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  • The Conquest of Everest

    Wed, 29 May 2013 12:09

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    Today is the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest. This book celebrates this most majestic of mountains, with exclusive access to the photographic imagery and private archives of celebrated climber and photographer George Lowe, the last surviving member of that triumphant expedition. This visually spectacular book features a trove of original photographs and other rare materials from the George Lowe collection, many unpublished, complemented by classic images from the final ascent. Stunning landscapes, candid portraits, and action shots describe the day-by-day moments of the historic expedition as never before. The extraordinary journey is retold from Lowe's point of view, capturing the drama of the expedition and the personal stories of those involved. In addition, earlier attempts at climbing the world's highest mountain and key later ascents are described. The book also includes contributions from an impressive team of mountaineers and explorers.

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    Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living

    blog imageWelcome to Todd McLellan's unique photographic vision of the material world: fifty design classics-arranged first by size and then by intricacy-are beautifully displayed, piece by piece, exploding in mid-air and dissected in real-time, frame-by-frame video stills. This book makes visible the inner workings of some of the world's most iconic designs. From SLR camera to mantel clock to espresso machine, from iPad to bicycle to grand piano, every single component of each object is revealed. These disassembled objects show that even the most intricate of modern technologies can be broken down and understood, while beautifully illustrating the quality and elegance of older designs. Stunning photography is interspersed with essays by notable figures from the worlds of restoration, DIY, and design innovation who discuss historical examples of teardowns, disassembly, and reverse-engineering. Each photograph is itself a work of art and offers a reinterpretation of our familiar world. They connect people with the child-like joy of taking something apart to see how it works and will appeal to anyone with a curiosity about the material world.

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    Here is the book trailer:

    And here you can enjoy Todd McLellan dropping a piano...

  • blog imageThe Disgusting Sandwich

    One day, a boy drops his sandwich in a sandpit, and the race is on! A very hungry badger wants it, but he's just not quick enough. The sandwich is dropped, squashed and slithered over by everyon from a squirrel, to a fox, to a band of slugs Will the badger ever get his paws on that sandwich?

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    blog imageDinosaurs in the Supermarket!

    For one little boy, a trip to the supermarket is turned upside down. A band of dinosaurs wreak havoc in the aisles, but the grown-ups can't see them! Can he convince the dinosaurs to behave? Who will mop up the mess? A hilarious new picture book from the bestselling author and illustrator team behind My Adventure Island.

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    blog imagePrimrose

    Life for Princess Primrose is rather dull because she's not allowed to climb trees, dig up muddy vegetables or even splash in the fountain. Everyone in the royal household is properly proper, and Primrose longs to have some serious fun. A gorgeous new picture book by Alex T. Smith that reminds us to giggle.

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    blog imageSuperkid

    With x-ray vision, super speed and bravery by the bag-load, Superkid is always on hand to save the day! He can spot bullies trying to steal your bubblegum, and he can make even pirates surrender An encouraging message about every child's potential to be a hero.

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  • The 5th Wave

    Fri, 17 May 2013 12:14

    blog image On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until Cassie meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope for rescuing her brother and even saving herself.

    Enjoy a deliciously terrifying trailer...

  • A new drug is out. Everyone is talking about it. Death.

    Take it, and you have one amazing week to live. It's the ultimate high. At the ultimate price.

    blog image The shocking new book by Melvin Burgess.

    The Book Depository is proud to bring you an exclusive signed and limited hardback edition of the new Melvin Burgess thriller, The Hit. This is the ONLY hardback edition being published and we have 500 copies only so be sure to pre-order your copy now.

    We are giving you the chance to win one of these exclusive editions. Just use Twitter and tell us what you would do if you had 7 days left using #thehit to be in with a chance to win.

    Melvin Burgess himself will pick the winner!

    Update -- winning entry by Michael: I would give everything I own away.

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