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Unmanned: Drones, Data, and the Illusion of Perfect Warfare

Unmanned is an in-depth examination of why seemingly successful wars never seem to end. The problem centers on drones, now accumulated in the thousands, the front end of a spying and killing machine that is disconnected from either security or safety. It shows that security is actually undermined by an impulse to gather as much data as possible. And yet the very endeavour of putting fewer human in potential danger places everyone in greater danger. Wars officially end, but the Data Machine lives on forever…

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CHF 34,60

On Writing

Charles Bukowski was one of America's most iconoclastic, raw and riveting writers, one whose stories, poems and novels left an enduring mark on its culture. This title collects Bukowski's reflections and ruminations on the craft he dedicated his life to. Piercing, unsentimental and often hilarious, it is filled not only with memorable lines but also with his trademark toughness, leavened with moments of grace, pathos and intimacy.

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CHF 23,40




Walking the Nile

From the source of the Nile in the forests of Rwanda to its mouth on Egypt's Mediterranean coast, Levison Wood passed through rainforests, savannah, swamp, desert and lush delta oasis. He crossed six, very different countries, immersing himself in the people and the stories of modern-day Africa. The dangers are very real, but so is the motivation; if he can overcome the mental and physical challenges, he will be walking into history.

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CHF 17,90

Tears of Dark Water, The

When Somali pirates hijack an American sailing yacht in the Indian Ocean, a tense standoff orchestrated by top U.S. hostage negotiator Paul Derrick ends in tragedy: Skipper Daniel Parker is shot dead and his troubled son Quentin is critically wounded. The pirates are captured and extradited to stand trial in the USA. A young pirate named Ismail is identified by his cohorts as the shooter. In questioning him, Derrick begins to suspect there is more to his story than a zealot driven by simple, bloodthirsty anti-American extremism…

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CHF 15,80




Picnic in Provence: A Tale of Love in France, with Recipes

What if you went on a picnic in Provence - and never came back ? On a last romantic jaunt before the birth of their first child, Elizabeth and Gwendal decide to move to the French countryside, a land of blue skies, lavender fields and peaches that taste like sunshine. Part memoir, part chocolate-smudged family cookbook, Picnic in Provence reminds us that life, in and out of the kitchen, is a rendezvous with the unexpected.

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CHF 18,40

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Switzerland

Whether you want to hurtle down the Cresta Run on a tearaway luge or rest and re-energise yourself at a luxury spa, this guide includes everything you need to know when planning a holiday in Switzerland. Showing you what others only tell you!

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CHF 26,90




Quest

Two friends in a city park are startled by the sudden and magical appearance of a king, who thrusts into their hands a map and some strange objects. But before he can explain, the king is captured by enemy forces and whisked back into his enchanted world. Just like that, the two friends are caught up in a wild dash to rescue the mysterious monarch and save his people from darkness.

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CHF 11,00

Happy...

Exploring the loving relationship between animal parents and their babies, and featuring a tenderly-told rhyming text and heart-warming illustrations, these beautifully designed, padded picture books will be become firm bedtime favourites.

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CHF 15,80

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