• August 2019

      Der Bäcker und sein Brot

      Wie beseeltes Arbeiten und nachhaltiges Wirtschaften gelingen

      by Schmidt-Sköries, Volker / Zusammen mit Friedl, Harald

    • August 2019

      Der Panther

      Julia Durants neuer Fall

      by Franz, Andreas; Holbe, Daniel

    • Teaching, Language & Reference

      German Language History

      An Introduction to Diachronic German Linguistics

      by Peter Ernst

      This book gives a systematic overview of the history of the German language from Old High German to the present by describing the prehistory of the German language: Indo-Germanic and Germanic, depicting language change at all language levels: sound, word, sentence, text, as well as explaining how the language is embedded in intellectual and cultural history.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference

      German Linguistics

      An Introduction to Synchronic German Linguistics

      by Ernst Peter

      This foundational work for the study of German linguistics consists of three chapters: Grammar outlines the linguistic levels phonetics/phonology, morphology/word formation as well as traditional, dependency and generative syntax. Semantics discusses the linguistic sign, the word and the sentence as language-internal units. Pragmatics examines the language-external factors of language as a form of communication within an individual, situational and social context.

    • Children's & YA
      September 2019

      The Proto Project

      by Bryan R. Johnson

      When Jason meets his mom’s billion-dollar invention, an artificial intelligence device named Proto, he accidentally gets caught up in a mysterious adventure. Proto goes missing, and then people go missing. Now Jason and his coolest-neighbor-ever Maya must risk their lives to prevent global mayhem. But who is behind this devious plot? Is it another AI? The FBI? Or any other abbreviation with an I? And what exactly is there to learn about artificial and human intelligence while fighting for your life against a legion of furry puppies or a battalion of drones? Apparently, a lot. That is, if you live to tell about it.

    • Children's & YA
      September 2019

      Codigo 7

      Descifrando el código para una vida épica

      by Bryan R. Johnson

      A Bilingual Spanish-English Chapter Book for Young Language Learners La vida en la primaria Flint Hill puede parecer normal, pero siete amigos se encuentran en el camino para descifrar el código de una vida épica. Ya sea que estén persiguiendo sus sueños en el escenario, buscando un pez monstruo evasivo, o ejecutando un negocio improvisado desde una casa del árbol, ¿pueden estos héroes encontrar una manera de trabajar juntos para cambiar su comunidad? Life at Flint Hill Elementary School may seem normal, but seven friends soon find themselves on a path to crack the code for an epic life. Whether they’re chasing their dreams on stage, searching for an elusive monster fish, or running a makeshift business out of a tree house, can these heroes find a way to work together to change their community?

    • Sagas
      2000

      Phuro

      by Veijo O. Baltzar

      The book begins with the author’s introduction and his vision about the origin of the Gypsies. Born from a mare, a dark and temperamental young man encounters prejudices and persecution everywhere due to his different looks and character. People start calling him a Gypsy with the intention of insulting him. But over time the young man starts to love the name ‘Gypsy’ – it begins to sound beautiful to him and so he makes it the core of his identity. The first Gypsy bears children and thus the Gypsy people and nation are born. To his descendants he becomes Phuro, the authority and leader of all Gypsies. In the novel itself, Phuro appears as the mythical ancestor who laid down the laws, traditions and spiritual basis of the Gypsies and their customs, which are either respected and followed or transgressed. The novel tells the story of two families living in a big city that has recently been ravaged by war. From the Gypsy perspective, the city is ruled by the aged Roma patriot Mofal and his younger brother Marfalo. As the eldest son, Mofal is in the position of the leader of the family and the clans, despite the city being divided equally between the two brothers. The children of Marfalo and Mofal grow up together. Mofal and Marfalo’s eldest sons, Carajan and Zoran, call themselves blood brothers. The Gypsy quarter, the area surrounding the market square of the city, has traditionally been a common territory, but this soon begins to change. In order to secure Carajan’s future, Mofal intends to gift him this part of the town, which is the best area for livelihoods and trade. This leads to dissatisfaction among Marfalo’s family. For Zoran, Carajan now appears as an insurmountable competitor. The relations between the cousins become tense, which further erodes relations between the brothers Mofal and Marfalo. The situation is not made any easier by the fact that Carajan and his cousin Gimara are falling in love with each other. In addition to the inappropriateness of being close relatives, they represent the most powerful families in the Roma tribe, making their relationship unacceptable in the eyes of the Roma. Zoran tells Carajan to leave his sister alone and with his mother they try to get Gimara to marry Bagro, the son of rich Fargo - the king of cards who runs a casino in the port of the city. Fargo represents “new status”, with wealth but no real authority within the community. A battle of power, conspiration and plotting takes place among the Gypsies of the city, escalating into a fateful and irreversible series of events. Employing its large gallery of characters, the novel introduces the whole spectrum of Roma culture with its multiple levels and hierarchies. Phuro concentrates on depicting the process of change that takes place when the new and old cultures meet; when the relationship with one’s own tradition disintegrates, and greed and envy take over.

