- Baby Sparkle All About Me
One of DK's super-sparkly baby books, Baby Sparkle: All About Me has simple action rhymes for babies and toddlers, ideal for early learning. Clap your hands and wiggle your toes with Baby Sparkle: All About Me, the ideal first board book for your baby. Encourage playful interaction between you and your little one by reading along as they follow the rhyming actions, and learn to recognise parts of their body. With crystal-clear photos, read-aloud text and an extra special twinkle on every page Baby Sparkle: All About Me engages young babies with sing-song rhymes and bright, colourful pages.
- The Rough Guide to China
This in-depth coverage of China's local attractions, sights, and restaurants takes you to the most rewarding spots—from the Great Wall to the Forbidden City to the Summer Palace—and stunning color photography brings the land to life on the pages. With a beautiful new cover, amazing tips and information, and key facts, The Rough Guide to China is the perfect travel companion.
The locally based Rough Guides author team introduces the best places to stop and explore, and provides reliable insider tips on topics such as driving the roads, taking walking tours, or visiting local cathedrals. You'll find special coverage of history, art, architecture, and literature, and detailed information on the best markets and shopping for each area in this fascinating country.
The Rough Guide to China also unearths the best restaurants, nightlife, and places to stay, from backpacker hostels to beachfront villas and boutique hotels, and color-coded maps feature every sight and listing.
Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to China.
Series Overview: For more than thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than 200 destinations to life. Visit RoughGuides.com to learn more.
- Whisky: The Definitive World Guide
A sumptuous coffee-table guide to whisky and the world's great distilleries, with background information and tasting notes. A new and updated edition
- Amsterdam Pocket Map and Guide
This handy pocket-sized guide is packed with ideas for things to do in in Amsterdam, and includes a sturdy pull-out map to help you navigate with ease: everything you need for a perfect day out. From strolling along the Prinsengracht to exploring world-class art in the magnificent Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum - discover the essential sights of Amsterdam with this great-value, concise travel guide and map. Inside Amsterdam Pocket Map and Guide: - Compact format - about the size of a mobile phone - means you can slip it in your pocket on a day trip or short stay - Easy-to-use pull-out map shows Amsterdam in detail, and includes a transport map - Colour-coded area guide makes it easy to find information quickly and plan your day - Illustrations show the inside of Oude Kerk and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder - Colour photographs of Amsterdam's museums, architecture, shops, cathedrals and more - Covers Oude Zijde, Nieuwe Zijde, Western Canal Ring, Central Canal Ring, Museum Quarter, Plantage and more On a longer break? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Amsterdam for a more in-depth guide to the city. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
- The Other Side of Happiness: Embracing a More Fearless Approach to Living
'Pain is bad, right? In this fascinating book, Brock Bastian will convince you otherwise. Drawing on both vivid everyday examples and surprising laboratory findings, he shows how pain, suffering, and struggle give us pleasure, make us kinder, focus our thoughts, and give our life meaning. Bastian is a brilliant researcher and deep thinker and THE OTHER SIDE OF HAPPINESS is a delight to read' Paul Bloom, author of AGAINST EMPATHY 'Brock Bastian skilfully shatters the zeitgeist of positive thinking, showing how struggle and suffering are vital elements of a life well lived' Adam Grant, author of ORIGINALS and OBTION B with Sheryl Sandberg 'If you're tired of all the simple minded books telling you to just cheer up and be happy, this is the book for you!' Roy F. Baumeister, author of WILLPOWER: REDISCOVERING THEGREATEST HUMAN STRENGTH 'Explains why hardship sometimes yields richer lives that are laden with meaning, deep social connections, and unexpected bliss. A beautifully written and important book that should be required reading for anyone who's ever wondered why well-being so oftenflourishes in unexpected places' Adam Alter, author of DRUNK TANK PINK In today's culture, happiness has become the new marker of success, while hardships are viewed as personal weaknesses, or problems to be fixed. We increasingly try to eradicate pain through medication and by insulating ourselves from risk and offence, despite being the safest generation to have ever lived. Yet in his research, renowned social psychologist Brock Bastian has found that suffering and sadness are neither antithetical to happiness nor incidental to it: they are a necessary ingredient for emotional well-being. Drawing on psychology, neuroscience and internationally acclaimed findings from Bastian's own lab, The Other Side of Happiness encourages us to take a more fearless approach to living. The most thrilling moments of our lives are often balanced on a knife edge between pleasure and pain, whether it is finding your true love, holding your new-born for the first time, finishing a marathon or even plunging into an icy sea. This is because pain and the threat of loss quite literally increase our capacity for happiness, as Bastian reveals, making us stronger, more resilient, more connected to other people and more attuned to what truly matters. Pain even makes us more mindful, since in our darkest moments we are especially focused and aware of the world around us. Our addiction to positivity and the pursuit of pleasure is actually making us miserable. Brock Bastian shows that, without some pain, we have no real way to achieve and appreciate the kind of happiness that is true and transcendent.