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Britain from the Rails (Paperback)BFTR
Britain from the Rails (Paperback)
Benedict Le Vay
A quirky and fascinating guide to Britain's railways, Bradt's Britain from the Rails is perfect not only as an entertaining armchair read but as a handy guidebook to help readers explore the country at a slower, more enjoyable pace.
- RRP £15.99
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Wonderfully presented, containing clear maps and a new section on 'Britain's Secret Railways', the book is full of fascinating titbits, weird accidents and odd characters - a thorough and humorous collection perfect for commuters and local history fans alike.
With the number of 'staycations' on the rise and increased interest in lowering one's carbon footprint, this beautiful guide is ideal for those who don't, can't or won't drive or fly.
The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations (Hardback)DIVE
The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations (Hardback)
Covering the Caribbean Sea, Bermuda, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Indo-Pacific regions, The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations is a magnificent and comprehensive book that explores and explains the world's finest diving spots.
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With stunning underwater photography boasting a huge variety of wrecks, marine habitats and aquatic species, the book details the type of dive would-be visitors would experience as well as the magnificent sights that will be witnessed - featuring detailed regional maps and travel advice.
From Eastern and Western Australia to the Bahamas, Mozambique, the Seychelles, St. Lucia, Tobago and beyond, The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations is not only a stunning guide to some of the most beautiful underwater locations on Earth, but would also be a useful title for those looking to book a diving holiday.
Great Railway Journeys of the World (Hardback)GRJW
Great Railway Journeys of the World (Hardback)
With stunning photography throughout, railway expert Julian Holland's Great Railway Journeys of the World is a gorgeous gift book that showcases some of the most scenic rail routes around.
- RRP £30.00
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Including the likes of the Le Petit Train Jaune in the Pyrenees which features France's highest railway station, the Cape Town to Kimberley route in South Africa that heads across the Karoo Desert and the Trans-Australian railway that contains the world's longest stretch of dead straight track, the stunning photography and in-depth mapping is awe-inspiring.
Published by The Times, the book is designed in a keepsake hardback format and offers detailed, informative text on the history, geography and present day operations of train journeys from 35 countries across every continent.
Are you thinking of taking a trip to Europe? We've all heard horror stories about using a sat nav, so the experts at Collins have put together this fully revised guide to Europe - Collins Big Road Atlas Europe 2015.
- RRP £12.99
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Presented in a detailed, spiral-bound A4 format, this European road atlas is sure to come in useful for any kind trip to the Continent (be it business or pleasure) and highlights 16 thorough routes through Europe's major cities, including: Amsterdam, Munich, London, Paris and more...
Featuring a 1cm to 10km scale, Collins' Big Road Atlas Europe 2015 contains clear and detailed road mapping across the country, as well as detailed and indexed town and city centre plans making it essential for any trip whether you're travelling by car or bike.
You Are Here (Hardback)AREH
You Are Here (Hardback)
After his phenomenal success on YouTube singing David Bowie's Space Oddity and a hugely rewarding career upon the International Space Station, the 'Singing Spaceman' Chris Hadfield told his life story in 2013's An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth and now he returns with a collection of his personal photographs taken from space - providing a fresh and insightful look at our planet, Earth...
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A beautiful coffee table book that is also a perfect gift, You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes finds Chris sharing some of his favourite photos from space - many of which have never been shared before. As you pore over the beautiful and thought-provoking images, Chris reveals their hidden mysteries through his in-depth knowledge of geology, geography and meteorology.
Divided into continents, among the photos from space you'll see are the region of Oceania, Manhattan 'awake' and 'at rest', Toronto under snow and the Northern Lights over Ireland and the United Kingdom.
An Island Odyssey (Paperback)AIOD
An Island Odyssey (Paperback)
Hamish Haswell-Smith casts off in his 41-foot sloop Jandara, armed with his sketch pad and a route of a journey first taken by Martin Martin in 1703. Taking him to 52 different remote islands around the Scottish coast, all that Hamish encountered is beautifully recalled in this memorable book. From Ailsa Craig to St. Kilda, Fair Isle and Bass Rock, Hamish Haswell-Smith expertly, and entertainingly, fills this unique book with natural history, local legend and landscapes, including his very own sketches and watercolours. A classic book telling of a fascinating voyage that's perfect for any Scot, lover of natural beauty, or anyone planning a visit to the stunning Scottish isles.
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Collins France Big Road Atlas (Paperback)FBRA
Collins France Big Road Atlas (Paperback)
Are you thinking of taking a trip to France? We've all heard horror stories about using a sat nav, so the experts at Collins have put together this fully revised guide to France - Collins Big Road Atlas France 2015.
- RRP £9.99
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Presented in a detailed A3 format, this road atlas is sure to come in useful for any kind trip across the Channel (be it business or pleasure) and highlights eight thorough routes through France's major cities: Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Paris, Marseille, Nice, Strasbourg and Toulouse.
