• Blue Horizon

    Following on from Monsoon the next generation of Courtneys are out to stake their claim in South Africa. The journey they make takes them through the untouched wilderness of a beautiful land filled with warring tribes and dangerous animals.

     145.00 325.00

    Blue Horizon

     145.00 325.00
  • A Pelican Book: Islam: The Essentials

    The essential introduction to Islam by a leading expert

    Hardly a day goes by without mention of Islam. And yet, for most people, and in much of the world, Islam remains a little-known religion. Whether the issue is violence, terrorism, women’s rights or slavery, Muslims are today expected to provide answers and to justify what Islam is – or is not. But little opportunity exists, either in the media or in society as a whole, to describe Islam: precisely the question this short and extremely accessible book sets out to answer. In simple, direct language it will introduce readers to Islam, to its spirituality, its principles, its rituals, its diversity and its evolution.

     135.00 285.00
  • Body Talk

    About the Book : – Body Talk features over 400 questions that girls just like you have asked across India; it brings together real voices from the real world, in which everyone is curious about life, love and sex. Packed with advice on everything from how to use a condom to cyber dating to sexual harassment, Body Talk is an essential guide for any young woman interested in understanding her feelings, her body and her life. About the Author : – Anjali Wason/font was the features correspondent at Tehelka and then lifestyle editor at Time Out Delhi. She designed HIV prevention curricula for adolescents in Nepal and South Africa while working at Planned Parenthood. She studied anthropology and law at the London School of Economics and currently teaches English at a public high school in New York City. Anjali spent three years researching and writing Body Talk.

    Body Talk

     99.00 199.00
  • The Prince of Rags and Patches (Tudor Terror)

    It is 1601 and Queen Elizabeth I is dying. Will Marsden lives in Marsden Manor in the north of England. Will is training to be a knight and listens avidly to the true tales of adventure and intrigue told by the family every night around the roaring fire. When a visitor arrives bearing letters from the dying Queen to James VI of Scotland and a body is found in the woods soon after, Will sets out to find the murderer, helped by Meg, the quick-witted serving girl. Great Uncle George’s tale of the disappearance of the Princes in the Tower over a hundred years ago provides Will with a vital clue. Terry Deary combines terrific storytelling with historical accuracy in this exciting tale, which gives a vivid sense of the dangers and discomforts of life in Elizabethan times.

     199.00 299.00
  • Escape from the Benevolent Zookeepers

    You didn’t bother to read articles on economics, because they were in Greek or Latin. Well, here’s Best of Swaminomics to help you out. The book takes real world situations, adds cutting edge economics drained off its jargon. Throws in liberal doses of common sense and plain English so that you find it sumptuous. Go ahead the world of economics seems simpler with this book.

     285.00 495.00
  • To Open Minds

    In this unique attempt to address the dilemma in contemporary education, the noted cognitive scientist weaves the lessons garnered from three vantage points: his own traditional education as an American child, his years of research on creativity at Harvard, and what he saw in modern Chinese classrooms—into a program that draws on the best of both modes, traditional and progressive.

     1,000.00 2,100.00

    To Open Minds

     1,000.00 2,100.00
  • Jeans: A Cultural History of an American Icon

    Traces the history of the popular denim garment, from the humble original working pants first mass produced by Levi Strauss for California miners in the 1870s to the donning of today’s premium designs, describing how jeans have been derided throughout the past century and a half and popularized by the fashion and film industries. 30,000 first printing.

     299.00 599.00
  • The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

    There are no direct records of the original Indo-European speech. By comparing the vocabularies of its various descendants, however, it is possible to reconstruct the basic Indo-European roots with considerable confidence. In The Origins of English Words, Shipley catalogues these proposed roots and follows the often devious, always fascinating, process by which some of their offshoots have grown.

    Anecdotal, eclectic, and always enthusiastic, The Origins of English Words is a diverting expedition beyond linguistics into literature, history, folklore, anthropology, philosophy, and science.

     299.00 599.00
  • Fashioning Bollywood: The Making and Meaning of Hindi Film Costume

    The Hindi film industry, among the most prolific in the world, has delighted audiences for decades with its colourful, exquisite and sometimes startling costumes. But are costumes more than just a source of pleasure? This book, the first in-depth exploration of Hindi film costume, contends that they are a unique source of knowledge about issues ranging from Indian taste and fashion to questions of identity, gender and work.

    Anthropological and film studies approaches combine to analyze costume as the outcome of production processes and as a cinematic device for conveying meaning. Chapters lead from the places where costume is planned and executed to explorations of characterization, the actor body, spectacles of fashion, to the imagining of historical or fantasy worlds through dress, to the power of stardom to launch clothing styles into the public domain. As well as charting the course of film costume as it parallels important trends in cultural history, the book considers the future of Hindi film costume, in the context of new strains of filmmaking that stress unvarnished realism.

    Fashioning Bollywood will appeal to students and scholars of Indian culture, anthropology and fashion, as well as anyone who has seen and enjoyed Hindi films.

     600.00 1,645.00
  • Derbyshire in Photographs

    The county of Derbyshire has a great diversity of beautiful landscapes. Photographer Richard Beresford has captured the county’s essence in this collection of stunning images. From timeless villages to heather-clad moors, from the majestic vistas of Kinder Scout to the dramatic gritstone cliffs at Stanage Edge, this book has it covered. For its proud inhabitants, long-term visitors and even casual tourists, Derbyshire in Photographs is a must. Scan through these photographs and you’ll quickly see why this county has such enduring appeal.

     750.00 1,950.00

    Derbyshire in Photographs

     750.00 1,950.00
  • He Chose the Nails

    Discusses many of the controversial assertions in “The Da Vinci Code” and compares unsupported claims in the novel to documented historical facts and events.

     249.00 399.00

    He Chose the Nails

     249.00 399.00
  • Walden and Civil Disobedience (Penguin American Library)

    Disdainful of America’s booming commercialism and industrialism, Henry David Thoreau left Concord, Massachusetts, in 1845 to live in solitude in the woods near Walden Pond. Walden, the account of his stay, conveys at once a naturalist’s wonder at the commonplace and a Transcendentalist’s yearning for spiritual truth and self-reliance. But even as Thoreau disentangled himself from worldly matters, his musings were often disturbed by his social conscience. Civil Disobedience, also included in this volume, expresses his antislavery and antiwar sentiments, and has influenced non-violent resistance movements worldwide. Both give a rewarding insight into a free-minded, principled and idiosyncratic man.

     299.00 399.00

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