Few companies have ever been as successful as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it?
(Photo credit: Birlinn. Image above shows the title of the book, Made in Scotland: household names that began in Scotland, surrounded by images of Scottish brands including Robertson’s Golden Shred Marmalade, Barr’s Iron Brew, Askit, Lee’s and Dennis the menace from The Beano) Baxters, Drambuie, Highland Spring, McVitie’s, Mothers Pride, Penguin biscuits, Pringle, Tunnock’s. What […]
(Photo credit: Taschen. The image above shows the front cover of the book which displays the title of the book, 50 photo icons: the story behind the pictures, and a copy of V-J Day in Times Square, a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt, which shows a sailor kissing a woman in a white dress) Billions […]
(Photo credit: Bloomsbury. Image above shows the title and author of the book in white and grey text against a black background with a design in white) There is a great myth of the Romantic poet being a solitary, introspective soul. Daisy Hay shatters this myth with her compelling, revelatory group biography Young Romantics.
(Photo credit: The Official Celtic Opus. Images above show the green leather cover of the book and the clamshell case it is housed in) This giant volume (838 pages edged in silver leaf measuring 52cm x 52cm) tells the inside story of Celtic FC from its formation in 1888, via Jock Stein’s heroes of 1967, […]
(Photo credit: Frances Lincoln) (Image above shows the front cover of a book sitting on a book shelf surrounded by other books. The title and author of the book, Why not catch-21? The stories behind the title. Gary Dexter, are shown) Most book titles simply describe the contents of the book they are attached to. […]
(The physics of superheroes by James Kakalios. Photo credit: Duckworth Overlook) (Image above is designed to look like the front cover of a comic. It shows an image of a masked and caped superhero holding up a sign. The sign is the title of the book: The physics of superheroes. Also on the cover is […]
(Do we need pandas? by Ken Thompson. Photo credit: Green Books) (Image above shows the title and the name of the author alongside a picture of a panda) Do we need pandas? is a fascinating look at what we do and don’t understand about biodiversity. In his book, author Ken Thompson covers what we know […]
(Photo credit: BBC Books and The Random House Group Ltd.) (Image shown above is an illustration of a woman kicking a bucket whilst swinging a cat. Image also displays the author and title of the book: Kick the bucket and swing the cat: the Balderdash & Piffle collection of English words, and their curious origins, […]
For over 100 years, the agents of M15 have defended Britain against enemy subversion. Their work has remained shrouded in secrecy – until now. This first-ever authorised history by Christopher Andrew reveals the British Secret Service as never before. It is a fascinating account of its inner workings, its clandestine operations, its failures and its […]