Pursuing a dream is hard work, but the right words delivered at the right time-by people who've been there and done that-can give us just the motivation we need. The right words can rekindle our enthusiasm, re-energize our efforts, dispel doubt, let us know we're not alone, and show us that the figh..
Superlatives tend to fail in describing Joan Blaeu's Atlas Maior-that being said, it stands as one of the most extravagant feats in the history of mapmaking. The original Latin edition, completed in 1665, was the largest and most expensive book to be published during the 17th century. Its 594 maps a..
The Library of Congress brings booklovers an enriching tribute to the power of the written word and to the history of our most beloved books. Featuring more than 200 full-colour images of original catalogue cards, first edition book covers and photographs from the library"s magnificent archives, thi..
A COLOSSAL CHEAT SHEET FOR YOUR postcollege years. Finally, all the needs of the modern girl--from the benefits of a Roth IRA to the pleasure and pain of dating (and why it's not a clich to love yourself first), from figuring out what to wear to a job interview to the delicate enterprise of defrien..
The perfect gift book for Austen lovers who want more, Austen's advice will guide readers to find happiness and contentment, just as the heroines in her novels always do. The Jane Austen Companion to Love is full of Austen's most honest and endearing thoughts on love, such as:"I consider everybody a..
The School Journal will be 100 years old in May 2007. A Nest of Singing Birds: One hundred years of the New Zealand School Journal - a fullcolour, lavishly illustrated book by award-winning writer Gregory O'Brien - celebrates, in words and images, the publication that over the last hundred years has..
This book celebrates in words and images, the publication that over the last hundred years has shaped the country we live in. Over the course of its history, the School Journal has attracted work from some of New Zealand's greatest writers and artists, among them Margaret Mahy, James K. Baxter, Jane..
A celebration of the nuttiness and obsessives in all of us, "RecordSetter" is the new world record - setting phenomenon, a website that believes everyone can be the world"s best at something - and where 80,000 people a month come to prove it, or just enjoy watching. Corey Henderson and Dan Rollman, ..
There's a rule of thumb for just about every subject imaginable - money, marriage, cooking, health, weather, cars, gardening, restaurants, travel. This is the priceless knowledge that's accumulated not from reading, but from living. Tempted by a string of pearls at a yard sale? Rub them against your..
This book looks at the story behind the world's most famous symbols, from the peace sign to the smiley. It shows just how much importance has been attached to the smallest and simplest of ideas, and features more than 40 of the most significant symbols from religion, politics, and popular culture do..