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9780099579939 FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (FIFTY SHADES TRILOGY)

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By NICHOLAS SPARKS

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THE HUNGER GAMES MOVIE TIE-IN (HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY)

9781444730616 THE LITIGATORS By JOHN GRISHAM

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THE CASUAL VACANCY

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9780141033570 THINKING, FAST AND SLOW

By J.K. ROWLING

By DANIEL KAHNEMAN

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9780593059821 I'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER

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By SUZANNE COLLINS

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THE LUCKY ONE

By E.L. JAMES

9780545425117

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9781455508976

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9780006486114 A DANCE WITH DRAGONS: BOOK 5 OF A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE

By SOPHIE KINSELLA

By GEORGE R. R. MARTIN

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9781849838399 THE MAGIC

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By RHONDA BYRNE PAPERBACK

9781118156315 BUSINESS MODEL YOU: A ONE-PAGE METHOD FOR REINVENTING YOUR CAREER By TIMOTHY CLARK PAPERBACK

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9781455510047

THE BEST OF ME

By NICHOLAS SPARKS

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9781405391245

THE PSYCHOLOGY BOOK

By DOrling Kindersley

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9780553825510

THE AFFAIR

By LEE CHILD

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9780446556682

THE DROP

By MICHAEL CONNELLY

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9781408832066

STEVE JOBS THE MAN WHO THOUGHT DIFFERENT

By KAREN BLUMENTHAL

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9780099570332

THE SENSE OF AN ENDING

By JULIAN BARNES

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9781405910231

BARED TO YOU: A CROSSFIRE NOVEL

By SYLVIA DAY

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9781847442253

THE TIME KEEPER

By MITCH ALBOM

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9780714863481

DAMN GOOD ADVICE (FOR PEOPLE WITH TALENT!)

By GEORGE LOIS

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9780099548423

The Troubled Man: A Kurt Wallander Mystery

By Henning Mankell

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1. 9789814260565 KING BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ: A LIFE'S WORK (THAILAND'S MONARCHY IN PERSPECTIVE) By GROSSMAN & FAULDER HARDBACK

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2. 9783836535182 HER MAJESTY, QUEEN ELIZABETH II (DIAMOND JUBILEE) HARDBACK

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3. 9780847840212 DOLCE & GABBANA CAMPIONI By DOMENICO DOLCE HARDBACK 4. 9789881917256 PACKAGING VOL.2 (6 VOL./SET) HARDBACK

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5. 9780982761007 MODERNIST CUISINE: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF COOKING By NATHAN MYHRVOLD HARDBACK

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6. 99780141345093 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID 6 COPY SLIPCASE By JEFF KINNEY PAPERBACK

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THE JAMES BOND ARCHIVES By PAUL DUNCAN HARDBACK 6

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๑๘๓ ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE IN THAILAND II: มรดกสถาปัตยกรรม ในประเทศไทย เล่ม ๒ (๑ ทศวรรษ รางวัลอนุรักษ์ดีเด่น ๒๕๔๖-๒๕๕๕ )

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หัวโขน: สมบัติศิลป์ แผ่นดินไทย โดย พิพิธภัณฑ์ศิลปะไทยร่วมสมัย ปกแข็ง / ปกอ่อน 10. 9786167510101

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1. 9780007488513 THE HOBBIT (PART 1 AND 2) SLIPCASE By J.R.R. TOLKIEN PAPERBACK

5. 9780684839790 TOLKIEN: THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPAEDIA By DAVID DAY TRADE PAPERBACK

2. 9780007509843 HOBBIT AND THE LORD OF THE RINGS: BOXED SET By J.R.R. TOLKIEN PAPERBACK

6. 9780007467952 THE HOBBIT: VISUAL COMPANION By JUDE FISHER HARDBACK

3. 9780007487301 THE HOBBIT By J.R.R. TOLKIEN HARDBACK

7. 9780007464463 THE HOBBIT: OFFICIAL MOVIE GUIDE By SIBLEY BRIAN PAPERBACK

4. 9780261102668 THE HOBBIT: GRAPHIC NOVEL By J.R.R. TOLKIEN TRADE PAPERBACK

8. 9780007487332 THE HOBBIT: THE ART OF AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY By WETA WORKSHOP & DANIEL FALCONER HARDBACK

