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Terry Pratchett – The light fantastic

The Light Fantastic Bokomslag The Light Fantastic
Terry Pratchett
Children's stories
Random House

" What shall we do?' said Twoflower. Panic?' said Rincewind hopefully. He always held that panic was the best means of survival. As it moves towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, the Discworld could do with a hero. What it doesn't need is a singularly inept and cowardly wizard, still recovering from the trauma of falling off the edge of the world, or a well-meaning tourist and his luggage which has a mind (and legs) of its own. Which is a shame because that's all there is..."

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Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman – Good Omens (pocket)

Good Omens Bokomslag Good Omens
Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman,
Random House

Taking a cynical look at the horror genre, this book features Crowley and Aziraphale, two friends who attempt to prevent the prophesised Armageddon. When the Antichrist is born they divert him from his original home at the American Embassy to Tadfield, where he grows into an unkempt individual.

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Jack Tresidder – 1001 Symbols

1001 Symbols Bokomslag 1001 Symbols
Jack Tresidder
Signs and symbols
Watkins Publishing

Pleasingly chunky and vibrantly colorful, this pocket-sized compendium of common imagery in art, religion, and literature covers iconography from around the world.

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Brian Cox & Andrew Cohen – The Wonders of Life

Wonders of Life Bokomslag Wonders of Life
Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen,
Evolution (Biology)
Collins Publishers

"In another acclaimed Wonders series, Prof. Brian Cox turns his knowledge and enthusiasm to explore the fundamental principles that enabled life to begin and thrive on Earth. In this beautiful and definitive series Prof. Cox tells the 3.7 billion year story of how a few basic ingredients gave birth to the complex and unique phenomenon we call life. Revealing how everything in the universe, from the smallest microbe to the largest cluster of galaxies, is constructed from the same fundamental building blocks and is subject to the same laws of nature. Wonders of Life tells the story of the amazing diversity and adaptability of life through the processes that govern it. Visiting spectacular locations including the flooded Taal Volcano on the Philippine island of Luzon, the Australian outback and the Borneo rainforests, it uncovers the secrets of life in the most unexpected locations and poses the question: could the conditions for life be repeated elsewhere in the universe?" -- Cover.