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  • THE MASTER PLAN: Himmler's Scholars and the Holocaust

    Acclaimed science writer Heather Pringle uncovers the true story of the scientists and archaeologists Heinrich Himmler deployed to find proof for his theories of a prehistoric Aryan master race. What happens when science falls prey to a political agenda? Pre-history, according to Heinrich Himmler, must be re-written. Himmler, the chief of the SS and architect of the Nazi network of death camps, was obsessed with re-writing history. He was convinced that archaeologists had long ignored the great accomplishments of ancient Germanic peoples. Himmler believed that Germany's ancestors - the tall, blue-eyed, blond-haired Aryans - had evolved not in the savannahs of Africa with the rest of humanity, but in the icy barrens of the Arctic. There, refined and distilled by natural selection in a bitter land, they had become an invincible master race. But some 12,000 years ago, theorized Himmler, a natural cataclysm shook the earth, decimating the scattered Aryan colonies and now, only in select parts of the world - most notably northern Europe - did some true Aryan blood remain. Himmler's history was pure fiction, but his conviction was unshakable. In 1935 he founded the 'Ahnenerbe' - a research institute to manufacture archaeological evidence for political purposes - appointed himself president, and set about recruiting a bizarre mix of adventurers, mystics, careerists and reputable archaeologists to help write a new chapter in the ancient history of the Aryan race. Expeditions went sent out to Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Greenland and beyond, each backed by the power of the Third Reich to realize this bizarre scientific dream. `The Master Plan' is also an expose of the German scientists and scholars who allowed their research to be used to justify extermination - many of whom resumed their academic positions at war's end. Intensely compelling and comprehensively researched, `The Master Plan' is a story of delusion and excess; of scientific and political abuse on a global scale. It has all the energy of an adventure, but also the chilling truth of a terrifying episode in twentieth century history.

  • THE WISDOM OF NO ESCAPE: How to Love Yourself and Your World

    Massmarket edition of this spiritual guide to making the most of life, through bad times as well as good, from bestselling author Pema Choedroen. This accessible book has been on the US bestseller lists consistently for four years now. In The Wisdom of No Escape, bestselling author Pema Choedroen shows us the profound value of our situation of 'no exit' from the ups and downs of life. This book is about saying yes to life in all its manifestations - about making friends with ourselves and our world and embracing the potent mixture of joy, suffering, brilliance, and confusion that characterizes the human experience. It urges us to wake up wholeheartedly to everything and to use the abundant, richly textured fabric of everyday life as our primary spiritual teacher and guide.

  • Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround

    CEO Louis V. Gerstner Jr.'s memoir about the extraordinary turnaround of IBM and his transformation of the company into the industry leader of the computer age - the great American business story of our time. When Louis V. Gerstner became CEO of IBM in 1993, shares had slumped and the company was on the verge of collapse. Hired for his successful management of RJR Nabisco and American Express, Gerstner had no background in technology, but during his seven-year chairmanship, he transformed the company into the leading force of the computer age. In his frank, direct voice, Gerstner recalls the obstacles he faced: the plans to fragment the company, the inconsistent global policies, the stodgy white-shirt hierarchy and inter-departmental competitiveness and the rapidly declining sales. Within months of joining IBM, Gerstner presented his bold and controversial business strategy. Punitive towards office politics, he revolutionised the company from within, altering an entire corporate culture, divesting billions of dollars in unneeded assets and transforming IBM from a fractured, process-driven business into a nimble, customer-driven enterprise able to respond quickly to the volatile technology market and face down Microsoft and Intel in the internet era. Revealing his tactics step by step, Gerstner spins an engaging narrative that takes the reader behind the curtain into the unbelievable mess he inherited and into the office and mind of a CEO facing the challenge of a lifetime.

  • Wellington: The Iron Duke

    Richard Holmes, highly acclaimed military historian and broadcaster, tells the exhilarating story of Britain's greatest-ever soldier, the man who posed the most serious threat to Napoleon. The Duke of Wellington's remarkable life and extraordinary campaigns are recreated with Holmes' superb skill in this compelling book.

    Richard Holmes charts Wellington's stellar military career from India to Europe, and in the process, rediscovers the reasons Queen Victoria called him the greatest man the nineteenth century had produced. Combining his astute historical analysis with a semi-biographical examination of Wellington, Holmes artfully illustrates the rapid evolution in military and political thinking of the time.

    Wellington is a brilliant figure, idealistic in politics, cynical in love, a wit, a beau, a man of enormous courage often sickened by war. As Richard Holmes charts his progress from a shy, indolent boy to commander-in-chief of the allied forces, he also exposes the Iron Duke as a philanderer, and a man who sometimes despised the men that he led, and was not always in control of his soldiers. Particularly infamous is the bestial rampage of his men after the capture of Cuidad Rodgrigo and Badajoz.