    • Historical romance
      2008

      In Love and War

      by Veijo O. Baltzar

      Life is busy in a big European city in the late 1930s, where Dromal, the head of his tribe, runs a wide range of business activities that aren’t always above board. It is not only his tribe who benefits from his operations, but also many leading citizens of the city. Dromal’s tribe lives in an old, abandoned warehouse area on the outskirts of the city. His son Girin has begun to live in a wrecked car behind the bus station after having taken the outspoken widow, Fudurni, as his wife, despite the lack of acceptance by his community. The main characters of the novel are the people of Dromal’s tribe, his daughter Ginarel and Kastalo, an orphan pickpocket raised on the streets. The poor and rootless Kastalo is not good enough to be a fiancé for the Gypsy princess Ginarel. Nonetheless, Kastalo has fallen for the girl. Preparations are underway for the wedding of Ginarel and Bustan. Bustan is the son of the highly regarded blacksmith Joralo. Along with Bustan, Girin is given the responsibility to watch over his sister and to protect her from trouble and shame. When Kastalo’s infatuation is noticed, the boys come up with a way to benefit from the pickpocket. When the Gypsies become the targets of the suffering caused by the emerging Nazi regime and its sadism, the prevailing relations of power within the tribe are put to a test. Emotions smoulder under the surface, people take measures as the Gypsies flee the ominous signs. The tribe’s long and troubled journey makes a man out of Kastalo; the former selfish thief grows into a young, responsible, respectful and unfailing member of the tribe. The love Ginarel cherishes for Kastalo is evident, but can it ever be fulfilled?

    • Fiction
      September 2019

      Legace of Magic - The Complete Shadow Chronicles (Slipcase)

      by Andreas Suchanek

      History as you know it is a lie! For over a century the Wall has been hiding the magic society from human eyes, ensuring peace and equality between magicians and humans alike. However, a war for dominance rages in the shadows. Jennifer Danvers is a Warrior of Light. When her friend and battle companion dies, a new descendant of his magic awakens in Alexander Kent. Know Jen has to introduce him to the world of magic. Neither of them knows that the balance of power has been disturbed. Evil is gathering to smash the Wall to pieces once and for all. The Preview and supporting information are available in english language.

    • Fiction

      The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye (New 2019 Hardcover)

      Winner of the Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist 2017

      by Sonny Liew

      'The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is a biography showcasing the life and work of Chan Hock Chye, a pioneering but largely forgotten comics artist in Singapore. With a career spanning more than five decades, from pre-independent Singapore through its three Prime Ministers, Chan’s work reflects the changing political and economic environment in Singapore. Containing Chan’s original illustrations, paintings and sketches, this is a groundbreaking work and labour of love aimed at recapturing the portrait of an artist, whose deep passion for comics and country is given a fitting tribute by award-winning comics artist Sonny Liew.

    • 2017

      The Gatekeeper

      Winner of Singapore Book Awards 2018

      by Nuraliah Norasid

      When young medusa Ria inadvertently turns an entire village to stone, she and her older sister flee to Nelroote, an underground settlement populated by other non-humans also marginalised by society. There she becomes their gatekeeper, hoping to seek redemption and loveƒuntil her friendship with a man from above threatens to dismantle the city she swore to protect.