George R.R. Martin: A Game of Thrones 10

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9781781250099 THE CHANGE BOOK By KROGERUS & TSCHAPPELER HARDBACK

9781906780661 THE THAI WORLD By JOHN HOSKIN PAPERBACK

9781846683954 THE DECISION BOOK By KROGERUS & TSCHAPPELER HARDBACK

9789814385268 THAILAND AT RANDOM By CHUNGSIRIWAT & Grossman HARDBACK

9781846685385 THE QUESTION BOOK By KROGERUS & TSCHAPPELER HARDBACK

9780571239641 WHERE CHINA MEETS INDIA By THANT MYINT-U PAPERBACK

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9. 9780007477166 A GAME OF THRONES: THE COMPLETE BOXED SET By GEORGE R.R. MARTIN PAPERBACK

12.. 9780007482894 A GAME OF THRONES GRAPHIC NOVEL: VOL 1 By GEORGE R.R. MARTIN HARDBACK

10. 9780345540560 A GAME OF THRONES: THE COMPLETE BOXED SET By GEORGE R.R. MARTIN PAPERBACK

13. 9780575093140 INSIDE HBO'S GAME OF THRONES By BRYAN COGMAN HARDBACK

11. 9780007490653 THE LANDS OF ICE AND FIRE By GEORGE R.R. MARTIN HARDBACK


Art, Architecture & Design

9783836535892 ARCHITECTURE NOW! GREEN ARCHITECTURE 2 By Philip Jodidio PAPERBACK "Green Architecture Now! 2" is not a technical handbook nor an ordinary architecture book it is an up-to-the-minute, irreverent survey of something we all care about: how to save the planet and build a greener future. Forget about categories and certainties, find out how sustainability can be fun!

9783037681329 BEACH HOUSES: LIVING AT THE SEA By MICHELLE GALINDO HARDBACK This stunningly-illustrated study offers a tour of the best tree houses in the world, some designed by architects, others the work of unknown craftsmen. Climb into this trove of tree houses and enjoy a new perspective on the world with 50 tree houses from around the world in different styles, from romantic to modern.

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9783836526647 TREE HOUSES. FAIRY TALE CASTLES IN THE AIR By PHILIP JODIDIO HARDBACK "Houses: Stylish Spaces" is a superbly illustrated exploration of the latest trends and innovations in contemporary architecture. It showcases how architects have risen to the challenge of designing a space to live in. It is filled with full-colour photographs, this is a must-have for architects and designers looking for that little bit of inspiration.

9786074371680 HOUSES: STYLISH SPACES By DARO & FUENTES HARDBACK Beach Houses features a stunning array of the most ambitious examples of residential design at the sea. This volume brings together a collection of remarkable houses designed by well-known architectural firms as well as interesting approaches by local architects with the answer to aesthetic, functional and ecological demands, while at the same time underscoring the uniqueness of the seaside location.

9783037681312 BATH & SPA (NEW EDITION) By SIBYLLE KRAMER HARDBACK With its international selection of projects, Bath & Spa represents the spectrum ranging from small and intimate baths to wide open spa landscapes. This volume presents the coming together of solid and fluid elements in architecture and interior design.

9783836535175 D & AD 2012 HARDBACK Here comes the 2012 edition of the highly-coveted annual from D&AD featuring the year's best creative work. This review of the winners serves as a one-stop-shop for everything that's hot in all fields - Ambient, Art Direction, Book Design, etc.

9789810725341 RETAIL SHOPPING BAGS By MARC GIMENEZ PAPERBACK Shopping bags are on all the streets of every big city in the world. This book showcases a wide selection of retail shopping bags made of paper, plastic, clothing and reusable materials.

9789881892393 NEW PACKAGE DESIGN HARDBACK Packaging is the science, art, and technology of enclosing or protecting products for distribution, storage, sale and use. So, the most important thing is its design how to be creative and tell a story that stands out from the crowd.

9789881943958 BLACK & WHITE: NEW MONOCHROME GRAPHICS PAPERBACK Black & White is the first in a new series from Victionary. It collects only the most engaging design work making use of just two colors - Black & White with a focus on aspects such as scale, pattern, etc.

