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  • The Train Book (Hardback)

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    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!
  • Brick City (Hardback)

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    Brick City (Hardback)

    Warren Elsmore

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    While to many, LEGO bricks are 'just a toy', to an ever-growing army of fans they provide a challenging and enjoyable modelling medium. These fans, calling themselves 'AFOLs', or Adult Fans of LEGO, have taken it upon themselves to recreate local landmarks using just the bricks that you may find at a local store. LEGO models created by adult fans, however, don't resemble those that many people created as a child. Created by masters of their medium, these fabulously detailed models may contain thousands of pieces - or perhaps just a handful. Either way, the talented artists have an intimate knowledge of every piece and colour available. Skilfully choosing the ideal piece to recreate a well-known landmark, they may create a model indistinguishable from the real thing, or evoke the spirit of a building in just a few small pieces. In fact, landmarks and cityscapes - from the New York skyline to the Sagrada Familia, London's St Pancras and the amazing towers of Beijing and Hong Kong - have long been a source of inspiration for LEGO builders. In this book, LEGO artist Warren Elsmore takes us on a world tour and explores more than 12 global cities and their iconic structures. Each city is examined and recreated in LEGO form. Comprising amazing artwork, exploratory photographs and detailed breakdowns, Brick City looks at the essence of what makes an urban landscape recognizable.
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    Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia (Hardback)

    Judith Miller

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    Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia is the authoritative voice when it comes to collectables. From 18th century furniture and decorations all the way through to contemporary sports and music memorabilia, the enormous hardback has all the information any antiques enthusiast could ever want.

    With more than 3,000 colour photographs to show the pieces that can be found in shops, auctions and fairs, the book also reveals a price code for each item and will help you identify whether you have found a genuine antique.

    Compiled by an international team of over 40 consultants, lead by the expert Judith Miller, the book provides useful information and some of the antiques covered include furniture, ceramics, silver, jewellery, toys and games.
  • World's Best Cider (Hardback)

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    World's Best Cider (Hardback)

    Pete Brown

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    Covering beverages hailing from everywhere from Somerset to Seattle, World's Best Cider is the first book to offer a comprehensive history of cider and tell the story of the people who make and champion it all over the world. With a cider-tasting guide that shows the different styles, terroirs, vintages and fruits, plus retailers and suppliers, the book also shows you not only how to enjoy drinking cider, but also how to cook with the beverage. As well as descriptions of over 200 ciders (all with tasting notes), the book even reveals what the Magners' effect actually is and is complemented by sumptuous photography.
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    With easy-to-understand explanations of over 5,500 medical terms, this fully updated reference dictionary is a useful addition to any family's bookshelf. Fully illustrated, the dictionary provides more than just basic definitions with information on how it affects the patient as well as advice on possible treatments also included.

    This resource dictionary will help you know when to seek medical treatment and also provide you with the correct details on a range of anatomical terms, disorders, tests and drugs.
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    Britain's Highest Mountain Walks (Hardback)

    Jeremy Ashcroft

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    Britain's Highest Mountain Walks is an essential guidebook for anyone who has an interest in mountaineering. Written by Jeremy Ashcroft, the mountaineering editor of Trail magazine, the book covers every mountain in England and Wales over 3,000 ft and every mountain in Scotland over 4,000 ft. With detailed descriptions for each route of where to go and what to see, there are also relief maps and hand-drawn illustrations highlighting the points of interest and changes to the terrain. With beautiful colour photography also included, the book covers everything from a simple walk up to Snowdon through to the towering cliffs of Ben Nevis.
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    100 Greatest Cycling Climbs (Hardback)

    Simon Warren

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    After the success of Team Sky and famous sportsmen like Sir Bradley Wiggins, Sir Chris Hoy and Mark Cavendish, cycling has never been more popular, especially on the roads. 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs: A Road Cyclist's Guide to Britain's Hills comes in a handy size and covers some of the greatest bike climbs in Britain, covering everything from lung-busting city-centre cobbles to windswept mountain passes, many of which contain up to ten energy-sapping hills. The book has a locator map, fact file and colour photograph for each hill too, so you will always be prepared for the challenge that awaits.
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    Anyone who is interested in philosophy will love learning about Aristotle, Descartes and Freud in these three brilliantly accessible introductory books. All the books are presented in an easy-to-read graphic format and are endlessly fascinating. You can learn about Aristotle's various theories that ranged from the establishment of systematic logic through to the earliest rules of science, the answers to the puzzling questions Descartes asked about human beings and their place in the world and Freud's theories on the unconscious, dreams and sexuality.