Featuring a 1cm to 3km scale, Collins' Big Road Atlas France 2015 contains clear and detailed road mapping across the country, as well as detailed and indexed town and city centre plans making it essential for any trip whether you're travelling by car or bike.
Tiny Islands (Hardback)TINI
Tiny Islands (Hardback)
Not only is Britain an island, but it also rejoices in hundreds of islands of its own and Dixe Wills' Tiny Islands: 60 Remarkable Little Worlds Around Britain is a book that celebrates them. From islands off the coast to those that are situated in lakes, lochs and rivers, each one is accessible to the public and they all have a captivating story to tell. With over 60 islands from in and around Britain featured throughout the hardback, each with its own hand-drawn map, there are a number of descriptions, reviews, maps and photographs to pore over.
- RRP £16.99
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I Never Knew That About England's Country Churches, written by the bestselling author and trivia expert Christopher Winn, will surprise and delight you as you read all about the hidden stories, forgotten pasts and buried secrets that belong to these famous places of worship.
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Did you know that St. Mary's Church Deerhurst in Gloucestershire is the only church in England to have a brass with a pet named on it? Or that All Saints Tudeley in Kent is the only church in the world to have its windows designed and painted by Chagall? You'll be fascinated to hear that the Minster Church of St. Mary at Stow in Lincolnshire has the tallest Saxon arches in Britain too...
The hundreds of facts included here are just jaw-dropping and the illustrations help highlight some of the most momentous historical changes to happen in country churches throughout England.
Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books (Collection)WAIN
Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books (Collection)
A beautiful anniversary edition of all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell-walking legend, A. Wainwright.
- RRP £99.99
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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.
Locomotive Collection - 3 Books (Collection)AURT
Locomotive Collection - 3 Books (Collection)
From the train that broke the world speed record to one of the most famous locomotives on the planet and those steam engines that are still considered the finest ever seen in Britain, this three-book set will satisfy any train enthusiast!
- RRP £26.97
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Written with passion and insight by Andrew Roden, Flying Scotsman tells the story of a beautiful train that has lived a highly exciting - and varied - career on rail tracks around the world. Interviews from those who have been involved with the Scotsman over the years add a personal touch, as the book asks about the enduring appeal of this magnificent machine. Also written by Roden is The Duchesses, an examination of the fantastic engines that are widely regarded amongst Britain's finest engineering achievements.
Written by Don Hale, How the Blue Streak Broke the World Speed Record describes how a steam locomotive reached a top speed of 126mph on the East Coast main line over 70 years ago.
Complete Flags of the World (Paperback)CFTW
Complete Flags of the World (Paperback)
Full of up-to-date information on over 300 national, regional and provincial flags, Complete Flags of the World is an essential, instant-reference pocket guide to the flags from around the globe from the experts at DK.
- RRP £12.99
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Telling the story behind each flag, going as far as to explain the meanings of the differing colours, symbols and insignia, the book - with its topically woven cover - provides readers with everything they need to know about the history of flags, from Armenia to Zimbabwe. A perfect pub quiz partner.
Finding Longitude (Hardback)FIND
Finding Longitude (Hardback)
Accompanying the National Maritime Museum's exhibition that coincides with the tercentenary of the first British Longitude Act, Finding Longitude reveals the link between ships, clocks and stars - one which combines technical creativity, scientific innovation and commercialism.
- RRP £25.00
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One of the great successes of the Georgian era, longitude helped people determine a ship's east-west position while at sea. Illustrated with archive documents throughout, the book looks at how finding longitude managed to capture the imagination of an entire nation - everyone from astronomers to instrument makers, politicians, seamen and satirists were intrigued.
A very accessible and highly informative hardback, this detailed and fascinating book shows just how the longitude problem was solved.
From Pole to Pole (Hardback)POLE
From Pole to Pole (Hardback)
Garth James Cameron
One of the most successful polar explorers of his generation, and the first man to unquestionably reach both the North and South Poles, Roald Amundsen was a world-renowned explorer with a passion for flight.
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Whilst on a rescue mission to the Arctic in 1928, Amundsen and his team's plane mysteriously vanished - believed to have crashed in fog in the Barents Sea, with only a petrol tank and wing float ever found of the wreckage.
In From Pole to Pole: Roald Amundsen's Journey in Flight, Garth James Cameron explores the feats in aviation in which Amundsen was involved with vivid detail and passionate intricacy. Including an adventure to the North Pole in a biplane, which he barely survived, and an analysis of the circumstances surrounding this famous adventurer's death, this book is ideal for any budding adventurer, aviation enthusiast or reader with a keen interest in modern history.
There's no better way to explore the natural beauty of northern Britain than on foot. From Hadrian's Wall Path to the Coast to Coast Path, avid and devoted walker David Bathurst takes readers through ten of the best-loved long-distance footpaths of the north in this informative and interesting guide. Ranging in difficulty from green and gently rolling dales to more adventurous rugged mountain paths, this comprehensive companion to exploring the north is ideal for both experienced and novice walkers. Each path in The Big Walks of the North is split into manageable sections and even recommends historical and geographical areas of interest close to the path's route, from ancient burial mounds to detail on flora and fauna. An invaluable resource for any and every kind of walker.