9780307957061 VOGUE WEDDING: BRIDES, DRESSES, DESIGNERS BOWLES & WANG HARDBACK This book revisits interviews and features of Vivienne’s career in 1980's to today, documenting her instigation of the crinoline craze, her thoughts on how fashion makes difference, and her journey to becoming one of Britain's most original and influential designers.

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9781476709840 ENTRELEADERSHIP By DAVE RAMSEY PAPERBACK This book presents Dave Ramsey’s playbook for creating work; building an incredible group of passionate, empowered team members; and winning the race. The book helps you discover that anyone can lead any venture to unbelievable growth and prosperity.

9781422187333 THE HEART OF CHANGE By KOTTER & COHEN HARDBACK “The Heart of Change” is the engaging and practical follow-up to “Leading Change,” unveiling a framework to help you implement the change Kotter talks about. Refreshingly frank and continuously useful, "The Heart of Change" will help your organization change successfully.

9780974320694 LEADERSHIP 2.0 By BRADBERRY & GREAVES HARDBACK Leadership 2.0 introduces readers to the power of Adaptive Leadership Skills. In a concise, how-to format, Leadership 2.0 introduces readers to the power of Adaptive Leadership and shows how any leader can use these skills to become great.

9789814382120 BANK 3.0 By BRETT KING HARDBACK In BANK 3.0, Brett King looks at the latest trends redefining financial services and payments. The book also shows that the gap between customer and financial services players is rapidly growing, leaving massive opportunities for new, non-bank competitors.

9781451641554 THE GREAT CRASH AHEAD By HARRY S. DENT PAPERBACK The Great Crash Ahead lays bare the traditional assumptions of economics, outlining why the next financial crash and crisis is inevitable. This necessary and illuminating book gives very clear strategies for prospering in the challenging decade ahead.

9781609804312 MAONOMICS: WHY CHINESE COMMUNISTS MAKE BETTER CAPITALISTS THAN WE DO By Loretta NAPOLEONI PAPERBACK In Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists than We Do, Loretta Napoleoni offers a front row seat on the greatest show on earth: the peaceful economic revolution that is shifting the balance of power from West to East.

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9781594486289 TO SELL IS HUMAN-EXP By Daniel H. Pink PAPERBACK From the bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind comes a surprising and surprisingly useful new book exploring the power of selling. To Sell Is Human offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling. As usual, by this book, Daniel H. Pink draws on a rich trove of social science for his counterintuitive insights.

Business & Management

9781781250914 MASTERY By ROBERT GREENE PAPERBACK Told through Robert Greene's signature blend of historical anecdote and psychological insight and drawing on interviews with world leaders, "Mastery" builds on the strategies outlined in "The 48 Laws of Power" to provide a practical guide to greatness - and how to start living by your own rules.

9780670922925 THE ICARUS DECEPTION: HOW HIGH WILL YOU FLY? By SETH GODIN PAPERBACK Seth Godin, the author of thirteen international bestsellers, the marketing genius, and the most popular business blogger in the world, is back with his new book “The Icarus Deception” to teach us why we should all treat our work as art. This is Seth Godin's most personal book yet - a pithy, inspirational call to arms.

9781118496404 MARKET YOUR WAY TO GROWTH By Philip and MiLton Kotler HARDBACK Market Your Way to Growth presents eight effective ways to grow in even the slowest economy. They include how to increase your market share, develop enthusiastic customers, build your brand, innovate, expand internationally, acquire other businesses, build a great reputation for social responsibility, and more. Read this book and you can achieve growth rates that your competitors will envy.

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Art, Architecture Children's Book & Design

9780141344980 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID 7: THE THIRD WHEEL By JEFF KINNEY HARDBACK Love is in the air, but what does that mean for Greg Heffley? A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he's worried he'll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn't have any prospects either but a lot can happen in one night. And you never know who's going to be lucky in love…

9781409375975 LEGO NINJAGO CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA NONE HARDBACK Meet every single LEGO Ninjago character, including Kai ZX, the Ninja of Fire; learn about their weapons, the vehicles. With story pages taking you through the events that shape the Ninjago world, fact boxes on every page telling you the coolest facts and a Ninja file for each character. Plus there's an exclusive and fullyarmed minifigure.

