Illustrated Guides

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  • UNTR
    Ella Frances Sanders
    • £3.99
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    Lost in Translation is a completely gorgeous gift book that provides beautiful and clever illustrations for 50 words from around the world that happen to be untranslatable.

    From the Japanese word for the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees to the Swedish term for anticipation before a trip away, they're all brought to life in style through beautiful ink illustrations.

    Perfect for any logophile and full of surprises, this keepsake hardback book from Ella Frances Sanders proves that sometimes a picture can sum up a thousand words - or at least the few that are needed to provide a definition!
  • HYKM
    Carol Vorderman
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    Carol Vorderman can help your child understand music with this step-by-step visual guide...

    Focusing on music theory and fully up to date with the UK National Curriculum, the book helps to demystify the sometimes tricky subject of music and covers everything from semitones and note values to harmony and music appreciation.

    Using clear, accessible pictures and diagrams throughout, the Help Your Kids with Music will help children approach even the most complex musical theory with utmost confidence. There's also a glossary with all those tricky terms and symbols to help with the learning.
  • TSMF
    Matthew K. Manning
    • £11.99
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    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superman! Perfect for new and old fans of the Man of Steel, this book finds Brainiac 5 looking back over the life and times of Clark Kent and his superhero alter ego.

    With plenty of original comic artwork to pore over, the book provides an easy-to-understand, complete history of Kal-El and his arrival on Earth as Clark Kent. It also covers the friends and foes - from Lois Lane to Lex Luthor - who made him use his powers for the good of mankind.

    The Superman Files is packed with information about one of the world's favourite superheroes. A super book for super fans of any age!
  • CPEA
    Charles M. Schultz
    • £14.99
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    You'd struggle to find anyone who doesn't love Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang. This special-edition keepsake hardback celebrates over 60 years of Charles Schulz' beloved creations.

    Covering all the characters who have made the comic strip and its spin-off TV shows and films such a beloved success, the book looks at their quirks and interactions; as well as celebrating special memorabilia and containing photographs from the Schulz museum.

    With commentary from fans, peers and colleagues of Schulz, this is a gorgeous gift for anyone who loves one of the most inspiring cartoons of all time.
  • THWA
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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.
  • PGIP
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    Get the most out of an iPad with this practical 'how to' guide that places particular emphasis on using the device to help make learning fun for kids. A Parent's Guide to the iPad features clear instructions and illustrations throughout and will also guide you through the required computer skills needed to make the most out of it. Easy to follow, the guide will also offers instructions on how to use all of the iPad's facilities, including movies, social networking, games apps and much more besides.

    This indispensible guide refers to the first-generation iPad, iPad2 and the 3rd and 4th generation iPad. This is the 2nd Edition and covers iOS 6.
  • TSHA
    • £6.99
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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.
  • SGAZ
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    Stargazing for Beginners will explain all the information you need to know to start studying the night sky.

    From what the universe is made of and how it works to the phenomena that are present in the solar system, it will show you how to view these objects and charts where the stars and planets will appear at different times throughout the year.

    Practical and accessible, this an inspiring introduction to the fascinating subject of astronomy.
  • TOEG
    Time Out Guides Ltd
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    A beautiful city full of sights to see and things to do, the Time Out guide to Edinburgh will give you all the information you need when planning your trip.

    With its narrow streets and grand buildings making it a beautiful place for wandering, Edinburgh is also home to a lively entertainment district - including its world-famous festival - and first-class shopping and dining options.

    As well as tips for sightseeing, hotels, restaurants, bars and pubs, this guide also contains maps of the city so you'll never get lost - and an extensive guide to nearby Glasgow.
  • LLON
    Sunshine Jackson / Kate Hodges
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    Full of fun and fascinating things to do, Little London: Child-friendly Days Out and Fun Things to Do unveils some of the English capital's best-kept secrets - many of which are free to attend!

    Containing over 200 ideas, the book covers everything from the National Gallery's family Sundays to the Big Garden Birdwatch and backstage tours of the National Theatre. There are also seasonal events like the Scandinavian Christmas Market and the Day of the Dead Celebrations, so there really is something for all tastes!
  • HEBR
    Peter May
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    With stark cliffs, ghostly mists and lonely beaches, the landscape of the Outer Hebrides has become a definitive character in Peter May's bestselling Lewis trilogy and this book finds the author setting off on a journey through this absorbing setting.

