Gabriel García Márquez


This volume of essays constitutes a critical reappraisal of a front-rank world author, Gabriel García Márquez. Its principal objective is to reflect the breadth and variety of critical approaches to literature applied to a single corpus of writing; here, the major novels (including Love in the Times ...

Collaborative Assistive Robot for Mobility Enhancement (CARMEN)


In nowadays aging society, many people require mobility assistance. Sometimes, assistive devices need a certain degree of autonomy when users' disabilities difficult manual control. However, clinicians report that excessive assistance may lead to loss of residual skills and frustration. Shared contr ...

Philip of Spain


Reassesses King Philip II's reputation as narrow-minded tyrant, describes the major events of his reign, and presents a more rounded depiction of his personality ...

Harry Potter


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second novel in the Harry Potter series, written by J. K. Rowling. The plot follows Harry's second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, during which a series of messages on the walls of the school's corridors warn that the "Chamber of Sec ...

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


"'There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.'" Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a ...

The God of Small Things


The beloved debut novel about an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s modern classic is equal ...

The Soul of A New Machine


Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder memorably recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one companys efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. What has not changed is the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the go-for-broke approach to business that has caused so many ...

Roald Dahl


A biography of the author who created Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. ...

Roald Dahl


Provides an overview of the life and career of the author best known for his children's books, including "Matilda," "James and the Giant Peach," and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." ...

Roald Dahl


Part of a series of illustrated biographies, this title tells the story of a remarkable person from the past, whose name and achievements have lived on far beyond their own time. The biographies link in with National Curriculum KS1 and KS2. ...