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9781405256216 WHO COULD THAT BE AT THIS HOUR ? By LEMONY SNICKER HARDBACK In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He began asking questions that shouldn't have been on his mind. In this title, he has written an account that should not be published and shouldn't be read.

9780545425179 SCHOLASTIC BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS 2013 By JENIFER CORR MORSE PAPERBACK Whether kids want to know what the world's deadliest snake is, which country eats the most chocolate, who has the most career touchdowns in the NFL, or which state has the largest roller coaster, the SCHOLASTIC BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS 2013 has all of the answers and much, much more!

9781409550365 ONE HUNDRED IIIUSTRATED STORIES HARDBACK A beautifully illustrated collection of one hundred of the best-loved stories ever told, from Grimm's Fairytales to Aesop's Fables. Perfect for parents to read for younger children, or for older children who can discover the wonder and magic of these classic tales for themselves.

9781409383260 LEGO FRIENDS BRICKMASTER HARDBACK Build the adventure. With "LEGO® Friends Brickmaster" you can read and play all at the same time, creating 18 fantastic models with the help of an exciting and instructional book to guide you. With an exclusive minifigure, over 100 bricks, and a brand new adventure to go on.

9781409539711 CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY BOOK PAPERBACK A write-in activity book that is packed full of coloring, doodling, puzzles, recipes, fun facts, jokes, games, and ideas for Christmas things to make and do. Featuring Christmas themes and traditions from around the world, it includes activities such as code, word and number-puzzles, things to spot, pictures to complete, and over 200 stickers.

9781618930125 TIME FOR KIDS: SUPER SCIENCE KIT By THE EDITORS OF TIME FOR KIDS MAGAZINE HARDBACK The kit includes everything kids 8 to 12 will need to wrap their heads around more than 35 experiments. The inquiry-based experiments cover aspects of physical and life science. Their involvement guarantees the experiments are educational and entertaining. Clear and colorful step-by-step directions accompany each experiment.

9781409550341 PULL-BACK BUSY TRAIN By WATT & FIELD HARDBACK This is an exciting storybook with four embedded tracks and a pull-back train toy that will amuse little children again and again. You can pull-back the train to start its 'engine'. It will make a gift present, and is guaranteed to delight and entertain anyone who loves trains.

9781449425678 BIG NATE ALL WORK AND NO PLAY: A COLLECTION OF SUNDAYS By LINCOLN PEIRCE PAPERBACK Already a New York Times best-seller, it's two firsts in one for a Big Nate book! The first Sundays-only and first full-color Big Nate collection both debut in Big Nate All Work and No Play.

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S 9781902686769 LADUREE ENTERTAINING: RECIPES, IDEAS & INSPIRATION By LEMAINS & LEROUET HARDBACK In this beautifully designed book, Ladurée presents us their lifestyle ideas with ten themes, ten moments in the day, and ideas for menus and table decoration. The book includes ninety delicious recipes adapted by Ladurées chefs for the home chef. 9781618930309 TOTALLY MAD: 60 YEARS OF HUMOR, SATIRE, STUPIDITY AND STUPIDITY By MAD MAGAZINE HARDBACK "Totally MAD" is a celebration of cultural touchstone. Specially complied by the staff of "MAD", each page is lavishly illustrated by many of the world's greatest cartoonists and humorous illustrators bringing back great memories and create new ones for you. 9781618930071 GOLF BIG BOOK OF BASICS By GOLF MAGAZINE HARDBACK Covering everything how to be a better playing partner, the "Big Book of Basics" leaves no lesson unturned, providing the knowledge you need to take your game to a whole new level or simply start out on the right foot.

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9781250010865 JEMMA KIDD MAKE-UP SECRETS By JEMMA KIDD HARDBACK Jemma Kidd’s philosophy is that makeup should be used cleverly and sparingly to bring out a woman’s natural beauty, enhancing her best features and disguising any perceived imperfections. In Jemma Kidd Make-Up Secrets, she shows you how to achieve a flawless complexion, how to look younger, how to cope with environmental onslaughts, and so on.

9781600571626 THE WORLD ALMANAC AND BOOK OF FACTS 2013 By WORLD ALMANAC PAPERBACK The World Almanac® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere. The 2013 edition of The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all trivia questions from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.

