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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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    BEAU

    Lonely Planet's Beautiful World (Hardback)

    Lonely Planet

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    The sights featured in Lonely Planet's Beautiful World are simply breathtaking.

    With lavish photography throughout, this coffee table book is sure to be returned to time and time again. Large in size and even bigger in scope, the hardback will make the perfect gift for anyone who has ever taken an interest in our world's natural beauty.

    Arranged into visual chapters that reflect an aspect of life (Origins, Nourish. Untamed, Community and Celebration), the high-quality images are evocative, engaging and inspirational. A photographic celebration of the most gorgeous sights our planet has to offer, including those you can see from locations ranging from Hawaii and Bolivia to Cumbria and Iceland, this book really does prove that the world is a beautiful place.
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    MTUS

    Maps: their untold stories (Hardback)

    Rose Mitchell

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    Drawing on over 700 years' worth of maps from the national archives, Maps: Their Untold Stories is a stunning and truly fascinating collection that not only covers the history of maps, but also provides an insight into the places and social history that the mapmakers managed to capture.

    From 14th Century maritime manuscripts to 16th Century London, the bombs that landed in World War II and what is now the coast of North Carolina, the book is full of richly illustrated map reproductions that will capture the imagination of those with a keen interest in social history and the history of world travel.

    Featuring superb reproductions of more than 100 key historical maps, lively text and key explanations on their place in history, Maps: Their Untold Stories is a stunning exploration of world history.
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    HARL

    Ultimate Harley Davidson (Hardback)

    Hugo Wilson

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    Harley Davidson has become synonymous with quality motorbikes and this large gift book will provide you with all the information you could ever want - and need - about the famous motorcycle manufacturer.

    A real American success story, the book takes in Harley Davidson's history, from the rolling out of its first model from a garden shed to the current superbikes of today!

    Looking at the innovations and technical data of each HD bike, the book also showcases racing models, special one-offs and limited-edition production runs with its stunning photography and accessible, informative text.
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    The Battlefields of the First World War (Hardback)

    Peter Barton

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    The Battlefields of the First World War provides a revelatory and unique collection of panoramic photographs that cover the entire British sector of the Western Front. Interspersed with individual photographs and recollections of the soldiers caught in action, it is a highly poignant read as we approach the centenary of the beginning of WWI, that also comes with a free DVD-ROM that includes 60 extra panoramas of the battlefields.

    Previously marked top secret and for the eyes of the commanding officer only, the panoramic photographs reveal what no others can, with everything from waiting snipers to soldiers picking lice from shirts easily identifiable. Many of the desolate images show no evidence of war at all, but the the horrific battles of Somme and Passchendaele are covered too, giving a first-hand account of the darkness of war.

    Please note the DVD-ROM is suitable for use with PC and Mac, not standard DVD players.
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    WAOW

    World Atlas of Wine (Other)

    Hugh Johnson

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    Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson once again share their extensive knowledge of a much-loved drink in the seventh edition of The World Atlas of Wine.

    A reference guide that reflects the changing nature of the wine scene, the book takes into account changes in climate, techniques, fashion and new regulations and also provides extensive information on the different types of wine available.

    With an infographic style of illustration and accessible text, the book also features more than 215 detailed and unique maps that cover the world's most significant wine regions.
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    PAOW
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    Featuring 193 pages of detailed physical and political maps, this latest edition of Philip's Atlas of the World has been fully updated and revised to see you through the year.

    The unique combination of relief colouring and hill-shading gives an exceptional portrayal of landforms and this brand new edition comes complete with an informative World Geography section too, featuring maps, diagrams and detail about key topics such as climate change, geology, trade, agriculture and population.

    Urban-area and city-centre maps are also included, from Dubai to Venice, as well as spectacular satellite views, illustrated flags, an 84,000-name index plus plenty more practical and informative elements that make this atlas one of the best (and most stunning) you can buy.
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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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    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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    HSTY
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    From the experts at DK, History: The Definitive Visual Guide is a must-have reference book for the whole family.

    The book takes a compelling look at the existence of mankind, and with over 3,000 detailed images, you will be able to learn all about the people, events, themes, ideas and forces that have shaped our existence.

    Covering everything from our origins through to Sputnik and Machu Pichu, the book explores the architecture, artefacts and big ideas from humans that have changed the world, while also examining the effect we've had on nature. It also reveals how we have unlocked the past, from interpreting ancient documents through to analysing ice cores.
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    RCHP

    Rice's Church Primer (Hardback)

    Matthew Rice

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    The countryside, towns and cities of Britain are full of churches which represent some of the most iconic, beautiful, impressive and sometimes bizarre buildings in the country. With many representing our history, art and ideas, there's much to be discover in these incredible buildings. Rice's Church Primer is a wonderful introduction to the the architecture and interior features of the most stunning churches in Britain. With Matthew Rice's witty illustrations to guide you too, this comprehensive little guide makes understanding components of churches easy and enjoyable, and by looking at them in context you'll soon see why naves are necessary, why towers are tall and why a church needs a good flying buttress! An elegant and funny gift for anyone fascinated by churches, architecture or even poring over fun facts about our nation's vast history.
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    Invented during World War I to break the grim deadlock of the Western Front trenches, tanks have gone on to revolutionise warfare. The Tank Spotter's Guide is a unique hardback that profiles 40 of history's premiere armoured vehicles. From the lightning Blitzkrieg assaults of World War II to the great battles in the Middle Eastern desert and the largest ever tank battles on the Eastern Front, tanks have become one of the key components of the 'combined arms' philosophy of warfare.
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    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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    TOTL

