We see grass every day, tread on it, maybe handle, smell, or plant it but how many of us actually. appreciate its amazing resilience, history and ubiquity?
Learn more in: “GRASS MIRACLE FROM THE EARTH”
It is a common notion that Africa has, and indeed ought to have, learned much from the west. This is not wrong; all cultures rightly learn from each other. But less is said of what there is to learn from Africa: from her stories, myths, music, proverbs, insights – and more. Here an acclaimed African scholar steps into the gap by uncovering something of the great legacy of African thought in practice in ways that will astonish many. Written with verve and authority and directed above all to students and sixth formers, this book will also delight and often surprise those who know something of Africa as well as those hitherto ignorant.
Have you ever wondered how the famous Apple logo got created? Well, here’s your answer. In his engaging new book, Taking a Bite out of the Apple: A Graphic Designer’s Tale, Rob Janoff shares what it was like to live through the heady days of the home computer revolution.
The book is an intimate view into how Rob’s design for a young, start-up company became a defining moment in the home computer revolution. Telling the authentic tale of how the globally loved icon came to be, Rob offers insight and inspiration to young people considering the field of graphic design – and to the young at heart who share his love of memorable graphics.
The Grammy Award-winning percussionist challenges misconceptions about deafness, and asserts instead the incredible world of sound she – and we all – live in. LISTEN WORLD!
Share a famous cosmologist’s intimate
look into the past and future of our planet and the projects of space travel or life elsewhere in Martin Rees’s unique “OUR AMAZING WORLD”
Fellow, British Academy, 1996
Honorary Fellow, Somerville College Oxford, 1997
Order of the British Empire for services to Social Sciences, 2000
Honorary Member, Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and the, Commonwealth, 2002
Emeritus Professor, Open University, 2002
Alan Dundes Memorial Lecture, Berkeley, University of California, 2014
Rivers Memorial Medal, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 2016
International Fellow, American Folklore Society, 2017
John Blacking Memorial Lecture (Royal Anthropological Institute), University of Aberdeen, 2018
Folklore Society, short list Katharine Briggs Award 1992
British Academy, longlist Book Award 2003
British Association for Applied Limguistics, short list 2003
Herskovits Award, Honorable Mention 2008
National Indie Excellence, Finalist ( visionary fiction) 2016, Finalist (religious fiction) 2017
New York Book Fair, Honorable Mention (romance) 2016
Readers Favorite, 4 Awards (fiction and nonfiction) 2016
Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book, Runner up 2016
Readers Favorite, Honorable Mention
Hungry Monster, Silver award, 2016
Literary Titan, Silver award, 2017
Book Excellence, Winner (friendship) 2017
Kirkus Reviews, one of top 25 of 2017
Author Show, Winner, ‘Fifty Great Writers You Should Be Reading’, 2017
Capital Fund Screenplay Contest, Genre Winner (sci-fi/fantasy), 2017