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‘Velvet-red meat patterned with seams of fat like the finest Dali marble. Time has done its work.’
Zhang Mei has always cherished the ham from her native province of Yunnan, China. Growing up in Dali on the banks of the Xi’er River, Mei relished the morsels of ham her father would toss into a dish of spicy green peppers and onions. Over time she learned that the true magic of Yunnan ham lies not just in its salty-sweet taste, produced by an intricate curing process, but also in its ability to bring people together and carry on a time-honoured way of life. Now a successful entrepreneur,Read more »
Before the Cultural Revolution, narrator Tadpole’s feisty Aunt Gugu is revered as an obstetrician in her home township in rural China. Renowned for her sure hands and uncanny ability to calm anxious mothers, Gugu speeds around town on her bicycle to usher thousands of babies into life.
When famine lifts and the population booms, Gugu becomes the unlikely yet passionate enforcer of China’s new family-planning policy. She is unrelenting in her mission, invoking hatred in her wake. In her dramatic fall from deity to demon, she becomes the living incarnation of a reviled social policy violentlyRead more »
When a traveller from China crash-lands on Mars, he finds himself in a country inhabited entirely by Cat People. Befriended by a local cat-man, he becomes acquainted in all aspects of cat-life: he learns to speak Felinese, masters cat-poetry, and appreciates the narcotic effects of the reverie leaf – their food staple. But curiosity turns to despair when he ventures further into the heart of the country and the culture, and realizes that he is witnessing the bleak decline of a civilization.
Cat Country, Lao She’s only work of science fiction, is both a dark, dystopian tale of one man’s closeRead more »
《杰米•奥利弗30分钟上菜》内容简介：杰米•奥利弗将为大家介绍如何在30分钟之内做好一桌大餐！不是一道菜，而是一桌美味佳肴！如果你跟杰米•奥利弗 一样热爱美食，每天回家之后饥肠辘辘急需犒赏五脏六腑，那么就让杰米•奥利弗带你体验一种全新的烹饪模式。在《杰米•奥利弗30分钟上菜》中，杰米•奥利 弗将告诉你怎样用做一道菜的时间做出一整套大餐。30分钟之内做出的大餐绝对能够让你震撼。杰米•奥利弗说：“当然，我已经震撼了我自己！”
“Dirk Pitt is oceanography’s answer to Indiana Jones,” praises the Associated Press. “Exotic locations, ruthless villains and many narrow escapes—Cussler’s fans come for swashbuckling [and] he delivers.”And now the Cusslers bring us Pitt’s most dangerous adventure of all.
It is the greatest advance in American defense technology in decades—an attack submarine capable of incredible underwater speeds. Nothing else in any other nation’s naval arsenal even comes close. There is only one problem: A key element of the prototype is missing—and the man who developed it is dead.
AtRead more »
For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments.
From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean, and from the mountaintops of Afghanistan to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden’s compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group–commonly known as SEAL Team Six– has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that neverRead more »
Technology has made it easy for marketers to collect customer data – and even easier to misuse it with irrelevant, ill-advised or even creepy marketing tactics. So how did LoyaltyOne CEO Bryan Pearson convince 99.99% of his ten million customers to willingly share their personal information? In The Loyalty Leap, Pearson illuminates the best practices for responsibly selecting, collecting and making sense of all that data to better serve your customers – and as a result, earn their trust and long-term loyalty. Drawing from his 20 years’ of experience in the frontline of loyaltyRead more »
The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory
An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer’s yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top “mental athletes.” He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist’s trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author’s own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalismRead more »
The perennial bestseller-now available as a sensational new graphic novel.
Since its publication in 2003, nearly 7 million readers have discovered The Kite Runner. Through Khaled Hosseini’s brilliant writing, a previously unknown part of the world was brought to vivid life for readers. Now, in this beautifully illustrated graphic novel adaptation, Hosseini brings his compelling story to a new generation of readers.Read more »