A Big History of Everything from the Big Bang to the first stars, to our solar system, life on Earth, dinosaurs, homo sapiens, agriculture, an ice age, empires, fossil fuels, a Moon landing and mass globalization. And what happens next... ... "I have long been a fan of David Christian. In "Origin Story", he elegantly weaves evidence and insights from many scientific and historical disciplines into a single, accessible historical narrative."
Most historians study the smallest silver of time. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the Big Bang through the present day ...|
Networks, hierarchies and struggle for global power. ... The New York Times Bestseller.
Most history is about the people at the top of the towers of power. But what if the real action is in the social networks down below, in the town squares? Niall Ferguson brilliantly recasts past and present as an unending contest between hierarchies and networks.
"Provocative, snappy, a rare book... fasten your seatbelts."
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"Immensely stimulating, absorbing, illuminating... sends ideas blazing all over the place... one of the best popular historians of our time."
"Myself and Hugh... We're taking a break. A city-with-fancy-food sort of a break?" If only.
Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her. He still loves her, he's just taking a break - from their marriage, their children, their life. Six months in South East Asia, and nothing she says can stop him. But when does a break become a break-up?
For a lot can happen in six months. And it's enough to send Amy and her extended family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers teetering over the edge. When Hugh returns, if he returns, will he be the same man she married? Will Amy be the same woman? ...|
"The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" takes us on a journey of many years-the story spooling outwards from the cramped neighbourhoods of Old Delhi into the burgeoning new metropolis and beyond, to the Valley of Kashmir and the forests of Central India, where war is peace and peace is war, and where, from time to time, 'normalcy' is declared.
Anjum, who used to be Aftab, unrolls a threadbare carpet in a city graveyard that she calls home. A baby appears quite suddenly on a pavement, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter. The enigmatic S. Tilottama is as much of a presence as she is an absence in ...|
Number 1 Bestselling Author of "The fault in Our Stars". ... Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett's son, Davis.
Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
In his long- ...|
On the day they were going to kill him, Santiago Nasar got up at five-thirty in the morning to wait for the boat the bishop was coming on.
Santiago Nasar is brutally murdered by two brothers in a small town. All the townspeople knew it was going to happen - including the victim. But nobody did anything to prevent the killing. Twenty-seven years later, a man arrives in town to try and piece together the truth from the contradictory testimonies of the townsfolk. To at last understand what happened to Santiago, and why...
"A work of high explosiveness - the proper stuff of Nobel prizes. An exceptional novel that shows ...|
From the award-winning author of "Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda". ... I don't entirely understand how anyone gets a boyfriend. Or a girlfriend. It just seems like the most impossible odds. A perfect alignment of feeling and circumstances.
Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly is always careful. Better to be careful than be hurt. But when Cassie gets a new girlfriend who comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick, everything changes. Will is funny, flirtatious and basically the perfect first boyfriend. There's ...|
The aim of this book is to share my knowledge with you and make you a self-confident wine expert in 24 hours.
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Many of us want to know more about wine, but don't quite know where to start. Here Jancis Robinson, the world's most trusted wine expert, makes it easy with her short, foolproof and essential guide. From a whistle stop tour of regions and grapes to what terms like "full-bodied" and "nose" really mean, this myth-busting little book ...|