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Taking It Icy

Icelandic art of living for beginners and connoisseurs

With photos and illustrations

Drive, flexibility and spontaneity have always been the hallmarks of the isolated North Atlantic island dwellers. Not only have these characteristics helped them to weather the tough conditions of daily life in their inhospitable climate and rough landscape ...


The Right to Sleep

A manifesto for sleep and an obituary for the alarm clock

In his book, Roenneberg points out a whole range of different aspects of sleep, ranging from day-to-day life to the evolution of sleep. But the book doesn't merely focus on sleep in itself, it encompasses the biological clock and the time of day when we sleep best and when we can't and ...


The World’s Greatest Wisdoms—and their Even Wiser Antidotes

"Everything changes; nothing remains without change", said Siddhartha Gautama, while Harry Rowohlt held that at least Nothingness remains immutable. In Siddhartha, Herman Hesse observed that "the opposite of every truth is just as true", an insight gleaned from Buddhist catechisms. It ...


Death Knows No Mercy

Commissioner Richard Thiess is back with a new caseload. In the Munich suburb of Krailling, a man murders his sister-in-law's two daughters in the most gruesome manner imaginable; the sister-in-law escapes her intended fate by pure chance. Then there's the brutal attack on a taxi ...


Germany's Worst Offenders

A commissioner reports

Stephan Harbort, police commissioner and profiler, describes eight spectacular cases featuring dangerous and unpredictable criminals who put public safety at risk. But his account is not just about the crimes and the fates of those who commit them, it's about their victims too. And last ...


Seven Day Master Chief

a voyage of culinary self-discovery

Gelatine and genius, horseradish and horseplay, wasabi-wizardry and luscious lunacy: a book for fun-loving foodies everywhere.


Stefan Maiwald takes the plunge, diving head first into the arcane world of top-notch gastronomy. He meets the ...


Au Pair Grannies Take on the World

The children have left home, retirement has come and gone, so what now? A trip abroad is a great opportunity to make new friends and enjoy new things: a chance for fresh ideas to take root. When she founded the Granny Au-Pair agency, Michaela Hansen created a platform for international cultural ...


A Bedtime Book for the Highly Gifted

How Geniuses Fall Asleep

"If you want to have original ideas, you need to sleep well", as Pablo Picasso knew, although he himself often lay awake at night. Ordinary people make do with counting sheep, watching television, reading or drinking camomile tea. The highly gifted, on the other hand, are plagued by ...


Born Under A Bad Sign?

The horrible truth about your horoscope

Time to take off those rose-tinted spectacles and see horoscopes as they really are, once and for all. The only star sign that is brainy, kind and sensitive is your own - with a few exceptions, all the others are anything but! This book reveals - for the first time ever - the ways astrology has ...


Who's Who in Opera

All about Don Giovanni, Aida and company.

They suffer, they laugh, they love each other and separate again, they quarrel, they rape and they murder. And they sing at the time. These characters have fascinated audiences in opera houses all over the world, attracting their sympathy, ...

Who's Who in Heaven

Zeus, Wotan, Manitu, Shiva - perhaps the most important reason for the great popularity of godesses and gods among us mortals is the singular combination of superhuman power and very definite human characteristics.

This volume presents over 200 goddesses and gods in the way they have ...
Rights sold: Korea, Czech Republic, Turkey, The Netherlands, Italy

Dictionary of Pedagogics

This reliable dictionary has been updated, revised and extended and now has 1700 entries (200 more than the previous edition). The dictionary imparts a basic knowledge of the science of education. Theoretical approaches are explained, as well as practical fields of tasks, educational and formative ...
Rights sold: Spain, Romania