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The 50 Greatest Bike Rides of the World

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by Woods, Sarah
Imagine freewheeling through tufted French vineyards, scaling the rocky, cloud-topped tracks in the Himalayas or rattling past whitewashed sugar-cube houses in narrow Spanish valleys. From surviving the peaks of the Yorkshire Dales to tackling truly hair-raising descents in rural Cuba, the sheer variety of routes in The 50 Greatest Bike Rides of the World will have you reaching for your bicycle clips, helme...
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The 50 Greatest Musical Places

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by Woods, Sarah
A trip around the world, played out to the most eclectic soundtrack, discovering hidden musical gems along the way. From mosh pits to cabarets, Berlin's beatnik band haunts to Korea's peppy k-pop clubs, from visiting the infamous Dollywood, to tracing Freddie Mercury's childhood in Zanzibar, The 50 Greatest Musical Places of the World has something for music fans of all genres. Discover the places where ico...
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The 50 Greatest Walks of the World

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by Stone, Barry
Barry Stone, author of 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die, delves into some of the lesser-known aspects of the world's most famous - and not-quite-famous-yet - trails. The perfect accompaniment to practical guidebooks, Stone relates how slings and carabiners kept him from falling headlong off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and reports on the progress of the continental-wide monster, the Trans Canada ...
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The 50 Greatest Train Journeys of the World

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by Anthony Lambert
Whether you're on the Orient Express or the Inverness to Wick and Thurso route traversing some of the wildest country in Britain, train travel affords a vision of the world like no other.
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The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country

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by Helen Russell
When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland, but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries.
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The 50 Greatest Churches and Cathedrals

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by Dobson, Sue
Cathedrals and great churches are among the most iconic sights of the world’s towns and cities. Visible from miles around, the cathedrals of Canterbury, St Paul’s, Chartres and St Stephen’s in Vienna dominate their skylines. Others surprise by their statistics: Salisbury has Britain’s tallest spire, Wells the largest display of medieval sculptures in the world, while King’s College Chapel in Cambridge bo...
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30 Second Quantum Theory

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by Clegg, Brian
The bestselling 30-Second... series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one picture, all digestible in 30 seconds. 30-Second Quantum Theory tackles a mindbendingly mysteriou...
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30-Second Psychology: The 50 Most Thought-provoking Psychology Theories, Each Explained in Half a Minute

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by Christian Jarrett
The key ideas in Psychology explained, with colour illustrations, in half a minute. Pavlov's Dogs, Psychoanalysis, Milgram's Obedience Study, and Beck's Cognitive Therapy? Sure, you know what they all mean. That is, you've certainly heard of them. But do you know enough about these psychology theories to join a dinner party debate or dazzle the bar with your knowledge?
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30-Second Maths: The 50 Most Mind-Expanding Theories in Mathematics, Each Explained in Half a Minute

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by Richard J. Brown
From Rubik's cubes to Godel's incompleteness theorem, everything mathematical explained, with colour illustrations, in half a minute. Maths is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. So how can you avoid being the only dinner guest who has no idea who Fermat was, or what he proved? The more you know about Maths, the less of a science it becomes.
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Rooms of One's Own: 50 Places That Made Literary History

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by Mourby, Adrian
Writers' relationships with their surroundings are seldom straightforward. While some, like Jane Austen and Thomas Mann, wrote novels set where they were staying (Lyme Regis and Venice respectively), Victor Hugo penned Les Miserables in an attic in Guernsey and Noel Coward wrote that most English of plays, Blithe Spirit, in the Welsh holiday village of Portmeirion. Award-winning BBC drama producer Adrian Mo...
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The French Exception: Emmanuel Macron - The Extraordinary Rise and Risk

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by Plowright, Adam
'Adam Plowright's excellent book captures the strangeness of Macron's life' Evening Standard THE FIRST BIOGRAPHY OF EMMANUEL MACRON IN ENGLISH From total unknown to one of Europe's most powerful men in just a few years, at 39, France's youngest leader since Napoleon is intent on conquering the world stage. But what lies beneath the facade of this youthful, ultra-confident and calculating president...
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Moving Heaven and Earth (Icon Science): Copernicus and the Solar System

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by Henry, John
When Nicolaus Copernicus claimed that the Earth was not stationary at the centre of the universe but circled the Sun, he brought about a total revolution in the sciences and consternation in the Church.
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Economyths: 11 Ways Economics Gets it Wrong

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by Orrell, David
When Economyths was first published in 2010, David Orrell showed how mainstream economics is based on key myths such as fair competition, rational behaviour, stability and eternal growth - and how these myths lead paradoxically to their opposites: inequality, an irrational economy, financial instability and a collision with nature's limits.
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Sex, Botany and Empire (Icon Science): The Story of Carl Linnaeus and Joseph Banks

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by Fara, Patricia
When the imperial explorer James Cook returned from his first voyage to Australia, scandal writers mercilessly satirised the amorous exploits of his botanist Joseph Banks, whose trousers were reportedly stolen while he was inside the tent of Queen Oberea of Tahiti. Was the pursuit of scientific truth really what drove Enlightenment science?
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Turing and the Universal Machine (Icon Science): The Making of the Modern Computer

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by Agar, Jon
The history of the computer is entwined with that of the modern world and with the life of one man, the brilliant but troubled Alan Turing.
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Love Voltaire Us Apart

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by Julia Edelman
What would Kant's sexts look like? How would Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir break up? What would Confucius think of Tinder? Love Voltaire Us Apart is a hilarious spoof relationship guide with a philosophical edge, made up of philosophers' love letters, advice columns and breakup letters. From Confucius learning the Golden Rules of dating to Simone de Beauvoir considering bangs after breaking up...
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The 50 Greatest Beers of the World

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by Hampson, Tim
On just about every continent, from Boston's strong ale to Norwegian stout, there are people brewing great beer. From English ales to Czech lager, Belgian sour to American pale ale, German Berliner Weisse to Australian Adelaide sparkling ale, the number of brewed beers is big and increasing daily. Award-winning author Tim Hampson explores beers from four continents, marvelling at how from such simple notes ...
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The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

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by Forsyth, Mark
THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'Witty and erudite ...stuffed with the kind of arcane information that nobody strictly needs to know, but which is a pleasure to learn nonetheless.' Nick Duerden, Independent 'Particularly good ...Forsyth takes words and draws us into their, and our, murky history' William Leith, Evening Standard The Etymologicon is an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerring...
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For Whom the Bell Tolls: Light and Dark Verse

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by Bell, Martin
Martin Bell OBE has been many things - an icon of BBC war reporting, Britain's first independent MP for 50 years, a UNICEF ambassador, and 'the man in the white suit' - a tireless campaigner for honesty and accountability in politics. But as For Whom the Bell Tolls reveals, he's also a poet of light verse, and here Bell's poems continue his war by other means on duplicitous politicians, our all-consuming me...
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The 50 Greatest Dishes of the World

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by Steen, James
Having dined and worked with some of the most brilliant chefs around the world, top food writer James Steen presents the definitive 50 dishes to die for. Let your taste buds travel the world to discover the delights of Vietnam's meaty pho, Japan's aromatic ramen, and the rib-sticking, spicy gumbo of America's Deep South. Learn the truth and fascinating histories of our favourite foods - how Queen Victoria ...
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