• 1001 Quotations to Enlighten Entertain and Inspire
    1001 Quotations to Enlighten Entertain and Inspire
    An invaluable tool for public speaking, writing, and anyone wishing to make a memorable impact with or be inspired by words, this handsomely illustrated volume is conveniently organized to facilitate finding the perfect words for any occasion. This is the perfect book for those looking for words from great thinkers and speakers in order to make a point, plead a case, or justify an opinion, to honor, glorify, or motivate others, or even for their own personal inspiration. Filled with multicultural aphorisms, adages, and axioms from numerous brilliant minds throughout the past 7,000 years and featuring more than 800 full-color illustrations, this latest addition to the best-selling 1001 series makes accessible a vast range of complex ideas from the ancient and classical era to the present. The book draws from varied fields including art, architecture, business, ecology, economics, education, law, literature, music, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion, science, and technology, and presents words of wisdom and inspiration from a wide array of cultural figures--from ancient sages such as Plato, Basho, Sun Tzu, and Ibn Battuta through the Renaissance and Enlightenment greats like Galileo, Copernicus, Goethe, and Newton to the icons of the present era, including Nelson Mandela, Gloria Steinem, Andy Warhol, Virginia Woolf, Oprah Winfrey, and Mark Zuckerberg. While many of the quotations have been published previously, 1001 Quotations To Enlighten, Entertain, & Inspire is the first book to be fully illustrated (with images of the quotations' originators), and draws on a truly global, multicultural range of thinkers from ancient times to the present.

    ISBN: 9780789334084
    Publication date: 12/09/2017
    Price: $38.99
    Author: Arp, Robert (The Analysis Group LLC USA)
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $38.99
  • 1001 Quotations to Inspire You Before You Die
    1001 Quotations to Inspire You Before You Die
    'An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence.' Letitia Elizabeth Landon.

    'To be or not to be' is not really the question: the real question is what did Hamlet mean by it? 1001 Quotes To Inspire You Before You Die presents multicultural aphorisms, adages, and axioms from numerous brilliant minds over the past 7,000 years.This book takes familiar quotations from around the world and contextualizes and analyzes them. It covers the whole span of recorded history, from Confucius- whose 'I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.' encapsulates modern distinctions between teaching styles-to Donald Rumsfeld's remark about 'known unknowns' and 'unknown unknowns,' which raises important and interesting questions of cognition and risk.

    Much wisdom and inspiration has been gained over the course of human history from the words of shamans, philosophers, historians, scientists, artists, and satirists, among others. 'You will never do anything in this world without courage-it is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor,' Aristotle notes, while Voltaire opines, 'If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him,' Confucius maintains, 'Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life,' and St. Paul states simply, 'Faith, hope, and love are constants, but the greatest of these is love.'

    1001 Quotes To Inspire You Before You Die gives the underlying meanings and subsequent interpretations of the quotations, offering so much more than the words themselves.

    ISBN: 9781760524074
    Publication date: 07/01/2019
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Arp, Robert
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • 15 Minute Japanese
    15 Minute Japanese
    With this fun, user-friendly, and uniquely visual Japanese language course, you can teach yourself Japanese in just 12 weeks. DK's 15 Minute Japanese - now relaunching with a new free audio app - is the perfect course for busy people who want to learn Japanese fast. Twelve themed chapters are broken down into easy-to-follow 15-minute daily lessons, spanning a range of practical themes, including socializing, doing business, food and drink, travel, and shopping.Each lesson combines vocabulary and grammar essentials with attractive full-colour photographs, making it quick, easy, and fun to learn new Japanese vocabulary. There is no writing or homework - you simply use the cover flaps to hide the answers to exercises and test yourself as you learn. Each chapter ends with a review module, so you can track your progress and identify any areas where you need further practice.The free audio app enables you to hear Japanese words and phrases spoken by native speakers. You can also record yourself, compare with native speakers, and rerecord as desired. Use the app alongside the book's easy-to-use pronunciation guides to perfect your pronunciation, and to practise Japanese conversation in real-life situations. Whether you're starting from scratch or just in need of a refresher course, there's no easier way to learn Japanese than with 15 Minute Japanese.

    ISBN: 9780241325605
    Publication date: 03/01/2019
    Price: $21.00
    Author: DK
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
  • An Uncommon Atlas
    An Uncommon Atlas
    An Uncommon Atlas is the new 2019 edition, previously published as New Views.

    From charting energy networks to revealing new and emerging lands, measuring human migration to assessing the planet's ant populations - and including the phenomena we have little control over such as lightning strikes or asteroid impact - each map asks you to question, wonder and look again at our rapidly changing and often surprising world.

