Three of our many brand new titles from Penguin!
The Trouble with Physics
The Rise of String Theory, The Fall of a Science and What Comes Next
By Lee Smolin
In the last fifteen years theoretical physicists and cosmologists have introduced new ideas, reaching for the new fundamental theory that will unify all our knowledge of the natural world. This book is a controversial and honest account of what we really know about nature and what is the real status of the new ideas proposed in the last quarter century. The Trouble with Physics will include intimate portraits of many of the leading figures in string theory, quantum gravity and cosmology.
Julie & Julia
My Year of Cooking Dangerously
By Julie Powell
Trapped in a boring job and living in a tiny apartment in New York, Julie Powell regularly finds herself weeping on the way home from work. Then one night, through her mascara-smudged eyes, she begins to cook and The Project is born. This is Julie's story, as gradually, from oeufs en cocotte to bifstek sauté au beurre, from 'Bitch Rice' to preparing live lobsters, she realises that this deranged Project is changing her life. The richness of the thousands of sauces she slaves over is beginning to spread into her life, and she begins to find the joie de vivre that has been missing for too many years.
Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe
By Brian Moses and Garry Parsons
All is quiet in the Dinosaur Cafe until big bully Tyrannosaurus bursts in, demanding more than vegetarian fare! After he threatens to put all the herbivores into a dinosaur stew, they decide to retaliate and call in their secret weapon - Terry Triceratops who delivers a whack and a smack and a three-pronged attack! And with big bully T-Rex cowering in the corner, the rest of the dinosaurs join in and tickle him till he's helpless with laughter. As T-Rex eventually escapes, he agrees to end his bullying ways. A triumph for the peace-loving dinos!