The Elements and the Architecture of Everything
This offbeat look at the innumerable chemical compounds constituting our world shuns the textbook format for a visual exploration of molecules and the array of materials they form, including sugars and soaps; oil and water; food additives and drugs; and perfumes and plastics. Photographs of everyday objects contrast with images of chemical powders and crystals to inspire, along with their explanatory captions, a real sense of chemistry in action.
Letters, Speeches, Journals, and Poems
The United States’ 16th president was a gifted writer whose speeches are still quoted and much admired around the world. Among the items in this selection from his public and private writings are his drafts of the Gettysburg Address and jottings for other speeches; pages from his scrapbooks; letters and telegrams; a brief autobiography (‘Education, defective’); and poetry from his teenage years.
The Visible Spectrum and Beyond
The light penetrating our eyes, an incoming call on a mobile phone, or an X-ray at the dentist: all are different kinds of light, or electromagnetic radiation. This illustrated guide to the electromagnetic spectrum explores the nature of light wavelength by wavelength – radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, X-rays and gamma-rays – revealing the properties, characteristics and practical applications of each type of radiation with incisive explanations, diagrams and hundreds of full-colour photographs.
The Story of the Holy Father
Pope Francis is a pontiff like no other, loved the world over for his humility, charisma and reforming agenda. This Vatican-endorsed illustrated biography recounts his parents’ emigration from Italy, his childhood love of soccer, his calling to the priesthood and his formative encounter with poverty as a missionary in Chile. Illustrated with more than 250 photographs, the book includes 50 removable documents including facsimiles of his baptismal certificate and handwritten notes as pope.
Bizet's electrifying drama contains some of his best-known music, and its femme fatale is one of the most iconic figures in all opera. This superb recording, in which Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conducts the Rome Opera chorus and orchestra, features a top-flight cast including Grace Bumbry, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni and Kostas Paskalis.
The New York Times: Disunion
106 Articles from the New York Times Opinionator
Since 2010 The New York Times has run an award-winning blog on the American Civil War, publishing more than 400 articles by modern-day historians and other expert commentators. Here more than 100 of these posts have been gathered in print for the first time. Illustrated with portraits, contemporary etchings and detailed maps, they follow the progress of the conflict from Lincoln's election, chart the major battles, and discuss issues such as slavery and the role of women.