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Of Orcas and Men : What Killer Whales Can Teach Us

The orca is one of Earth's most intelligent animals. Remarkably sophisticated, they have languages and cultures and even long-term memories. Their capacity for echolocation is nothing short of a sixth sense. Despite their label as `killer whales' they are often benign and gentle, which makes the story of the captive-orca industry and the endangerment of their population around the world that much more tragic. In Of Orcas and Men, David Neiwert provides a compelling mix of cultural history, environmental reporting and scientific research on a majestic species. He explores the sometimes fraught relationship between this extraordinary animal and human beings, both in the wild and in captivity. David Neiwert's book is a triumph of reporting, observation and research, and a powerful tribute to one of the animal kingdom's most remarkable members.
11,30 €

Olive & Rice - Ελιά & ρύζι

Η σύγκριση της γαστρονομίας δύο μαγειρικών παραδόσεων που εκτείνονται στο βάθος του χρόνου και που αντιστοιχούν σε δύο από τους μακροβιότερους πολιτισμούς του κόσμου, εκείνους της Ελλάδας και της Κίνας, παρουσιάζει εξ ορισμού σημαντικό ενδιαφέρον. Τόσο στο επίπεδο της γευσιγνωσίας όσο και σ' αυτό της Ιστορίας του πολιτισμού. Στην περίπτωση της αρχαίας Ελλάδας, του Βυζαντίου και της αρχαίας Κίνας, η σχετική έρευνα επιφυλάσσει μια έκπληξη: τις βαθιές ομοιότητες τόσο στην αντίληψη όσο και στις γεύσεις και τις τεχνικές. Οι ομοιότητες αυτές δύσκολα μπορούν να εξηγηθούν ως σύμπτωση ή ως αλληλεπίδραση. Βέβαια, από την εποχή του Βυζαντίου και μετά οι επαφές ανάμεσα στους δύο λαούς πυ- κνώνουν - νωρίτερα οι επαφές τους ήταν μάλλον έμμεσες. Το ελληνικό φαγητό έχει αλλάξει πολύ από την Αρχαιότητα και το Βυζάντιο, αντίθετα η Κίνα φαίνεται να διαφυλάσσει πιο αυστηρά τις παραδόσεις της. Γι' αυτό θα μπορούσε να ισχυριστεί κανείς κάτι φαινομενικά παράδοξο που όμως είναι αλήθεια: αν θέλουμε να γευτούμε αρχαιοελληνικό φαγητό πρέπει να δοκιμάσουμε κινεζικό! Πιο συγκεκριμένα, όσον αφορά τη γεύση, σίγουρα το ξινόγλυκο είναι μια πανάρχαια κοινή συνήθεια. Αν και η κινεζική γαστρονομία έχει διατηρήσει αυτή τη διάσταση, στην ελληνική χρειάζεται λίγο περισσότερο ψάξιμο για ν’ ανακαλύψουμε χοιρινό με κυδώνια, κατσικάκι βραστό με μέλι, ψάρι σαβόρο με ξίδι και μέλι ή πετιμέζι, αρνάκι με κορόμηλα, γλυκιά κολοκυθόπιττα με αλμυρό τυρί και σταφίδες κ.ά. Προκειμένου να αναδείξουν την εκλεκτική συγγένεια των δύο γαστρονομικών παραδόσεων, οι συγγραφείς του τόμου, έπειτα από πολυετή έρευνα, συγκεντρώνουν εδώ παραπλήσιες ενδιαφέρουσες συνταγές μαγειρικής από τους δύο λαούς. Συνταγές με μικρές ή μεγαλύτερες αποκλίσεις ως προς στην παρασκευή τους, καθώς και μια σειρά ελληνικών συνταγών με κινεζική προσέγγιση.
18,10 € 14,50 €

People at Work: The Rock Star

THE PERFECT GIFT for the music lover.__________________________________'This is the rock star. His name is Bob Dylan.Bob is rehearsing with his band. It takes a long time.First the band have to learn all of Bob's famous songs.Then Bob has to think of worse tunes he can sing over all of them.'__________________________________'Coldplay's singer Chris Martin has spent weeks working with an important stylist. They have come up with an exciting look for the band's new tour.'These great clothes make me look really interesting,' thinks Chris as he sits down at the piano to practise another slow, sad song that gets slightly louder at the end.'__________________________________This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. 'Hilarious' StylistOther new titles for Autumn 2017:How it Works: The BrotherHow it Works: The SisterHow it Works: The Baby The Ladybird Book of the ExThe Ladybird Book of the NerdThe Ladybird Book of the New YouThe Ladybird Book of BallsThe Ladybird Book of the Big Night OutThe Ladybird Book of the Quiet Night InA Ladybird First Grown-Up Picture BookPrevious titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series: How it Works: The HusbandHow it Works: The WifeHow it Works: The MumHow it Works: The DadThe Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life CrisisThe Ladybird Book of the HangoverThe Ladybird Book of MindfulnessThe Ladybird Book of the ShedThe Ladybird Book of DatingThe Ladybird Book of the HipsterHow it Works: The StudentHow it Works: The CatHow it Works: The DogHow it Works: The Grandparent The Ladybird Book of Red TapeThe Ladybird Book of the People Next DoorThe Ladybird Book of the SickieThe Ladybird Book of the Zombie ApocalypseThe Ladybird Book of the Do-Gooder
10,00 €

