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  • All The Pretty Dead Girlsby John Manning

    Kensington 2009; US$ 5.59

    One By One. . . Two decades ago, at a private women's college in upstate New York, a student was brutally attacked in her dorm room. Her assailant was never found. . . They Disappear. . . Sue Barlow arrives at Wilbourne College twenty years later. When a classmate disappears, Sue thinks it's an isolated incident. But then two other girls... more...

  • Alpha Betaby John Man

    Transworld 2010; US$ 14.38

    The idea behind the alphabet - that language with all its wealth of meaning can be recorded with a few meaningless signs - is an extraordinary one. So extraordinary, in fact, that it has occurred only once in human history: in Egypt about 4000 years ago. Alpha Beta follows the emergence of the western alphabet as it evolved into its present form,... more...

  • Attila The Hunby John Man

    Transworld 2010; US$ 15.98

    The name Attila the Hun has become a byword for barbarism, savagery and violence. His is a truly household name, but what do we really know about the man himself, his position in history and the world in which he lived? This riveting biography reveals the man behind the myth. In the years 434-454AD the fate of Europe hung upon the actions of one... more...

  • The Emblemby John Manning

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 25.00

    John Manning's The Emblem charts the rise and evolution of the emblem from its earliest manifestations to its emergence as a genre in its own right in the sixteenth century, and through its various reinventions to the present day. more...

  • Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africaby John Manning

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2013; US$ 21.00

    Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa describes more than 1 100 specimens of the country?s varied flora, encompassing some 19 000 shrubs and herbs, often of stunning beauty. A novel identification aid and easy-to-use keys, clear photographs, distribution maps and flowering times help users to pinpoint the plant. more...

  • Genghis Khanby John Man

    Transworld 2010; US$ 15.98

    Genghis Khan - creator of the greatest empire the world has ever seen - is one of history's immortals. In Central Asia, they still use his name to frighten children. In China, he is honoured as the founder of a dynasty. In Mongolia he is the father of the nation. In the USA, Time magazine, voted Genghis Khan 'the most important person of the last... more...

  • The Great Wallby John Man

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 16.95

    It is a wonder of the world. Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists journey to the Great Wall of China, and a myriad of photographs have made it familiar to millions more. Yet its story remains mysterious and steeped in myth. In this riveting account, John Man travels the entire length of the Great Wall and across two millennia to find the... more...

  • The Great Wallby John Man

    Transworld 2010; US$ 15.98

    China's Great Wall north of Beijing is one of the world's most famous sights. Millions every year climb the line of stone snaking over mountains. We all feel we know the Wall. But we are wrong. It is too big, too varied, too complex to be captured by a few images or a day-trip. Myths surround it. Many believe that the stone barrier marches across... more...

  • The Gutenberg Revolutionby John Man

    Transworld 2010; US$ 15.98

    In 1450, all Europe's books were handcopied and amounted to only a few thousand. By 1500 they were printed, and numbered in their millions. The invention of one man - Johann Gutenberg - had caused a revolution. Printing by movable type was a discovery waiting to happen. Born in 1400 in Mainz, Germany, Gutenberg struggled against a background of plague... more...

  • The Killing Roomby John Manning

    Kensington 2010; US$ 5.59

    Once You Enter Old houses have their secrets. The Young residence--a beautiful Maine mansion overlooking the Atlantic--is no exception. But the secrets here are different. They can kill. . . The Only Way Out Carolyn Cartwright, private detective and ex-FBI agent, has been hired by Howard Young to investigate a string of gruesome family deaths.... more...