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- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 110.00
This is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone with a serious interest in mathematics. Edited by Timothy Gowers, a recipient of the Fields Medal, it presents nearly two hundred entries, written especially for this book by some of the world's leading mathematicians, that introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; trace the development of modern... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 114.00
American Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Business Visionaries, Revised Edition profiles more than 300 important Americans from colonial times to the present. Featuring such inventors and entrepreneurs as Thomas Edison and Madame C.J. Walker, this revised resource provides in-depth information on robber barons and their counterparts as well as current... more...
- Random House Australia 2010; US$ 16.53
The Australian edition of this bestselling classic. Don't know your isosceles from your equilateral? Forgotten who wrote Waltzing Matilda? Do you know when you've left a participle hanging? And are you left slack-jawed when your children ask you what 'quid pro quo' means? Bewildered already? Fret no longer. Homework for Grown-ups Australian Edition... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there were nearly 1.4 million violent crimes committed in the United States in 2008. Violence is the second leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 10 and 24. Recent incidents, such as the shootings at Virginia Tech University, highlight the need for teenagers and young adults to be... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.95
From the brains behind The Book of General Ignorance comes another wonderful collection of the most outrageous, fascinating, and mind-bending facts, taking on the hugely popular form of the first book in the internationally bestselling series. The original Book of General Ignorance was published in 2006. It has since been translated into twenty-six... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 25.99
A handy, smaller, and more focused version of our popular New York Times knowledge books?organized by weekends and topic Fell asleep during history class in high school when World War II was covered? Learned the table of elements at one time but have forgotten it since ? Always wondered who really invented the World Wide Web? Here is the... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 85.00
Latino Baseball Legends: An Encyclopedia offers the most comprehensive, go-to source for everything relating to Latin American baseball stars, tracing the history of Latinos in baseball through the stories of those who have excelled at the game. Colorfully written 3,000-word entries explore the lives and careers of 25 dominant players, from legends... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 18.47
Go pishing for birds; become a bat detective; take a city safari; find snakes and lizards; identify spiders and their webs; look for owl pellets... Make nettle soup; or itching powder from rosehips; make a bark rubbing; an elder-stem peashooter; or elderflower fritters. Wake up in time to hear the dawn chorus; listen to the heartbeat of a tree; or... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 14.20
Usefully Useless is a gloriously diverse volume dedicated to the most engrossing trivia in the world. Guaranteed to excite the curiosity and amuse, its pages are filled with the sort of remarkable information you would never learn, but will be overjoyed to discover. Each fact is irresistibly fun and fascinating - the essence of anecdote and dinner-party... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 28.42
As the girl came running up the steps, I decided she was wearing far too many clothes...So, in 1989, readers were introduced to Marcus Didius Falco, the Roman informer, as he stood on the steps of the Temple of Saturn, looking out across the Forum: the heart of his world. Twenty years and twenty books later, Falco fans want a companion volume. ... more...