This reissue of the Collins English Dictionary is the perfect reference for everyday use, including all the words and definitions you need. Language notes help you choose the right word and the easy-to-use layout helps you find what you're looking for quickly.
A new horror stalks the kingdom of the Danes. Grendel has crawled from hell to lay waste to the country and devour its people. Mighty Beowulf comes forward to fight this demonic enemy. But Grendel has a powerful and deadly ally. Can Beowulf survive the rage of a fiendish mother who will destroy anyone who harms her child?
The smash #1 New York Times and international bestseller recommended by President Barack Obama and Bill Gates, now available as a graphic novel with gorgeous full-color illustrations and concise, easy to comprehend text for readers of all ages. One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one--homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? In this full-color illustrated adaptation of his groundbreaking book, renowned historian Yuval Harari tells the story of humankind's creation and evolution, exploring the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be "human." From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens challenges us to reconsider accepted beliefs, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and view specific events within the context of larger ideas. Featuring 256 pages of full-color illustrations and easy-to-understand text, this adaptation of the mind-expanding book furthers the ongoing conversation as it introduces Harari's ideas to a wide new readership.
Marking the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong''s ''small step'' this beautiful book from Royal Museums Greenwich explores people''s fascination with our only natural satellite. Immerse yourself in contemporary essays and fascinating images wrapped in a sleek design. Edited by the museum''s curators, Melanie Vandenbrouck, Megan Barford, Louise Devoy and Richard Dunn, this book illuminates how art and science meet in our profound connection with the Moon. It features authors from a variety of disciplines, including cultural historians, curators, a scientist, a poet and a space law expert among others. Divided into four sections, the first, A Constant Companion , explores why we started to observe the Moon. Through the Lens reveals advancements in technology for observing details not visible with a naked eye. 50 years after man set foot on the moon, Destination Moon explores how the moon was represented before humankind''s first landing. The final section For All Mankind? reflects on how our relationship with our closest cosmic companion continues to evolve.
The home of trusted French dictionaries for everyday language learning. With 40,000 words and phrases and 60,000 translations packed into this Collins Gem French to English and English to French dictionary, you''ll have everything you need to know on the go. All the latest words reflecting changes in modern lifestyle are included in this small French dictionary, plus notes about life in French-speaking countries and top tips on commonly confused words. This is the perfect choice for travellers, students and business people. An essential, user-friendly travel Phrasefinder is included, along with a handy menu-reader ensuring you always get what you expect from a meal out. A clear layout, useful examples, and language and cultural notes makes this Collins French Gem dictionary ideal for school and a great companion to GCSE French. For more on French language usage, the Collins French Essential Dictionary (9780008270728) or the French Pocket Dictionary (9780008183622) are available for purchase.
A revised edition of this popular map of China that highlights the key tourist features and classified road network against a background of hillshading and attractive layer colouring. Scale 1:5 000 000; 1 cm to 50 km; 1 inch to 79 miles