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  • UNTR

    Ella Frances Sanders

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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 way, 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
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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.
  • 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
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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

    DK

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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!
  • 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.
  • SCBB

    Martin Roach

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    Peel back the bodywork and head underneath the bonnet of some of the finest cars known to man in the Supercar Book for Boys!

    Sure to appeal to petrolheads of any age, this book includes an introductory chapter from Formula 1 legend David Coulthard and goes on to cover some of the most iconic vehicles of all time. Starting with the 1954 Mercedes Gullwing and racing through each decade since, the book pays particular attention to 10 of the game-changing cars that have defined the genre including those manufactured by Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Pagani, McLaren and Porsche.

    As well as the sheer beauty of these vehicles, the book also looks at their mechanics and ever-changing aesthetics, as well as how supercar technology has affected everyday cars. A great book that will tell you all you ever wanted to know about the best supercars of all time.
  • 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.
  • GCCL

    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.
  • AEAAK
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    This book is a hands-on resource for the amateur, student or volunteer as well as a reference for those interested in the world's greatest archaeological finds and the people who discovered them. The first part of the book explores the many fields of archaeology, from forensics applied to burial sites through to the deciphering of ancient languages. The techniques involved in an excavation are unravelled, from the initial surface sampling of a site to the post-excavation practice of dating finds and building matrices. The book then looks at the people who have been responsible for many of the most important discoveries in world archaeology, and the final section of the book is an overview of the world's greatest archaeological sites broken down into sections on specific geographic regions.
  • AEAAX

    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
  • 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.