Mrs Bradshaw s Handbook

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473509849
Release Date: 2014-10-09
Genre: Fiction

Authorised by Mr Lipwig of the Ankh-Morpork and Sto Plains Hygienic Railway himself, Mrs Georgina Bradshaw’s invaluable guide to the destinations and diversions of the railway deserves a place in the luggage of any traveller, or indeed armchair traveller, upon the Disc. *From the twine walk of Great Slack to the souks of Zemphis: edifying sights along the route *Ticketing, nostrums and transporting your swamp dragon: essential hints on the practicalities of travel * Elegant resorts and quaint inns: respectable and sanitary lodgings for all species and heights. * From worm-herding to Fustic Cake: diverting trivia on the crafts, foods and brassica traditions of the many industrious people for whom the railway is now a vital link to the Century of the Anchovy Fully illustrated and replete with useful titbits, Mrs Bradshaw’s Handbook offers a view of the Sto Plains like no other.

Bradshaw s Handbook to London

Author: George Bradshaw
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781784423339
Release Date: 2018-06-07
Genre: History

Bradshaw's guide to London was published in a single volume as a handbook for visitors to the capital, and it includes beautiful engravings of London attractions, a historical overview of the city, and lots of other information relating to London theatres, Hackney carriages, omnibuses, London churches and even banks. There is also advice for tourists on coping with London smog, avoiding pickpockets, dealing with London's muddy streets and ferocious din, and many other topics - some just as useful today as they were in 1862! The main body of the book focuses on a series of 'walking tours' radiating outwards from the centre of London, covering the North, East, South and West, The City of London and a tour of the Thames (from Greenwich to Windsor). All major attractions and districts are covered in detailed pages full of picturesque description. This reformatted edition preserves the historical value of this meticulously detailed and comprehensive book, which will appeal to Bradshaw's enthusiasts, local historians, aficionados of Victoriana, tourists and Londoners alike - there really is something for everyone. It will enchant anyone with an interest in the capital and its rich history.

The Year s Best Science Fiction Thirty Second Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781466870482
Release Date: 2015-07-07
Genre: Fiction

In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.

Mammoth Book of Best New SF 28

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472120007
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Fiction

For decades now Gardner Dozois has been presenting his annual selection of the very best of recently published SF stories, both byoutstanding up-and-coming writers and undisputed masters of the genre. It has been voted Year's Best Anthology by the readers of Locus magazine an unparalleled eighteen times and remains the definitive anthology for both diehard sci-fi fans and newcomers to the genre. Without fail, Dozois pinpoints the previous year's most exciting and ambitious science fiction, showcasing truly exceptional contemporary writing. Contributors include: Pavel Amnuel; Paolo Bachigalupi; Jessica Barber; Elizabeth Bear; Lauren Beukes; Chaz Brenchley; Karl Bunker; Jérôme Cigut; D. J. Cockburn; Aliette de Bodard; Cory Doctorow; Greg Egan; Timons Esaias; Paul Graham Raven; James Patrick Kelly; Ellen Klages; Nancy Kress; Jay Lake; Rich Larson; Ken Liu; Ian McDonald; Mary Anne Mohanraj; Susan Palwick; Gareth L. Powell; Robert Reed; Alastair Reynolds; Adam Roberts; Karl Schroeder; Vandana Singh; Allen M. Steele; Michael Swanwick; Rachel Swirsky; Lavie Tidhar; Peter Watts; The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 28 includes, as ever, Dozois's extensive recommended reading guide and his illuminating and incisive summation of the year in science fiction. Praise for previous editions: 'Quantity as well as quality . . . every piece is a treasure.' The Times 'For more than a quarter century, Gardner Dozois's Mammoth Book of Best New SF has defined the field. It is the most important anthology, not only annually, but overall.' Charles N. Brown, publisher of Locus 'The most respected editor in the field.' George R. R. Martin 'New authors rub shoulders with old hands, and strong work from relative novices Hannu Rajaniemi and Lavie Tidhar suggest that SF's future is as bright as ever.' Financial Times 'This annual compilation of the previous year's best short stories and novellas, together with a comprehensive summation of the state of the genre and an extensive "honourable mentions" list, has become an institution over the past three decades.' Guardian

The Bernard E Harkness Seedlist Handbook

Author:
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 0881922269
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Gardening

A guide to the plants offered in the major plant societies' seed exchanges based on the lists from the seed exchanges of the American Rock Garden Society, the Alpine Garden Society (England), and the Scottish Rock Garden Club.

The Seedlist Handbook

Author: Bernard E. Harkness
Publisher:
ISBN: CORNELL:31924001210123
Release Date: 1974
Genre: Plants, Ornamental

A guide to the plants offered in the major plant societies' seed exchanges based on the lists from the seed exchanges of the American Rock Garden Society, the Alpine Garden Society (England), and the Scottish Rock Garden Club.

Handbook of Microbiology

Author: Allen I. Laskin
Publisher: CRC-Press
ISBN: 0849372119
Release Date: 1988-09-30
Genre: Science

Basic information on antibiotics and other biologically active products are presented in these two easy-to-read volumes. The first volume is devoted entirely to antibiotics and consists of data assembled from the Index of Antibiotics from Actinomycetes. Highlighted are antibiotics from bacteria and from phycomycetes and other fungi. Mutasynthetic antibiotics are also discussed. In the second volume, data on biologically active substances is presented. Antiviral compounds, pharmacologically active compounds from microbial sources and plant products not readily considered antibiotics are featured. In addition, compounds produced commercially by fermentation and some products of the "new biotechnology" are listed. PART B: ANTIMICROBIAL INHIBITORS