In every age, books have played a very important role in informing and educating people especially the ones written on politics and current affair. In the current information age, apart from the internet, books still hold a good position in disseminating knowledge and insight about the various events and happenings occurring in society or nation. Luckily or unluckily politics have been the part of every average common man, who happens to be a conscious and informed person. No one can avoid this subject since it’s the area, which touches everyone in some way or the other. The people related to current affair and news business are the ones, which are connected the most to this subject. Hence they keep waiting to see several books on political issues to shape their insights about this subject. The below is the list of some of the best upcoming political issues books. Let’s explore them.
History is important because it reminds us of the great warriors and leaders. It helps us to gather information about the past which has shaken the roots of the world or has taken the world to new heights of success. History is the sum up of all those events that had occurred in ancient times. Here are the best selling books on history which contains some of the best and classic histories of all time.
Historical fictions have always been a hit among bibliophiles. They not only create a mystery but also help us understand the ancient world, the people and lot many more things. They also open up a new avenue to think and understand things about how they are and why they are. It broadens up the mind and the perspective with which we look at life.
Historical fiction may be used for books that are set in the past, usually drawn from history. Often these novels contain characters from the historical past with the main characters fictional.
Here are some of the best historical fictions.
The most influential writers are those who writes keeping in mind the society. Tom Haentjens’s call for artists around the world to make new covers for my list of the 100 greatest novels of all time opened up all the old disputes. It is often regarded as one of the most daunting task to term 100 greatest novels of all time, since any type of clash is expected.
So, the best way to deal with such a debatable subject of all time is, you better have to be sure of one thing, you have to analyze the writers from all the perspective and not only genre and what you like. This would help in making the list of 100 greatest novels more unbiased. The popularity on celebrity’s biography is sky high as people are dead crazy for getting a peek of their lifestyle. It won’t be a surprise if a book on Britney Spears perfume is launched and sold out the very first day.
The winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Books is finally out. Daniel Gilbert’s Stumbling on Happiness won £10,000 award. There were six nominations for the prize. Each of the runner up received £1,000 at the Society’s headquarters. Professor Colin Pillinger who chaired the judging panel said that all the books were “excellent” and deciding the winner was “extremely difficult”. He said, “Daniel Gilbert’s voice provides a witty companion throughout this exploration of the science behind the pursuit of happiness. He uses cognitive science and psychology to provide intriguing insights into human nature, helping us to understand why we make the decisions we do.” Gilbert on receiving the prize said, “I’m absolutely delighted to receive this tremendous honour from the world’s oldest learned society. There are very few countries (including my own – the US) where a somewhat cheeky book about happiness could win a science prize – but the British invented intellectual humour and have always understood that enlightenment and entertainment are natural friends. So God bless the empire!” Source: BBC
Japan will honor the artists in the comic book field abroad for the first time this summer. The “Nobel Prize of Manga” is another step towards Japan’s pop culture tactics. The International Manga Award will be given to a foreign artist, whose work makes a big contribution to spread the manga form all over the world. Manga is nothing but a name used for Japanese-style comic books. The Japanese comic books are characterized by mergence of complex stories with drawing styles emphasizing cuteness. The event will be held on July 2 and the winner and three runners-up will receive a certificate and trophy. The manga artists and publishers who form the core of the awards committee is expected to make its selections around June 22. The prize lacks any monetary reward. Source:USAtoday
Tired of wasting your money on beauty products that do nothing good for you? Are you a cosmetics freak? If your answer for both of the questions is yes then this book called ‘The Beauty Buyble’ is just made for you. And the book doesn’t come alone. This reusable box contains it and some beauty product samples. The Beauty Buyble book contains some wonderful beauty tips making it a must have. And it also lists some best beauty products, which can stop you from wasting your money and get some appropriate stuff. Source: Outblush.
A group of Canadian physicists in Simon Fraser University have created the world’s smallest book, measuring only 0.07mm x 0.10mm.The book also has its own International Standard Book Number. But reading it would be a tough task and may cause a lot of strain on your eyes. The book’s title is: Teeny Ted from Turnip Town. Its tiny size is because of the use of focused-gallium-ion beam on 30 slices of polished silicon crystals. Professor Karen Kavanagh at the Simon Fraser University said: It is primarily a work of art – we are using it as just a fun project. In order to read it, you have to have an electron microscope.The focussed ion beam is like drilling with a beam of sand, but instead of sand, you are using gallium ions and you are removing material. We probably could make it smaller. We could make the letters in the order of 10 nanometres, instead of 40. We could certainly entertain other publishers. The two smallest books that are listed in Guinness World Records are: New Testament of the King James Bible measuring 5 by 5mm, created in 2001 and Chekhov’s Chameleon measuring 0.9mm by 0.9mm created in 2002 have been left behind by this new creation. This new book has limited editions and is available at $US 20,000. The tiny work of art is also available in signature-edition copies for £10,000. Source: labnews
Despite a mother’s objections ruling that books like Harry Potter substantiate witchcraft, the book was allowed to be kept in Gwinnett County school libraries. Laura Mallory still wants the books to be removed and is planning to appeal to the federal court. Mallory was not represented by any attorney at the hearing. The decision was given by Ronnie Batchelor; a Superior Judge. Even the management of the schools approve of the court’s decision. As per them, the books tell stories of children with magic powers and induce imagination and creativity in children. Mallory argued that witchcraft is a religion practiced by some people and the books violates the constitutional separation of church and state. Source: USAtoday