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NON-FICTION TITLES Jun 2013 ART

9780764165764 DRAWING FOR PAINTERS PKT ART GUIDES (Soft Cover) SONIA LEONG BARRONS S$17.00 ART

9781438002651 PASTEL DRAWING (Soft Cover) BARBARA NEWTON BARRONS S$28.00 ART

9781438002668 PORTRAIT PAINTING (Soft Cover) TRICIA REICHERT BARRONS S$28.00 ART

9781608871827 PACIFIC RIM (Hard Cover) DAVID S COHEN PERSEUS INTERNATIONAL S$71.00 ART

The newest title in Barron's " Pocket Art Guides " series demonstrates various ways to render different forms and shapes when working with color media, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, inks, pastels, and colored pencils. Exercises offer students practice in rendering basic geometric shapes, such as cubes and cylinders. They teach students to outline shapes with paint and brush, ink, or chalks. Titles in Barron's " Pocket Art Guides " series present practical advice and instruction to art students and devoted amateurs.

Titles in Barron's growing "Art Answers" series provide practical, onthe-spot answers to questions every artist confronts while working on a project, such as: Best ways to organize workspace Best materials to select for particular projects Reliable answers for building confidence and producing fine results . . . and more.

Titles in Barron's growing "Art Answers" series provide practical, on-the-spot answers to questions every artist confronts while working on a project, such as: Best ways to organize workspace Best materials to select for particular projects Reliable answers for building confidence and producing fine results . . . and more.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are piloted by an international crew of soldiers in the Pan Pacific Defense Corps. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, two unlikely heroes— a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee—team up to pilot a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger on a mission to halt the mounting apocalypse.

BIOGRAPHY

9781608872107 LONE RANGER (Hard Cover) MICHAEL SINGER PERSEUS INTERNATIONAL S$64.00 ART

9780007436019 EVER THE DIPLOMAT: CONFESSION OF A FOREIGN MANDARIN (Soft Cover) SHERARD COWPER-COLES HARPER UK S$20.00 BIO

9781608872596 JOHNNY DEPP: RETROSPECTIVE (Hard Cover) STEVEN DALY PERSEUS INTERNATIONAL S$69.00 BIO

9780062128553 A CURIOUS DISCOVERY (Hard Cover) JOHN S. HENDRICKS HARPER US S$38.00 BIO

The Lone Ranger is a blockbuster take on a familiar legend, brought to the screen by the team behind the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Based on the beloved TV show, The Lone Ranger is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (Armageddon, Bad Boys, The Rock, Pirates of the Caribbean) and directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean, Rango). Armie Hammer (The Social Network) stars as the eponymous masked hero, while Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean, Alice in Wonderland, Rango) plays his erstwhile companion Tonto.

In 1977 fresh-faced Oxford graduate Sherard Cowper-Coles entered the hallowed portals of the Foreign Office. Over the next thirty years he was invariably to be found at the frontline of international diplomacy, either striding the corridors of power at Westminster or jetting from one exotic location to the next. His tasks ranged from the challenging to the bizarre – from speech writing for Margaret Thatcher (who scrawled an emphatic ‘NO!’ over his first effort), to hiding an embarrassing bobble hat from Robin Cook .

Johnny Depp has captivated moviegoers for almost three decades. One of the most gifted actors of his generation, his charismatic screen presence has brought to life such characters as the tragi-comic "Edward Scissorhands," the compassionate but tormented Gilbert Grape, the edgy FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone (under cover as Donnie Brasco), the murderous Sweeney Todd, and, of course, the swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrow--to name a few.

In 1984, Hendricks had $75,000 of debt on his wife’s American Express card and took all but $511 out of his family’s bank account to fund an audacious idea for a cable channel that features science and education programming. A blend of memoir, business guide, media history, and adventure, Hendrick’s story is proof that entrepreneurship is a socially approved form of gambling.


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9780062024312 HOSOI (Soft Cover) CHRISTIAN HOSOI HARPER US S$24.00 BIO

9781780576152 THE CARTEL (Soft Cover) GRAHAM JOHNSON TRANSWORLD S$18.00 BIO

A mix of Tony Hawk and Brian Welch comes together in skateboarding legend Christian Hosoi, who reveals everything about his rise, fall, and redemption, in this amazing tell-all--from being named the greatest skater of all time to bottoming out on drugs to finally finding redemption through God.Fans of Slater Kelly's Pipe Dreams and Brian Welch's Save Me From Myself, and followers of Tony Alva, Jay Adams, and Steve Caballero, will be captivated by this extraordinary, starstudded story, a gripping read that ranges from the heart of the 1980s skateboarding scene to the inside of a prison, from Hollywood parties to intense prayer sessions.

