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A collection of the most inspiring and powerful letters of all time. The written word has the power to inspire, astonish and entertain, as this collection of 100 letters that changed history will show. Ordered chronologically, the letters range from ink-inscribed tablets that vividly describe life in the Roman Empire to remarkable last wills and testaments, passionate outpourings of love and despair, and succinct notes with deadly consequences. Entries include: A resume from Leonardo da Vinci, with barely a mention of his artistic talents; Henry VIII's love letters to Anne Boleyn, which eventually led to the dissolution of the monasteries; Beatrix Potter's correspondence with a friend's son that introduced the character of Peter Rabbit; SOS telegrams from the Titanic; Abraham Lincoln's letter that contradicted his fight against slavery; a legal letter marking the end of the Beatles; Emile Zola's open letter ('J'accuse!'); the scrawled note that brought about Oscar Wilde's downfall; as well as famous last words from Virginia Woolf to Kurt Cobain.
Remarkable Road Trips collects over 50 of the most spectacular, dangerous, and thoroughly memorable road trips from around the world Entries range from the shortest - the Guoilang Tunnel hewn into the side of a cliff face in China, to the longest, the Dempster Highway in desolate stretches of Arctic Canada. Some can be driven in a day or less, others may take four or five; the variety of landscapes and terrain and even latitudes is huge. For the adrenaline rush, there is even the old Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Common to all of them is a gallery of stunning photographs making them bucket-list destinations of not just petrolheads but those wishing to seek jaw-dropping scenery without packing hiking boots and a kagoule. They are all driveable, and the book includes distances and recommended stopping off points. Remarkable Road Trips continues the format established in the bestselling `Remarkable' series, which combines spectacular photography of popular and niche sporting venues from around the world. Routes include: Wild Atlantic Way (Ireland), North Coast 500 (Scotland), Cabot Trail (Canada), Nurburgring Nordschliefe (Germany), Garden Route (South Africa), Blue Ridge Parkway, (USA), Jebel Hafeet (United Arab Emirates), Transfagarasan Road (Romania), Great Ocean Road, (Victoria, Australia) Amalfi Coast Road (Italy), Milford Road (South Island, New Zealand), Hana Highway (Hawaii), Passage du Gois (France), Grossglockner High Alpine Road (Austria), Atlantic Road (Norway), Ring Road (more exciting than it sounds, Iceland), Icefields Parkway (Canada), Route 66: Arizona (USA).
100 Speeches that Roused the World tells the stories behind the most inspiring, rousing and memorable speeches, from ancient Greece to the present day. A concise introduction and analysis of each speech is accompanied by key illustrations and photographs. 100 Speeches presents the power of the spoken word at its finest, from stirring calls to arms to impassioned pleas for peace. Speeches include: Sojourner Truth, Ain't I a woman (1851), Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (1863), Emmeline Pankhurst Freedom or Death (1913), Winston Churchill, Blood, Sweat and Tears (1940), John F. Kennedy, We choose to go to the moon (1961), Martin Luther King, I Have a Dream (1963), Nelson Mandela on his release from prison (1990), Barack Obama, Yes, We Can! (2008) and Malala Yousafzai, The right of education for every child (2013). Others include Cicero, Elizabeth I, George Washington, Mahatma Gandhi, Vladimir Lenin, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Enoch Powell, Eva Peron, Mao Zedong, Malcolm X, Margaret Thatcher, Richard M. Nixon, Maya Angelou, Steve Jobs and Oprah Winfrey. This is a classic collection of inspirational, momentous and thought-provoking speeches that have stirred nations, challenged accepted beliefs and changed the course of history.
The plant world has always been appreciated for its visual appeal, but its true beauty can be revealed when you look under the electron microscope. This collection unearths some of the most wonderful microscopic images of flowers, trees and grasses ever created, now made possible by technology. We get to see the wonder of pollen, seeds, petals, algae and leaves. The images are as beautiful as any art. This stunning collection of images can be enjoyed purely as a visual voyage but also as a way to understand more of the science behind the image. Whether it's the work of a lavender leaf oil gland, the inside of a pine pollen, flower stamen sculptures deep inside a tree bark, or the wonderful patterns of lichen. Each image will include the scale of the photography as well as the scientific details in layman's terms.
Our understanding of disease and the powers of medicine today are unparalleled, and their documentation has increased signficantly. Science is Beautiful collects the most fascinating microscopic photographs of our diseases along with the medicines we use to treat them. These photographs are profoundly fascinating - and also beautiful. Featured are some of the most illuminating microscopic images of bacteria, viruses and cancers ever captured, now made possible by electron micrograph technology. Potentially fatal diseases such as cancer and Ebola are included, and minor complaints such as Staphylococcus bacteria and dental plaque are shown for their surprising beauty. Other photographs reveal what human cells look like when suffering from Alzheimer's, from osteoporosis, or from HIV. It also uncovers some diseases specific to animals. But there are also dazzling images of the crystals, powders and potions that we take to cure ourselves, including magnified versions of aspirin, insulin, morphine and caffeine. This collection of images, as beautiful as any artwork, can be enjoyed purely as a visual voyage but also as a way to understand more of the science behind the image, whether it's the work of a meningitis virus, our chromosomes in a cancer cell or the breakdown of painkillers. Each image includes the scale of the photography as well as the scientific details in layman's terms.
Concentrating on easily accessible habitats such as gardens, parks, farmland and the coast, British Birds provides a fantastic introduction to the joy of birdwatching. The book features a wealth of tips and guidance on what, when and how to spot birds and at a modest GBP2.99 is a must for your smart phone the next time you go for a walk in the country.
Jaguar is a beautifully photographed guide to the best Jaguar sports and saloon cars stretching back to the pre-war roadster, the SS100. Featuring specially commissioned photography, the book is arranged in chronological order, starting with Sir William Lyons' nascent marque of the 1930s. It was only after the war when the work of aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer created the beautiful curves of the XK120 that the company became a world beater. The D-type brought the company sporting success at Le Mans, leading to a car that became emblematic of London in the swinging 60s, the E-type Jaguar. Production increased in the 1960s with the Mark I and Mark II saloons, latterly adopted by Inspector Morse. The Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-9 repeated the Le Mans success in the 1980s, but it was the sale of the company to Ford in 1990 that produced new models, the retro-styled S-type saloon and the E-type inspired XK8 sportscar. Sold to Tata Motors in 2008, the company has gone on to release more premium sportscars and prestige saloons, the Jaguar XF, the new XJ-series and the much-desired Jaguar F-type R.
Our bodies are amazing. The microscopic elements of the human body are profoundly fascinating - and also beautiful. We unearth some of the most wonderful microscopic images of the human body ever created, now made possible by technology. We get to see the wonder of our brains, our cells, our veins, our hormones, even our diseases and the medicines to treat us. The images are as beautiful as any art. This stunning collection of images can be enjoyed purely as a visual voyage but also as a way to understand more of the science behind the image. Whether it's the work of a white blood cell, the power of human hormones, the tiny hairs on our arms, the movement of human cancer cells, the jagged edges of caffeine crystals, or the wonderful shapes of nerve cells, the powerful images will draw you into discovering more about the human body. Each image will include the scale of the photography as well as the scientific details in layman's terms.