The Language of Science from the Fall of Latin to the Rise of English

Gordin, Michael


Insightful, engaging and based on superb scholarship, lightly worn (Mark Viney New Scientist)Erudite and engaging (Nature)He has hit on a marvellous idea and executed it with panache and laconic humou..

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Catching fire: how cocking made us humans

Wrangham, Richard


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The Walk

Walser, Robert


Ranging from one-page fantasies to novella-length studies of everyday existence, The Walk reveals the irresistible genius of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. Under-appreciated even in ..

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PROFILE BOOKS LTD | 9781846689581 | 2015 | 224 Pág. | Paperback | inglés | LIBRO

Leonora: A Novel (Inspired by the Life of Leonora Carrington)

Poniatowska, Elena


Born in Lancashire as the wealthy heiress to her British father's textiles empire, Leonora Carrington was destined to live the kind of life only known by the moneyed classes. But even from a young age..

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PROFILE BOOKS LTD | 9781846688553 | 2015 | 464 Pág. | Paperback | inglés | LIBRO

No Man's Land


Splendid ... the war, in all its calculated cruelty, its human impact, its formidable weapons of death and destruction and - yes - its futility, is captured brilliantly in this remarkable, wide-rangin..

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Zero, zip, nada, zilch. It's all too easy to ignore the fascinating possibilities of emptiness and non-existence, and we may well wonder what there is to say about nothing. But scientists have known f..

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Art in History (600 BC - 2000 AD)

Kemp, Martin


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A permanent member of the family

Banks, Russell


"The discoveries made by most of the other characters in this collection remain, by contrast, rather dark. But taken together, these stories comprise a richly composed tribute to life."--NPR (All Thin..

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The Sexual Life of Catherine M.

Millet, Catherine


A window into a life of insatiable desire and uninhibited sex - this is Parisian art critic Catherine M.'s account of her sexual awakening and her unrestrained pursuit of pleasure. From the glamorous ..

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PROFILE BOOKS LTD | 9781846689628 | 2014 | 192 Pág. | Paperback | inglés | LIBRO


Illies, Florian


The best possible holiday read (Irish Times 2013-07-20)A hugely enjoyable idiosyncratic month by month narrative, in which the frenzy of artistic activity in London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, and Trieste..

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PROFILE BOOKS LTD | 9781846689611 | 2014 | 288 Pág. | Paperback | inglés | LIBRO

On the Map: Why the World Looks the Way it Does

Garfield, Simon


From Mappa Mundi to Google Maps - the bestselling Just My Type author turns his gaze to maps. Maps fascinate us. They chart our understanding of the world and they log our progress, but above all they..

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PROFILE BOOKS LTD | 9781846685101 | 2013 | 468 Pág. | Paperback | inglés | LIBRO

Tales from the Dead of Night: Thirteen Classic Ghost Stories: Twelve Classic Ghost Stories

Gayford, Cecily


Settle down by the fireside, tuck yourself up in bed - just try not to think about what's lurking just out of sight. From a beautiful antique that gives its owner a show he'd rather forget, to 'ghost ..

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