Ever wondered whether more people own a car in England than in France, or which country gives the most to charity? In this book, readers can discover a wealth of...
Martin Toseland; Simon Toseland
Infographica collects intriguing data from across our planet - including facial hair styles of famous dictators, the countries with the most McDonald's restaurants and the world's most expensive divorces -...
Katherine Fry; Rowena Kirton
Agitated about apostrophes? Struggling with spelling? Dithering over dangling participles? Stumped by the subjunctive? This title guides you through the perils, pitfalls and problematic aspects of the English language, with...
A powerful guide to public speaking, based on scientific analysis of hundreds of TED presentations and interviews with TED speakers
The BBC Proms is the world's biggest and longest-running classical music festival and features many of the greatest artists and orchestras from the UK and around the world in over...
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A Sunday Times Number One Bestseller. Britain's best loved comedienne, Miranda Hart, laments on the horrors of growing up and offers her younger self some essential advice on grappling with...
A visual guide to how the world really works, through stunning infographics and data visualisations, thoroughly revised, recalculated and reimagined for this new edition.
Containing fascinating facts and figures about the world we live in, this title comes with: rankings on more than 200 topics; data on more than 180 countries; detailed profiles of...
An atlas that takes us across the oceans of the world to fifty remote islands. It features rare animals and lost explorers, marooned slaves and lonely scientists, mutinous sailors and...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Why are we so often unwilling to accept that life is unpredictable? In this book, the author distils his idiosyncratic wisdom to demolish our illusions, contrasting the classical values of...
* An eye-opening account of the hidden workings of choice in everyday life * Subtitle: The Decisions We Make Everyday - What They Say About Us and How We Can...
Describes how Helvetica and Comic Sans took over the world; why Barack Obama opted for Gotham, while Amy Winehouse found her soul in 30s Art Deco; the pivotal moment when...
Suitable for all piano lovers, musicians and music aficionados: rarely has the instrument been described in such an entertaining and intelligent fashion, this title distils author's musical and linguistic eloquence...
Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2012, the world's leading prize for popular science writing.
A clear step-by step presentation with hundreds of useful examples.
A guide to planning your dream garden. It includes over 8,000 easy-to-find plants and thousands of photographs that give you the guidance you need.