Sci-fi Psychology - 3 Books
Science fiction and fantasy have given programmes such as Star Trek and Doctor Who the freedom to explore controversial social issues and, on a personal level, questions of emotion, identity, memory and the perception of reality. In these books, each comprising 19 or 20 essays, the contributors analyse psychological problems raised by the adventures of the space and time explorers. The three titles included in this set are: Star Wars Psychology (Read more...) Doctor Who Psychology (Read more...) Star Trek Psychology (Read more...)
The Story of King Arthur and His Knights
Renowned illustrator Howard Pyle (1853–1911) produced four retellings of Arthurian legends during his final years. Featuring more than 100 of the original illustrations, this volume comprises the first two books, which cover Arthur’s early adventures, his marriage to Guinevere and the exploits of five knights.
Speedsolving the Cube
Easy-to-Follow, Step-by-Step Instructions for Many Popular 3-D Puzzles
With the world’s best reaching the solution in about 20 seconds, this guide aims to train Rubik's cube solvers to approach such times and also includes tips for solving the 4x4 and 5x5 versions of the puzzle.
Jane Eyre / Wuthering Heights
Presented in one volume, here are two of the best-loved novels and four of the most memorable characters in English literature: the governess Jane Eyre and her aloof and secretive employer, Edward Rochester; and Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, whose blighted love story is played out in the bleak moorland setting of Wuthering Heights. Slightly off-mint.
Great Tales of Horror
Beginning with ‘The Call of the Cthulhu’, the first story of the Cthulhu Mythos, and demonstrating the highly original combination of the supernatural, horror and science fiction that was to influence generations of fantasy writers, this collection of 20 short stories by HP Lovecraft (1890–1937) presents his best-known tales, including ‘The Dunwich Horror’, ‘The Rats in the Walls’ and the novella set in the wastes of Antarctica, ‘At the Mountains of Madness’.
The Greatest Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle considered his first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet, to be ‘as good as I could make it, and I had high hopes’: later, his hopes fulfilled, he wished Sherlock dead, but the public refused to let the great detective die. This volume presents 44 of the best Holmes mysteries, including The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Valley of Fear. Slightly off-mint.
The Official Book
One of the most critically acclaimed television series of all time, Breaking Bad ran for 62 episodes between 2008 and 2013. This companion to the complex and original drama includes background information about the production, an exploration of its style, themes and meaning, a complete series timeline with a synopsis of each episode, and character profiles and interviews with members of the production team, including creator Vince Gilligan.
The Illustrated Biography
This detailed biography of Alexander Hamilton’s fascinating life focuses on the pivotal role he played in the development of the United States’ political and economic systems and frames his legacy in the context of both American and world history. It is illustrated with more than 200 paintings, photographs and excerpts from historical documents and the dust jacket unfolds to reveal a frameable map of Revolutionary-era New York.
Sensational Tales of Terror
Beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this collection of twenty 19th-century ‘sensation stories’ includes some of the most famous Gothic, supernatural or grisly tales, among them Edgar Allen Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum and James Malcolm Rymer’s The String of Pearls, or Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Off-mint.
The Iliad and the Odyssey
Introducing this edition of Homer’s two epic poems, Michael Dirda writes that ‘few other works ... have so deeply entered our cultural bloodstream’. Here, in their entirely, are Samuel Butler’s prose translations of the exploits of Achilles, Agamemnon and Odysseus and their mortal and immortal adversaries.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Classic Works Two Novels and Nineteen Short Stories
In this omnibus edition, two of F Scott Fitzgerald’s most famous evocations of Jazz Age America, This Side of Paradise (1920), which brought him instant fame, and The Beautiful and the Damned (1922), are accompanied by his two short story collections: Flappers and Philosophers and Tales of the Jazz Age.
The Divine Comedy
Inferno Purgatorio Paradiso
All three books of Dante’s Divine Comedy, narrating the poet’s journey through the circles of ‘Inferno’ and climbing the mountain of ‘Purgatorio’ to the earthly ‘Paradiso’, are presented here in the classic 1867 verse translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, with illustrations by Gustave Doré.
A Complete Guide
This practical exploration of contemporary realism introduces approaches and techniques for painting landscapes and the human figure in watercolour, acrylic and oils. Step-by-step instructions and links to augmented materials online, such as video tutorials, offer guidance on drawing, texture, colour choice, brushstrokes and a range of subject-specific skills to help intermediate to experienced artists create faithful renditions of everyday life.
Love Yourself & Your Body a Little More Each Day
In this guide to yoga for people of all shapes and sizes, Anna Guest-Jelley explains the philosophy behind the exercises, describes how to adapt traditional poses to suit body shape, and shows that yoga can improve not only strength and flexibility, but also self-image.
A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love
In January 1967 Dr Timothy Leary uttered the hippie mantra ‘turn on, tune in, drop out’, and by that summer the USA’s West Coast was undergoing a countercultural revolution. Using photographs and previously unpublished interviews with musicians, poets and artists, Harvey Kubernik chronicles the events of 1967, from seminal bands, such as Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead, to the high point of Monterey Pop Festival and the defining musical moments of the Summer of Love.
Byzantine Mosaic Kit
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Based on a real exhibit in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, new York, this kit has everything you need to create your own masterpiece of mosaic art - and when it is ready for display, the cleverly designed box becomes your museum showcase, complete with transparent front, mount, a notch for hanging on the wall and a museum label. As well as detailed instructions, the enclosed booklet provides information on the original masterpiece.
Tony Bennett in the Studio
A Life of Art & Music
Singer Tony Bennett is also an accomplished painter whose work is held in the permanent collections of several American museums. The subjects of his paintings are the people he works with and the places he encounters as he tours the world. This handsome book includes his views of Central Park, Italian landscapes and portraits of jazz musicians, accompanied by Bennett's thoughts on his life and career and by a CD of six personal favourites from his recorded songs. Slightly off-mint.