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      • June 2015

        100 Acts of Minor Dissent

        by Mark Thomas

        Get some dissent in your life ...   100 Acts of Minor Dissent is an account of an entire year spent living provocatively. From successful campaigns against Royal Parks and multinationals, to arts and crafts with porn mags, from annoying estate agents, to raising cinema workers’ wages, comedian and campaigner Mark Thomas stopped at nothing.   The Acts were sometimes bold, sometimes surreal. Many brought about change and others were done for the sheer hell of it. Whether at the gates of the Saudi Arabian embassy or the checkout at Tesco – people reacted with laughter, shock, outrage and occasionally anger. Sometimes all of the above.   100 Acts of Minor Dissent makes for dangerously inspiring reading.

      • October 2020

        The Friendly Kakapo

        by Wiley Blevins

        Phenomenon: Different plants and animals live in different places.

      • Life is better if you laugh

        by Pera Toons

        A game book from the international influencer Pera Toons, author of Who killed Kenny

      • June 2012

        Language and Humour in the Media

        by Editor(s): Jan Chovanec and Isabel Ermida

        Language and Humour in the Media provides new insights into the interface between humour studies and media discourse analysis, connecting two areas of scholarly interest that have not been studied extensively before. The volume adopts a multi-disciplinary approach, concentrating on the various roles humour plays in print and audiovisual media, the forms it takes, the purposes it serves, the butts it targets, the implications it carries and the differences it may assume across cultures.The phenomena described range from conversational humour, canned jokes and wordplay to humour in translation and news satire. The individual studies draw their material for analysis from traditional print and broadcast media, such as magazines, sitcoms, films and spoof news, as well as electronic and internet-based media, such as emails, listserv messages, live blogs and online news.The volume will be of primary interest to a wide range of researchers in the fields of discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, intercultural studies, pragmatics, communication studies, and rhetoric but it will also appeal to scholars in the areas of media studies, psychology and crosscultural communication.

      • October 2019

        Learning German (badly)

        by Tim Luscombe

        With the possiblity looming that he might lose easy access to Germany and his German partner, British theatre director Tim Luscombe is forced to get German citizenship. And to do that, he needs to learn German. Overly skilled at English, he struggles. Witty, charming and enlightening, Tim Luscombe's comic diary is an ode to a potential (E)Union, a lament for a lost citizenship and a celebration of a new life in Berlin's cosmopolitan bubble as the writer grapples with a referendum, adapts Jane Austen's Emma and learns 7 different ways to say 'the'.

      • Don't Puke on Your Dad

        A Year in the Life of a New Father

        by Toby Morris

        Toby Morris’ graphic novel is a charming fly-on-the-wall exploration of his first year of fatherhood celebrating the highs and lows of his new baby Max. Morris’ quirky black and white illustrations invite the reader into his world of upset stomachs, family outings, fatigue, first times, bliss and projectile puking. Embedded with heart-warming anecdotes and newly discovered insights, Morris’ story will have fathers laughing and nodding their heads in recognition. A truly endearing read for fathers to be or fathers of three.

      • January 2013

        The Dying of the Light: Interval

        by Jason Kristopher (author)

        Becoming a zombie was much more painful than he had expected. The world has ended, and the few who are left struggle to survive. They had hoped that the worst thing they would have to deal with in this new world would be the walkers, come to rip and devour. They were wrong. There are worse things than zombies. Those once thought safely sheltered in massive bunkers are under ceaseless attack, have gone dark—or worse. Meanwhile, thousands of miles away, marooned on the desert ice of Antarctica, a dwindling group of scientists fend off starvation. David Blake and the remnants of the US military launch a desperate rescue mission to bring them back; among them, the one scientist who has the knowledge that could save the human race.

      • January 2007

        L’embryon et son âme dans les sources grecques (VIe s. av. J.-C.-Ve s. apr. J.-C.)

        by Marie-Hélène CONGOURDEAU

        Comment l’âme vient-elle à l’embryon? Quel rapport le corps entretient-il avec son âme? Cet ouvrage explore les théories des tenants d’une épopée de l’âme tombée du ciel, attelée à un corps et cherchant à regagner le monde des esprits purs, et celles des irréductibles de l’âme non séparable pour qui l’âme ne peut se concevoir indépendamment du corps qu’elle anime. D’où vient l’âme? Quand s’unit-elle au corps en gestation? L’enquête montre que c’est sur ces fondations que se bâtira la réflexion médiévale, avec ses retombées juridiques et éthiques.

      • February 2016

        How to be an Alien in England

        A Guide to the English

        by Angela Kiss

        ‘In England everything is typical. If your train is late, it is typical. If there are no seats on the upper deck of a bus, it is typical. If it starts to rain at five o’clock just before you leave work, it is typical.’   ‘Never contradict The English during weather talk. If they say that 15 degrees is “quite unbearably hot” then either you just say “indeed, it is quite unbearably hot” or you shut up and nod.’   Ten years ago, Angela Kiss arrived in the UK without a word of English. All she brought with her was a small bag, a sense of adventure, a desire to work and a copy of George Mikes’ classic 1940s humour book about the peculiarities of the British, How to be an Alien.   Through every dodgy flat share, low-paid waitressing job, awkward date and office mishap, Angela held tight to George’s wit and wisdom. With his help she began to understand how to live amongst the English – with their eccentricity, spirit and singing train drivers – and fell in love with a land rich in green spaces, pubs and puddings.   A wry, often affectionate view on the English, and how to navigate our national personality.

      • Natural Journey

        An encounter between Arts and Science

        by Josefina Hepp, Vivian Lavin, María José Arce

        “Natural Journey” aims to remove the old-fashioned tension between art and science in order to approach nature’s shapes and colors with astonishment and without being distracted from the main task: to learn from it and listen to its call in the midst of the climate crisis.  Botanical illustration is the art that allows us to enter the world of plants through our senses. But it is also a scientific record that provides botanists and scholars with subtle and precise representations that no technological device can reproduce.  A botanist, an illustrator and a journalist are touched by the journey led by other women who inspired them with their environmental sensitivity and awareness. When reading “Natural Journey”, you will be taken into a pleasant walk through six types of plants whose names take after their identifying characteristics. “Travelers”, some inspire and others move (without legs or wings), “dangerous”, even lethal, colors and characteristics that define them, “deceitful”, traps and camouflages to get what they want, “rebels”, those who dodge the rules, undisciplined, stubborn and defiant, and  “hungry” from the Plant to the Animal Kingdom,  nutrient-capture strategies, “flamboyant”, as emerged from delirium. The book also contains each plant’s data sheet and mapping.

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