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    TFTM

    The First 20 Minutes (Paperback)

    Gretchen Reynolds

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    More is now known about exercise, health and fitness than ever before and in The First 20 Minutes: The Surprising Science of How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter and Live Longer, New York Times columnist Gretchen Reynolds provides tailored practical and user-friendly advice on how to make the most of your daily fitness regime. Whether you are a sprinter, marathon runner or looking to lose weight or run a faster 5k, this book provides evidence-based answers to help you train more efficiently, recover quicker and reap a wide range of physical and mental benefits.
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    GFFS
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    As thoughts drift towards holidays and summer months, many people strive to achieve a body they can be proud of. This four-book collection, from the experts at DK, will show you how you can enjoy the convenience of working out at home with minimal equipment.

    All the books feature techniques from fitness training, Pilates, yoga and physical therapy and all of these are coded in levels of difficulty. The Stretching book will help you loosen up while Skinny Jeans will ensure you can wear your favourite trousers by the time the sun comes out. There are also books to help you achieve a Flat Tum and Toned Bum just in time for the summer season.

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    ABDWD

    Walking for Fitness (Paperback)

    Nina Barough

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    This is a total fitness programme from power-walking expert Nina Barough. Keep fit, tone-up and lose weight - walking is the perfect way to achieve optimum health, hassle free. Power-walking expert Nina Barough reveals there is a world of difference between a casual stroll and an energising, body-sculpting power walk. Founder of the annual Moonwalk, Nina explains how this low-impact form of exercise can be done by anyone, anywhere at anytime and her total walking programme will help you achieve health, vitality and weight-loss. This book was made for walking!
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    ACOKK

    Family Health and First Aid (Paperback)

    Stephen Shepherd

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    This title includes information from treating cuts, sprains and bandaging in an emergency to making decisions on headaches, fevers and rashes: plus all you need to know about the long-term health and fitness of your family. This title is packed with over 1100 photographs, artworks, diagrams and illustrations, all in colour, specially commissioned to teach essential first-aid techniques and to show symptoms clearly. It provides information on how to cope and care in an emergency - from splints, simple bandages and slings to resuscitation and life-saving technique, all shown step-by-step. It tackles the health issues that will affect your family all the way through their lives. It provides quick-reference boxes that identify the most obvious symptoms of an illness, while the text analyses possible diagnoses and appropriate responses. The first half of the book is packed with a wide range of information on every aspect of first aid and life saving, with special sections on babies and toddlers; outdoor safety and travel; and, planning a safe and secure home. Informative flow charts, symptom lists and warning boxes are featured, and background information explains how to stay healthy and prevent accidents. In the second half of the book hundreds of medical conditions are examined, discussed and diagnosed. Practical and jargon-free advice is given on every type of illness, from everyday complaints such as colds, headaches and fatigue, through to serious conditions including strokes, kidney stones and Parkinson's Disease.
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    ADZSH

    First Aid Handbook (Paperback)

    Pippa Keech

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    An authoritative manual that brings all the safe accessible and reliable first aid information you will need together into one handy volume. Understanding at least the basics of first aid is a vital skill that everyone should master, and this book is the perfect teacher. This fully illustrated, comprehensive guide provides expert, up-to-date information on the safest and easiest ways to prevent and deal with all kinds of problems and emergencies. It includes chapters that cover special life-saving techniques, problems specific to babies and small children, outdoor safety, safety tips for active hobbies or travelling abroad, and how to avoid accidents and dangerous medical situations, complementary therapies and alternative treatments and solutions.
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    WORK

    Total Home Workout (Paperback)

    Chrissie Gallagher-Mundy

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    Written by Chrissie Gallagher-Mundy, Total Home Workout is an inspirational book that aims to get you in shape, whether you're a keep-fit fanatic or a fitness phobic.

