Complex facts about the human body are reinterpreted as stylish infographics, which astonish, amuse and inform by turn. Researched by the Guardian´s Datablog expert and designed by the father of infographics, Peter Grundy, this is a book of the highest pedigree.
This thrilling collection of twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale, chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire.
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013 The ten miraculously accomplished stories in Alice Munro´s Friend of My Youth not only astonish and delight but also convey the unspoken mysteries at the heart of all human experience. ´´[Friend of My Youth is] a wonderful collection of stories, beautifully written and deeply felt.´´--Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
From a Spiritual Master Unlike Any, A Spiritual Masterpiece Like No Other AUTHOR, TEACHER AND SPIRITUAL MASTER Jed McKenna tells it like it´s never been told before. A true American original, Jed succeeds where countless others have failed by reducing this highest of attainments - Spiritual Enlightenment - to the simplest of terms. Effectively demystifying the mystical, Jed astonishes the reader not by adding to the world´s collected spiritual wisdom, but by taking the spirituality out of spiritual enlightenment. Never before has this elusive topic been treated in so engaging and accessible a manner. A masterpiece of illuminative writing, Spiritual Enlightenment is mandatory reading for anyone following a spiritual path. Part exposé and part how-to manual, this is the first book to explain why failure seems to be the rule in the search for enlightenment - and how the rule can be broken. Says Jed: The truth is that enlightenment is neither remote nor unattainable. It is closer than your skin and more immediate than your next breath. If we wonder why so few seem able to find that which can never be lost, we might recall the child who was looking in the light for a coin he dropped in the dark because ´´the light is better over here.´´ Mankind has spent ages looking in the light for a coin that awaits us not in light and not in dark, but beyond all opposites. That is the message of this book: Spiritual enlightenment, pure and simple.
The fourth book in the visually stunning Infographics series, which showcases information and data in stunning graphic visualisations. Complex facts about technology are explained through stylish information graphics, which astonish, amuse and inform with each turn of the page. In the seven tabbed sections learn the history of computers from the abacus to the tablet, see inside a smartphone, check out the robots working all around the world, discover how 3D printing works, follow the steps of CGI animation, take a look at the tech of a record-breaking car and imagine what the generation ships of the future could look like. Researched by the Guardian´s Datablog expert, Simon Rogers, and illustrated by the inimitably brilliant Studio Muti. Contents: High-Tech World, Computers, Robot Age, Medical Marvels, On the Move, Communications and Tomorrow´s World. Word count: 15,000
Pope Francis examines the role of millennials in the future of the Catholic Church in this urgent call to believers of all generations to work together to build a better world. Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has reinvigorated the Catholic Church and become one of the most popular global leaders. Now, in this extraordinary interview with journalist Thomas Leoncini, His Holiness reminds Catholics of all ages that ´´God is young; He is always new.´´ God has energy, spontaneity, and the desire for change-youthful qualities that can be rallied to fight the many problems facing the Catholic Church and the world at large. In this inspiring volume, published in English for the first time, Pope Francis´s solution to these challenges is simple: a ´´revolution of tenderness´´ that unites believers of all ages in a mission to remake the world. ´´God is young! God is the Eternal One who has no time, but is able to renew and rejuvenate Himself and all things continually. The most distinctive attributes of the young are also His. He is young because He makes all things new and loves innovation; because He astonishes and loves astonishment; because He dreams and wants us to dream.´´-Pope Francis
Watch wood-fired pizzas bake in a hidden outdoor oven, take a funny walk to a comedy bar and spin discs on Spike Milligan´s own turntable, have lunch with the inmates of a high security prison, stroll through a sex shop into a Mexican restaurant, sing your heart out in a clandestine Korean karaoke club, find rare beers and fresh oysters in the back streets of Peckham, tap your toes in a secret gypsy swing club, get pickled in a marooned Irish pub, find the unofficial way into a forbidden Malaysian canteen, join the sixties club that´s still swinging, find a tranquil café hidden in the middle of London´s busiest park, drink cappuccinos made by murderous bikers, sip cocktails mixed from the herbs and flowers of an engineer´s roof garden, play petanque on the Riviera in a central London cellar, tap an oak-tree trunk for whisky, get lost in a labyrinthine wine cellar, let the green absinthe fairy inspire your sketches of S&M life models ... Over 120 places with amazing decor, eccentric owners, bizarre food, old-time survivors and more that will please and astonish underground and post-industrial fans, refined gourmets and cocktail drinkers, world food lovers and bargain hunters - and indeed anyone curious enough to discover the infinite possibilities to have fun in London. An absolute must-have guide to exploring the amazing hidden London bar/restaurant/pub/club scene.
´´A thirteen-year-old boy spending the summer at a Tuscan seaside resort feels displaced in his beautiful widowed mother´s affections by her cocksure new companion and strays into the company of some local young toughs and their unsettling leader, a fleshy older boatman with six fingers on each hand. Initially repelled by their squalor and brutality, repeatedly humiliated for his well-bred frailty and above all for his ingenuousness in matters of women and sex, the boy nonetheless finds himself masochistically drawn back to the gang´s rough games. And yet what he has learned is too much for him to assimilate; instead of the manly calm he had hoped for he is beset by guilty curiosity and an urgent desire to sever, at any cost, the thread of troubled sensuality that binds him to his mother still. Alberto Moravia´s classic and yet still startling portrait of innocence lost was written in 1941 but rejected by Fascist censors and not published until 1944, when it became a best seller and secured the author the first literary prize of his career. Revived here in a sparkling new translation by Michael F. Moore, Agostino is poised to enthrall and astonish a twenty-first-century audience´´--
Brandon Stanton is back with the follow up to Humans of New York that his loyal followers have been waiting for: Humans of New York: Stories. Ever since Brandon began interviewing people on the streets of New York, the dialogue he´s had with them has increasingly become as in-depth, intriguing and moving as the photos themselves. Humans of New York: Stories presents a whole new group of humans, complete with stories that delve deeper and surprise with greater candour. Back in the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project - to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York. In the first three years, his audience steadily grew from a few hundred to over one million. In 2013, his book Humans of New York, based on that blog, was published and immediately catapulted to the top of the NY Times Bestseller List where it stayed for many weeks. The appeal of the Humans of New York blog has been so great that in the course of the next year Brandon´s following increased tenfold to over 12 million followers on Facebook and is still growing. With his second inspiring look at the residents of New York, let Brandon Stanton and the people he´s photographed astonish you.