Slaves wives and brides: Women under the rule of ISIS

Which is the role of women in a radical Muslim group like ISIS? Did women fight and kill, in the state ISIS ran in Iraq and Syria? What happened to the women that ISIS kidnapped? How was life in general for women in the group’s caliphate? Do you want to understand better what is the relation between radical Islam and women? How it is possible, that women were joining ISIS by the thousands from abroad? That active western women agreed to a life at home, just as wives and mothers? Then you need to read this book by acclaimed Dutch author and journalist Judit Neurink, who lived in Iraq for over ten years and reported on the arrival and departure of the ISIS regime for media in Holland and Belgium. Slaves wives and brides shows the complex relationship between women and radical Islam. In the book, Neurink gives a voice to Yazidi women who escaped from the caliphate. She tells the story of the American add worker Kayla Mueller, who was the slave of ISIS-leader Al-Baghdadi. She paints a clear picture of daily life under ISIS rule for women in cities like Mosul and Raqqa. With ISIS mostly defeated in Iraq and Syria, this book is a completely updated and edited version of Neurink’s sixth book The Women of the Caliphate.
17,50 €

Sophocles: Oedipus the Κing

An essential guide to the Greek masterpieces in plain English, with information on the plot, setting, and characters as well as scene summaries and quotes.
2,85 €

Talks to Writers

Excerpt from Talks to Writers These chapters are reprinted from Lafcadio Hearn's "Interpretations of Literature," 1915 and from his "Life and Literature," 1917 - collections of the lectures he gave at the University of Tokyo between 1896 and 1902. Since the appearance of these lectures there has been a demand for separate groups of them in a form more available to the student. The present volume, therefore, brings together Hearn's remarks on the art of writing, in the hope that such an anthology of his principles and opinions may aid those who aspire in the literary craft. For the benefit of the reader who may make the acquaintance of Hearn's lectures for the first time in this volume, it should be said that he lectured very slowly, choosing simple words and constructions, in order that the foreign language might be as easy as possible for his Japanese students; and some of his students managed to take down many of his lectures word for word. From their notes - the only record we have of Lafcadio Hearn the teacher - these chapters are selected. No attempt has been made at what might be called a reconstruction of the text. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
10,80 €

The Birthday Almanac: Discover the meanings, symbols and rituals of your day of birth

Have you ever wondered about the astrological significance of your birthday? Where the stars and planets align in the sky when we are born helps shape our personality and strengths.
What does your star sign mean? What are your birth crystals, flowers and lucky talismans? Find out about the folk rituals associated with the month of your birth and their significance. This book will uncover the details of your place in the cosmos by looking to the stars and help you celebrate yours and friends birthday in harmony with your astrological calendar.
21,30 €

The Coming Good Society

Two authors with decades of experience promoting human rights argue that, as the world changes around us, rights hardly imaginable today will come into being. A rights revolution is under way. Today the range of nonhuman entities thought to deserve rights is exploding-not just animals but ecosystems and even robots. Changes in norms and circumstances require the expansion of rights: What new rights, for example, are needed if we understand gender to be nonbinary? Does living in a corrupt state violate our rights? And emerging technologies demand that we think about old rights in new ways: When biotechnology is used to change genetic code, whose rights might be violated? What rights, if any, protect our privacy from the intrusions of sophisticated surveillance techniques?Drawing on their vast experience as human rights advocates, William Schulz and Sushma Raman challenge us to think hard about how rights evolve with changing circumstances, and what rights will look like ten, twenty, or fifty years from now. Against those who hold that rights are static and immutable, Schulz and Raman argue that rights must adapt to new realities or risk being consigned to irrelevance. To preserve and promote the good society-one that protects its members' dignity and fosters an environment in which people will want to live-we must at times rethink the meanings of familiar rights and consider the introduction of entirely new rights. Now is one of those times. The Coming Good Society details the many frontiers of rights today and the debates surrounding them. Schulz and Raman equip us with the tools to engage the present and future of rights so that we understand their importance and know where we stand.
32,40 €

The Cow Book : A Story of Life on a Family Farm

Farming has been in John Connell's family for generations, but he never intended to follow in his father's footsteps. Until, one winter, he finds himself back on the farm and begins to learn the ways of the farmer and the way of the cows. Connell records the hypnotic rhythm of the farming day - cleaning the outhouses, milking the herd, tending to sickly lambs, helping the cows give birth. But alongside the routine events, there are the unforeseen moments when things go wrong: when a calf fails to thrive, when a sheep goes missing, when illness breaks out, when depression takes hold, when an argument erupts and things are said that cannot be unsaid. The Cow Book is the story of a calving season. It is also the story of the cow itself, from its domestication and worship as a God by the Ancient Egyptians to the modern practice of mechanized herds, via the figure of the cowboy, the destruction of the American buffalo, the demise of the aboriginal jackaroos and the consequences of BSE. And, above all, it is the story of Connell's life as a farmer, of his relationship with his birthplace of County Longford, with the community around the family farm, with the animals he tends, and with his father.
18,20 €