    According to the book, all you need is 20 minutes of focused exercise a day to reshape your body. Simple exercises and routines that easily fit in with your lifestyle are included, enabling you to see the results of your workout quickly.
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    ADLRY

    The Fitness Book (Paperback)

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    Find a fitness workout that works for you with the home fitness bible. Whether you want to fit into your skinny jeans, brave a swimming costume in six weeks or squeeze in some exercise during your lunch break, "The Fitness Book" will help you find a workout that fits perfectly into your busy lifestyle. From stretching to strength-training and yoga to Pilates, over 500 exercises are covered plus questionnaires and tests help you identify the perfect workout for you. Tips on motivation and advice on healthy eating will keep you on the right track when the going gets tough. Easy to follow, enjoyable and achievable, "The Fitness Book" is your own gym membership for life so cancel your costly subscription and find a routine that really works for you.
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    ABAYS

    Running: How to Get Started (Paperback)

    Elizabeth Hufton

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    Running is one of the most popular activities worldwide, and provides an incredible feeling of achievement as well as offering an enjoyable and accessible way to get fit. This superb book is an ideal reference guide for beginners, with easy-to-follow advice and guidance on getting started, staying motivated, and improving your performance. To help you begin to run, the first part of the book provides practical advice, including basic health checks, progressive walk/run programmes, a six-week plan of running for fitness, and exercises to build up strength. Appropriate clothing and equipment, stretching exercises and warm-up routines are described. Once you have achieved a certain standard you may want to try an event, and there is a special section devoted to explaining what kinds of events are suitable, from a 5K walk/run to a marathon. With over 300 photographs and illustrations, including step-by-step instruction, this expert book is essential reading for anyone who wants to begin and to improve their running. This title is the perfect introduction to one of today's fastest-growing and most popular activities, full of tips to help you stay motivated. It provides a fascinating insight into the world of running and its history, with a survey of the greatest runners and famous races. It includes start-up advice on basic health checks, running kit and footwear, core strength training and stretching exercises, and more. As you develop your distance and running skills there are progressive walk/run programmes and guidance on building up miles and hill running. It contains expert advice on pre-run and post-run nutrition, and entering and training for events. Clear and instructive step-by-step photographic sequences throughout make it easy to start and keep running.
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    LIST

    Life Story (Hardback)

    Mike Gunton

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    From an animal's first steps to growing up; finding a home; discovering power; developing a courtship and finally settling into parenthood, Life Story is the latest BBC nature documentary series from David Attenborough and it is truly spectacular.

    This beautiful hardback book is packed with stunning photographs and spectacular stills from the programme and manages to capture some of life's most tender, exciting and dramatic moments, while also giving in-depth information on how animals learn and evolve through life.

    Whether you want to pore over the amazing photography or learn how sharks can help albatross chicks fly and why some chimps make spears, this book reveals all. A great gift for anyone who loves nature or enjoys the show, the book is endlessly fascinating and a startling insight into life inside the animal kingdom.
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    REVO

    Revolution (Hardback)

    Russell Brand

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    Our political system isn't working; our government - corrupt; our culture - empty-headed. In his brand new book Revolution, Russell Brand uses his well-known, articulate humour and wit to provide readers with his vision for a fairer, sexier, fun and inclusive society.

    Lacerating the straw men and paper tigers of the conformist times in which we live, with the help of experts as diverse as Thomas Piketty and George Orwell, Brand picks apart the fabrics of our society to present an alternative to modern civilization - and he wants YOU to join the revolution!

    The perfect book for fans of his previous two books, My Booky Wook and My Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal, Russell Brand puts his main points from the famous Paxman vs. Brand interview to page - and the results are not only highly entertaining, but compelling, deft and persuasive.
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    HUNI

    Human Universe (Hardback)

    Brian Cox

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    A spectacular new book from the nation's favourite scientist, Professor Brian Cox, Human Universe takes readers on a journey through time and space in an attempt to uncover and understand the universe's greatest wonder of all - humankind!

    Revealing how time, physics, chemistry and an amount of luck contributed to the creation of a species capable of not only acknowledging but also questioning its own existence, the book combines stunning photography and innovative computer-generated imagery to tell humanity's story - from the Big Bang through to the potential fate of of species.

    Told with Professor Brian Cox's trademark down-to-earth romanticism and lyrical approach, Human Universe bridges the gap between cutting-edge science and a child-like sense of wonder. A fascinating book sure to satisfy those with the unquenchable thirst for knowing where we came from, how we think, where we're going and if we are alone in the universe...
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    QEVY

    Question Everything (Hardback)

    New Scientist

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    Compiled by the experts at the bestselling New Scientist magazine, Question Everything is a dazzling collection of answers to all of the important questions from the worlds of medicine, astronomy, psychology, physics, chemistry and biology.

    All science begins with questions, and then a search ensues for the search for proof. For answers. Packed with over 100 intriguing questions, the book provides a comprehensive, accessible insight into our world, our universe and our being - from the seemingly obvious, to the surprising and downright startling.