    Divided into three thematic sections: Land, Air and Sea; Human and Animal, and Globalisation, An Uncommon Atlas offers a fresh and truly global portrait of our intricately fascinating planet.

    ISBN: 9781781318997
    Publication date: 02/05/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Bonnett, Alastair
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Basic Japanese
    Basic Japanese
    This best-selling Japanese textbook is a user-friendly guide for beginners designed for use in a classroom or for self-study. It adopts a very different approach from other Japanese language books-teaching you the underlying sentence structures and patterns of Japanese along with key vocabulary and phrases so you can attain basic fluency quickly. The emphasis is on acquiring a working knowledge of simple, everyday Japanese sentences.

    This new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect the way Japanese is actually spoken in Japan today. Manga illustrations have been added for each dialogue along with the latest jargon for Internet, social media, cellphones and IT, and a bidirectional dictionary is included at the back.

    Each self-contained lesson presents a simple four-step method:

    Step 1: Basic Sentences: Each lesson begins with a few simple sentences. Key vocabulary and phrases are learned within the context of these sentences. Audio recordings by native speakers are in the free CD-ROM in the book.

    Step 2: Communication Notes: A detailed discussion of each sentence follows, to assist you in understanding the underlying structure and how to form new sentences based on the same pattern.

    Step 3: Everyday Conversations: Authentic dialogues with manga illustrations and native-speaker recordings show you how people communicate naturally in Japan today through simple, everyday interactions.

    Step 4: Exercises: Several sets of easy exercises help reinforce your understanding of the key points presented in the lesson and review what you have learned so you can move on to the next lesson.

    ISBN: 9784805313909
    Publication date: 01/12/2017
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Martin, Samuel E.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Basic Mandarin Chinese  Reading and Writing Textbook
    Basic Mandarin Chinese Reading and Writing Textbook
    This is a complete beginning-level course for written Mandarin Chinese designed to teach you to read and write Mandarin quickly and effectively! The Basic Mandarin Chinese series offers a complete introductory course superior to any other language product for Chinese. These books teach spoken and written Chinese separately, allowing you to focus on the area most important to you, and to learn the spoken and written forms of Chinese at different speeds depending on your available time and interest. The free audio recordings included with this book reinforce the content and make the learning process easy. No matter whether you're learning Mandarin for work, travel, or other reasons - the Basic Mandarin Chinese approach of having two separate but integrated 'tracks' helps you to learn the language more efficiently and more successfully.

    Key features of this Chinese textbook and discs include:


    ï · Learn to read and write the 288 highest-frequency characters and over 700 words


    ï · Designed to have you reading and writing simple, connected Chinese sentences quickly


    ï · Both simplified and traditional characters are taught; you may choose to learn either or both


    ï · Features a variety of fonts and styles - typeset and handwritten - preparing you to use Chinese characters in different contexts, from reading signs to texting on your phone.



    The free disc included with this book includes over 6 hours of audio recordings by various native speakers, including recordings of all the reading selections, new characters, and vocabulary. This textbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the Basic Mandarin Chinese - Reading & Writing Practice Book which provides a range of drills and exercises designed to dramatically enhance your proficiency in reading and writing Mandarin Chinese quickly.

    ISBN: 9780804847261
    Publication date: 21/11/2017
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Kubler, Cornelius C.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Basic Mandarin Chinese Reading and Writing Practice Book
    Basic Mandarin Chinese Reading and Writing Practice Book
    This comprehensive Chinese character workbook can be used with any textbook or on its own to dramatically enhance your Mandarin reading and writing skills!

    No matter what textbook you're using to learn Chinese, it requires a lot of practice. Here is a wealth of effective activities and drills - plus an hour of native speaker audio recordings - to help you learn the 288 basic Chinese characters quickly and effectively. This book follows the Basic Mandarin Chinese - Reading & Writing textbook but works equally well with other course books or on its own. The free disc contains audio recordings as well as printable PDF files providing hundreds of pages of extra exercises and activities and a set of 288 printable flash cards to help you learn the basic characters. Basic Mandarin Chinese - Reading and Writing Practice Book includes a wealth of carefully-designed activities designed to improve every aspect of your reading and writing skills, including:




    Character writing practice sheets

    Dictation, fill-in-the-blank, and dialog completion exercises

    Answering questions, reading maps, converting written style to spoken style

    Identifying radicals and phonetics, punctuating sentences

    Writing tasks based on real-life schedules, photographs, and name cards

    Translation exercises.








    The accompanying disc contains:




    Audio recordings by native Mandarin speakers

    Hundreds of printable practice pages

    A printable set of 288 Chinese flashcards.

