Author: Bruce Jones
Release Date: 2016-02
The best preview book in world motorsport returns for its 20th anniversary! Formula One racing is spectacular and this official BBC guide is the essential resource for the season ahead. It celebrates the past year s successes, surprises, and inside stories, and looks to the future, previewing 2016 team by team, driver by driver, and track by track. Color photos throughout and a fill-in chart help fans keep up with the scores."
Author: Bruce Jones
Publisher: Carlton Books Limited
Release Date: 2015-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Formula One racing is spectacular—and this official BBC guide is the essential resource for the season ahead. It gets fans fully up to speed on the revised rules, the teams, all 22 drivers, and all 20 tracks (from Monaco and Interlagos to New Jersey's Grand Prix of the Americas). Ninety color photographs, circuit maps, statistics, and a fill-in guide complement Bruce Jones's insightful text.
Author: Bruce Jones
Release Date: 2017-02
The best preview book in world motorsport celebrates 21 years! Formula One racing is spectacular and this official BBC guide is the essential resource for the season ahead. It recalls the past year s successes, surprises, and inside stories, and looks to the future, previewing 2017 team by team, driver by driver, and track by track. Color photos and a fill-in chart help fans keep up with the scores."
Author: Gareth Halfacree
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2017-10-16
A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK 'A beautiful book; wise and sharp-eared as its subject' - Robert Macfarlane 'Captivating' - The Times 'Achingly beautiful' - Guardian 'Vivid and engaging' - Sunday Times 'Her softness took my breath away. Deadly beauty. She turned her face towards me. There is a narrow area that falls between pleasing and preposterous, and this owl's circular face and bright yellow eyes fitted into it with perfect grace...' Owls have captivated the human imagination for millennia. We have fixated on this night hunter as predator, messenger, emblem of wisdom or portent of doom. In Owl Sense, Miriam Darlington sets out to tell a new story. Her fieldwork begins with wild encounters in the British Isles, on the owl walks she takes with her teenage son Benji. From here, Darlington seeks to identify every European species of this charismatic and elusive bird, on a journey that will take her from southern Spain through France, Serbia and Finland, and to the frosted borders of the Arctic. Along the way, however, Benji succumbs to a mysterious and disabling illness, and her owl quest soon becomes entangled with the search for his cure. Owl Sense is a book about the wild in nature and in the unpredictable course of our human lives. In her watching and deep listening to owls in the natural world, Darlington cleaves myth from reality and brings the strangeness and magnificence of these creatures to life.
This annual has a ratings system for every major player going into the World Cup, each being ranked according to their form in the last twelve months, giving the reader a guide to the top players to watch out for. It also has information on the groups and the teams.
Author: R Sitch
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Release Date: 2003-11-01
The funniest book about travel you will ever read: a travel guide to the fictional European republic 'Molvania', birthplace of the polka and whooping cough. The text and design draw on the standard travel guide format and include: background information on the destination, including cultural details, useful phrases, holidays, and calendar of events; accommodation and restaurant listings; activities and excursions; as well as text break-outs, colour photos and maps throughout.
Author: Laurie Lee
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2015-11-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
From the author of Cider With Rosie, Village Christmas is a moving, lyrical portrait of England through the changing years and seasons. Laurie Lee left his childhood home in the Cotswolds when he was nineteen, but it remained with him throughout his life until, many years later, he returned for good. This collection brings to life the sights, sounds, landscapes and traditions of his home - from centuries-old May Day rituals to his own patch of garden, from carol singing in crunching snow to pub conversations and songs. Here too he writes about the mysteries of love, living in wartime Chelsea, Winston Churchill's wintry funeral and his battle, in old age, to save his beloved Slad Valley from developers. Told with a warm sense of humour and a powerful sense of history, Village Christmas brings us a picture of a vanished world.
Author: Bruce Jones
Publisher: Carlton Books
Release Date: 2017-10
Genre: Automobile racing drivers
The seventh edition of the popular record book is now updated to include the thrilling 2016 season! Focused exclusively on the most glamorous of all racing competitions, this fan favorite highlights the great battles for the World Drivers' Championship and the Constructors' Cup since they began. Along with fantastic action photography, it features hundreds of stories and statistics covering the legendary drivers, teams, and tracks.
Author: Juan Gabriel Vasquez
Release Date: 2018-09-25
A sweeping tale of conspiracy theories, assassinations, and twisted obsessions -- the much anticipated masterpiece from Juan Gabriel Vásquez. The Shape of the Ruins is a masterly story of conspiracy, political obsession, and literary investigation. When a man is arrested at a museum for attempting to steal the bullet-ridden suit of a murdered Colombian politician, few notice. But soon this thwarted theft takes on greater meaning as it becomes a thread in a widening web of popular fixations with conspiracy theories, assassinations, and historical secrets; and it haunts those who feel that only they know the real truth behind these killings. This novel explores the darkest moments of a country's past and brings to life the ways in which past violence shapes our present lives. A compulsive read, beautiful and profound, eerily relevant to our times and deeply personal, The Shape of the Ruins is a tour-de-force story by a master at uncovering the incisive wounds of our memories.
Get ready for the excitement of the 2018 World Cup! Packed with stunning photography and expert analysis of each team, its star players, and its prospects in the finals, this official tournament preview is essential for soccer fans everywhere. It features a guide to all 12 stadiums and 11 host cities, a history of the FIFA World Cup, and a tournament progress chart to complete as competition progresses.
In this book, the BBC's best reporters deployed to cover all aspects of the war in Iraq offer a balanced, multifaceted history of the conflict, leading the reader through each stage of the crisis and looking ahead to Iraq's future.
Author: Adam Jacot de Boinod
Release Date: 2007-02-27
Genre: Foreign Language Study
Did you know that in Hungary, pigs go rof-rof-rof, but in Japan they go boo boo boo? That there’s apparently the need in Bolivia for a word that means "I was rather too drunk last night but it was all their fault"? Adam Jacot de Boinod's book on extraordinary words from around the world will give you the definitions and phrases you need to make friends in every culture. A true writer's resource and the perfect gift for linguists, librarians, logophiles, and international jet-setters. While there’s no guarantee you’ll never pana po’o again (Hawaiian for "scratch your head in order to help you remember something you’ve forgotten"), or mingmu (Chinese for "die without regret"), at least you’ll know what tingo means, and that’s a start. “A book no well-stocked bookshelf, cistern top or handbag should be without. At last we know those Eskimo words for snow and how the Dutch render the sound of Rice Krispies. Adam Jacot de Boinod has produced an absolutely delicious little book: It goes Pif! Paf! Pouf! Cric! Crac! Croc! and Knisper! Knasper! Knusper! on every page.”—Stephen Fry