    The perfect stocking filler book for inquisitive types who prefer facts to fiction, Question Everything shows how the simplest of questions can lead to amazing - and sometimes controversial - answers.
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    WAIN

    Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books (Collection)

    Alfred Wainwright

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    A beautiful anniversary edition of all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell-walking legend, A. Wainwright.

    The pages have been freshly reproduced from the original artwork and then printed and bound to match the first-edition books as closely as possible. Completely unabridged or edited, the maps and text are just how Wainwright wrote them too.

    There simply is nothing quite like Wainwright's guides, and having been treasured by generations of keen walkers, this set makes a wonderful gift for a new enthusiast. Perfect for walkers and lovers of the Lakeland Fells, as well as those who simply love stunningly presented books.

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    WMAG

    What Makes Great Art (Paperback)

    Andy Pankhurst & Lucinda Hawksley

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    Showcasing 80 of the most famous paintings and sculptures of all time, What Makes Great Art is a handy pocket guide that provides would-be art aficionados with a guide to why these pieces of art have inspired so much acclaim and respect.

    Ideal for anyone who loves art, Andy Pankhurst and Lucinda Hawksley look at projects from many different eras and of various styles - from Expression and Beauty to Realism and Form. There are also chapters based on Symbolism, Distortion and Erotic artwork.

    Whether the paintings owe their greatness to the composition or colour, provide an insight into a human subject or convey a message in an effective manner, this book covers it. Among the famous pieces covered are Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Claude Monet's Impression: Sunrise and Jackson Pollock's Mural.

    Please note that What Makes Great Art contains a chapter dedicated to Erotic art.
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    Get where you need to go with the help of the AA's Road Atlas Britain 2015! With clear mapping at a scale of 3.2 miles to 1 inch, the spiral-bound paperback atlas will help you plan journeys throughout the nation.

    A great accompaniment to your satnav - and perfect for getting you back on track after it takes you on a wrong turn! - the atlas pinpoints the nation's speed camera locations as well as where National Trust, English and World Heritage sites are located.

    With 104 city, town and port plans, the comprehensive 31,500 entry index has all the top tourist sites, motorway service stations and airports listed.
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    FIMO

    50 Moments That Rocked the Classical Music World (Hardback)

    Darren Henley & Sam Jackson

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    Written by the managing directors of Classic FM, 50 Moments that Rocked the Classical Music World is a fun, eclectic and informative guide that takes in key events ranging from the first ever musical instruments through to the video game soundtracks of today!

    The 50 events have clearly shaped the way we play and listen to classical music today and the book is full of insight that will fascinate and appeal to both classical aficionados and those who have just fallen for the beautiful sound.

    Among the key events Darren Henley and Sam Jackson cast their expert eye over are the introduction of musical notation and the invention of the printing press, the Three Tenors triumphant performance during World Cup Italia 90 and the advent of composing on computer, which was quickly followed by the Digital Download Revolution.
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    FWBT

    For Who the Bell Tolls (Hardback)

    David Marsh

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    Written in a very accessible, informative and easy-to-read format, this is the book for anyone who loves - or struggles with - English grammar.

    Written by David Marsh, the Guardian's Production Editor, the book upholds the Guardian's Style guide and answers puzzling questions along the lines of whether you should 'compliment' or 'complement' someone, when you should use 'which' and 'that' and why the Ghostbusters never asked 'Whom you gonna call?'

    With top question-and-answer tweets from the popular @guardianstyle Twitter account featured too, the book also reveals what the greatest headline ever written is! A great guide for grammar enthusiasts.
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    TNBK

    The Train Book (Hardback)

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    From the very first steam trains to diesel engines and today's state-of-the-art bullet trains, The Train Book: The Definitive Visual History is a beautiful gift (or coffee table book!) for anyone you know who is fascinated by all things locomotive.

    A huge hardback book with plenty of stunning photographs to pore over for hours on end, it traces the history of trains and showcases some of the most famous to have hit the railway lines including the legendary Orient Express, the Mallard and the Fairy Queen.

    The book highlights some of the world's most impressive railway journeys, including the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and Japanese Tokaido Shinkansen line and there is also information on the innovators, designers and engineers who have changed the face of railway travel - this DK book is a great way to keep track of the history of locomotives!
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    CRPM

    Classic Readings & Poems (Hardback)

    Jane McMorland-Hunter

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    Classic Readings & Poems for Weddings, Christenings, Funerals and All Occasions will help ensure you have the right words for every important life event.

