Bestselling Bryson sets out to put his irrepressible stamp on all things under the sun. This is a book about life, the universe and everything, from the Big Bang to the ascendancy of Homo sapiens. "This is a book about how it happened," the author writes. "In particular how we went from there being nothing at all to there being something, and then how a little of that something turned into us, and also what happened in between and since." What follows is a volume summarizing moments great and curious in the history of science, covering already well-trod territory in the fields of cosmology, astronomy, paleontology, geology, chemistry, physics...
Meet Nancy, who believes that more is ALWAYS better when it comes to being fancy. From the top of her tiara down to her sparkly studded shoes, Nancy is determined to teach her family a thing or two about being fancy.
How Nancy transforms her parents and little sister for one enchanted evening makes for a story that is funny and warm -- with or without the frills.
In this seventh installment in the internationally bestselling, universally beloved series, there is considerable excitement at the shared premises of the N°1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. · · · A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe’s office. Then a nurse from a local medical clinic reveals to Mma Ramotswe that faulty blood-pressure readings are being recorded there. And it looks as though Aunty Emang, the advice columnist in the local newspaper, may not be what she seems.
The history of human aviation spans over a hundred years, from the first manned flight of the Wright Flyer in 1903 to the futuristic spacecraft of today that shuttle astronauts and payloads to the International Space Station. Today's aircraft are constantly evolving and being upgraded. In the How It Works Book of Aircraft we will bring to life a plethora of modern flying machines, from fighter jets to drones and hot air balloons to rocket ships.
Montana Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Montana Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Mississippi that other guidebooks just don't offer. In addition to the text being fully revised and updated, the 8th edition features a new cover treatment and new series branding.