    THE IRON DUKE is a beautifully produced book, complete with stunning illustrations and colour plates. Richard Holmes' TV series to accompany THE IRON DUKE will be lavishly constructed in four parts, and filmed on location in Britain, India, Spain, Portugal, France and Belgium.

  • Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?: Yellow Back Book

    In this hilarious tale of mishap and misadventure, Dr. Seuss reminds us that there is always someone, somewhere, worse off than ourselves. With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranking among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with over 650 million books sold worldwide. This delightful book forms part of the third stage in HarperCollins' major Dr. Seuss rebrand programme. With the relaunch of six more titles in January 2004, such all-time favourites as `The Lorax', `The Foot Book' and `Yertle the Turtle' boast bright new covers that incorporate much-needed guidance on reading levels: Blue Back Books are for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books are for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books are for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. `Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?' belongs to the Yellow Back Book range.

  • Renegade's Magic : Soldier Son Bk 3

    Paperback edition of the final book in the trilogy, with the first 2 books reprinted in the same style as the recently repackaged }Farseer Trilogy{. 'Hobb is one of the great modern fantasy writers...' }The Times

  • The Motorcycle Diaries

    In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on a 500cc Norton. One of them was the twenty-three-year-old Ernesto `Che' Guevara. Written eight years before the Cuban Revolution, these are the diaries of Che Guevara, full of disasters and discoveries, high drama and laddish improvisations. Touring through Argentina, Chile, Peru and Venezuela, his greatest concerns are where the next drink is coming from, where the next bed is to be found and who might be around to share it. Within a decade Che Guevara would be a household name. His trip might have been the adventure of a lifetime - had his lifetime not turned into a much greater adventure. More recently made into an Oscar-winning film starring Gael Garcia Bernal, `The Motorcycle Diaries' is an extraordinary account of a hero in the making.

  • Carte routière : USA West (en anglais)

    A detailed physical map of Western USA, extending from the Pacific coast to the Rocky Mountains and from the Canadian border in the north to the Mexican border and Baja California in the south. Useful features include detailed city maps of Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Phoenix and Las Vegas, essential travel connections guide and distance chart. A comprehensive place name index to towns, villages and places of interest is presented on the reverse of the map.

  • Vivienne Westwood: An Unfashionable Life

    The acclaimed biography of one of England's great eccentrics and leading fashion designers, reissued in an updated edition to coincide with a major exhibition of Westwood's work at the Victoria & Albert Museum. * For three decades, Vivienne Westwood has been Britain's most consistently original, outrageous, eccentric and controversial designer. In that time she has evolved from an iconoclastic outsider to an internationally revered figure, with two British Designer of the Year awards, an OBE, her own successful fashion label and an unrivalled reputation for leading where other designers follow. * Her lifestyle could scarcely be in greater contrast to the opulence which surrounds other leading designers: until recently she lived in a modest council flat in South London, and she still travels around the capital by bicycle, dressed in her own flamboyant creations, with a plastic bag protecting her hair from the elements. How did an awkward girl from a conventional and provincial background become one of world fashion's most influential and respected designers? How has she managed to remain true to her own idiosyncratic vision, refusing to conform to the fashion industry's, and society's, expectations? * Speaking to Westwood herself, her friends, lovers, colleagues, rivals, admirers and detractors, Jane Mulvagh has created a portrait as rich, distinctive and constantly surprising as her subject's character and work.

  • MORE HEALING FOODS

    Fabulous food that might also save your life from the winner of the BBC4 Food Programme's Healthy Eating Award

    "The science of nutrition feeds our mind, the food feeds our body and the way we approach cooking and serving it can feed our spirit."

    Each of the 100+ recipes will boost your health - and will do you good especially if your concerns include - Weight Loss - Digestive Problems - Heart Disease - Cancer - Diabetes - Lack of Energy - Fertility Problems -

    Jane Sen's creativity with flavours and food types in the kitchen is always balanced out by her common sense approach to health and her serious expertise as a nutritionist.

    Each chapter's themed around a vegetable or plant type - and each recipe has additional information - either nutritional, historical or simply anecdotal. Chapters include:
    - Live Leaves - recipes using leaves
    - Darling Buds - recipes using flower buds
    - Buried Treasure - vegetables that grow under ground
    - Mediterranian Marvels - what keeps those Italians going for longer...
    - Forest Floor & Underwater - mushrooms and sea vegetables
    - Big Bulbs - onion varieties, garlic, fennel, celeriac...
    -... and there are plenty of dessert recipes too!

  • PCOS Diet Book: How you can use the nutritional approach to deal with polycystic ovary syndrome

    The nutritional answer for all women sufferers of polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition which affects one in ten women Having established herself as the authority on PCOS Colette Harris now provides a practical plan for sufferers of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome with the `PCOS Diet Book'. The book explains how - with the right nutritional approach - you can lose weight, improve your skin, aid fertility and overcome exhaustion, depression and mood swings. Various diets to suit each individual, accessible explanations of nutritional science and hormonal health, combined with an emphasis upon personal and emotional well-being make this title essential reading for all PCOS sufferers.