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9788854406483 ROSES By FABIO PETRONI HARDBACK Fabio Petroni, has turned his attention to roses in all their infinite manifestations. He has endeavored to capture those aspects and details that make this flower, the symbol of love, grace, and the most intimate secrets. Spectacular pictures, an elegant editorial format, wonderful close-ups and a final section that features the history and characteristics of the varieties of roses photographed.

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9781618930149 GUITAR WORLD THE BEST GUITAR INSTRUCTION BOOK EVER! By GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE HARDBACK “The Best Guitar Instruction Book Ever!” are complemented by 200 full-colour photos and diagrams that make each tip easy to comprehend and practice. Also included in this book is an exciting and colourful tutorial of guitars, amps and effects.

9781471125959 THE WISDOM AND TEACHINGS OF STEPHEN R. COVEY By STEPHEN R. COVEY HARDBACK Stephen R Covey passed away in July 2012, leaving behind a legacy unmatched in his writings about leadership, time management, effectiveness and success, even love and family. The Wisdom and Teachings of Stephen R Covey is a compilation of his most profound, inspiring teachings and sayings. Among the topics covered in this book are time management, success, leadership - including principle-centered leadership - all of the 7 Habits, love, and family.

9781846344961 365 QUOTE A DAY: WISDOM PAPERBACK A wise quotation for every day of the year. 365 pages of wise sayings from great writers down the ages are matched with different colour illustrations on every page. Keep it on your desk as a daily reminder of what is important in life. With quotes to provide inspiration, strength, love and encouragement.

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Art, Architecture Fiction & Design

9780718176945 THREAT VECTOR By CLANCY & GREANEY HARDBACK Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. It's a new combat arena, but it's every bit as deadly as any that has gone before. There's just one problem: someone knows about the off-the-books intelligence agency and may be ready to blow their cover sky high.

9780446556712 THE BLACK BOX By MICHAEL CONNELLY TRADE PAPERBACK May 1992, Los Angeles is ablaze. But under threat of their lives, homicide detectives like Harry Bosch are still stubbornly trying to do their job. But then, twenty years later, Harry finds himself working in the Open Unsolved Unit, and suddenly the past comes back to haunt him once again, in a way he could never have imagined.

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9781841498720 A MEMORY OF LIGHT By JORDAN & SANDERSON HARDBACK The Wheel is turning, and the Age is coming to its end. The Last Battle will determine the fate of the world. Working from notes and partials left by Robert Jordan when he died in 2007, and consulting with Jordan's widow, who edited all of Jordan's books, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson has recreated the vision Jordan left behind.

9781444729740 THE RACKETEER By JOHN GRISHAM HARDBACK In the history of the USA, only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett just became number five. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies. I did not know Judge Fawcett, but I know who killed him, and why. I am a lawyer, and I am in prison. It's a long story.

9781780890180 PRIVATE BERLIN By JAMES PATTERSON TRADE PAPERBACK Detective Alex Cross is at home celebrating the Christmas Eve with his family. His phone rings with news that shatters the night. This is a red alert of the darkest kind, and Alex is forced to make a decision!

9780857208729 THE LAST MAN By VINCE FLYNN TRADE PAPERBACK Mitch Rapp is concerned with the absence of the man they'd been paid to protect. It looks as if Rickman has been kidnapped, but Rapp knows certain things that cause him to wonder if something more disturbing isn't afoot.

9780230762923 THE FORGOTTEN By DAVID BALDACCI TRADE PAPERBACK Military criminal investigator John Puller is drawn closer to home when his aunt is found dead in her house in Paradise, Florida. As Puller digs deeper, he realizes that this town and its inhabitants are akin to Hell than Paradise.

9781409117247 STAY CLOSE By HARLAN COBEN PAPERBACK Three people live with hidden secrets. As the terrible consequences of long-ago events threaten to ruin lives, they will discover the hard truth that the line between one kind of life and another can be as whisper-thin as a heartbeat.

9780718177218 POSEIDON'S ARROW By CLIVE CUSSLER TRADE PAPERBACK Dirk Pitt and his team must retrieve Rapier, an attack submarine. They're facing a much greater threat than they imagined. If they fail in their mission, the world might end up a very different place, and not a pleasant one.

