This short guide brings together five crucial Economist briefs on aspects of the financial crisis and its consequences into a single, easily-digestible volume. With an introduction by the Economist's Editor-in-Chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, this is an essential read for anyone interested in the financial crisis and its global repercussions. A free companion work-ebook for teachers and students i... read more
Who invented beds? When did we start cleaning our teeth? How old are wine and beer? Which came first: the toilet seat or toilet paper? What was the first clock?Every day, from the moment our alarm clock wakes us in the morning until our head hits our pillow at night, we all take part in rituals that are millennia old. Structured around one ordinary day, A Million Years in a Day reveals the ast... read more
How will the world be powered in ten years' time? Not by fossil fuels. Energy experts are all saying the same thing: solar photovoltaics (PV) is our future. Reports from universities, investment banks, international institutions and large investors agree. It's not about whether the switch from fossil fuels to solar power will happen, but when.Solar panels are being made that will last longer t... read more
Winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize Beauty, in László Krasznahorkai's new novel, reflects, however fleeting, the sacred - even if we are mostly unable to bear it. In Seiobo There Below we see the Japanese goddess Seiobo returning to mortal realms in search of perfection. An ancient Buddha being restored; the Italian renaissance painter Perugino managing his workshop; a Japanese N... read more
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