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    TNBK

    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!
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    SCBB

    The Supercar Book for Boys (Hardback)

    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 gift book that will tell you all you ever wanted to know about the best supercars of all time.
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    BCITP

    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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    ANTI

    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.
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    WBCD

    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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    Learn all about every species of bird that is found throughout Britain and Europe in this fantastically extensive reference guide.

    From DK and the RSPB, the book profiles 800 species of bird with stunning photography and informative text so you'll be able to become an expert birdwatcher in no time.

    Fully up-to-date, colour-coded maps highlight resident and migratory distributions so you know which species of bird to expect when you are out and about. The book also describes the characteristics of bird anatomy, reproduction, flight, song and other forms of behaviour.
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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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    PGGS
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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.
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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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    HALL

    The Classic FM Hall of Fame (Hardback)

    Darren Henley

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    What are the greatest pieces of classical music ever composed? Every music lover has a favourite, whether it is one that stirs you to joy or tears, that makes itself heard with marching refrains or delicately rises with soft flutes. Classical music reaches our ears in many forms, from the hauntingly memorable strains of the requiems by Faure or Mozart to the scores of Hollywood masterpieces such as James Horner's 'Titanic' and John Williams' 'Star Wars'. Based on fifteen years of selections by the listeners of Classic FM, The Classic FM Hall of Fame presents the stories behind the 300 most loved pieces of classical music. Tim Lihoreau, Darren Henley and Sam Jackson guide us through the world of classical music and the enduring compositions that occupy it.
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    Fully illustrated, The Complete Dog Breed Book will help you choose the perfect companion for you and your family. From spaniels to sheepdogs, the guide features over 400 of the world's best-loved breeds and is a one-stop manual to help you become the owner of a healthy, happy and well-suited dog. The book offers question and answer selector charts to help choose the right dog for your lifestyle, and also provides expert guidance on caring for your dog.

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    PGNE

    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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    STVD
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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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    PGLS
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    The Good Pub Guide: London and the South East 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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    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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    DFAT

    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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    WIYP

    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.
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    BBBC

    Betjeman's Best British Churches (Hardback)

    John Betjeman

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    From the eminent authority on church heritage in the United Kingdom, this fully updated hardback edition of Betjeman?s Best British Churches is a vast and beautiful guide. Covering more than 2,500 of the finest churches that can be found across England, Wales and Scotland, Sir John Betjeman?s classic guide ? first published more than 50 years ago ? has been expertly brought up-to-date by bestselling author Richard Surman, whose authoritative text is supported by more than 350 gorgeous specially commissioned photographs ? making this a beautiful gift book.

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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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    IPGG
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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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    OSIP

    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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    GDOG

    Good Dog! (Paperback)

    Sarah Whitehead

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    Transform your dog into one that is happy, healthy and above all, well-behaved with this innovative 12 step guide from Sarah Whitehead. Good Dog! will show you how to train your dog with 12 simple lessons, each of which is conveyed with expert guidance and handy photography of each training sequence. With some fascinating insight into the way dogs learn and how to form a positive bond with your pet, this hardback is the only guide you?ll need to make life with your dog more fulfilling.