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- Paperback - Canongate
In 18th-century Paris, Jacob is a peddler of knives, salt cellars and snuffboxes. Despite a disastrous teenage marriage, Jacob is determined to raise himself up in life, by whatever means he can. In 21st-century America, Jacob's life has twisted in ways he could never have imagined. But even the tiniest of flies can influence the turning of the world. Reliable, true Leslie Senzatimore, a volunteer fireman, and Masha, a gravely ill young woman, are about to have their lives transformed.
Jack Shian And The Mapa Mundi
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
The Shian Quest continues. The Brashat may have been banished and the King's Chalice returned safely into the Congress's hands, but Jack and the other Shian are soon to have other worries to contend with. Trouble is brewing and the Kildashie have arrived on the scene. Jack and his grandfather go to seek the advice of the enchantress Tamlina, only to find her dying. Her last words are to seek the 'Mapa Mundi', the great Shian treasure that shows believers their true path.
- Paperback - DC Comics
The team is up against a new, deadly Injustice Gang led by Lex Luthor. With Prometheus, the man who almost single-handedly defeated the JLA, as well as the General and Queen Bee, it looks as if the Justice League may lose even if they win.
- Hardback - Tick Tock
Jake is a boy with an unusual hobby. He collects skeletons and bones, and from the age of seven, has been blogging about his finds. Now, in this book based on that world-famous blog, Jake shares his adventures in the incredible world of animal bones.
James Clerk Maxwell: Perspectives On His Life And Work
- Hardback - Oxford University Press
James Clerk Maxwell was one of the most important mathematical physicists of all time. In scientific terms his immortality is enshrined in electromagnetism and Maxwell's equations, but as this book shows, there was much more to Maxwell than electromagnetism, both in terms of his science and his wider life.
James Macleod: The Mountie Who Tamed The Canadian West
- Paperback - Heritage House
A descendant of warriors, chiefs and military men of the Clan MacLeod, James A.F. Macleod led an adventurous life that took him from his birthplace on Scotland's Isle of Skye to the Canadian West. After immigrating to Ontario, Macleod became a lawyer and militia officer before joining the effort to quell the 1870 Red River Rebellion. In 1874, he was appointed assistant commissioner of the newly formed North West Mounted Police and led his troops west to smash the whisky trade and bring law and order to the vast North-West Territories. Macleod smoked the peace pipe with prominent chiefs like Crowfoot and Red Crow, earning their trust as a man who kept his promises. As a policeman and judge, Macleod showed a strong sense of justice, sympathising with the plight of First Nations peoples and challenging the government when it failed to fulfil treaty obligations.
Joe The Fisherman
- Paperback - Matador
'Joe the Fisherman' is the first book of the series 'What Do the Grown-Ups Do?' The stories are based on life in the north-west Highlands of Scotland in a village called Badaneel and follow three local girls as they investigate the world of grown-up jobs.
Jonathan Monk: Less Is More Than One Hundred Indian Bicycles (with Words From Rirkrit Tiravanija And A Silver Shadow)
- Paperback - Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg
Relational aesthetics focuses on visitors' active involvement in artworks and on their social backgrounds, provided Jonathan Monk with the starting point for his conceptual deliberations. What does it mean when the boundaries between art and everyday life start to dissolve? And what role does politically incorrect behaviour play in this context? Sourced in India, bicycles assembled locally from the coordinates, together with a work appropriated Rirkrit Tiravanija, and a Rolls-Royce dating from the 1960s. During this exhibition, one bicycle is removed from the installation daily and placed at a different point in Dornbirn, where anybody is free to take it away with them. In this way, the sculpture is taken apart piece by piece, dissolving in the infrastructure of Dornbirn.
- Paperback - National Galleries of Scotland
J.D Fergusson (1874-1961) is one of the four artists known as the Scottish Colourists. Born in Leith, he was essentially a self-taught artist. In Paris 1907 he became involved with the avant-garde scene and exhibited at the progressive Salon D'Automne. This book reasserts his place at the forefront of British modernism.
John Westhouse And Peter Lunn: Two Wartime Publishing Houses And Their Founder
- Hardback - Lomax Press
During World War II in London, a young German Jewish émigré David Gottlieb launched the twin publishing imprints of John Westhouse and Peter Lunn. The venture was an ambitious but short-lived one in which, between 1943 and 1948, he published some 70 John Westhouse books for adults and 120 Peter Lunn books for children. In 2010 Lomax Press published 'Peter Lunn: Children's Publisher', which gave full details of the Lunn books and their authors and illustrators. This book is a companion volume which completes the story by doing the same for the Westhouse books, and additionally contains a series of essays which provide an integrated overview of the production, design, and illustration of books from both imprints.