The classic English children´s novel of three young friends and one special garden, stunningly reimagined in a deluxe full-color edition, illustrated with beautiful artwork and unique interactive features created by the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise, MinaLima-sure to delight fans of the live action film versions coming in 2018 from Disney and Universal Studios. After tragedy leaves Mary Lennox orphaned, the bratty ten-year-old British girl is sent from her home in India to Yorkshire, to live with Archibald Craven, a distant uncle whom she has never met. At first, life in the isolated Misselthwaite Manor is as cold and desolate as the bleak moor outside her window. Then Mary learns the story of the late Mrs. Craven, the estate´s mistress, who spent hours in a walled garden tending to her roses. Mrs. Craven died after an accident in the garden, and her forlorn husband forbid anyone to enter it again, locking it and burying the key. The tale piques Mary´s curiosity and inspires her to find this secret garden, a search that introduces her to new friends, including a robin redbreast; Dickson, a twelve-year-old boy with a kindness to animals; and Colin, her secluded sickly first-cousin. Spending time in the garden transforms Mary and Colin and ultimately, life at Misselthwaite Manor itself. Originally published in 1911, Frances Hodgson Burnett´s poignant story has captured reader´s hearts for more than a century. Part of Harper Design´s series of deluxe reimagined children´s classics, this captivating unabridged gift edition takes readers on a memorable journey that teaches them lessons about hardship, friendship, happiness, and restoration. Illustrated throughout, The Secret Garden comes with ten interactive features, including: A layout of the Manor House and grounds A map of the Secret Garden A dial showing how plants grow throughout the season A cut-out paper doll of Mary and her clothes A removable letter to Dickon from his older sister, the maid who tells Mary the story of the garden
Created for map lovers by map lovers, this rich book explores the intriguing stories behind maps across history and illuminates how the art of cartography thrives today. In this visually stunning book, award-winning journalists Betsy Mason and Greg Miller--authors of the National Geographic cartography blog ´´All Over the Map´´--explore the intriguing stories behind maps from a wide variety of cultures, civilizations, and time periods. Based on interviews with scores of leading cartographers, curators, historians, and scholars, this is a remarkable selection of fascinating and unusual maps. This diverse compendium includes ancient maps of dragon-filled seas, elaborate graphics picturing unseen concepts and forces from inside Earth to outer space, devious maps created by spies, and maps from pop culture such as the schematics to the Death Star and a map of Westeros from Game of Thrones. If your brain craves maps--and Mason and Miller would say it does, whether you know it or not--this eye-opening visual feast will inspire and delight.
Search is among the most disruptive innovations of our time. It influences what we buy and where we go. It shapes how we learn and what we believe. This provocative and inspiring book explores design patterns that apply across the categories of web, e-commerce, enterprise, desktop, mobile, social, and realtime search and discovery. Using colorful illustrations and examples, the authors bring modern information retrieval to life, covering such diverse topics as relevance ranking, faceted navigation, multi-touch, and augmented reality. Search Patterns challenges us to invent the future of discovery while serving as a practical guide to help us make search better today: - Discover a pattern language for search that embraces user psychology and behavior, information architecture, interaction design, and emerging technology - Increase sales for e-commerce and efficiency in the enterprise - Help mobile users to achieve goals, complete tasks, and find what they need - Learn how futures methods and user experience deliverables can be employed to drive innovation in the design of search interfaces and applications Search Patterns draws upon insight and experience to help you build effective search applications. Web practitioners, mobile designers, students, search entrepreneurs, and anyone fascinated by the future will find this book intriguing and invaluable. What people are saying about Search Patterns ´´Search Patterns is a delight to read -- very thoughtful and thought provoking. It´s the most comprehensive survey of designing effective search experiences I´ve seen.´´ --Irene Au, Director of User Experience, Google ´´I love this book! Thanks to Peter and Jeffery, I now know that search (yes, boring old yucky who cares search) is one of the coolest ways around of looking at the world.´´ --Dan Roam, author, The Back of the Napkin (Portfolio Hardcover) ´´Search Patterns is a playful guide to the practical concerns of search interface design. It contains a bonanza of screenshots and illustrations that capture the best of today´s design practices and presents a fresh perspective on the broader role of search and discovery.´´ --Marti Hearst, Professor, UC Berkeley and author, Search User Interfaces (Cambridge University Press) ´´It´s not often I come across a book that asks profound questions about a fundamental human activity, and then proceeds to answer those questions with practical observations and suggestions. Search Patterns is an expedition into the heart of the web and human cognition, and for me it was a delightful journey that delivered scores of insights.´´ --Dave Gray, Founder and Chairman, XPLANE ´´Search is swiftly transforming everything we know, yet people don´t understand how mavens design search: by stacking breadcrumbs, scenting widgets, and keeping eyeballs on the engine. I urge you to put your eyeballs on this unique and important book.´´ --Bruce Sterling, Writer, Futurist, and Co-Founder, The Electronic Frontier Foundation ´´As one who searches a lot (and often ends up frustrated), Search Patterns is a revelation.´´ --Nigel Holmes, Designer, Theorist, and Principal, Explanation Graphics ´´Search Patterns is a fabulous must-have book! Inside, you´ll learn the whys and wheres of practically every modern search design trick and technique.´´ --Jared Spool, CEO and Founder, User Interface Engineering Search is among the most disruptive innovations of our time. It influences what we buy and where we go. It shapes how we learn and what we believe. In this provocative and inspiring book, you´ll explore design patterns that apply across the categories of web, ecommerce, enterprise, desktop, mobile, social, and real-time search and discovery. Filled with colorful illustrations and examples, Search Patterns brings modern information retrieval to life, covering such diverse topics as relevance, faceted navigation, multi-touch, personalization, visualization, multi-sensory search, and augmented reality. By drawing on their own experience-as well as best practices and evidence-based research-the authors not only offer a practical guide to help you build effective search applications, they also challenge you to imagine the future of discovery. You´ll find Search Patterns intriguing and invaluable, whether you´re a web practitioner, mobile designer, search entrepreneur, or just interested in the topic. * Discover a pattern language for search that embraces user psychology and behavior, information architecture,