    Please note that the Freud book contains adult imagery.
  • World Beer (Hardback)

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    World Beer (Hardback)

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    World Beer celebrates the fact that beer has just as much variety and complexity as the finest wines and through its tasting notes and food-pairing suggestions, aims to help you find the most exceptional beer. Showcasing over 800 of the most outstanding classic and craft beers from the world's greatest breweries, the book also discusses the pioneering brewers whose passion and innovation has helped spark the craft beer revolution. A must-have book for anyone with an interest in brewing or drinking beer!
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    The Good Pub Guide: The North of England (Paperback)

    Alisdair Aird

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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!

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    The ultimate guide for Trekkies everywhere, Star Trek: The Visual Dictionary features all the the popular characters from the live-action television series such as Spock, Bones, Scotty and James T. Kirk, while also providing detailed information on the spaceships and exciting new worlds that have featured in the show. One of the most popular cult TV shows of all time and part of a franchise that has spawned hit films, novels, comics and games, this book charts each and every voyage the Starship Enterprise has taken throughout the TV shows and the full-colour spreads really do bring the Star Trek universe to life. This truly is the final frontier!
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    LCIV
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    If you're interested in growing your very own fruit and vegetables, this is the book for you. Ideal for beginners, it explains in simple terms everything you need to make a success of growing your own food in your own home, at your own pace and in your own time. With 53 projects included in the book, you'll start with a simple salad in a window box and soon move on to more difficult projects. DK's A Little Course in... Growing has a number of step-by-step pictures to make sure you're on the right track and a number of practice projects are featured too.
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    How to Draw Flowers & Trees (Paperback)

    Denis John-Naylor

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    How to Draw Flowers & Trees in Simple Steps is a practical workbook that offers an easy-to-follow approach for drawing both flowers and trees. Sure to appeal to those who enjoyed the previous book, How to Draw Animals, this is a wonderful resource for anyone who wants to understand the intricacies of the structure of flowers and trees and there are also helpful instructions throughout to ensure your illustrations will be as good as they possibly can be.

    With advice from illustrators Denis John-Naylor, Janet Whittle and Penny Brown, the colour diagrams featured throughout will also help guarantee positive results.
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    Weather In Your Pocket (Hardback)

    Michael Bright

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    Earth is filled with fascinating phenomena, sandstorms and monsoons, avalanches and mudslides, solar storms and jet streams, but how much do we really know about these weather trends? From aurora australis and aurora borealis to Van Allen Belts and water spouts, Weather in Your Pocket presents all the facts and figures that explain winds, humidity, cold, heat and weather changes that shape our planet and our lives.
  • Test Your IQ (Paperback)

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    Test Your IQ (Paperback)

    Philip J. Carter

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    Test Your IQ is a book that contains 1000 IQ test questions written and compiled by the experts Ken Russell and Philip Carter. It comes complete with a guide to assessing individual performance and shows how working through the questions can help anyone improve their vocabulary and develop powers of calculation and logical reasoning. By studying the different types of test and recognising different types of question, you'll be able to improve your test score and increase your IQ rating. Not only is the book invaluable for those who have to take an IQ test, it's also great fun and provides hours of entertainment for those who like to stretch their minds.