A global workforce. Billions in sales. But, unlike Tesco or BP, few have heard of it. The Cartel is Britain's biggest drugs organisation, a shadowy network stretching from the freezing, foggy banks of the Mersey to the glittering marinas of Marbella, from the coffee shops of Amsterdam to the trading floors of Canary Wharf. On the bottom rung, there are street gangs who dress in black North Face jackets and are armed to the teeth. At the top, there are drug lords worth more than GBP200 million who hide behind a web of front companies. It began as a loose alliance of petty criminals in a run-down city in northern England and grew until its members were using private planes to skip between continents, dealing drugs on an industrial scale.

9780061766220 FOOLING HOUDINI (Soft Cover) ALEX STONE HARPER US S$23.00 BIO From the back rooms of New York City's age-old magic societies to cutting-edge psychology labs, three-card monte games on Canal Street to glossy Las Vegas casinos, Fooling Houdini recounts Alex Stone's quest to join the ranks of master magicians.As he navigates this quirky and occasionally hilarious subculture populated by brilliant eccentrics, Stone pulls back the curtain on a community shrouded in secrecy, fueled by obsession and brilliance, and organized around one overriding need: to prove one's worth by deceiving others.

9780007479160 PETE TOWNSHEND: WHO I AM (Soft Cover) PETE TOWNSHEND HARPER UK S$18.00 BIO He is one of the greatest musical talents Britain has ever produced. But even as the principle songwriter and lead guitarist for The Who, it would be unjust to define Pete Townshend’s life simply through his achievements with bandmates Daltrey, Moon and Entwistle. Noting that he has sold over 100 million records over a fifty-year period goes some way to quantifying his accomplishments, but numbers only scratch the surface of his contribution to popular culture.

HISTORY

Cover art to come 9780007513017 SHRAPNEL (Soft Cover) WILLIAM WHARTON HARPER UK S$18.00 BIO A previously unpublished wartime memoir from the acclaimed author of Birdy and A Midnight Clear. One of the most acclaimed American writers of his generation, and author of classic novels such as Birdy, A Midnight Clear and Dad, William Wharton was a very private man. Writing under a pseudonym, he rarely gave interviews, so fans and critics could only guess how much of his work was autobiographical and how much was fiction.

9780857501462 CHURCHILL: THE POWER OF WORDS (Soft Cover) WINSTON CHURCHILL TRANSWORLD S$22.00 BIO Winston Churchill understood and wielded the power of words throughout his six decades in the public eye. His wartime writings and speeches revealed both his vision for the future and his own personal feelings, fascinating generation after generation with their powerful style and thoughtful reflection. In this book Churchill's official biographer, Martin Gilbert, has skilfully selected 200 extracts from his entire oeuvre of books, articles and speeches that reflect his life story, career and philosophy.

9780061969683 WOMEN FROM THE ANKLE DOWN (Soft Cover) RACHELLE BERGSTEIN HARPER US S$23.00 HIS What is it about a pair of shoes that so enchants women of all ages, demographics, political affiliations, and style tribes? Part social history, part fashion record, part pop-culture celebration, Women from the Ankle Down seeks to answer that question as it unfolds the story of shoes in the twentieth century. The tale begins in the rural village of Bonito, Italy, with a visionary young shoemaker named Salvatore Ferragamo, and ends in New York City, with a fictional socialite and trendsetter named Carrie Bradshaw.

9780552162234 WORKING LIVES (Soft Cover) DAVID HALL TRANSWORLD S$22.00 HIS In the early 1950s Britain was still the most urbanized and industrialized nation in the world, a global power in shipbuilding and the leading European producer of coal, steel, cars and textiles. For the many millions of men and women hard at work during that time, an infernal landscape of smoke-blackened factories, towering slag heaps and fiery furnaces dominated their lives. From the deep docks and towering cranes of the Tyneside shipyards to the mills and chimneys of Lancashire and beyond, "Working Lives" takes us right to the heart of those industrial centres through the words of those who were there.


