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  • THWA
    • £9.99
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    Featuring wide-ranging, carefully chosen routes from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path to the wilderness of Jamaica, 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die is an essential guide to the world's most beautiful mountain passes, woodland paths, Native-American trails and much, much more.

    Packed with facts and a wealth of information about every must-try walk - which range from 1-hour beginner routes to week-long expeditions - including essential details about its start and finish points, overall distance, difficulty rating, maps and more, this is the perfect partner for those looking for some time in the great outdoors both at home and abroad.

    Fully illustrated and including beautiful photography, this guide will make a great gift for all those who love to lace up their walking boots and explore the world - whatever their level of experience.
  • BBTW

    Christina Butcher

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    From elaborate "up-dos" to more casual braids, beautiful buns and traditional twists, Braids, Buns and Twists! is the ultimate guide to creating over 80 classic and modern hairstyles at home.

    Full of luscious photographs, step-by-step diagrams and top knot(ch) tips for success, the book takes the guesswork out of best-loved hairstyles and provides readers with a wealth of information for creating showstopping hairstyles: from trend-setting styles for teens to styles for professionals, parties, casual beach days and much, much more...

    Written by global hairstyle blog Hair Romance's Christina Butcher, Brains, Buns and Twists! is a comprehensive and inspirational guide to taking your hairdressing skill to a more professional level.
  • TSHA
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    Packed with witty illustrations and inspirational quotes, The Shakespeare Book is an innovative and accessible guide to the complete works of The Bard.

    Covering every play, poem and sonnet, including lost and lesser-known works, the book is packed with stunning and hilarious illustrations that bring the themes, plots, characters and language of Shakespeare to life.

    Whether you're a student, a scholar, a keen theatre goer or just keen to discover more about the world's most phenomenal writing talent, this authoritative yet easy-to-understand summary of Shakespeare's complete works is a must.
  • CHKN

    Chris Graham

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    Chicken keeping is becoming ever more popular and this handy guide - written by the editor of Practical Poultry magazine Chris Graham - covers 100 of the most common problems keepers will experience.

    Suitable for those new to looking after chickens and those with much experience, the book shows you how to get everything right - from feeding and breeding to housing and health requirements.

    Showing the causes of problems and how you can avoid them in the first place, there is advice on the health issues that chickens may face, their egg production and much more besides. All the information is accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions, while the highly practical book is also full of clear photographs and diagrams.
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    James E. Tew

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    With beekeeping become more and more popular every year, there has never been a more important time for seasoned beekeepers and those new to the outdoor hobby to make sure they know how to solve their beekeeping problems. That's where The Beekeeper's Problem Solver by James E. Tew comes in...

    Packed full of problem-handling advice - and problem avoidance, too - the book explains the 100 most common problems beekeepers experience, what the causes of the problems are and how to solve them in a stress-free way - using in-depth yet digestible information alongside clear full-colour photographs and diagrams.

    With an answer to every question would-be and experienced beekeepers will ever be able to think of, James E. Tew's The Beekeeper's Problem Solver has it covered - from deciding apiary sites to beekeeping equipment, producing honey, treating pests and beyond!
  • IWBM
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    This illustrated book offers a natural history and identification guide to the most significant species and goes on to profile some of the world's best-loved and most intriguing butterflies and moths. With an authoritative text and over 720 photographs and exquisite artworks, this is the essential companion for nature enthusiasts of all ages. Superbly covering the life cycle of these incredible creatures, with information on anatomy, feeding, habitats and breeding the incredible artwork, meticulous research and accessible text of this impressive guide is entertaining and engaging for those fascinated by butterflies and moths.
  • WTSW

    Christopher Somerville

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    If you've ever wondered where the best places to see leaping salmon, rutting deer, diving gannets and breaching whales are, wildlife specialist Christopher Somerville's Where to See Wildlife in Britain and Ireland is the book for you. The British Isles is home to some of the richest and most varied wildlife in Europe and this informative guide will show you when and where to go if you want to see Britain's natural beauty at its very best. With over 800 sites included, the book covers everything from national parks and RSPB reserves to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With wonderful photography throughout, this gives nature lovers the chance to plan anything from a fun family day out to a two-week tour of great British wildlife treasures.
  • TNBK

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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!
  • MLKB
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    The perfect gift to let your mum know that you love her this Mother's Day, Mums Are Like Buttons: They Hold Everything Together is full of poignant and inspirational quotes about mothers.