  • The Infinite Mind: The Mind/Brain Phenomenon

    The evidence for the existence of the Mind as something distinct from the Brain. Betty Shine's new book centres on the Mind/Brain phenomenon and an argument that has dogged the scientific community for years. With a quarter of a century of experience of mediumship behind her, Betty Shine has the proof required to demonstrate the existence of Mind Energy as something which survived the physical death of the Brain. Drawing on survival evidence through many interesting and intriguing stories, this book is the first attempt by anyone to distinguish between Mind and Brain. Betty Shine can not only see it - she can prove it. From out-of-body and near-death experience to clairvoyant contact and meditation, THE INFINITE MIND will inspire both individuals and the world of science to re-examine their beliefs.

  • ONE MAN'S BIBLE

    The new novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of international bestseller `Soul Mountain'. `Unforgettable. "One Man's Bible" burns with a powerfully individualistic fire of intelligence and depth of feeling.' New York Times Moving between the nightmare of the Cultural Revolution and the tentative, limited liberties of the China of the 1990s, `One Man's Bible' weaves memories of a Beijing boyhood and amorous encounters in Hong Kong with a fictionalized account of Gao Xingjian's life under the communist regime - where a single sentence spoken ten years earlier can make one an enemy of the state. A fluid, elegant exploration of memory, This novel is a profound meditation on the essence of writing and exile, on the effects of political oppression on the human spirit - and on how that spirit can triumph.

  • Think Again

    At the dawn of time, the Maker is having problems with the animals he makes. His beaver and his ants are too big, his moose is the same size as a mouse and his elephant can hide behind a blade of grass! Maker is forced to think again about the original plans for the animals, adjusting their size to the way they are today.

    - Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language.

    - Text type - A story by a significant author.

    - An illustrated diagram on pages 30 and 31 reminds the reader of how the animals looked before and after the maker finished creating them, an ideal cue for children to retell the story in their own words.

    - Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices; Science: Plants and animals in the local environment, variation.

    - This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

  • A God in Ruins

    From the author of Redemption and Trinity comes another sweeping and awe-inspiring novel of politics, family, passion and intrigue. Spanning the decades from World War II to the 2008 Presidential campaign, A God in Ruins is the unforgettable story of Quinn Patrick O'Connell, an honest, principled and courageous man on the brink of becoming the second Irish Catholic President of the United States. In an era morally unmoored, rife with armed separatists and fundamentalist zealotry, Quinn emerges as America's hope to reclaim its great past and its promises of the future. But Quinn is a man with an explosive secret that can shatter his political ambitions and threaten his life - a secret buried for over half a century that even he does not know... Master storyteller and international bestselling author of Redemption, Trinity and Exodus, Leon Uris once again brilliantly interweaves historical fact with gripping fiction in this powerful novel of politics, family, intrigue, love and the passions that rule human lives.

  • Cycling in Loch Ness and Spey Valley (en anglais)

    The tours in this guide range from short rides suitable for all the family to half- and full-day rides suitable for more experienced cyclists. There are on- and off-road routes, gradient diagrams and mileages throughout each ride. At-a-glance information boxes summarize each tour. There is comprehensive information on places to visit along the way and refreshment stops, as well as a brief introduction to the area and advice on preparing for a cycling trip.

  • The Doomsday Conspiracy

    OPERATION DOOMSDAY... ACTIVATE... Commander Robert Bellamy of US Naval Intelligence is dispatched on a top secret mission. A weather balloon carrying sensitive military information has crashed in Switzerland. Bellamy must locate the ten witnesses to the incident so that they can be sworn to secrecy. But as he conducts his search Bellamy begins to suspect that he, too, is being hunted, by an unknown lethal force... that what he was told about the balloon was only one part of an almost unbelievable happening..

  • Eat to Beat - HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

    This guide is a must for anybody who wants to control high blood pressure naturally. Sarah Brewer, respected doctor and Telegraph columnist, has teamed up with Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, a successful special diets cookery writer, to provide readers with a comprehensive self-treatment plan that includes 60 mouth-watering recipes.

    Sales Handles:

    Heart disease is the number one killer in the West and is closely linked to high blood pressure, or hypertension.

    High blood pressure can be triggered by many things and diet is one of the major contributing factors.

    This clear and accessible guide provides an easy-to-follow nutritional plan that shows readers how to prevent and control high blood pressure by changing their eating habits.

    Dr Sarah Brewer also gives readers medically up-to-date information on high blood pressure, what causes it and how to control symptoms.

    The book also reviews all the orthodox and complementary treatments that are available.