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9780007455751 LAST HOURS ON EVEREST (Hard Cover) GRAHAM HOYLAND HARPER UK S$40.00 HIS Dawn broke fine on that fatal day. A couple of thousand feet above the tiny canvas tent the summit of the world’s highest mountain stood impassively, waiting for someone to have the courage to approach. Inside the ice-crusted shelter, two forms lay still as death. Then there was a groan, a stirring, and eventually the slow scratch of match against sandpaper. Low voices shared the high-altitude agonies of waking, the heating of water, the struggle with frozen boots.

HEALTH

9780007461523 FLIGHT BY ELEPHANT: THE UNTOLD STORY OF WORLD WAR (Hard Cover) ANDREW MARTIN HARPER UK S$34.00 HIS The incredible story of Gyles Mackrell and his Burmese, elephant-assisted wartime rescue mission. In the summer of 1942, Gyles Mackrell – a decorated First World War pilot and tea plantation overseer, performed a series of heroic rescues in the hellish jungles of Japanese-occupied Burma – with the aid of twenty elephants. At the age of 53, Mackrell went into the ‘green hell’ of the Chaukan Pass on the border of North Burma and Assam. Here, Mackrell and a team of elephant riders rescued Indian army soldiers, British civilians and their Indian servants, from the pursuing Japanese, directing the elephants through jungle passes and raging rivers, and territory infested with sand flies, mosquitoes and innumerable leeches.

Medical expert and health advocate Dr. Paul A. Offit offers an impassioned and meticulously researched exposé of the alternative medicine industry. A half century ago, acupuncture, homeopathy, naturopathy, Chinese herbs, Christian exorcisms, dietary supplements, chiropractic manipulations, and ayurvedic remedies were considered on the fringe of medicine.

9780061672460 THE GREAT DIVIDE (Soft Cover) PETER WATSON HARPER US S$27.00 HIS

#1 New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson is, quite simply, one of the best and most respected writers alive. He's taken sf to places it's never been (Snow Crash, Anathem). He's reinvented the historical novel (The Baroque Cycle), the international thriller (Reamde), and both at the same time (Cryptonomicon).Now he treats his legion of fans to Some Remarks, an enthralling collection of essays-Stephenson's first nonfiction work since his long essay on technology, In the Beginning...Was the Command Line, more than a decade ago--as well as new and previously published short writings both fiction and non.

Exploring the development of humankind between the Old World and the New—from 15,000 BC to AD 1500—the acclaimed author of Ideas and The German Genius offers a groundbreaking new understanding of human history. Why did Asia and Europe develop far earlier than the Americas? What were the factors that accelerated—or impeded— development? How did the experiences of Old World inhabitants differ from their New World counterparts—and what factors influenced those differences?

REFERENCE

Cover art to come 9780062222961 DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC? (Hard Cover) PAUL A. OFFIT HARPER US S$35.00 HTH

9780062024442 SOME REMARKS (Soft Cover) NEAL STEPHENSON HARPER US S$23.00 HIS

9781438002149 BARRON'S GRE 20TH ED. (Soft Cover) SHARON WEINER GREEN BARRONS S$31.00 REF This newly revised and updated manual gives you a test overview plus test-taking advice and a timetable for a typical computer-based GRE test. Added features include-- A diagnostic test with an answer key and answer explanations A verbal reasoning review with practice questions in sentence completion and reading comprehension An analytical writing review with scoring guidelines and practice exercises A quantitative reasoning review that includes general math strategies, discrete quantitative questions, quantitative comparison questions, and data interpretation questions.

SCIENCE

Cover art to come 9781438002156 PASS KEY TO THE GRE 7TH ED (Soft Cover) SHARON WEINER GREEN BARRONS S$17.00 REF Barron's newly updated seventh edition of "Pass Key to the GRE" is a condensed version of Barron's full-size test prep manual. It presents Two fulllength model GRE tests with answer keys and answer explanations Extensive practice and review covering verbal reasoning, analytical writing, and quantitative reasoning Review sections contain additional practice questions with answers.

9780007501243 GALAXY: EXPLORE THE UNIVERSE, PLANETS AND STARS (Hard Cover) HARPER UK S$26.00 SCI An accessible guide to the solar system and our night skies. Published in association with the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Richly illustrated with full-colour images, this is a comprehensive, upto-date description of the planets, their moons, and recent space discoveries. The book is enhanced by hundreds of striking images of the planets and moons. The Astronomy section is ideal for both novice astronomers and more experienced observers world-wide.