    Throughout the book, May describes the bewitching and treacherous island life and reveals all about his encounter with the bird-hunters of Sula Sgeir, the savage seas of Ness and the churches of Eriskay.

    The hardback book also features extracts from his trilogy to complement the beautiful photography and gives some background to the creation of the author's characters and the world he created.
  • 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.
  • HERB
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    This comprehensive yet easy-to-follow guide provides simple instructions for mixing and preparing herbs and traditional remedies to aid in relieving common ailments. In an oversized, beautifully presented format featuring over 750 colour photographs, the book also contains a 235-herb dictionary with short descriptions, medicinal and culinary uses, and cultivation tips. Readers interested in home remedies will find this an absolutely vital resource for the bookshelf as it explains 40 often-experienced conditions on clear 1-2 page spreads, so you can find the exact symptoms to match your 'patient' and the reliable solution to help cure it.
  • BKPS
    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.
  • BWPA
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    Hop along with rabbits and get up close to otters with this marvellous hardback!

    Featuring stunning imagery from some of the top photographers practising in the UK, it really does highlight the majestic diversity of British natural history. With the photographer's personal accounts and differing approaches, there are an extraordinary range of viewpoints featured and you will also be able to find out the stories behind the photos, many of which are amusing and inspirational.

    Photographer notes are also included, making this ideal for not only nature lovers, but also those interested in improving their photography skills.
  • FGFG
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    A Fan's Guide: Football Grounds England and Wales: 2012 is the football stadium bible for any supporter. The author Duncan Adams has travelled thousands of miles watching football in all 92 grounds in the current Barclays Premier and npower Football League, attending matches as a visiting supporter. In this informative book, he shares his experiences - from the easiest way to find a ground when travelling by car to descriptions of what the terraces, seating and facilities are like for away fans. He also gives local pub listings and the location of the nearest railway station, alongside terrific colour photographs of every ground. This is the essential companion for anyone who loves watching live football!
  • MDSG
    Richard Horne
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    With a list of things to spot that will brighten up the grind of the daily commute, this is a book that will change the way you look at the little things in life. Written by Richard Horne, the bestselling author of 101 Things to Do Before You Die, this is extremely witty and thoroughly surprising... Learn how to spot a pigeon with one foot, a cat with a moustache and a hopelessly lost tourist! A book to inspire you to take a step back, look up and take in everything around you.
  • BUSH
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    Lawrence Potter answers 57 questions about the world we live in in What The Newspapers Don't Tell You, a book he claims is "for those confused by the problems of a troubled world". Important information, including the latest research on environmental issues and the history behind current worldwide events, is presented in enough detail to be useful without overwhelming readers. A balanced, informed reference guide that answers questions from 'What is jihad' to 'Is fair trade a good thing?'

  • FGNS
    Giles Sparrow
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    For anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wanted to explore more, this stunning Constellations book will be sure to turn any reader into an avid and enthralled stargazer.

    Focusing on the 88 popular and distinctive patterns of the stars and unearthing the appealing and intriguing stories behind each one, including their origins and mythology, you will soon be spotting the magnificent objects in the sky and enjoying their wonder night after night.

    Featuring 300 of the best astronomical images ever captured alongside comprehensive yet easy-to-follow information about the stars and other celestial phenomena, the state-of-the-art star maps show the stars visible from both hemispheres and the detailed snippets of text will bring you up to scratch with all you need to know about constellations from ancient times right up to today.
  • 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!
  • ANGW
    Alex Quick
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    With 24/7 Twitter and Facebook, smartphones tucked under the pillow and car alarms going off night after night, night-time is not what it used to be and it's easy to forget the power, fun and magic of what was once called the 'witching hour'.

    With At Night, readers can rediscover the joys and mysteries of the night with over 100 surprising, witty and inspirational suggestions for keeping yourself entertained during the moon-lit hours, from watching a meteor shower to traversing a city and making a Faustian pact.

    Stunningly presented in a hardback cover and filled with beautiful high-contrast illustrations, At Night: A Guide for the Wakeful is a book that no self-respecting night owl should be without.
    Stephen Hawking
    • £7.19
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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.