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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.
  • 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!
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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!
  • The Grand Design (Paperback)

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    The Grand Design (Paperback)

    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.
  • 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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    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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    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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    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.
  • 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.
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    Stefan Gates On E Numbers (Paperback)

    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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    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.
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    Practical Archaeology (Hardback)

    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
  • How to Live Forever (Hardback)

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    How to Live Forever (Hardback)

    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.

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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.
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    Gods and Religion of Ancient Egypt (Paperback)

    Lucia Gahlin

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    Religious belief was central to life in ancient Egypt and played a fundamental role in the development of their great society. In the first half of this book, the state religion is considered, with an examination of the preparation for the afterlife, including the procedures and ceremonies that followed death. The section includes an examination of the afterlife, the Book of the Dead and ceremonies such as mummification and the Weighing of the Heart. The second half of the book examines the effects of popular religion on daily activities. It describes temple rites and offerings, the power of the high priests, and the role of women in religion. The religion of this fascinating society has been documented with maps and a wealth of over 200 beautiful photographs, reproductions and colour artworks, making this book an essential reference for anyone interested in this ancient civilization.
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    This is a visual encyclopedia of edged weapons from around the world, including knives, daggers, bayonets, machetes and khanjars, with over 500 illustrations. This is a visual encyclopedia of over 350 edged weapons from around the world from the Stone Age to the modern day. Each specially commissioned colour photograph is clearly labelled to show the significant features of each blade plus at-a-glance specification boxes give date of manufacture, country of origin and size. This title covers some of the world's most deadly and beautiful knives, daggers and bayonets, including fighting knives from Africa, the ceremonial kris from Indonesia, the double-edged Japanese ken and the distinctively decorated Indo-Persian peshkabz. It is written by a leading arms and armoury expert, a comprehensive volume perfect for both dedicated collectors and amateur enthusiasts. Since the first sharpened tools used by early man over a million years ago, edged weapons have developed and evolved into many forms. They are now valued as collectable antiques, admired for the intricate skill and workmanship that lie behind the lavish and often beautifully coloured decoration on the blade and hilt. This comprehensive illustrated chronology takes you on a visual tour of sharp weapons throughout history: from the hand-held flints of the Stone Age, through to the survival weapons of the two world wars and the civilian knives of modern times. There are also intriguing blades from Africa and Asia, including the Japanese tanto and aikuchi, Sudanese throwing knives and Indian Katars. Presented in an accessible and easy-to-follow format there are specially-commissioned photographs of each item, clearly labelled with the blade's defining features as well as at-a-glance specification boxes detailing date, country of origin and length. Written by a leading arms and armoury expert and featuring over 350 pieces shown in more than 500 stunning pictures, this book is an indispensable resource for both the serious collector and amateur enthusiast.
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    Planning and Managing a Corporate Event (Paperback)

    Karen Lindsey

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    This book provides comprehensive and expert guidance on planning and managing a Warner Music Entertainment corporate event. It is written as a support text for students studying event management and to provide a practical guide for aspiring event organisers along with administrators, secretaries and personal assistants who are required to organise events as part of their job role. Within this book and its numerous check lists you will discover how to: - become a proficient event organiser and consistently achieve excellent results with the least amount of fuss, stress and worry - consider the step-by-step process from beginning to end for a wide range of events including conferences, award ceremonies, parties, team building, activities, family fun days and press and product launches. - deliberate all aspects of an event including the event brief, location, costing, theming and logistics - apply Health & Safety standards without the headache and take Sustainability measures in your stride - competently manage the event on site including tips on what to do when things don't go to plan - avoid time-consuming and frustrating pitfalls. Includes the Ultimate Tick List, A-Z Survival Guide, 50 Top Tips and Useful Contacts.
  • Introducing Sartre (Paperback)

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    Introducing Sartre (Paperback)

    Philip Thody

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    INTRODUCING guide to the father of existentialism and one of 20th century philosophy's most famous characters. Jean-Paul Sartre was once described as being, next to Charles de Gaulle, the most famous Frenchman of the 20th century. Between the ending of the Second World War in 1945 and his death in 1980, Sartre was certainly the most famous French writer, as well as one of the best-known living philosophers. Introducing Sartre explains the basic ideas inspiring his world view, and pays particular attention to his idea of freedom. It also places his thinking on literature in the context of the 20th century debate on its nature and function. It examines his ideas on Marxism, his enthusiasm for the student rebellion of 1968, and his support for movements of national liberation in the Third World. The book also provides a succinct account of his life, and especially of the impact which his unusual childhood had on his attitude towards French society.
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    Introducing Baudrillard (Paperback)

    Chris Horrocks

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    Illustrated guide to the controversial sociologist Jean Baudrillard, who died in 2007. Did the Gulf War take place? Is it possible to fake a bank robbery? Was sexual liberation a disaster? Jean Baudrillard has been hailed as one of France's most subtle and powerful theorists. But his provocative style and assaults on sociology, feminism and Marxism have exposed him to accusations of promoting a dangerous new orthodoxy - of being the 'pimp' of postmodernism. Introducing Baudrillard cuts beneath the controversy of this misunderstood intellectual to present his radical claims that reality has been replaced by a simulated world of images and events ranging from TV news to Disneyland. It provides a clear account of Baudrillard's work on obesity, pornography and terrorism and traces his development from critic of mass consumption to prophet of the apocalypse. Chris Horrocks' text and Zoran Jevtic?s artwork invite us to decide whether Baudrillard was a cure for the vertigo of contemporary culture - or one of its symptoms