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Giants of the Monsoon Forest: Living and Working with Elephants

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by Shell, Jacob
From the kings of the Indus Valley to Hannibal's Alpine cavalry, humans have been living and working with elephants for millennia. In 'Giants of the Monsoon Forest', Jacob Shell travels to communities that still rely on this ancient partnership. After the 2004 tsunami, Indonesian officials deployed trained Sumatran elephants to clear wreckage. Along the mountainous Indian-Burmese border, the logging industr...
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Ollie and Harry's Marvellous Adventures

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by Ferguson, Ollie
Sail a toy ship across the ocean... Build an igloo... Ollie and Harry Ferguson did it-and you can too! Starting with a list of 500 "adventures", the Scottish brothers set out to live life to its fullest. They've photographed the sea floor, launched a plastic toy into space, mummified fish and tracked wild animals; they've gone magnet fishing and camping; and they've sailed aboard a deep-sea diving vessel an...
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Prison Letters

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by Mandela, Nelson
First published to mark the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth, 'The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela' sparked celebrations around the globe.
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The Odyssey

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by Homer
The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage, family and identity; and about travellers, hospitality and the changing meanings of home in a strange world.
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

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by deGrasse Tyson, Neil
There's no better guide through mind-expanding questions such as what the nature of space and time is, how we fit within the universe, and how the universe fits within us than Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable any time and anywhere in the busy ...
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The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates

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by De Waal, Frans
In this engaging book, leading primatologist and thinker Frans de Waal offers an illuminating new perspective on human nature. Bringing together his pioneering research on primate behaviour, the latest findings in evolutionary biology and insights from moral philosophy, de Waal explains that we don't need the spectres of God or the law in order to act morally. Instead, our moral nature stems from our biolog...
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Beale Street Dynasty

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by Lauterbach, Preston
Following the Civil War, Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, thrived as a cauldron of sex and song, violence and passion. But out of this turmoil emerged a center of black progress, optimism, and cultural ferment. Preston Lauterbach tells this vivid, fascinating story through the multigenerational saga of a family whose ambition, race pride, and moral complexity indelibly shaped the city that would loom so ...
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Midnight at the Pera Palace

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by King, Charles
When the Ottoman Empire collapsed, so many spies mingled in the lobby of Istanbul's Pera Palace Hotel that the manager put up a sign asking them to relinquish seats to paying guests. As the multi-ethnic empire became a Turkish republic, Russian emigres sold family heirlooms, an African American impresario founded a jazz club and Miss Turkey became the first Muslim beauty queen. Turkey's president Kemal Atat...
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The Science of Interstellar

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by Thorne, Kip
Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar, shows us that the movie's jaw-dropping events and stunning, never-before-attempted visuals are grounded in real science. Thorne shares his experiences working as the sc...
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Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies and Why

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by Laurence Gonzales
With its mix of adventure narrative, survival science and practical advice, Deep Survival inspires readers on how to take control of stress, learn to assess risk and make better decisions under pressure.
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The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

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by Mandela, Nelson
Arrested in 1962 as South Africa's apartheid regime intensified its brutal campaign against political opponents, forty-four-year-old lawyer and African National Congress activist Nelson Mandela had no idea that he would spend the next twenty-seven years in jail. During his 10,052 days of incarceration, Mandela wrote hundreds of letters to unyielding prison authorities, fellow activists, government officials...
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Greek to Me - Adventures of the Comma Queen

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by Norris, Mary
In her The New York Times best-selling Between You & Me (ISBN 978 0 393 352146), Mary Norris delighted readers with her irreverent tales of pencils, punctuation and punctiliousness over three decades in The New Yorker's celebrated copy department. In Greek to Me, she delivers another wise and witty paean to the art of expressing oneself clearly and convincingly, this time filtered through her greatest passi...
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Machado de Assis: 26 Stories

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by de Assis, Joaquim Maria Machado
Acclaimed as "the greatest writer ever produced in Latin America" by Susan Sontag, as well as "another Kafka" by Allen Ginsberg, Machado de Assis (1839-1908) was famous in his time for his psychologically probing tales of fin-de-siecle Rio de Janeiro. Margaret Jull Costa and Robin Patterson, "the accomplished duo" (The Wall Street Journal) behind the "landmark...heroically translated" volume (The New Yorker...
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Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan

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by Lal, Ruby
In 1611, thirty-four-year-old Nur Jahan, daughter of a Persian noble and widow of a subversive official, became the twentieth and favourite wife of the Emperor Jahangir who ruled the Mughal Empire. An astute politician as well as a devoted partner, she issued imperial orders; coins of the realm bore her name. When Jahangir was imprisoned by a rebellious nobleman, the Empress led troops into battle and rescu...
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Escalante's Dream: On the Trail of the Spanish Discovery of the Southwest

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by Roberts, David
In late July 1776, fathers Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Francisco Velez de Escalante set out from Santa Fe to chart a route to the new Spanish missions in California. The Fransiscans planned to scout the country for mineral wealth and locate the Ute and Navajo tribes for conversion. In present-day Utah, however, the dangers of starvation and hypothermia forced them to turn back. By November the friars w...
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Odessa

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by Charles King
Odessa was the Russian Empire's gateway to the Middle East, its greatest commercial seaport and home to one of the most vibrant Jewish communities in all of Europe. Created as a model of enlightenment by Catherine the Great, and developed by colourful adventurers such as Grigory Potemkin, Jose de Ribas and Armand de Richelieu, Odessa became a magnet for the artistic and the ambitious - from Alexander Pushki...
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Gran Cocina Latina

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by Maricel E. Presilla
Gran Cocina Latina unifies the vast culinary landscape of the Latin world, from Mexico to Argentina and all the Spanish-speaking countries of the Caribbean. In one volume it gives cooks, armchair travellers and curious chefs the first comprehensive collection of recipes from this region. An inquisitive historian and a successful restauranteur, Maricel E. Presilla has spent more than thirty years visiting ea...
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Fastnet Force 10

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by John Rousmaniere
In August 1979, the 600-mile Fastnet Race, which began in fine weather off the Irish coast, became, for the men and women sailing it, a terrifying ordeal. A Force 10, 60-knot storm swept across the Atlantic, with a speed that confounded weathermen, into the fleet of 303 boats. For 24 hours, over 2500 men and women were smashed by 40-foot breaking waves. John Rousmaniere, who was there, tells the story of th...
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Selected Poems of Federico Garcia Lorca

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by Garcia Lorca, Federico
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Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates

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by Dolin, Eric Jay
Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the dramatic history of American piracy's "Golden Age"-spanning the late 1600s through to the early 1700s-when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of solidarity against the Crown and then violently opposed them. Through engrossin...
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