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Garner's Quotations

Garner's Quotations

Garner, Dwight
$26.00

A selection of favorite quotes that the celebrated literary critic has collected over the decades.

From Dwight Garner, the New York Times book critic, comes a rollicking, irreverent, scabrous, amazingly alive selection of unforgettable moments from forty years of wide and deep reading. Garner's Quotations is like no commonplace book you'll ever read. If you've ever wondered what's really going on in the world of letters today, this book will make you sit up and take notice. Unputdownable!

Guinness World Records 2021

Guinness World Records 2021

Guinness World Records
$28.95

All aboard Guinness World Records 2021 for a life-changing journey of discovery!

This year, we're devoting a chapter to the history of exploration, starting with the story of the very first circumnavigation, along with our History of Adventure timeline, featuring a host of remarkable achievements. The fully revised and updated best-seller is packed with thousands of incredible new feats across the widest spectrum of topics, providing a whistle-stop tour of our superlative universe.

Our ever-expanding pool of international consultants and experts help us make sense of the world around us and the cosmos beyond. So join us as we embark on a voyage through the vast panorama of record-breaking in 12 fact-packed chapters:

- Travel through the Solar System and see the planets come to life with a free Augmented Reality feature
- Encounter the cutest, weirdest, most dangerous and exotic creatures on our home planet
- Meet the world's tallest, shortest, hairiest and heaviest humans
- Marvel at the latest high scores, speed runs, and players at the top of their game in eSports and beyond
- Get the lowdown on the world's most successful and prolific actors, musicians, TV stars and influencers

We've also selected the best of the newly approved claims from the 50,000 applications received from the public over the past 12 months. But don't just be a tourist: try some of our specially created try-at-home challenges that could see YOU listed in the world-famous book of records. If you want to be one of those lucky few, check out our Against the Clock chapter--we might even see you in next year's edition!

Finally, be inspired by the latest inductees to the Guinness World Records Hall of Fame, including the real-life Captain Nemo who's traveled to the deepest point in every ocean, the fearless campaigner for human rights who risked her life to make the world a better place, and the teenage millionaire who made his fortune playing Fortnite.

It's a big world out there! Let Guinness World Records 2021 be your guide!

In Case You Get Hit by a Bus

In Case You Get Hit by a Bus

Schneiderman, Abby
$17.95
A step-by-step program for getting your life in order, so you're prepared for the unexpected.

The odds of getting hit by a bus are 495,000 to 1. But the odds that you're going to die some day? Exactly.

Even the most disorganized among us can take control of our on- and off-line details so our loved ones won't have to scramble later. The experts at Everplans, a leading company in digital life planning, make it possible in this essential and easy-to-follow book. Breaking the task down into three levels, from the most urgent (like granting access to passwords), to the technical (creating a manual for the systems in your home), to the nostalgic (assembling a living memory), this clear, step-by-step program not only removes the anxiety and stress from getting your life in order, it's actually liberating. And deeply satisfying, knowing that you're leaving the best parting gift imaginable.

When you finish this book, you will have:

  • A system for managing all your passwords and secret codes
  • Organized your money and assets, bills and debts
  • A complete understanding of all the medical directives and legal documents you need--including Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Trusts
  • A plan for meaningful photos, recipes, and family heirlooms
  • Records of your personal history, interests, beliefs, and life lessons
  • An instruction manual for your home and vehicles
  • Your funeral planned and obituary written (if you're up for it)
  • Webster's New World Dictionary

    Webster's New World Dictionary

    Webster's New World
    $5.50
    The phenomenally popular compact dictionary has been newly revised and updated--the perfect reference for school, office, and home.

    Webster's New World dictionaries have been defining American English for more than fifty years. This perennial bestseller is sure to draw in even more readers with its updated materials--including new biographical, geographical, scientific, and vocabulary entries reflecting our rapidly evolving language. The Webster's New World Dictionary is ideal for students and adults of all ages.