    60 simple recipes from special diets expert Michelle Berriedale-Johnson allow sufferers to control their condition while still enjoying their food.

  • ARE YOU PSYCHIC?

    Psychic Dorothy Chitty shares her experiences of the spirit world and gives practical exercises, interwoven with powerful inspirational stories, to show how you can open up to your own intuitive gifts. Tap in to universal wisdom every day to create the life you were destined to lead. Contents: * Dorothy reveals how she developed her psychic abilities, and shares her incredible personal encounters with guides, spirits, earth beings, and beings from other worlds * What really happens when we die? The secrets of life after death, according to the spirits. * Practical exercises that really work, on how anyone can tap into their own gifts of intuition to see the future and attract the right people to you. * Freewill and your destiny - how to contact your guides to help you follow your destined path. * How healing with the spirits is all powerful. * Ways to communicate with animals on a deeper level. * How child spirits can help us recover our childhood memories of the spirit world. * A highly personal and practical book for anybody looking for answers from the spirit world.

  • THE REAL WITCHES' HANDBOOK: a complete introduction to the craft

    Kate West explores the myths that surround witchcraft, its festivals, beliefs, practices, and folklore. She explains the responsibilities of becoming a witch, and provides all the magical and herbal spells you need - from charms to help you attract your ideal partner, to healing potions for natural beauty, to affirmations that will help you find empowerment.

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  • Raving Fans!

    With a new foreword by Ken Blanchard A straightforward and snappy guide to successful customer service from the author of the bestselling The One Minute Manager. Raving Fans, in a nutshell, is the advice given to a new Area Manager on his first day - in an extraordinary business book that will help everyone, in every kind of organisation or business, deliver stunning customer service and achieve miraculous bottom-line results. Raving Fans is written in the parable style of The One Minute Manager and uses a brilliantly simple and charming story to teach how to define a vision, learn what a customer really wants, institute effective systems, and make Raving Fan Service a constant feature - not just a passing fad. Business is in the midst of a service crisis that has left millions of disillusioned customers in its wake. Raving Fans includes startling new tips and innovative techniques that can help anyone create a revolution in any workplace - and turn their customers into raving, spending fans.

  • The Diaries: All My Road Before Me

    A rare glimpse into the early life of one of the most famous writers of the 20th Century, newly repackaged. Friday 6 June (1926): A beautiful misty warm morning, the mist all transparent and luminous with concealed sunshine, wood pigeons making a noise in the grove, and a heavy dew. It suggested autumn and gave me a sudden whiff of what I used to call 'the real joy'. C.S. Lewis made several short-lived attempts to keep a diary when he was a boy. At the age of 23, now an undergraduate at Oxford, he begins a new diary which will span five years. All My Road Before Me gives a rare glimpse into his private life. He is living with his newly acquired 'family' consisting of Mrs Moore, the mother of his room-mate who died in the War, and her daughter Maureen. It is a domestic situation open to question and 'Jack', as he is known, conceals the arrangement from his father. These diaries chronicle the daily events of Lewis's life - his friendships, his likes and dislikes, his country walks, his books and his college work. The details of everyday life are interspersed with startling observations and reflections. The diary gives .a fascinating insight 'inside the skin' of this brilliant young academic, still an atheist, who is later to turn to Christian faith and become one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.

  • Cycling in Snowdonia and North Wale (en anglais)

    The tours in this guide range from short rides suitable for all the family to half- and full-day rides suitable for more experienced cyclists. There are on- and off-road routes, gradient diagrams and mileages throughout each ride. At-a-glance information boxes summarize each tour. There is comprehensive information on places to visit along the way and refreshment stops, as well as a brief introduction to the area and advice on preparing for a cycling trip.

  • There Is a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem

    This radical new book from Wayne Dyer proposes that we hold the keys to solving any problems we face within us. He sets out basic principles and foundations we can understand and practice in order to access spiritual solutions to any problems we are experiencing. The book is in two sections. The first sets out the theory, the second enables you to put the wisdom into practice. Part 1. The theory: Everything in the Universe is nothing more than energy. Light and though, spiritual energy, vibrates very quickly. Physical energy, and problem areas, vibrate more slowly. When the highest/fastest frequencies of spirit are brought to the presence of lower/slower frequencies, they nullify and dissipate those things we call problems. We all have the ability to increase our energy and access the highest/fastest energies to eradicate problems in our lives. In carefully structured chapters, Wayne Dyer draws on both ancient wisdom and firsthand accounts, and shows how to: stop giving energy to things you don't believe in * keep your energy field uncontaminated * raise and maintain your spiritual energy. In the second part of the book, "Putting spiritual problem solving into action", Dyer shows how we can transform any negative energy into positive energy: hate into love * hurt into forgiveness * doubt into faith * despair into hope * sadness into joy