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SPORTS

9780061906084 WHAT DO WOMEN WANT? (Hard Cover) DANIEL BERGNER HARPER US S$34.00 SH

9780857500861 THE PLAN: HOW FLETCHER AND FLOWER TRANSFORMED ENGLISH CRICKET (Soft Cover) STEVE JAMES TRANSWORLD S$20.00 SPO In 1999, England slumped to a new low in their tumultuous cricket history. Defeat at home by a mediocre New Zealand team saw them fall to the bottom of the world Test rankings, below even Zimbabwe. Yet only just over a decade later, England reached the top. It was a remarkable and profound transformation, brought about largely by two men with an insatiable desire to succeed, Duncan Fletcher and Andy Flower. In "The Plan", Steve James tells the story of the renaissance of English cricket from a unique perspective.

When it comes to sex, common wisdom holds that men roam while women crave closeness and commitment. But in this provocative, headline-making book, Daniel Bergner turns everything we thought we knew about women's arousal and desire inside out. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with renowned behavioral scientists, sexologists, psychologists, and everyday women, he forces us to reconsider longheld notions about female sexuality.

WAR

9780857501011 THE LAST CHAMPIONS (Soft Cover) DAVE SIMPSON TRANSWORLD S$20.00 SPO

9780316023757 THE SECOND WORLD WAR (Soft Cover) ANTONY BEEVOR HACHETTE BOOK GROUP S$30.00 WAR

When the Leeds United players celebrated winning the championship in April 1992, they had no idea how momentous the occasion was. Manchester United, losers at Liverpool that Sunday afternoon, had now gone 25 years without winning the league. Howard Wilkinson's side, promoted just two seasons ago, could bring back the glory days to Leeds. But Wilkinson would prove to be the last English manager to win the league. In 1992, football changed beyond all recognition. "The Last Champions" explores the roots of that success and the amazing cast of characters who came together to fashion the triumph.

Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of WWII. His multi-award winning books have included Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945. Now, in his newest and most ambitious book, he turns his focus to one of the bloodiest and most tragic events of the twentieth century, the Second World War. In this searing narrative that takes us from Hitler's invasion of Poland on September 1st, 1939 to V-J day on August 14th, 1945 and the war's aftermath, Beevor describes the conflict and its global reach--one that included every major power.

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TRAVEL-WRITING

TRAVEL

9781742201832 CANTONESE PHRASEBOOK 6 (Soft Cover) LONELY PLANET S$14.38 PHR

9780552774475 YOU CAN'T HIDE THE SUN (Soft Cover) JOHN McCARTHY TRANSWORLD S$20.00 TRW

9781612385075 MOON PORTLAND (Soft Cover) HOLLYANNA McCOLLOM PERSEUS INTERNATIONAL S$25.50 TRV

Sample a wide variety of Cantonese dishes with the extensive menu decoder3500 word two-way dictionary- New visual cheat sheets to help you out in critical conversations

9781612381466 MOON ANCHORAGE, DENALI & THE KENAI PENINSULA (Soft Cover) DON PITCHER PERSEUS INTERNATIONAL S$22.50 TRV Longtime resident Oregonian Hollyanna Seasoned travel writer Don Pitcher "Fascinating and timely" Jeremy Bowen shares the best ways to experience Held hostage for many years by terrorists McCollom covers the best of the Portland area—including the Cultural all that Anchorage and the Kenai in Lebanon, John McCarthy is all too Peninsula have to offer, from familiar with the pain and injustice of being District, the Alphabet District, and Alberta Street. McCollom provides a Anchorage Museum's fascinating denied your home. Determined to understand the day-to-day complexities of variety of travel strategies, such as The exhibits to Resurrection Bay's Best of Portland, Pint-sized P-Town, breathtaking wildlife tours. Pitcher being a Palestian-Arab in modern-day and Rainy Day Portland. McCollom leads travelers to the highlights of Israel, he embarks on a deeply personal covers the most popular sights: Ankeny both areas, offering tips on how to journey from the shores of the make an Anchorage stay enjoyable Mediterranean to the desert landscape of Square, Skidmore Fountain, Union and affordable and which of the Kenai the Negev. He discovers the hidden stories Station, and the Alberta Art Walk. Complete with expert tips on the best Peninsula's many outdoor of the ordinary people who must live out recreational opportunities shouldn't their lives in the shadow of a brutal conflict, dining, as well as the best bars and nightclubs, Moon Portland gives be passed up. and asks the vital question - how does travelers the tools they need to create a humanity endure under such great more personal and memorable oppression? experience.


