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  • Human Anatomy (Hardback)

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    Human Anatomy (Hardback)

    Alice M Roberts

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    Go on a visual journey and discover the biological wonders of the human body with Human Anatomy: The Definitive Visual Guide.

    In the book you'll be greeted by spectacular anatomical images of each of the body's core systems in dazzling detail - from ear bones to lymph nodes - expertly written and annotated to provide essential details on organs and body structures.

    A beneficial resource to anyone studying Biology or Physiology, or for those curious as to how these in-depth systems combine to make the body work, the book is the definitive visual guide to human anatomy.
  • The First 20 Minutes (Paperback)

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    The First 20 Minutes (Paperback)

    Gretchen Reynolds

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    More is now known about exercise, health and fitness than ever before and in The First 20 Minutes: The Surprising Science of How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter and Live Longer, New York Times columnist Gretchen Reynolds provides tailored practical and user-friendly advice on how to make the most of your daily fitness regime. Whether you are a sprinter, marathon runner or looking to lose weight or run a faster 5k, this book provides evidence-based answers to help you train more efficiently, recover quicker and reap a wide range of physical and mental benefits.
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    As thoughts drift towards holidays and summer months, many people strive to achieve a body they can be proud of. This four-book collection, from the experts at DK, will show you how you can enjoy the convenience of working out at home with minimal equipment.

    All the books feature techniques from fitness training, Pilates, yoga and physical therapy and all of these are coded in levels of difficulty. The Stretching book will help you loosen up while Skinny Jeans will ensure you can wear your favourite trousers by the time the sun comes out. There are also books to help you achieve a Flat Tum and Toned Bum just in time for the summer season.

  • Walking for Fitness (Paperback)

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    Walking for Fitness (Paperback)

    Nina Barough

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    This is a total fitness programme from power-walking expert Nina Barough. Keep fit, tone-up and lose weight - walking is the perfect way to achieve optimum health, hassle free. Power-walking expert Nina Barough reveals there is a world of difference between a casual stroll and an energising, body-sculpting power walk. Founder of the annual Moonwalk, Nina explains how this low-impact form of exercise can be done by anyone, anywhere at anytime and her total walking programme will help you achieve health, vitality and weight-loss. This book was made for walking!
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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.
  • The Back Bible (Paperback)

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    The Back Bible (Paperback)

    Dr. Jenny Sutcliffe

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    A useful and practical guide for anyone who suffers from back problems, and for those who want to avoid them, The Back Bible offers a wealth of invaluable advice. Written by Jenny Sutcliffe, the book features a physiological rundown of common problems that can affect your back, neck and shoulders as well as advice on managing back pain and the meditation that is available. A must-have reference book for the whole family that offers proven approaches to caring for your back.
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    Family Health and First Aid (Paperback)

    Stephen Shepherd

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    This title includes information from treating cuts, sprains and bandaging in an emergency to making decisions on headaches, fevers and rashes: plus all you need to know about the long-term health and fitness of your family. This title is packed with over 1100 photographs, artworks, diagrams and illustrations, all in colour, specially commissioned to teach essential first-aid techniques and to show symptoms clearly. It provides information on how to cope and care in an emergency - from splints, simple bandages and slings to resuscitation and life-saving technique, all shown step-by-step. It tackles the health issues that will affect your family all the way through their lives. It provides quick-reference boxes that identify the most obvious symptoms of an illness, while the text analyses possible diagnoses and appropriate responses. The first half of the book is packed with a wide range of information on every aspect of first aid and life saving, with special sections on babies and toddlers; outdoor safety and travel; and, planning a safe and secure home. Informative flow charts, symptom lists and warning boxes are featured, and background information explains how to stay healthy and prevent accidents. In the second half of the book hundreds of medical conditions are examined, discussed and diagnosed. Practical and jargon-free advice is given on every type of illness, from everyday complaints such as colds, headaches and fatigue, through to serious conditions including strokes, kidney stones and Parkinson's Disease.
  • First Aid Handbook (Paperback)

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    First Aid Handbook (Paperback)

    Pippa Keech

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    An authoritative manual that brings all the safe accessible and reliable first aid information you will need together into one handy volume. Understanding at least the basics of first aid is a vital skill that everyone should master, and this book is the perfect teacher. This fully illustrated, comprehensive guide provides expert, up-to-date information on the safest and easiest ways to prevent and deal with all kinds of problems and emergencies. It includes chapters that cover special life-saving techniques, problems specific to babies and small children, outdoor safety, safety tips for active hobbies or travelling abroad, and how to avoid accidents and dangerous medical situations, complementary therapies and alternative treatments and solutions.
  • Total Home Workout (Paperback)

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    Total Home Workout (Paperback)

    Chrissie Gallagher-Mundy

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    Written by Chrissie Gallagher-Mundy, Total Home Workout is an inspirational book that aims to get you in shape, whether you're a keep-fit fanatic or a fitness phobic.