    ISBN: 9780804847278
    Publication date: 17/10/2017
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Kubler, Cornelius C.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Beginning Japanese
    Beginning Japanese
    Start speaking, reading and writing Japanese today with the most exciting new introduction to the Japanese language! Beginning Japanese follows the story of Kiara, an American exchange student who lives in Japan and loves to study Japanese. With the help of her Japanese friends and the time-traveling Tomo Tanuki (raccoon dog), Kiara learns to speak, read, and write Japanese while she visits famous people and places in Japanese history.

    ISBN: 9780804845281
    Publication date: 01/10/2016
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Kluemper, Michael L.
    Format: PB+CDRom or Post Card
    Price: $39.99
  • Beginning Japanese Kanji Language Practice Pad
    Beginning Japanese Kanji Language Practice Pad
    Five minutes a day is all it takes to begin learning Japanese!

    With Beginning Japanese Kanji Language Practice Pad you can master the essential Japanese characters in just minutes a day! Ideal for beginning learners,
    this informative writing pad-style workbook was designed for students preparing for the JLPT N5 and AP Japanese Exams. Each sheet introduces a new
    character in bold, easy-to-read type, along with its pronunciation, meanings, stroke order, and several example compounds demonstrating character usage in
    context. After studying the characters and their compound forms, tear off the sheet and practice writing in the genkouyoushi boxes provided. For easy
    reference and review, the included booklet lists all 334 characters, their meanings and radicals.

    In just five minutes a day, you will be well on your way to writing Japanese like a native!

    ISBN: 9780804846707
    Publication date: 01/12/2017
    Price: $21.99
    Author: Matsuzaki, William
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.99
  • Beginning Japanese Workbook
    Beginning Japanese Workbook
    Don't let yourself become overwhelmed by the Japanese language! Now there is a way to get the most out of your time spent learning Japanese. This companion workbook to Beginning Japanese is the perfect guide for practicing basic conversational Japanese and written Japanese.Beginning Japanese Workbook includes:* Dialogues for contextual learning and practice* Translation exercises to reinforce Japanese characters (kanji and kana)* Written Japanese (kana, and kanji) practice to create your own sentences* Plentiful comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar exercises throughout the book* An engaging story line, useful for practicing reading as well staying engaged and interested in the learning process

    ISBN: 9780804845588
    Publication date: 01/05/2016
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Kluemper, Michael L.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Bizarre World
    Bizarre World
    Atlas Obscura meets 1001 Facts to Scare the Sh*t Out of You in this serious survey of the most bizarre, creepy, and sometimes hilarious customs from cultures around the world.

    Every culture handles life differently. From the "blackening of the bride" in Scotland and the custom of not looking babies in the eyes in Kenya, to enlisting geese as part of the police squad in China and the tradition of children eating bread with chocolate sprinkles for breakfast in Amsterdam, there are so many unique behaviors all across the world.

    In Bizarre World, journey across the globe to understand how various cultures approach everything from grief, beauty standards, food, parenting, death, stress management, happiness, and more. Many customs may seem perfectly sane, while others, not so much. Some are just downright strange, funny, or weird.

    There's so much to discover about the people around us and the beliefs they hold. Let Bizarre World be your armchair guide to a different way of life with quick facts and "did you knows?" that will leave you saying, "huh, that's strange."

    ISBN: 9781507210789
    Price: $28.99
    Author: Ross, E. Reid
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $28.99
  • Book of Really Useful Information
    Book of Really Useful Information
    The Book of Really Useful Information provides a broad and fascinating education in 20 easy lessons, from great works of art to political leaders, literature that shaped society to basic science, and everything in between.

    This is an ideal book for anyone who spent their school days gazing out of the window and now realizes how much they missed out on. It provides a full and fascinating education that covers all key subjects. For clarity and ease of use, the book is divided into five days, Monday to Friday, and then subdivided into four single-subject lessons. Each lesson is based around the five w's--who, what, when, where, and why--and poses questions such as:

    Who was Eric Arthur Blair?
    What happened to the Romans?
    When was the Big Bang?
    Where do laws come from?
    Why is evolution controversial?

    You can choose to dip into a lesson at random, read through a whole day, or start from the beginning and keep going to the end. Accessible writing and useful fact boxes will help you pick up the key points quickly, and summary boxes provide a concise review of each subject. And for that authentic school experience, each day in The Book of Really Useful Information ends with a test--except this time you get to mark it yourself. If you're feeling brave, you could even get your kids to take the tests, too, to see which of you knows the most.

    So sharpen your pencils and get ready to quickly learn everything you need to know in the 20 lessons of The Book of Really Useful Information.

    ISBN: 9780785836391
    Publication date: 18/04/2019
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Evans, Stephen
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $24.99
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