    Hand-picked by Jane McMorland Hunter, the book features everything from familiar favourites to lesser-known, yet no less stunning, pieces that can mark anything from a birth to a death; an engagement to a retirement and a wedding to a memorial service.

    Among the poems and readings are works from the poets Longfellow, Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson as well as famous writers like William Blake, Wordsworth and William Shakespeare. There are also Apache prayers and Irish blessings, as well as quotes from books and speeches that mark moments of new life, unions, loss and solitude.
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    HYKW
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    The nation's favourite educational expert Carol Vorderman will help you and your children get to grips with their English, Maths and Science lessons in this three-guide collection.

    Specially designed to help parents help their young learners, the highly visual books will reduce the stress of studying these subjects while also demystifying the various topics. The Maths book will take you step-by-step through everything from basic numeracy to complex and challenging subjects like statistics and algebra, while the Science book covers Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

    Help Your Kids with English covers all the important areas of this subject, including punctuation, grammar, spelling and communication skills. These helpful guides will help so much if you are (or know someone who is) a frustrated parent or have a child who struggles at school, especially with their homework.

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    JVET

    Jack Vettriano: A Life (Hardback)

    Jack Vettriano

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    A self-taught artist of Italian descent, Jack Vettriano has been an inspirational artist for over 20 years and has now established himself as Scotland's most successful and controversial contemporary artist. This book beautifully captures his famous works and is perfect for any art connoisseur to pore over.

    Emerging from the unlikely setting of the Scottish Coalfields, Vettriano's paintings offer a glimpse into his alluring yet sinister world - daylight scenes of heady optimism on the beach and at race tracks are counterbalanced by more disquieting canvases of complex night-time liaisons in bars and clubs...

    This updated edition of Jack Vettriano: A Life contains many of his powerful canvases, including 15 more recent images that will thrill and intrigue fans of art.
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    TEOE

    The Elements of Eloquence (Hardback)

    Mark Forsyth

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    From the bestselling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon, The Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth is a deft, laugh-out-loud, irreverent examination of rhetoric that wordsmiths among us will devour with delight.

    From classic poetry to pop songs, advertising slogans and even the King James Bible, Forsyth picks apart the most unforgettable of phrases and explores the reasoning for their lasting appeal - with his inimitably entertaining and witty style.

    An ideal gift for those looking for literary immortality and perfectly entertaining reading for the lovers of linguistics and experts in eloquence among us, the book proves that it doesn't matter what you say, but more how you say it!
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    HBWR

    How to be Well Read (Hardback)

    John Sutherland

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    Perhaps best-known for his investigations of anomalies, enigmas, conundrums and mysteries from Victorian fiction in Is Heathcliff a Murderer?, John Sutherland returns with yet another guide to fine fiction in the form of How to be Well Read, a guide to the best novels ever written and why they matter.

    A compelling, personal combination of literary reference and history, the editor of The Oxford Companion to Popular Fiction and Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London, John Sutherland, introduces readers to over 500 of the world's best canonical and modern works of fiction in the form of informative, yet offbeat and quirky, mini-essays.

    From imposing Victorian novels to espionage, romance, thrillers and everything in-between, the book provides a forceful, evocative defence for why the titles should take pride of place upon the bookshelves of every fan of fiction. Perfect for dipping in and out of, How to be Well Read not only makes for great reading itself but also provides readers with a well-informed reading list of books they are sure to enjoy!
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    PACW

    100 Plants That Almost Changed the World (Hardback)

    Chris Beardshaw

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    From the plants that changed the world, to the ones that almost did and the ones that most certainly didn't, 100 Plants That Almost Changed the World by the award-winning garden designer, television presenter and author Chris Beardshaw takes readers on a journey through history's most fascinating plants, flowers, vegetables and herbs.

    Uniquely exploring the origins, quirks, stories and uses for the plants and vegetables we see, nurture and consume every day, the book is a quirky delight that covers plants from today right back to the time of the Roman Empire.

    Brimming with enthusiasm, this handy-sized book provides a delightful look into horticultural history and offers reflection on the relationships that man has had with plants. An ideal read for fans of The Flying Gardener, Hidden Gardens, Gardeners' World, Great Garden Detectives and Country Lives.