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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 18.99
Henry David Thoreau has long been an intellectual icon and folk hero. In this strikingly original profile, Michael Sims reveals how the bookish, quirky young man who kept quitting jobs evolved into the patron saint of environmentalism and nonviolent activism. Working from nineteenth-century letters and diaries by Thoreauâ€™s family, friends, and... more...
- Wiley 2004; US$ 85.00
Agency Account Handling strives to distinguish between good account handling and great account handling. This book will help you understand the wider picture of client servicing, give you satisfied customers and allow you to go home at night with a smile on your face. In reality it may not avoid all the 'blood, sweat and tears' but it will certainly... more...
- Wiley 2005; US$ 60.00
The client/agency relationship is an area fraught with potential problems. Competition in the field has now augmented the necessity to understand the working relationship far more thoroughly to help the client to get better value from the agency. The demand has moved from the need for client satisfaction to the need for excellence when it comes to... more...
- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 16.00
It?s the oldest story on Earth. You relive it every day. So much of our shared daily experience in the world is shaped by the sometimes dramatic, sometimes subtle effects of the Earth?s spin, its tilt on its axis, the alternation of light and darkness, the waxing and waning of the moon, the seemingly capricious growth of clouds. The ancient rhythm... more...
- Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 14.00
In this amusing and brilliantly conceived book, Michael Sims introduces you to your body. Moving from head to toe, Sims blends cultural history with evolutionary theory to produce a wonderfully original narrative in which he analyzes the visible parts of the body. In this fascinating brew of science and storytelling, readers encounter not only accessible... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available
A tour of the body, telling the natural (evolutionary) history of each part, and the cultural history that records our response to it. Starting with the head, it moves down, chapter-by-chapter to end with the feet. Chapter titles include Samson'sHair, What's an Eye Without an Eyebrow? A Brief History of Navel-Gazing and Why do Men Have Nipples?... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99
While composing what would become his most enduring and popular book, Charlotte's Web , E. B. White was obeying that oft-repeated maxim: 'Write what you know.' Helpless pigs, silly geese,clever spiders, greedy rats - White knew all of these characters in the barns and stables where he spent his favourite hours as child and adult. Painfully shy, White... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99
The greatest ever anthology of Victorian detective stories, The Dead Witness gathers the finest police and private detective adventure stories from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including a wide range of overlooked gems. 'The Dead Witness', the 1866 title story by Australian writer Mary Fortune, is the first known detective story... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 4.99
Even in the twenty-first century, the undead walk among us... Before Twilight and True Blood , vampires haunted the nineteenth century, when brilliant writers indulged their bloodthirsty imaginations, culminating in Bram Stoker's legendary 1897 novel, Dracula . Acclaimed author and anthologist Michael Sims brings together the finest vampire stories... more...
- Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 15.00
Read Michael Sims's posts on the Penguin Blog An exclusive collection-the first- ever gathering of rogues from the gaslight era collected here for the first time: the best crime fiction from the gaslight era. All the legendary thieves are present-Arsène Lupin and A. J. Raffles, Colonel Clay and Simon Carne, Romney Pringle, Get Rich Quick... more...