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  • WAYFINDING

    Michael Bond

    The physical world is infinitely complex, yet most of us are able to find our way around it. We can walk through unfamiliar streets while maintaining a sense of direction, take shortcuts along paths we have never used and remember for many years places we have visited only once. These are remarkable achievements.In Wayfinding, Michael Bond explores how we do it: how our brains make the 'cognitive maps' that keep us orientated, even in places that we don't know. He considers how we relate to places, and asks how our understanding of the world around us affects our psychology and behaviour.The way we think about physical space has been crucial to our evolution: the ability to navigate over large distances in prehistoric times gave Homo sapiens an advantage over the rest of the human family. Children are instinctive explorers, developing a spatial understanding as they roam. And yet today few of us make use of the wayfaring skills that we inherited from our peripatetic ancestors. Most of us have little idea what we may be losing. Bond seeks an answer to the question of why some of us are so much better at finding our way than others. He also tackles the controversial subject of sex differences in navigation, and finally tries to understand why being lost can be such a devastating psychological experience. For readers of writers as different as Robert Macfarlane and Oliver Sacks, Wayfinding is a book that can change our sense of ourselves.

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  • Paddington - the beloved classic bear from Darkest Peru, now a major movie star - is back in this fantastically funny, brand new illustrated novel from master storyteller Michael Bond! Hurrying forward, he held out a welcoming hand. ''Sir Percival Rushmoor,'' he said. ''I''m invigilating.'' ''I''m sorry to hear that, Sir Percival,'' said Paddington. ''I hope you feel better very soon.'' Paddington always finds himself in unusual situations so it is no surprise when he has a run-in with the police, appears in a TV cookery show, and gives one of his hard stares to a hypnotist!

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  • To celebrate 60 years of Paddington Bear, comes this beautiful new edition of his first ever adventure. Unabridged and featuring beautiful colour drawings from Peggy Fortnum, this stunning slipcased children''s gift book will delight Paddington fans new and old. The perfect present to treasure forever. ''A bear? On Paddington station?'' Mrs Brown looked at her husband in amazement. ''Don''t be silly, Henry. There can''t be!'' Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same... for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved. Since A Bear Called Paddington was first published in 1958, the character of Paddington has won the hearts and minds of over 35 million readers the world over, and he is now the star of two major movie box office hits. Paddington Bear ranks alongside other beloved character such as Winnie-the-Pooh, and Mary Poppins as an essential part of our literary heritage.

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  • Based on the original stories by Michael Bond, a new Paddington adventure with real mail to open and enjoy! This funny interactive picture book explores Paddington''s new life in London after travelling all the way from Darkest Peru and meeting Mr and Mrs Brown at Paddington station. Open the six envelopes inside and find out all about his new home, family and friends. These include Paddington''s first letter to Aunt Lucy, a half-price voucher for his favourite buns, a very special birthday card - and more!

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  • Celebrate the 60th anniversary of Paddington, the much-loved bear from Darkest Peru, with this brand new classic picture book. Paddington is now a major movie star! For six decades, stories of Paddington Bear have delighted children all over the world. When Mr Gruber takes Paddington on a special outing to St Paul''s Cathedral, there is one surprise after another. But the biggest of all comes when Paddington is mistaken for a choir bear and suddenly finds himself joining the choir for a most unusual rehearsal!

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  • WAYFINDING - THE ART AND SCIENCE OF HOW WE FIND AND LOSE OUR WAY Nouv.

    ''[A] fascinating, incisive account of how the human brain evolved to keep us orientated . . . Beautifully written and researched.'' - Isabella Tree, author of Wilding The physical world is infinitely complex, yet most of us are able to find our way around it. We can walk through unfamiliar streets while maintaining a sense of direction, take shortcuts along paths we have never used and remember for many years places we have visited only once. These are remarkable achievements. In Wayfinding, Michael Bond explores how we do it: how our brains make the ''cognitive maps'' that keep us orientated, even in places that we don''t know. He considers how we relate to places, and asks how our understanding of the world around us affects our psychology and behaviour. The way we think about physical space has been crucial to our evolution: the ability to navigate over large distances in prehistoric times gave Homo sapiens an advantage over the rest of the human family. Children are instinctive explorers, developing a spatial understanding as they roam. And yet today few of us make use of the wayfaring skills that we inherited from our nomadic ancestors. Most of us have little idea what we may be losing. Bond seeks an answer to the question of why some of us are so much better at finding our way than others. He also tackles the controversial subject of sex differences in navigation, and finally tries to understand why being lost can be such a devastating psychological experience. For readers of writers as different as Robert Macfarlane and Oliver Sacks, Wayfinding is a book that can change our sense of ourselves.

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  • Paddington Bear and the Brown family go to the circus, where Paddington ends up as part of the trapeze act.

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  • Un poster effaçable « L'alphabet » pour apprendre la langue anglaise avec Paddington. L'enfant découvre chaque lettre de l'alphabet avec les mots anglais associés et ainsi enrichie son vocabulaire : A as Apple, C as Cookies, M as Marmalade, P as Postbox... Grâce à une partie effaçable en bas du poster, l'enfant peut s'entraîner à écrire les lettres et les mots autant de fois qu'il souhaite.

  • Dans le château d'un riche comte se trouvait une maison de poupée, dans laquelle vivait une famille de souris : Monsieur et Madame Chicote et leurs 13 souriceaux. Chaque matin, ils briquaient leur maison, puis se cachaient tandis que les visiteurs emplissaient le château, s'émerveillant devant leur maison. Leur vie de souris était heureuse et sans soucis... mais un jour, de grands travaux de remise à neuf débutent au château, et bouleversent la vie des Chicote : bientôt, on emmène même leur maison dans une remorque ! Où vont-ils habiter ?

  • "A bear on Paddington Station?" said Mrs Brown in amazement. "Don't be silly - there can't be." The original story of Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru.

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  • Learn valuable life lessons from Paddington Bear himself in this inspirational book of kindness. The perfect gift for fans of the bear from Darkest Peru, who is now a major movie star. ''Aunt Lucy taught me to say ''please'' and ''thank you'' when I''m out shopping, and to raise my hat whenever I meet someone I know.'' Whatever situation Paddington Bear finds himself in, he always responds with kindness. From arriving in London and winning the hearts of the Brown family, to sharing elevenses with Mr Gruber and lending a paw around the neighbourhood, he always tries to do his very best for others... even if there are a few well-intentioned mishaps along the way! Now you can learn how to be more like the much-loved bear from Darkest Peru in this uplifting collection of inspiring - often hilarious - quotes from the enduringly popular books by Michael Bond, with beautiful illustrations by the original Paddington illustrator, Peggy Fortnum.

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