    Beautifully illustrated, the book shows how the relationship between children and mothers is strong and special all over the world and across different cultures, From Jewish, Persian and Irish proverbs through to quotes from Louisa May Alcott, Jeanette Winterson and Fay Weldon, this is a heart-warming anthology sure to bring a smile to her face!

    Perfect for letting your mum know just how how much you love her!
  • ACLAQ

    Stephen Hawking

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    When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Is the apparent 'grand design' of our universe evidence for a benevolent creator who set things in motion? Or does science offer another explanation? In "The Grand Design", the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe is presented in language marked by both brilliance and simplicity. Model dependent realism, the multi verse, the top-down theory of cosmology, and the unified M-theory - all are revealed here. This is the first major work in nearly a decade by one of the world's greatest thinkers. A succinct, startling and lavishly illustrated guide to discoveries that are altering our understanding and threatening some of our most cherished belief systems, "The Grand Design" is a book that will inform - and provoke - like no other.
  • BCITP

    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.
  • BIMD
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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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    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.
  • OSIP

    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.

  • OFFC
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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.

  • TOSE

    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.

  • HARM

    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.
  • ANGE

    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.

  • BSUM

    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.
  • HTGW
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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.

  • ENUM

    Stefan Gates

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    This fascinating, jargon-free guide to E numbers aims to be balanced, entertaining and useful. Rather than scaremongering, Stefan Gates sets out to discuss just how bad our food would taste, how wrong it would look and how potentially lethal it would be if we didn't have E numbers. Listing and analysing all 219 Es approved for use in food, he also talks about naturally occurring Es and how to understand the labelling. An intelligent, intrepid and funny accompainment to the BBC2 TV show.

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    Chris Catling

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    A comprehensive illustrated handbook for the keen amateur and new student with 700 photographs demonstrating skills, resources and artefacts Prepares the archaeologist for hands-on experience at a dig, and features inspirational case studies on major discoveries from around the world
  • HTLF

    Alok Jha

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    A rip-roaring introduction to the wonders of modern science, How to Live Forever and 34 Other Really Interesting Uses of Science is packed with extraordinary scenarios that are sure to baffle and amaze. Written by Alok Jha, this collection of 35 entertaining scientific questions answered is a glorious tour of the known world, taking in cloned sheep, alien worlds, quantum weirdness and dissected brains amongst many other bizarre treats. Informative and enjoyable, this is a fascinating hardback.

  • AARWB
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    This title presents a comprehensive history of locomotive technology from the 1950s to the present day, shown in over 350 photographs. This pictorial encyclopedia features some of the most influential, famous, and beautifully designed trains from across the world. With examples taken from Britain - including Eurostar - Europe, the former Soviet Union, North and South America, the Middle East, India, China, the Pacific Rim, Australasia and Africa, the book presents a comprehensive history of locomotive technology, from the older trains still used in some third-world countries to the most up-to-date electric trains and diesel engines in use in Europe and the Far East. Detailed specification boxes list each train's date, its builders, client, gauge, class, axle arrangement, dimensions, rating and speed. Packed with more than 350 photographs and illustrations, and written by an acknowledged expert on the subject, this book will appeal to train-lovers and trainspotters the world over. This title presents a comprehensive history of global locomotive technology from the 1950s to the present day. It includes detailed specifications for 55 key locomotive designs. It covers trains from every continent of the world, including the Far East, Africa, Australasia, the Americas and Europe. It features long-running steam-powered engines and the latest electric and diesel trains running today.