´´The Book´´ is an unfinished short story by American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft, believed to have been written in late 1933. It was first published in the journal Leaves in 1938, after Lovecraft´s death. In the story fragment, the narrator is given an ancient book by a strange bookseller, and when he takes it home and examines it, weird and sinister events ensue.
After moving to Los Angeles, Susan Orlean became fascinated by a mysterious local crime that has gone unsolved since it was carried out on the morning of 29 April 1986: who set fire to the Los Angeles Public Library, ultimately destroying more than 400,000 books, and perhaps even more perplexing, why? With her characteristic humour, insight and compassion, Orlean uses this terrible event as a lens through which to tell the story of all libraries - their history, their meaning and their uncertain future as they adapt and redefine themselves in a digital world. Filled with heart, passion and extraordinary characters, The Library Book discusses the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives.
The authors of the international bestseller The Decision Book teach us how to communicate better at work and in everyday life The internationally bestselling duo Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler have tested the 44 most important communication theories - from Aristotle´s thoughts on presenting through Proust on asking questions to the Harvard Negotiation Project - for their practicality in daily business life. In The Communication Book they distil them into a single volume that in their winning way turns seemingly difficult ideas into clear and entertaining diagrams. From running better meetings and improving the conversations in your head to brushing up on your listening skills and small talk, the pair masterfully fuses theoretical knowledge and business advice with humour and practicality. They show that we can improve not only what we communicate, but how we do so. Whether you´re a CEO or starting out - or want to improve your relationships at home - this smartly-illustrated and compact guide will improve your communication skills and help you form more meaningful connections at work, while smiling too.
The New York Times bestsellerA dazzling love letter to a beloved institution - our libraries.After moving to Los Angeles, Susan Orlean became fascinated by a mysterious local crime that has gone unsolved since it was carried out on the morning of 29 April 1986: who set fire to the Los Angeles Public Library, ultimately destroying more than 400,000 books, and perhaps even more perplexing, why? With her characteristic humour, insight and compassion, Orlean uses this terrible event as a lens through which to tell the story of all libraries - their history, their meaning and their uncertain future as they adapt and redefine themselves in a digital world. Filled with heart, passion and extraordinary characters, The Library Book discusses the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives.
Adventurers, explorers, kings, gods, and goddesses come to life in this riveting story of the first great epic--lost to the world for 2,000 years, and rediscovered in the nineteenth century Composed by a poet and priest in Middle Babylonia around 1200 bce, The Epic of Gilgamesh foreshadowed later stories that would become as fundamental as any in human history, The Odyssey and the Bible. But in 600 bce, the clay tablets that bore the story were lost--buried beneath ashes and ruins when the library of the wild king Ashurbanipal was sacked in a raid. The Buried Book begins with the rediscovery of the epic and its deciphering in 1872 by George Smith, a brilliant self-taught linguist who created a sensation when he discovered Gilgamesh among the thousands of tablets in the British Museum´s collection. From there the story goes backward in time, all the way to Gilgamesh himself. Damrosch reveals the story as a literary bridge between East and West: a document lost in Babylonia, discovered by an Iraqi, decoded by an Englishman, and appropriated in novels by both Philip Roth and Saddam Hussein. This is an illuminating, fast-paced tale of history as it was written, stolen, lost, and--after 2,000 years, countless battles, fevered digs, conspiracies, and revelations--finally found.
´´I can´t.´´ ´´It´s just too much.´´ ´´Over it.´´ We´ve all seen the vague posts. We´ve all sat, wondering exactly how we should be responding to the oh-so-distressed regular vague book posters who use social media as personal diaries aimed at making sure inquiring minds want to know. But what is behind the posts? ´´I can´t.´´ (Finish clipping my toe nails). ´´It´s just too much.´´ (Food to eat). ´´Over it.´´ (The moon). A group of sassy authors will set out on a quest to collect vague book posts and unravel the mystery of all that ´please-ask´ drama… Vague Book, A Crazy Ink Anthology, will leave you fugly laughing, horrified, begging for more, and most certainly, never able to look at a vague post the same way again…
(Ukulele). Over 400 songs packed into one convenient songbook that lets you play all the songs you´ve ever wanted to, including: All Shook Up * Blowin´ in the Wind * California Dreamin´ * Don´t Worry, Be Happy * Edelweiss * Free Fallin´ * Georgia on My Mind * Hallelujah * Hey, Soul Sister * Hotel California * Imagine * Jambalaya * Kokomo * Lean on Me * Margaritaville * Over the Rainbow * Proud Mary * Que Sera, Sera * Rolling in the Deep * Singin´ in the Rain * Stand by Me * Tears in Heaven * Ukulele Lady * Viva La Vida * What a Wonderful World * Your Cheatin´ Heart * Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah * and hundreds more! Includes chord grids for soprano, concert and tenor ukuleles.
Having a manuscripts does not make you an author overnight. You have to know how to navigate the murky waters of getting your book published. To make the process simple and easy for you, i present to you HOW TO WRITE AND PUBLISH YOUR BOOK. I believe that this book will help both aspiring and experienced authors in their writing career. Take time to read it and advance your writing profession.
The Fairy Books, or ´´Coloured´´ Fairy Books is a collection of fairy tales divided into twelve books, each associated with a different colour. Collected together by Andrew Land they are sourced from a number of different countries and were translated by Lang's wife and other translators who also retold many of the tales. The collection has been incalculably important and, although he did not source the stories himself direct from the oral tradition he can make claim to the first English translation of many. First published in 1906, The Orange Fairy Book is the 10th volume in this series.