    • Fiction
      June 2016

      Misdirection

      Epigram Books Fiction Prize 2016 Longlist

      by Ning Cai

      "The first book in an exciting new YA mystery trilogy about a teenage savant on the trail of her family's killer, from the multi-talented Ning Cai, international magic celebrity and author. When parkour champion Maxine Schooling wakes from a three-year coma, she has no memory of how her parents and little brother were killed the night she was attacked. Using her new-found photographic memory, she covertly helps her hacker BFF with the police investigation of a savage serial killer on the loose. In her race to track down the Singapore Spectre, Max finds herself embroiled in a conspiracy involving stage illusions, a secret exposŽ, and a controversial megachurch headed by a powerful man. For over a decade, Ning Cai was known as a multi-award-winning stage illusionist and escape artist. After a brief period of retirement, she returned in 2017 as the mentalist Ning: Mind Magic Mistress. Her memoir Who is Magic Babe Ning? was shortlisted for the 2016 Singapore Literature Prize."

    • Fiction
      July 2017

      Sofia and the Utopia Machine

      2017 Epigram Books Fiction Prize

      by Judith Huang

      Sofia is an ordinary schoolgirl living in a future Singapore where the population is divided into three social strata. When she inadvertently unlocks the gateway to a new world, she realises she must escape the government’s radar. She ventures into the lowest rung of society, the Voids, and meets with the eccentric Uncle Kirk and the resourceful Father Lang. While on the run, she learns why her father disappeared seven years ago and why the new world exists in the first place. Probing and thrilling, this novel explores worlds within worlds and reinvents the creation myth.

    • Children's & YA
      July 2016

      A Stray

      by Michael Wang, Neal Sharp

      A Stray is a story about Myra-Lou who longs to have a stray cat for a pet. Her parents are appalled and her brother is disgusted, but Myra-Lou is insistent. After much haggling and a turn of events, Myra-Lou finally gets her stray. This beautifully illustrated story deals with a young girl’s desire to improve the life of another and her parents’ journey to understand her better.

    • Fiction
      March 2019

      Last Days of the Morning Calm

      by Tina Jimin Walton

      Korea, 1895: Court intrigue and foreign powers threaten the centuries-old hermit kingdom. In a prominent manor, Ji-nah, the young, sheltered ward of the master, and Han, the servant she sees as an older brother, are left in the iron grip of Tutor Lim’s power when Master Yi is called away. When Ji-nah and Han uncover the tutor’s broader conspiracy with the Japanese to overthrow Queen Min, they resolve to save the queen, whose fate seems tied to their master. In the last days of their fallen kingdom, they struggle to rebuild their lives and nation, and find hope in a new world order. Steeped in the forms and rhythms of Korea at the turn of the century, Last Days of the Morning Calm is a dramatic coming-of-age tale whose tenor captures the spirit of the times.

    • Biography & True Stories
      January 2017

      Robert Kuok

      A Memoir

      by Andrew Tanzer, Robert Kuok

      Robert Kuok is one of the most highly respected businessmen in Asia. But this legendary Overseas Chinese entrepreneur, commodities trader, hotelier and property mogul has maintained a low profile and seldom shed light in public on his business empire or personal life. That is, until now. In these memoirs, the 94-year-old Kuok tells the remarkable story of how, starting in British Colonial Malaya, he built a multi-industry, multinational business group. In reflecting back on 75 years of conducting business, he offers management insights, discusses strategies and lessons learned, and relates his principles, philosophy, and moral code. Kuok has lived through fascinating and often tumultuous times in Asia – from British colonialism to Japanese military occupation to post-colonial Southeast Asia and the dramatic rise of Asian economies, including, more recently, China. From his front-row seat and as an active participant, this keen, multi-cultural observer tells nearly a century of Asian history through his life and times. Readers interested in business, management, history, politics, culture and sociology will all enjoy Robert Kuok's unique and remarkable story.

