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Reference

Reference World Atlas, Eleventh Edition

Reference World Atlas, Eleventh Edition

DK
$60.00
Discover a truly in-depth portrait of our planet, in this lovingly illustrated and recently updated World Atlas

Reimagined and completely updated to encompass recent world events, this large-format reference atlas offers an encyclopedic view of the whole world. It will delight and inspire any cartophile or map lover!

This stunning visual atlas of the world reveals our planet in more detail than ever before! It includes:

- More than 640 high-definition world maps based on the latest digital mapping and satellite data and over 950 high-quality illustrations and diagrams
- 3D terrain models that reveal physical features
- A comprehensive index that contains more than 80000 place names

This indispensable atlas book opens with a wonderful introduction to our world with a series of maps that illustrate its physical, political, economic, and demographic geography. As you continue to turn the pages, you'll soon discover that this world atlas is unlike any other.

An ever engaging home learning resource, this Atlas delivers superb cartography through beautifully designed and incredibly informative maps, diagrams, and photographs to provide accurate coverage of the whole world. It also contains a wealth of fascinating facts that help give a real flavor of the geography and culture of a region.

New information in this edition includes everything from revised country names, such as Eswatini for Swaziland, to updated country statistics and population numbers. It's the perfect addition to any school or family library or for geography students!

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!

Kant's Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write

Kant's Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write

Messud, Claire
$26.95

In her fiction, Claire Messud has specialized in creating unusual female characters with ferocious, imaginative inner lives (Ruth Franklin, New York Times Magazine). Kant's Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write opens a window on Messud's own life: a peripatetic upbringing; a warm, complicated family; and, throughout it all, her devotion to art and literature.

In twenty-six intimate, brilliant, and funny essays, Messud reflects on a childhood move from her Connecticut home to Australia; the complex relationship between her modern Canadian mother and a fiercely single French Catholic aunt; and a trip to Beirut, where her pied-noir father had once lived, while he was dying. She meditates on contemporary classics from Kazuo Ishiguro, Teju Cole, Rachel Cusk, and Valeria Luiselli; examines three facets of Albert Camus and The Stranger; and tours her favorite paintings at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. In the luminous title essay, she explores her drive to write, born of the magic of sharing language and the transformative powers of "a single successful sentence."

Together, these essays show the inner workings of a dazzling literary mind. Crafting a vivid portrait of a life in celebration of the power of literature, Messud proves once again an absolute master storyteller (Rebecca Carroll, Los Angeles Times).

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)