9780857500977 THE LABYRINTH OF OSIRIS By PAUL SUSSMAN PAPERBACK A journalist is murdered and Detective Arieh BenRoi is called. What he discovers will change the lives forever. And at its heart lies a three thousand year-old mystery that has already taken two lives, and will soon be claiming more.

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9780593071823 THE WISDOM OF COMPASSION By THE DALAI LAMA & VICTOR CHAN HARDBACK The Wisdom of Compassion offers rare insights into the Dalai Lama’s life as he interacts with remarkable people. We see not only his most human moment, but the way he approaches the world with humor and optimism.

9781451651102 THE PRICE OF POLITICS By BOB WOODWARD HARDBACK “The Price of Politics” chronicles the inside story of how President Obama and the U.S. Congress tried, and failed, to restore the American economy and set it on a course to fiscal stability.

9780553841077 THE FUTURE By AL GORE TRADE PAPERBACK With surveys on planet’s beclouded horizon, Al Gore offers a sober, learned, and ultimately hopeful forecast. The Future is a map of the world to come, from a man who has looked ahead before and been proven all too right.

9781451675399 NOTES TO THE FUTURE By NELSON MANDELA HARDBACK Notes to the Future is the definitive book of quotations from one of the great leaders of our time. This collection features more than three hundred quotations spanning more than sixty years, and includes his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.

9781846141577 ANTIFRAGILE: HOW TO LIVE IN A WORLD WE DON'T UNDERSTAND By NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB TRADE PAPERBACK The author of Black Swan returns with a bold book explaining how and why we should embrace uncertainty, randomness, and error as an antidote to our fragile life, instead of trying to avoid mistakes and collapsing when catastrophe strike.

9781846145186 TOMBSTONE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF MAO'S GREAT FAMINE By YANG JISHENG HARDBACK Based on survivors' testimonies, this is the most powerful and important Chinese work of recent years. Yang Jisheng's "Tombstone" is a passionate, moving and angry account of one of the 20th century's most nightmarish events.

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9781780871592 50 IDEAS YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW: THE FUTURE By RICHARD WATSON HARDBACK What will the world look like in 2020, 2030 or even 2100? This book offers an electrifying trip through the wonders - and terrors - awaiting us over the next hundred years. The ideas explored include: Therapeutic cloning; Regenerative medicine; Nanotechnology; Quantum computers; Cyberwarfare; Space colonies; The nature of consciousness; Digital democracy.

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9781426208294 GREAT EMPIRES: AN ILLUSTRATED ATLAS By HYSLOP & DANIELS HARDBACK This remarkable book chronicles all of history in three major eras (The Ancient World, the Middle Ages, and the Modern Era) and illuminates 31 empires across the globe. Nearly 40 full-colour National Geographic maps show the principal territories and other fascinating details of the lands where great rulers consolidated power.

9781426209871 IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS: A CHRONICLE OF HIS LIFE AND THE ORIGINS OF CHRISTIANITY By JEAN-PIERRE ISBOUTS HARDBACK The Gospels of the New Testament describe the life of Jesus, from his birth in Bethlehem, his travels through Galilee, to his trial and death in Jerusalem. "In the Footsteps of Jesus” goes deeper by following Jesus' path through the Holy Land on richly detailed maps and bringing each pivotal place to life through the latest archaeological and historical discoveries. 9781846043185 FEAR: ESSENTIAL WISDOM FOR GETTING THROUGH THE STORM By THICH NHAT HANH TRADE PAPERBACK Renowned Zen master and Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, explores the origins of fear and offers detailed practices on how to deal with its often toxic presence in our lives. Formed by a lifetime of mindfulness in action, he also shows us the path to peace, happiness and freedom that can come out of such explorations.

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Thailand & Southeast Asia

9781906780784 ENCHANTING MYANMAR By MICK SHIPPEN PAPERBACK Myanmar is a fascinating and intriguing country, full of contrasts. Its people are warm, friendly and welcoming; it's rich in archaeological sites and has areas of stunning natural beauty. Enchanting Myanmar paints a portrait of this rapidly-changing country with informative text and brand-new images taken specifically for the book to introduce you to what will be a truly unforgettable visit.