    According to the book, all you need is 20 minutes of focused exercise a day to reshape your body. Simple exercises and routines that easily fit in with your lifestyle are included, enabling you to see the results of your workout quickly.
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    Grammar for Grown-Ups (Hardback)

    Craig Shrives

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    Do you know the difference between affect and effect? Or where to put your apostrophes and when to use commas? Let Craig Shrives, the owner of www.grammar-monster.com, teach you everything you need to know with Grammar for Grown-Ups.

    If you need to write well for your career, or just want to brush up on your knowledge of grammar, this is the book for you. With its friendly tone and real-life examples of how to use grammar correctly, including quotes from everyone from Homer the Greek to Homer Simpson, this is comprehensive and light-hearted grammar guide for all ages.

    A methodical approach to all things grammar related, the handy book will become a much-needed point of reference whenever you're stuck between whether to use who or whom.
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    Classic Readings & Poems (Hardback)

    Jane McMorland-Hunter

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    Classic Readings & Poems for Weddings, Christenings, Funerals and All Occasions will help ensure you have the right words for every important life event.

    Hand-picked by Jane McMorland Hunter, the book features everything from familiar favourites to lesser-known, yet no less stunning, pieces that can mark anything from a birth to a death; an engagement to a retirement and a wedding to a memorial service.

    Among the poems and readings are works from the poets Longfellow, Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson as well as famous writers like William Blake, Wordsworth and William Shakespeare. There are also Apache prayers and Irish blessings, as well as quotes from books and speeches that mark moments of new life, unions, loss and solitude.
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    For Who the Bell Tolls (Hardback)

    David Marsh

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    Written in a very accessible, informative and easy-to-read format, this is the book for anyone who loves - or struggles with - English grammar.

    Written by David Marsh, the Guardian's Production Editor, the book upholds the Guardian's Style guide and answers puzzling questions along the lines of whether you should 'compliment' or 'complement' someone, when you should use 'which' and 'that' and why the Ghostbusters never asked 'Whom you gonna call?'

    With top question-and-answer tweets from the popular @guardianstyle Twitter account featured too, the book also reveals what the greatest headline ever written is! A great guide for grammar enthusiasts.
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    Classic Hymns & Carols (Hardback)

    John Betjeman

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    With a preface by John Betjeman, one of the most popular Poet Laureates of all time, Classic Hymns & Carols is a wonderful collection of 65 of the nation's most popular hymns. Whether you wish to find the right hymn or carol for a wedding, a christening or a funeral, or just want to remind yourself of a childhood favourite, this collection is an invaluable resource for every home, with lyrics for songs and carols written by literary giants including William Blake, Alfred Tennyson and Rudyard Kipling. Among the hymns and carols included are all-time favourites such as The Holly and the Ivy, Jerusalem, Abide With Me and All Things Bright and Beautiful.
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    The Elements of Eloquence (Hardback)

    Mark Forsyth

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    From the bestselling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon, The Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth is a deft, laugh-out-loud, irreverent examination of rhetoric that wordsmiths among us will devour with delight.

    From classic poetry to pop songs, advertising slogans and even the King James Bible, Forsyth picks apart the most unforgettable of phrases and explores the reasoning for their lasting appeal - with his inimitably entertaining and witty style.

    An ideal gift for those looking for literary immortality and perfectly entertaining reading for the lovers of linguistics and experts in eloquence among us, the book proves that it doesn't matter what you say, but more how you say it!
  • The Trolley Problem (Paperback)

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    The Trolley Problem (Paperback)

    Jeremy Stangroom

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    From the author of the bestselling Einstein's Riddle, The Trolley Problem by Jeremy Stangroom offers a unique collection of philosophical dilemmas and thought experiments designed to tell you something about how you see the world.

    Packed with classic challenges, paradoxes and puzzles that famous philosophers have devised throughout history, the hardback book reflects upon each moral dilemma and provides readers an insight into overall views on morality and serves as a wonderful introduction to the key concepts of philosophy and ethics.

    Challenge your preconceptions, uncover your deeply held beliefs and broaden your mind with this essential book for anyone with an interest in ethics or a curiosity about nature and reality.
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    JANE
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    It's true to say that Jane Austen is more of a celebrity and media queen now than she was when she was writing and this intriguing, funny and very readable compilation by Rebecca Smith, the writer in residence at Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton, provides authentic Austenian advice for over 70 modern dilemmas. Jane Austen is brought to life as a smart-cookie agony aunt in an upmarket glossy magazine column format and tackles vexing challenges in love, family, work, leisure, fashion and home. Smith has cleverly compiled answers from Austen's novels, letters and life to give a clear-eyed, witty and unsentimental view and tone that creates a book to turn to for advice and comfort, just as you would a best friend!
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    The World's Favourite Love Poems (Hardback)

    Suheil Bushrui

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    This charming collection of love poems, compiled by renowned literature professor Suheil Bushrui, makes a wonderful anthology of some of the best-loved verses ever written. Taken from around the globe, this unusually varied collection contains nearly 200 poems from some of the world's most famous writers. From the indigenous peoples of Africa and Australasia to the foremost writers in history including Shakespeare and Dante, this beautiful hardback makes a delightful gift and is perfect for any lover of poetry or simply for someone special.
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    Shakespeare's Sonnets (Hardback)

    William Shakespeare

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    A splendid collector?s edition of some of the finest works of poetry ever penned, Shakespeare Sonnets includes that immortal question: ?Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?? amongst other oft-quoted lines. Perfect for reading William Shakespeare?s poetry for pleasure rather than study, this beautiful hardback edition houses fascinating literature that deals with themes such as love, beauty and the effects of time ? making this collection just as significant now as it was in the Elizabethan era.

