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100 Great Breads (Hardback)
Bread links all cultures together. It holds a social and gastronomic significance for everybody. Paul Hollywood's love of this foodstuff has built him a thriving bakery business and seen him creating breads for some of the country's most famous hotels. He believes in celebrating the baking of bread and conveys his own love of bread-making and its therapeutic powers in this collection of fantastic recipes. In this book, Paul Hollywood reveals all the simple techniques you need to make this staple food and shows you that baking bread is far easier than you could possibly have imagined. The book contains 100 great breads from a basic brown and white loaf to savoury and sweet, Mediterranean, traditional and ancient breads.
The Science Delusion: Feeling the Spirit of Enquiry (Paperback)
Freeing the Spirit of EnquiryThe science delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality. The fundamental questions are answered, leaving only the details to be filled in. In this book (published in the US as Science Set Free), Dr Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, shows that science is being constricted by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas. The 'scientific worldview' has become a belief system. All reality is material or physical. The world is a machine, made up of dead matter. Nature is purposeless. Consciousness is nothing but the physical activity of the brain. Free will is an illusion. God exists only as an idea in human minds, imprisoned within our skulls. Sheldrake examines these dogmas scientifically, and shows persuasively that science would be better off without them: freer, more interesting, and more fun. In The God Delusion Richard Dawkins used science to bash God, but here Rupert Sheldrake shows that Dawkins' understanding of what science can do is old-fashioned and itself a delusion. 'Rupert Sheldrake does science, humanity and the world at large a considerable favour.'The Independent 'Certainly we need to accept the limitations of much current dogma and keep our minds open as we reasonably can. Sheldrake may help us do so through this well-written, challenging and always interesting book.' Financial Times
Beekeeping - A Practical Guide (Paperback)
A practical book for new beekeepers and those interested in keeping their own bees, explaining everything they need to know to get started. It also covers how to make your garden attractive for bees. Published to coincide with the biggest beginners' day for beekeeping which takes place in February each year.
RHS Step-by-step Veg Patch (Hardback)
Foolproof vegetable growing for gardeners with little space but big ambitions. "RHS Step-by-Step Veg Patch" is brilliantly simple explaining everything you need to know to squeeze the most out of your plot. Forget waiting years for an allotment, this book celebrates what the vast majority of people have - a little bit of patio or garden that is precious to them. Step-by-step, foolproof instructions and bright photographs and artworks will get you growing the 60 vegetables and 15 fruit crops featured in no time plus 'at a glance' crop planners help you decide what's right for your growing space. Troubleshooting advice also helps nip any problems in the bud. Help your plot reach its full potential and be part of the grow-your-own phenomenon with "RHS Step-by-Step Veg Patch".
Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet (Paperback)
Is more economic growth the solution? Will it deliver prosperity and well-being for a global population projected to reach nine billion? In this explosive book, Tim Jackson - a top sustainability adviser to the UK government - makes a compelling case against continued economic growth in developed nations. No one denies that development is essential for poorer nations. But in the advanced economies there is mounting evidence that ever-increasing consumption adds little to human happiness and may even impede it. More urgently, it is now clear that the ecosystems that sustain our economies are collapsing under the impacts of rising consumption. Unless we can radically lower the environmental impact of economic activity - and there is no evidence to suggest that we can - we will have to devise a path to prosperity that does not rely on continued growth. Economic heresy? Or an opportunity to improve the sources of well-being, creativity and lasting prosperity that lie outside the realm of the market? Tim Jackson provides a credible vision of how human society can flourish - within the ecological limits of a finite planet.Fulfilling this vision is simply the most urgent task of our times. This book is a substantially revised and updated version of Jackson's controversial study for the Sustainable Development Commission, an advisory body to the UK Government. The study rapidly became the most downloaded report in the Commission's nine year history when it was launched earlier this year.
The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses (Paperback)
Most new businesses fail. But most of those failures are preventable. "The Lean Startup" is a new approach to business that's being adopted around the world. It is changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. "The Lean Startup" is about learning what your customers really want. It's about testing your vision continuously, adapting and adjusting before it's too late. Now is the time to think Lean.
End of the Affair
The love affair between Maurice Bendix and Sarah, flourishing in the turbulent times of the London Blitz, ends when she suddenly and without explanation breaks it off....
The Online Journalism Handbook: Skills to Survive and Thrive in the Digital Age
How do we practice journalism in a digital world, in which the old 'rules' no longer apply? This text offers comprehensive, instructive coverage of the techniques and secrets of being a successful online journalist, both from a theoretical and practical point of view. Reflecting the vitality of the web, it will inspire aspiring journalists to acquire new skills and make sense of a transforming industry.
The Coffee Table Book of Doom
Remember the good old days, when doom was straightforward? When all we had to worry about were those 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse from the Bible: Pestilence, War,...
The Russian Court at Sea: The Last Days of A Great Dynasty: The Romanov's Voyage into Exile
On 11th April 1919, less than a year after the assassination of the Romanovs, the British battleship HMS Marlborough left Yalta carrying the Russian Imperial Family...
The Facebook Effect: The Real Inside Story of Mark Zuckerberg and the World's Fastest Growing Company
Today - six years after it was created in a Harvard dorm room - over 500 million people use Facebook regularly, in just about every country on earth. That a company...
The Lost Diaries
The Lost Diaries is a wide-ranging anthology of the world's greatest diarists, each of them channelled onto paper through the considerable psychic force that is Craig Brown. The Lost Diaries is a wide-ranging anthology of the world's greatest...
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Prize 2008
War and Peace
Combines history and fiction to show Russia's lengthy war with the French armies of Napoleon and its effects on the domestic lives of those caught up in the conflict. This work is translated from the Tolstoy's original, and includes an...
In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works and Shapes Our Lives (Hardback)
It is best known for its search engine, but as Steven Levy explains, Google's ambitions go far beyond internet searching. It has moved into mobile phones, computer operating systems, television, and is the most powerful company in the advertising business. Its advertising business produces revenues so substantial that the company has no difficulty funding all its other projects. The company has an unusual corporate culture, which Levy describes. The founders are often seen on Rollerblades, there are exercise breaks for employees and certain foods are either free or minimally priced. There is simultaneously an atmosphere of seriousness and playfulness. What role this corporate culture plays in the company's success is one question that In the Plex will address. For example, every Googler has 20% time -- employees are allowed to spend 20% of their time on projects of their own devising. No manager can prevent this. Some successful corporate businesses have come from 20% time.Levy provides the background on Google's decision to enter the Chinese market, a decision that was controversial within the company at the time and which has recently made news as Google threatens to withdraw from China. He explains how "cloud computing" is the next frontier for Google, and he takes the reader into product development, including products that should be reaching market around the time the book is published. He explains what Google is doing to counter the rise of social networks such as Facebook (Google has its own social network), real-time competitors such as Twitter, and the looming risk of government regulation because of its dominance of the internet.
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* A story of love and survival amidst the great events of the twentieth century. TWO LIVES tells the remarkable story of Seth's great uncle and aunt. His great uncle Shanti left India for medical school in Berlin in the 1930s and lodged with a...
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Life and Fate
An epic tale of a country told through the fate of a single family, the Shaposhnikovs.
The Hunger Games Trilogy Box Set - Hunger Games Trilogy
Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdee steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.