Born in India and educated in Britain, Mark Tully is a citizen of two countries and two cultures, both of which have shaped his thinking. Here, he shows us the lessons he has learned from India and, what he believes India has yet to teach us about the way we deal with economic growth and poverty relief, environmental issues, education, and others.
Edited and introduced by Bill Bryson, and with contributions from Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, David Attenborough, Martin Rees and Richard Fortey amongst others, this is a remarkable volume celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society.
From their very beginnings, the civilizations of China and India have been walled off from each other, not only by the towering summits of the Himalayas, but also by the vast and impenetrable jungle, hostile tribes, and remote inland kingdoms. This title gives us an account of the region's long and rich history and its significance.
In both a philosophical and a practical work, Clausewitz defines the essential nature of war, debates the qualities of a great commander, assesses the relative strengths of defensive and offensive war, and - in highly controversial passages - considers the relationship between war and politics.
A story that grew out of a map led to imaginary treasure, devised during a holiday in Scotland by Stevenson and his nephew. It is told by an adventurous boy, Jim Hawkins, who gets hold of treasure map and sets off with an adult crew in search of the buried treasure.