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    Secrets of The Lost Symbol (Paperback)

    Arne De Keijzer

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    Secrets of the Lost Symbol builds upon the expertise and wisdom of Nobel Prize-winning scientists, historians, technologists and conspiracy theorists to help readers fully understand the mysteries behind the Lost Symbol. Featuring extracts, interviews and specially commissioned commentary, this fascinating guide presents a wealth of information behind Dan Brown's bestselling novel.

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    ALOLG

    Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (Hardback)

    Julia Cresswell

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    Did you know that coconut derives from the Spanish and Portuguese coco for 'grinning face'? Or that giraffes used to be called camelopards? Or that walrus has its origin in Dutch, meaning 'whale horse'. The Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins includes 1,000 word histories arranged across 100 wide-ranging themes, from food to phobias, from the universe to love. Featuring words with interesting or surprising origins, it is an irresistible collection of word histories, including dates of origin and an authoritative account of each word's derivation. Beautifully produced and attractively designed, this fascinating volume is a pleasure to browse. It also features a useful index so you can quickly find just the word you are looking for. It is the perfect gift for word lovers and for anyone with an interest in the English language.
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    500 Words You Should Know (Hardback)

    Caroline Taggart

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    Ever wanted to ameliorate your atavistic lexicon, engage in a little intellectual badinage or been discombobulated by tricky diction? 500 Words You Should Know has you covered. This book will inspire the reader to use uncommon words in their correct context, to utilize the English language to its full potential, and to test themselves on the words they think they already know. This is a book for the appreciator of correct usage, and contains words you thought you knew (decimate, caveat, nemesis), words you should know (euphemism, diatribe, tautology), and just a few that you might want to know (peripatetic, shibboleth, callipygian). Arranged thematically, each word is dissected, with a brief explanation of etymology, historical and modern usage, allowing you to fully understand and effectively employ the word in its proper context.For those interested in everything this eclectic language has to offer, who wish to celebrate its majesty and depth, this veracious cornucopia of knowledge will have you confabulating with the literary cognoscenti in no time.
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    Words in Time and Place (Hardback)

    David Crystal

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    Did you know that the English language has over 150 words for the adjective 'drunk' developed over 1,000 years? Be prepared to learn words you have never heard before, find out fascinating facts behind everyday words, and be surprised at how lively and varied the English language can be. Published to critical acclaim in 2009, the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is the first comprehensive thesaurus in the world to arrange words by meaning in order of first recorded use. Using its unique perspective on how the English language has developed, Words in Time and Place takes 15 themes and explores the language in these areas over time - explaining when new words appeared, where they came from, and what such changes say about times in which they emerged. The themes chosen are varied, universal topics and show the semantic range of the thesaurus and what it can tell us about the words used in areas of everyday life. Learn about the different words for dying and money, or types of pop music, as well as words for a privy, oaths, and words for being drunk. Written by the world's leading expert on the English language, David Crystal, the book carries his trademark style of engaging yet authoritative writing. Each chapter features an introduction to the language of that topic, followed by a timeline of vocabulary taken from the historical thesaurus showing all the synonyms arranged in chronological order. The timelines are annotated with additional quotations, facts, and social and historical context to give a clear sense of how words entered the English language, when, and in which context they were used. Words in Time and Place showcases the unique and excellent resource that is the Historical Thesaurus and reveals the linguistic treasures to be found within. This fascinating book will appeal to anyone with an interest in words and in the development of the English language.
  • A Little, Aloud (Hardback)

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    A Little, Aloud (Hardback)

    Angela Macmillan

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    A unique anthology, containing prose and poetry that has been hand-picked by Angela Macmillan for performing, even if it?s just to an audience of one, A Little, Aloud encourages us to share the power of the written word. A book to be treasured and shared with friends and family for years to come, this well-presented hardback will take the reader on a personal journey through short stories, poems and verse ? each of which offers something that everyone will enjoy, whether young or old.

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    Classical Music Encyclopedia (Hardback)

    Stanley Sadie

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    The Classical Music Encylopedia, now fully updated, traces the development of Western music from medieval times through to the twenty-first century. Each chapter begins with an Introduction to the era, followed by an A to Z of the key composers and musicians of the era, with an expert's recommended recording for each entry. Within these, the musical greats - from Mozart to Stravinksy - have more extensive entries. The Styles and Forms sections discuss the many different styles of music, from the earliest notation to the minimalism of the twentieth century, while the development of each era's Instruments is also extensively investigated. Written by many of the world's leading experts in the field, this invaluable encyclopedia is comprehensive, easy-to-use and highly informative - an essential guide for readers of all levels.