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9781612385242 MOON TAMPA & ST. PETERSBURG (Soft Cover) LAURA REILEY PERSEUS INTERNATIONAL S$27.00 TRV

9781612385266 MOON DALLAS & FORT WORTH (Soft Cover) JONANNA WIDNER PERSEUS INTERNATIONAL S$25.50 TRV

Tampa resident Laura Reiley and St. Petersburg resident Bob Jenkins offer their unique perspectives on Tampa and St. Petersburg, from exploring the Salvador Dali Museum to enjoying the quirky Gasparilla Pirate Fest. They include trip strategies for a variety of travelers, such as a "Nature Lovers Tour" and "Tampa Sports," covering the Yankees spring training. Including expert advice on the Museum of Science and Industry, Busch Gardens, and nightlife in historic Ybor City, Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Fort Worth native Jonanna Widner covers the best of the Dallas & Fort Worth area, including the South Lamar District, Lakewood, Frisco, the Metroplex, and Arlington. Widner provides a variety of unique travel strategies, including Eat Like a Texan, Drink Like a Texan, and DFW: History Buff’s Dream. Including expert advice on the ritziest Park Cities shopping, the historical sights of Central Dallas, and where to dine on the best southern cooking in Uptown, Moon Dallas & Fort Worth gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

9781741799521 PERTH & WEST COAST AUSTRALIA 7 (Soft Cover) BRETT ATKINSON LONELY PLANET S$35.18 TRV The open road, beaches, gorges, brilliant surfing, caves full of fascinating limestone formations and world-class wine and beer it s all here in Australia s west coast. Brett Atkinson, Lonely Planet Writer "Getting you to the heart of a place" Amazing experiences Inspirational images, destination highlights and author recommendations. Plan the perfect trip Planning features and top itineraries give you the freedom to create your ideal trip.Get off the beaten track Our authors uncover local secrets that will make your trip unique.

9781742200378 POCKET PHUKET 3 (Soft Cover) KATE MORGAN LONELY PLANET S$22.38 TRV

9781612385433 RICK STEVES' AMSTERDAM, BRUGES & BRUSSELS (Soft Cover) RICK STEVES PERSEUS INTERNATIONAL S$30.00 TRV Check out works by Rembrandt and Van Gogh and bike along canals fringed with Dutch elm trees—with Rick Steves’ Amsterdam, Bruges & Brussels, travelers can experience the best of this world-class destination— economically and hassle-free. From historic sights to progressive politics, the Netherlands offers endless sights and activities, and no one knows how to experience it all without wasting time and money better than Rick Steves and Gene Openshaw.

9781742205656 DISCOVER GREAT BRITAIN 3 (Soft Cover) OLIVER BERRY LONELY PLANET S$39.98 TRV The most comprehensive guide to this 3D illustrations of Hadrian's Wall, the classic short-trip destination- Extended Tower of London, Stirling Castle and focus on Patong nightlife, 'Luxury for Less' more- All eating, drinking and sleeping and indulgence experiences- Full colour reviews are completely updated- Pullthroughout with pull-out map out map of London

9781741795684 HUNGARY 7 (Soft Cover) STEVE FALLON LONELY PLANET S$38.38 TRV

Stunning architecture, piquant cuisine, vital folk art and steaming thermal spas are Hungary s major attractions, but it s the uniqueness of the people, their culture and language that makes it so mysterious. Steve Fallon, Lonely Planet Writer "Getting you to the heart of a place" Amazing experiences Inspirational images, author recommendations, destination highlights and the best of local knowledge. Plan the perfect trip Planning features and top itineraries give you the freedom to create your ideal trip.Get off the beaten track Our authors uncover local secrets that will make your trip unique.

9781742205878 DISCOVER CHINA 2 (Soft Cover) DAMIAN HARPER LONELY PLANET S$44.78 TRV 3D illustrations of the Forbidden City and the Bund- Coverage of China's must-see sights and unforgettable journeys, from the Terracotta Warriors to the Silk Road- Pull-out maps of Beijing and Shanghai


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9781743215845 DISCOVER MALAYSIA & SINGAPORE 1 (Soft Cover) SIMON RICHMOND LONELY PLANET S$41.58 TRV Detailed coverage of Malaysia's best food, from haute cuisine to street foodDetailed coverage of Malaysia's must-see highlights- Walking tours of key urban centres- Pull-out map of Kuala Lumpur and Singapore


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