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พัฒนาการพระปรางค์ในสยามประเทศ (THE EVOLUTION OF PHRA PRANGS IN SIAM) โดย ผศ.ดร.ศานติ ภักดีคำ�, พีระพัฒน์ สำ�ราญ, พัสตรา ภรณ์ แก่นพรม

HARDBACK “The Evolution of Phra Prangs in Siam” explores the concept of “Phra Prang,” a conical tower at the center of a Hindu temple or Buddhist monastery (the principle Phra Prang). These Phra Prangs, in their various manifestations over 14 centuries, is the central theme of the book. It contains also valuable historical insights and beautiful illustrations.

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ศักยภาพเหนือขอบฟ้า (OVER THE HORIZON LEGENDS OF AIR POWER)

By KATSUHIKO TOKUNAGA HARDBACK A number of breathtaking photographs which undoubtedly can convey the meaning of “Over the Horizon, Legends of Air Power” are presented in this photography book taken by Mr. Katsuhiko Tokunaga, a world-class Japanese military aviation photographer.

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9781864704143 SCDA ARCHITECTS II : THE ARCHITECTURE OF SOO CHAN (VOL.02) By SOO CHAN HARDBACK This new monograph of SCDA Architects continues the exploration of the work of Malaysian-born Soo Chan, which first began in 'The Master Architect Series VI'. Accompanied by full colour photography and detailed descriptions, this selection of projects illustrates why SCDA is one of the most creative and exciting architectural firms working in Asia today.

9786167191591 IN THE SHADE: BOON DESIGN PAPERBACK The book collects the architecture design of Boonlert Hemvijitraphan from 7 Houses projects during 2002 to present. Boonlert’s projects in Tropical modern houses style are harmony with location, surrounding and natural. He has won a number of awards on both national and international levels. Reading this book, you can seek the balance between houses and natural from his project.

9781844095636 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THAI MASSAGE By SALGUERO, ET.AL. PAPERBACK Drawing from Thai history, culture, Buddhism, yogic practices, plus a modern understanding of anatomy and physiology, this guidebook bridges the gap between theory and practice while presenting bodywork as it is understood in Thailand as a therapeutic medical science.

9781906780708 A NATURALIST' S GUIDE TO THE SNAKES OF THAILAND AND SOUTHEAST ASIA By INDRANEIL DAS PAPERBACK High quality photographs are accompanied by detailed species description. Also included is a checklist of all snakes of South-East Asia encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, IUCN status as at 2012 and its status in each country.

9781405390088 THE ROUGH GUIDE: THAILAND' S BEACHES & ISLANDS (5TH ED.) PAPERBACK Whether you want to kayak, join in a party or relax on idyllic beaches, this guide will lead you straight to the region's best attractions. Explore all the corners of Thailand's beaches and islands with superb, full-color maps and pictures.

9781906780715 A NATURALIST' S GUIDE TO THE MAMMALS OF THAILAND AND SOUTHEAST ASIA By SHEPHERD & SHEPHERD PAPERBACK High quality photographs are accompanied by detailed species descriptions. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the mammals of South-East Asia encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, IUCN status as at 2011.

9789609280358 BURMA' S PLEA: PLEASE USE YOUR FREEDOM TO PROMOTE OURS By DIMITRA STASINOPOULOU HARDBACK The photographs in this book reveal the diversity of Burma. Burma is a country where people are quick to smile but where a dark sadness lies beneath. It is all captured here and the images will not easily be forgotten.

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ผลงานรวมเรื่องสั้นแนวหักมุมจบ  (Twist  Ending)  ชุดที่ 2 ของนักเขียนเจ้าของสองรางวัลซีไรต์  ‘ร้อยคม’  เล่าเรื่องราว ชีวิตของคนทั่วไปที่เราพบเห็นอยู่แทบทุกวัน  ตำ�รวจ  มือปืน นักการเมือง  คนค้ายา  โสเภณี  อาชญากร  ฯลฯ  เรื่องราว ของพวกเขามี ทั้ ง ด้ า นที่ เ ป็ น สุ ข   ด้ า นที่ เ ป็ น ทุ ก ข์   และด้ า น ที่ตื่นเต้น

