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Loudwater - A child's strongly held opinion, copied word for word from its parents. Inverness - The loneliness of garden chairs in winter. For more than a decade John Lloyd and Jon Canter have been collecting together these definitions, written by them and many other friends of Douglas Adams, who co-write the original bestseller The Meaning of Liff back in 1983.
Each definition is based on a place name. Always funny, often profound, and entirely unique, this is the essential book for anyone who faces the minor challenges of everyday life, and has been at a loss for words for how to express them. (hide)
This double-decker, wide-body, 4 engine jet airliner promised to redefine expectations when it came to commercial flight. Five years on from its launch, Graham Simons provides us with this, an impressively illustrated narrative history of the craft, its achievements, and the legacy it looks set to provide to a new generation of aviation engineers, enthusiasts and passengers. Operated by airlines such as Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Quantas and Lufthansa, the story of the A380 could be said to represent the story of modern-day travel itself, characterised by major technological advances across the world that constantly push the boundaries of expectation.
Sure to appeal broadly across the market, this is very much a commemorative volume, preserving the history of this iconic craft in words and images. (hide)
In search of weird and wonderful mathematical phenomena, Alex Bellos travels across the globe and meets the world's fastest mental calculators in Germany and a startlingly numerate chimpanzee in Japan. Packed with fascinating, eye-opening anecdotes, Alex's Adventures in Numberland is an exhilarating cocktail of history, reportage and mathematical proofs that will leave you awestruck. (hide)
As much a revelation about life with autism as it is about life with animals, "Animals in Translation" explores pain, fear, aggression, love, friendship, communication and learning in a startling book that will change the way you think about animals. (hide)
For the first time, Apache Dawn tells their story - and their baptism of fire in the unforgiving battle of Helmand province. Their call-sign was 'Ugly' - and there was no better word for the gruelling 100-day deployment they endured. Day after day, four of the Army Air Corps' finest pilots flew right into the heart of the battle, testing their aircraft to the very limit.
Apache Dawn takes the reader with them on a series of unrelenting and brutally intense combat missions, from daring, edge-of-the-seat rescues to dramatic close-air support in the white heat of battle. Bestselling author Damien Lewis has been given unprecedented access to these heroic aircrews and to the men on the ground whose lives they saved. It is an astounding story of bravery, skill and resilience in the face of unbelievable odds. (hide)
Published:30 Jun 2018 (hide)
The online Interactive Resource Center , also contains animations, interactive exercises, and other learning resources tied to the book. Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, Fourth Edition is the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design, updated with new information on emerging trends and recent developments. The new fourth edition features contemporary examples of precedent-setting architecture, and an expanded CD that brings the book's architectural concepts to life through interactive three-dimensional models and meticulous hand renderings.
Max Rockatansky returns. Haunted by his turbulent past, the wandering Road Warrior becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. Seeking escape from the tyranny of Immortan Joe, what follows is a high-octane Road War - and a chance for redemption. The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road is the official companion to the highly anticipated movie.(hide)
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