    • Health & Personal Development
      July 2019

      Fear Money Purpose

      How to overcome your fears to find financial freedom and your true purpose

      by Nancy Youssef

      Small business owners and entrepreneurs often face big money fears. Whether it is the fear of not making money, of not knowing what to do with the money they make or the fear of being financially responsible for staff, the fear is real. In FEAR MONEY PURPOSE, Nancy Youssef shares her experienceand insights gained from helping hundreds of people take control of their financial destiny. By thinking outside of the bank, understanding all the finance options available and taking simple daily actions to help you keep your financial goals on track, you’ll find out what life is like beyond the money fears that can hold you back from achieving your true purpose. A multiple award-winning finance broker, inspiring mentor and energetic philanthropist determined to create lasting change, Nancy Youssef is the founder of Classic Finance and Classic Mentoring and Coaching. Recognised as a leader, innovator and expert, she is an ambassador for change both within the finance industry here in Australia and in some of the world’s most impoverished communities.

    • Health & Personal Development
      April 2019

      A Surfer's Guide to Property Investing

      How to achieve your financial goals and lead your best life through investing in property

      by Paul Glossop

      A Surfer's Guide to Property Investing is about how to achieve your financial goals and lead your best life through investing in property. Paul Glossop believes the mark of financial success isn’t about getting bigger, better, faster or more. To him, success is freedom – freedom to spend more time with his family, or giving back to his community, or just more time to go surfing. Paul initially studied architecture before transferring his focus to education. He started working as a teacher in one of the roughest, toughest schools in the UK. A series of fortunate events brought him back to Sydney where over 10 years investing in property, Paul amassed a portfolio which has been focused on capital growth, development opportunities and cash flow. The success of his portfolio gave Paul the financial freedom to take a calculated risk to walk away from a successful corporate career and start something that he was truly passionate about: helping his family and others change their lives through investing in property.

    • Health & Personal Development
      August 2019

      20 Must Ask Questions for Every Property Investor

      by Margaret Lomas

      Margaret Lomas is one of Australia’s most recognised and respected property experts, and the best-selling author of nine property investment books, with collective sales of approximately 200,000 copies. In this ‘must-read’ for property investors, she provides comprehensive, easy-to-understand information for property buyers searching for the right property. When looking to invest in property, if you start at Question One and work through to Question Twenty, you will be have done everything possible to minimise your risk of buying a lemon and maximised your chances of buying the right property for you. Along the way, Margaret shares indepth information on all aspects of property investing, as well as anecdotes and examples to illustrate the discussion.

    • April 2020

      Back From the Future

      Why Back to the Future has Stood the Test of Time

      by Brad Gilmore

      A Fan’s Look at the Back to the Future Franchise The history of the films, cartoons, toys, and more: The Back to the Future series is a timeless collection that is greatly revered by all audiences. The beauty of this book by Brad Gilmore is that it doesn’t present the history of the film as textbook information. Gilmore discusses these films from a place of passion and so effectively reveals how the history behind the movies is just as engaging as the films themselves. From a fan, for the fans: There’s a host of information out there on the Back to the Future trilogy, but never before has there been a book like this. Gilmore, a radio and television host, also happens to be a die-hard fan of the movies. As a fan speaking to fellow fans, Gilmore dives into fan theories and provides the answers to all the questions readers could possibly have—because they are the very questions he himself has asked. Unheard details and trivia: Not only is Gilmore a diehard fan, but he is also an expert on all things Back to the Future, a fact made evident by the podcast he hosts, Back to the Future: The Podcast. Pairing his knowledge with his passion for the films, Gilmore uses this book to discuss details and movie trivia that reveal just why these movies have stood the test of time. Check out this must-have book for fans and learn things you never knew about Back to the Future. Open it up and you’ll find… Completed timelines of all the main characters from the franchise In-depth studies of various Back to the Future fan theories that will surprise and intrigue you A detailed comparison of the films’ predictions of the future to our world today Fans of books like Back to the Future: The Classic Illustrated Storybook, Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History, Back to the Future: Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines, and We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy will love Back From the Future: Why Back to the Future Has Stood the Test of Time!

    Subscribe to our newsletter