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ในวันที่คุณเจอเรื่องเลวร้าย  ทำ�ให้ชีวิตต้องเคร่งเครียดเหนื่อย ล้า   “กำ � ลัง ใจ”  คือ สิ่ง สำ � คัญ ที่ สามารถฟื้น พลั งชีวิ ตใ���้คุณ ก้าวเดินต่อไปได้อย่างมั่นคง  “แอ่งน้ำ�กลางทะเลทราย”  คือ ผลงานล่าสุดที่นิ้วกลมชักชวนให้ผู้อ่าน  ‘มองหาและมองเห็น’ กำ�ลังใจต่างๆ ที่มีอยู่ในชีวิต

อนาคตของโลกใบนี้ยังมีความหวัง  หากเพียงเราตระหนักได้ ถึงความดีงามพื้นฐานของกันและกัน  จุดเริ่มต้นคือหลุดพ้น จากบ่วงและเบ็ดที่รัดรึงภายในใจเรา  อิสรภาพจากความกลัว จะทำ�ให้เรามีใจที่เป็นอิสระ  มีพลัง  มีความรักให้ทั้งตัวเราเอง คนรอบข้างและโลกใบนี้ที่กำ�ลังตกอยู่ในสภาวะวิกฤติ

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เพราะเราไม่สามารถใช้  ‘เหตุผล’  อย่างเดียวสำ�หรับตัดสิน เรื่องราวต่างๆ ได้อย่างมีคุณภาพ ปัจจัยด้านประสบการณ์ สัญชาตญาณ หรือ ‘ความรู้สึก’  ต่างเป็นตัวแปรสำ�คัญที่มีผล ต่อ ‘ความสุข’ ของชีวิต ด้วยเหตุนี้ ‘หนุ่มเมืองจันท์’ จึงชวน คุณมา ‘ขยับกล้ามเนื้อหัวใจ’ ไปพร้อมๆ กับแง่มุมธุรกิจติดแรง บันดาลใจ

ชี วิ ต เปรี ย บได้ กั บ อุ โ มงค์ ซึ่ ง เจาะทะลุ ภู เ ขา  คุ ณ อาจพบ อุ ป สรรคบางอย่ า ง  เช่ น   น้ำ �  หรื อ หิ น แข็ ง   อย่ า งไรก็ ต าม ความคิดที่ไม่ยอมแพ้จะช่วยมอบสว่านสำ�หรับเจาะอุปสรรคให้ คุณสามารถระเบิดหินแข็ง  จนสามารถบรรลุเป้าหมายได้

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เข็ ม ทิ ศ ชี วิ ต มั่ ง คั่ ง '  เป็ น ยาบำ � รุ ง กระตุ้ น เร้ า ความคิ ด   ซึ่ ง คนมั่ ง คั่ ง ให้ คุ ณ ค่ า ความสำ � คั ญ กั บ ความคิ ด  ความมัง่ คัง่   คือการใช้ชวี ติ ตามศักยภาพ สูงสุด ไม่ใช่ตามข้อจำ�กัดทางการเงิน  เราทุ ก คนมี ค วามสามารถ  และมี สิทธิ์มีชีวิตที่มีความสุข  เป็นอิสระได้ ทั้งทางการเงิน  และจิตใจ

เดิ น ทางเข้ า สู่ ปี ที่  32  กั บ   "ศาสตร์ แห่งโหร 2556"  ที่ได้รับการสนับสนุน จากผู้อ่านอย่างอบอุ่นมาโดยตลอด ครั้ ง นี้ ยั ง คงอั ด แน่ น ด้ ว ยคำ � ทำ � นาย จาก 11 โหรชั้นนำ�ของเมืองไทย

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หนังสือรางวัลวรรณกรรมสร้างสรรค์ยอดเยี่ยมแห่งอาเซียน (ซีไรต์)  ประจำ�ปีพุทธศักราช 2555  “นวนิยายที่เสนอปัญหา สั ม พั น ธภาพระหว่ า งมนุ ษ ย์   เปิ ด เผยให้ เ ห็ น ความโดด เดี่ยวอ้างว้างของกลุ่มคนซึ่งเป็นตัวแทนของสังคมร่วมสมัย สะท้อนให้เห็นการขาดความตระหนักถึงคุณค่าของความ เป็นมนุษย์  และการหมกมุ่นอยู่กับปัญหาของตนเอง....”  บางส่วนของคำ�ประกาศเกียรติคุณของคณะกรรมการตัดสิน รางวัล

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