.' Julian Fellowes 'Riveting . . . spellbinding.' Mail on Sunday'A page-turning blend of epic battles, betrayal, seduction and heroism.' Hello

Sphere

American Dreams

John Jakes
Authors:
John Jakes

John Jakes continues the fascinating story of the Crown family dynasty in Chicago. Moving from 1906 to 1917, AMERICAN DREAMS brings to life a brash young nation taking its place on an international stage as the children of the German immigrant Crown family prepare themselves for the excitement of a new century. As Fritzi Crown becomes a comedy film star, her younger brother Carl seeks greater thrills in flying planes and their cousin Paul finds his destiny filming the destruction wrought by World War I to show Americans back home. From the early carefree days of a new century to the stark realities of the first world war, AMERICAN DREAMS goes through a decade of change with the men and women who coloured a nation's future. As he has in his previous bestsellers, John Jakes combines deep historical research with a powerful story peopled by characters both vivid and memorable. AMERICAN DREAMS once again brings Jakes' legions of readers the drama and passion that are his hallmarks.

Sphere

On Secret Service

John Jakes
Authors:
John Jakes
Sphere

Charleston

John Jakes
Authors:
John Jakes

Charleston follows the lives, loves and shifting fortunes of the unforgettable Bell family from the American Revolution through the turbulent years to the Civil War and the savage defeat of the Confederacy. Delving into American history as only he can, John Jakes paints a powerful portrait of the Charleston aristocracy who zealously guarded their privilege and position, harbouring dark family secrets that threatened to destroy them all.

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Savannah Christmas

John Jakes
Authors:
John Jakes

Georgia 1864: General Sherman's army marches inexorably from Atlanta to the sea. In its path: the charming old city of Savannah, where the Lester ladies - attractive widow Sara and her feisty twelve-year-old daughter Hattie - struggle to save the family rice plantation. When Sherman offers the conquered city to President Lincoln as 'a Christmas gift,' Hattie and the feared general find themselves on a collision course that will astonish both of them.

Sphere

The Gods of Newport

John Jakes
Authors:
John Jakes
Seal Press

We Hope You Like This Song

Bree Housley
Authors:
Bree Housley

From fourth grade onward, shy, nervous Bree Housley and fearless, outgoing Shelly were an inseparable, albeit unlikely, pair. Their friendship survived everything from the awkward years of junior high to the transformative upheavals of early adulthood,until, at the young age of 25, Shelly lost her life to complications caused by Preeclampsia. We Hope You Like This Song is a tribute to the ineffable, incomparable bond that we call friendship, and a celebration of living life to the fullest. Housley recounts how she and her sister found a way to keep Shelly's memory alive,by spending a year doing crazy things that Shelly would have done, like giving Valentines to strangers, singing at a karaoke bar, and letting her boyfriend pick out her outfits for a week. In the process, she paints a vivid, often hilarious, portrait of her fun-loving, social butterfly best friend and the many adventures they had growing up together in'80s and '90s small-town America. Sweet, poignant, and yet somehow laugh-out-loud funny, We Hope You Like This Song is a touching story of love, loss, and the honoring of a friendship after it's gone.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

Mr Popper's Penguins

Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater, Robert Lawson
Contributors:
Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater, Robert Lawson

The lovable Mr. Popper dreams of being an intrepid Antarctic explorer, living life among the penguins alongside his hero, Admiral Drake. So he is shocked one day when the admiral responds to his fan letter by sending him a real, live penguin! Soon, this penguin is joined by another and before long Mr. Popper has an ice-rink in the basement and a dozen delightful penguins living in his house. With barely enough money to feed his family and an increasing demand for raw fish and canned shrimp, what can the wonderfully imaginative Mr. Popper do but train his penguins and then take the show on the road!

Seal Press

Undecided

Barbara Kelley, Shannon Kelley
Authors:
Barbara Kelley, Shannon Kelley

In a world of unprecedented opportunity,and pressure,women are struggling more than ever to make career decisions and move forward without second-guessing themselves. Young women graduate from college and believe they have to find the perfect path and then can't decide which way to go. Undecided is an invaluable guide to this cultural phenomenon of analysis paralysis." Looking at both what the media and academic studies have reported on women, careers, and particularly the undecided phenomenon,as well as personal accounts from numerous women,mother and daughter Barbara and Shannon Kelley discuss how we got to this frustrating place, why it affects women in particular, and how today's culture fuels our fears and distractions. The Kelleys cast a critical eye upon the psychology behind the pressure to choose, and they argue that if women are going to succeed in rising above the often-crippling demands of the modern world they need to take action . . . starting with a serious shift in perspective.

How To Books

Start and Run a Successful Beauty Salon

Bijan Yousef-Zadeh, Sally Medcalf
Authors:
Bijan Yousef-Zadeh, Sally Medcalf

This book is a step-by-step guide to starting and running a successful beauty salon. It is aimed at the budding entrepreneur; a qualified beautician working for someone else who now wants to go it alone; or someone who is looking to change direction in their career. It draws on the experience of two people who have spent the last 25 years on the high street and in the field of beauty therapy. The beauty industry is growing rapidly. The face and skincare industry is already a multi billion pound industry. The desire to look good and younger has never been stronger. Men are increasingly joining in, with actors and footballers now promoting skincare ranges. In this book you will find everything you need to know, from starting up to managing your own profitable salon. It includes: - Training and gaining experience - Deciding what type of salon you want to run, and finding the right location - Planning the layout and decor - Buying equipment & products - What treatments to offer and what clientele to target - Managing staff and understanding employment legislation - Dealing with finance and accounts - Marketing and advertising your salonContents: Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Starting out in the beauty industry; 2. The Salon; 3. Salon management; 4. Qualificaitons, training and skills; 5. Staff and employment; 6. Clients and treatments; 7. Selecting products, equipment and furniture; 8. Business management; 9. Finance, money and accounts; 10. Marketing, advertising and promotion; 11. Formula for success; Index.

How To Books

How to Set Up A Freelance Writing Business 2e

Jason Deign
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Jason Deign

A useful guide for anyone who wants to make copywriting a business - either as a part-time or full-time career. For practising copywriters, find out how to build and extend your business into related areas.Contents: Acknowledgments; Preface; Note from the Author; 1. Why become a Copywriter?; 2. Getting Started; 3. Getting Kitted Out; 4. Where to Work; 5. Book Keeping for Copywriters; 6. How to Find Work - and Keep it; 7. Getting Help; 8. Delivering Great Copy; 9. Things to Watch Out For; 10. Writing for Advertising; 11. Writing for Direct Mail; 12. Writing for Internal Communications; 13. Writing for the Internet; 14. Writing for the Press; 15. Writing for Public Relations; 16. Writing for Sales and Sales Promotion; 17. Writing for Other Media; 18. Beyond Copywriting; Sources and Reference; Index

Little, Brown US

Caddy For Life

John Feinstein
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John Feinstein
Orbit

Conan Chronicles 1

Robert Jordan
Authors:
Robert Jordan

Before Robert Jordan conquered the bestseller lists with his phenomenally successful Wheel of Time series, he revived the legendary fantasy hero, Conan the Cimmerian. These widely acclaimed adventures introduced the world-famous barbarian to a new generation of readers.This volume contains three tales, CONAN THE INVISIBLE, CONAN THE DEFENDER and CONAN THE UNCONQUERED, all of which feature the storytelling magic and epic splendour that have made Robert Jordan one of the best-loved fantasy authors of all time.

by Nora Roberts

The Witness: Chapter 1

Chapter One of Nora Roberts' thrilling romance, The Witness.