- RRP £17.98
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Otter Country (Hardback)OTTE
Otter Country (Hardback)
Otter Country is Miriam Darlington's account of her year spent travelling around Britain in search of wild otters. From her home in Devon to the wilds of Scotland, Cumbria, Wales, Northumberland, Cornwall and Somerset, the book follows Darlington's search through different landscapes, seasons, weather and light as she tries to track down one of British nature's most elusive animals. Along the way, she meets otter experts, conservationists, ecologists, fishermen and many more. Beautifully written and perfect for nature lovers, the magnificently absorbing prose is complemented by wonderful line-drawing illustrations.
- RRP £20.00
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Escape Routes (Paperback)ROUT
Escape Routes (Paperback)
- RRP £16.95
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Matt Carroll uncovers a personal selection of 60 stunning cycle rides in Escape Routes. All the routes have been designed to help cyclists explore the secrets and surprises of the English countryside and coast. Suitable for cyclists of all levels, routes range from five-mile pootles to 20-mile day trips and categories included in the book include 'Jaw-dropping Views', 'Best for Pubs' and the 'Magical History Tour'. A book that is sure to provide inspiration for you to ditch the car and explore England's stunning nooks and crannies on two wheels this summer!
Philip's Atlas of the World (Hardback)PAOW
Philip's Atlas of the World (Hardback)
Featuring 193 pages of detailed physical and political maps, this is a revised edition of Philip's Atlas of the World.
- RRP £75.00
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The unique combination of relief colouring and hill-shading gives an exceptional portrayal of landforms and this brand new edition comes complete with an informative World Geography section too, featuring maps, diagrams and detail about key topics such as climate change, geology, trade, agriculture and population.
Urban-area and city-centre maps are also included, from Dubai to Venice, as well as spectacular satellite views, illustrated flags, an 84,000-name index plus plenty more practical and informative elements that make this atlas one of the best (and most stunning) you can buy.
Dickens's London (Hardback)DIKN
Dickens's London (Hardback)
Charles Dickens perfectly captured the spirit of London throughout many of his books and Peter Clark's Dickens's London showcases just how much the place meant to him and how it impacted on his life, his journalism and his fiction. This cloth-bound book provides information on five walks through central London, complete with maps, and as the route is discussed, Clark illuminates the settings and what role they played both in Dickens's life and in his writing. He also explores the First Suburbs of Camden Town, Chelsea, Greenwich, Hampstead, Highgate and Limehouse as they feature in Dickens's writing.
- RRP £9.99
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Little Book Of London (Paperback)LBOL
Little Book Of London (Paperback)
An great purchase for both a visitor to, and resident of, the city of London and its surrounding area, this pocket-sized atlas displays an extensive area of coverage and shows the centre of London at an extra large scale - so you can find and navigate to exactly where you want to be quickly and easily. For such a little book, the maps are exceptionally clear and the colour coding makes finding any location a breeze...
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Featuring a fully updated tube map, tourist information spots and shops, hospitals, hotels and schools all pin-pointed, as well as the landmark Olympic Park, this book is bursting with information but is presented in a slim and compact format - making it ideal for those on the move and for slipping into a backpack or pocket.
Britain Goes Camping (Hardback)GBGC
Britain Goes Camping (Hardback)
A nostalgic guide to a national summer pastime that is enjoyed by couples and families up and down the country, Britain Goes Camping is a handy hardback packed with useful advice, one-pot recipes and a useful gazetteer featuring the National Trust's 54 beautiful camping sites.
- RRP £16.99
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Learn how to make the best of camping and caravanning holidays whatever the weather with Don Philpott's practical book that shows you how to pitch up, keep the children busy and feed the family with delights such as campfire pizza, sausage stew and chicken hot pot. A celebration of camping that will soon become indispensable!
The Good Pub Guide: The North of England (Paperback)PGNE
The Good Pub Guide: The North of England (Paperback)
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The Good Pub Guide: The North of England is a handy up-to-date guide that features information including food, drinks, facilities and the opening hours of the best pubs in your area, that have been selected by its highly-respected editors. Whether you're planning a holiday, booking a short break or looking for a new local, this book is bound to become indispensable!
Philip's 2012 Compact Road Atlas - Britain (A5) (Paperback)ROAT
Philip's 2012 Compact Road Atlas - Britain (A5) (Paperback)
Philip's Compact Atlas of Britain is the ideal atlas to help you keep track of where you are and where you are going. Coming in a handy compact size, the maps featured on the 287 pages clearly mark service areas, roundabouts, multi-level junctions and speed-camera locations. The book also distinguishes between roads above and below 4 metres wide in rural areas, something that will come in very useful for drivers of wide vehicles. Scenic routes are highlighted for leisure users and the maps show upland and highland areas as well as National and Forest Parks, and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
- RRP £9.99
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