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    Philosophers have always enjoyed asking the awkward questions such as: 'what is the nature of reality?' and 'are we free to choose who we are and what we do?'. The graphic guides featured here in the Introducing Philosophy Collection are perfect for anyone new to the subject and offer a comprehensive guide to the significant philosophers of the Western world. There are also introductions to the father of modern philosophy Rene Descartes and Jean-Paul Sartre, a man widely recognised as the father of existentialism.
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    Outer Space In Your Pocket (Hardback)

    Mike Flynn

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    Outer Space in Your Pocket is the perfect book for the inquisitive mind. Within it you'll discover everything you need to know about travel to the moon, solar systems, black holes, white giants, the distance to the nearest galaxy, the structure of the cosmos and more. Broken down into bite-sized pieces of information and accompanied by clear diagrams and illustrations, this small but perfectly formed history of the universe is an absolute gem.

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    The perfect starter guide for those struggling to get to grips with their Microsoft operating system and its functionality, the Office Handbook from DK is a thorough hardback guide to Office 2007 for Windows Vista. With practical tips and helpful advice on using Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote and Outlook, all indexed smartly for easy navigation, this is great for novices but will equally prove useful for those who are looking to get more from their computer.

  • The Rose (Hardback)

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    The Rose (Hardback)

    Jennifer Potter

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    A vast and truly beautiful book, the Rose is the definitive history of the queen of flowers. Written by acclaimed horticultural historian Jennifer Porter, this lavishly illustrated hardback charts the potency of the rose the world over, from the Greek and Roman empires to the cultivated perfection that we know today. Vividly written with incredible historical accuracy and great enthusiasm, this book is an incredible feat that is sure to capture the imagination in the same way that its beautiful subject matter has done for thousands of years.

  • Harmony (Hardback)

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    Harmony (Hardback)

    HRH Prince Charles of Wales

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    Written by Charles, Prince of Wales - and his two leading advisors, Ian Skelly and Tony Juniper - Harmony is a practical guide to what we have lost in the modern world, why we have lost it and how easily it is to rediscover.

    A blueprint for a more balanced, sustainable world that the human race must create to survive, the hardback sees HRH the Prince of Wales take a look at different aspects of our modern world to demonstrate how many of the challenges seen in areas as diverse as architecture, farming and medicine can be traced to how we have abandoned a classical sense of balance and proportion.

    It tells the story of how our disconnection from nature has contributed to this crisis, and how seeking balance in our actions will return us to a more considered and comfortable world.
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    From Zero to Rock Hero (Hardback)

    Owen Edwards

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    Owen Edwards' From Zero to Rock Hero: A Crash Course in Playing Rock Guitar is a book and CD set that is designed to take you from complete beginner to rock hero in record-breaking time. As easy as 1-2-3, this six-week programme will get you riffing, soloing and rocking out in no time at all. Fun musical examples will help you to play in the style of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin... and plenty more too!

  • The Compleat Angler (Paperback)

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    The Compleat Angler (Paperback)

    Izaak Walton

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    Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton's The Compleat Angler was first published in 1653 and is widely hailed as a classic of English literature. An inspirational book that even appeals to those who do not fish, it inspires readers from all walks of life to go in search of the countryside that Walton recreates with vivid and loving writing. Still in print after all these years and a tantalising glimpse into the life of anglers years ago, many of the observations held by Walton and Cotton still remain true today.

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    Edited by Mark Crick, photographer and author of Kafka's Soup, Sartre's Sink and Machiavelli's Lawn, The Household Tips Of The Great Writers sees a range of authors cover all your indoor and outdoor household needs, in hilarious and brilliant ways. Pablo Neruda explains the best way to prune a rose bush, John-Paul Sartre shows how to mend a dripping tap and Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh reveals a special recipe for the perfect chocolate cake - but that's not all he's cooking.

  • The Book of Summer (Hardback)

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    The Book of Summer (Hardback)

    Josie Curran

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    With fascinating information and advice for how to spend your summer, such as suggestions for midnight walks and tips on how to catch glow worms, The Book of Summer is a delightful companion for the warmer months.

    Full of pleasurable and entertaining suggestions for ways to spend the halcyon days of summer with your friends and loved ones, this inspirational and pretty book by Josie Curran features some lovely black and white line drawings.