    To the Letter (Hardback)

    Simon Garfield

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    Although some may say the concept of letter writing is becoming a dying art form, To the Letter: A Journey Through the Mail finds Simon Garfield passionately pleading to the nation that we keep writing. The author of On the Map and Just My Type gives an overview of the fascinating history of mail, from Roman wood chips through to the technology of email, while also covering some of the great correspondences of our time - including those from John Keats, Ted Hughes, Jane Austen and Jack Kerouac. He also looks back over the evolution of the opening greeting and how much letters reveal about our lives.
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    GPIG

    The Illustrated Guide to Pigs (Hardback)

    Celia Lewis

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    Written and illustrated by Celia Lewis, The Illustrated Guide to Pigs: How to Choose Them and How to Keep Them is a wonderfully informative book for anyone interested in keeping a pig or two. It will help you choose the most suitable breed for your circumstances and also features a range of beautiful pig 'portraits', as well as fascinating facts, examples of pig poetry and folklore. The book covers the 38 most familiar breeds of pigs in Europe and North America and offers a helpful introduction to looking after these engaging and intelligent animals.
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    RHS Botany for Gardeners (Other)

    Geoff Hodge

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    A practical guide for gardeners of all levels, RHS Botany for Gardeners takes a look at the science of botany and the language of horticulture, alongside hints, tips and advice on how to make the most of plants in the garden. Fully illustrated, the book provides explanations of over 3,000 botanical words and terms and shows how these can be applied to everyday gardening. Covering everything from Plant Parts to Plant Pests, this book will help gardeners understand the world of botanical science and enhance their garden using this knowledge.
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    THER

    Northerners (Paperback)

    Sefton Samuels

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    Northerners is a portrait of a no-nonsense people. It contains Sefton Samuels's stunning photography of everyday life in the north of England across the last four decades and features everything from the bleaker side of life with the riots in Moss Side through to legendary figures like Alan Bennett and Morrissey. This beautiful hardback shows that beyond the cliches of Northern life lies an altogether different portrait. The Guardian has described this book as "the photographic equivalent of Ken Loach" and it is sure to take pride of place on anyone who loves the North's bookshelf!

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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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    DPHO

    Digital Photography Masterclass (Hardback)

    Tom Ang

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    With clear tutorials, practical assignments and step-by-step projects to help you along the way, Tom Ang's Digital Photography Masterclass will help you learn how to take photos like a professional.

    Fully updated to include all the latest equipment and software, the guide shows you how to master the complexities of lighting, composition and timing and also offers advice on how to enhance pictures with image manipulation techniques.

    From sports to portrait photography, the book shows you how to take the perfect picture in a variety of different settings and ways!
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    GART

    The Garden in Art (Hardback)

    Debra N. Mancoff

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    The Garden in Art is a truly beautiful book where acclaimed art historian Debra N. Mancoff reveals the many different ways in which artists from all periods of history - from Ancient Egypt through to the present day - have employed the motif of the garden. A wonderful gift for both gardeners and art lovers alike, it features more than 200 illustrations of both renowned and lesser-known works and explores topics such as working gardens, the garden through the seasons and artists' gardens. An absorbing read, the book also features a detailed timeline of garden artwork and a suggested list of gardens to visit.
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    Reader's Digest Wild Britain (Hardback)

    Christopher Somerville

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    If you've ever wondered where the best places to see leaping salmon, rutting deer, diving gannets and breaching whales are, wildlife specialist Christopher Somerville's Where to See Wildlife in Britain and Ireland is the book for you. The British Isles is home to some of the richest and most varied wildlife in Europe and this informative guide will show you when and where to go if you want to see Britain's natural beauty at its very best. With over 800 sites included, the book covers everything from national parks and RSPB reserves to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With wonderful photography throughout, this gives nature lovers the chance to plan anything from a fun family day out to a two-week tour of great British wildlife treasures.
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    A visual journey through some of the great rail routes, The World's Most Spectacular Railway Journeys is a must-have book for anyone with a passion for either travel or trains. Compiled by former Pacific Railnews editor Brian Solomon, each journey is accompanied by a map of the route, stunning photography and information about the challenges of building the railroad, as well as descriptions of some of the stunning views you can see while travelling. Amongst the famous railroads included are the Darjeeling Himalayan in India, the Canadian Rockies and the Indian Pacific which runs from Perth to Sydney in Australia.
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    CTBD

    The Coffee Table Book Of Doom (Hardback)

    Steven Appleby

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    This timely companion guide to the 27 doom-laden horsemen - personal doom, asteroid impact, pandemics and 24 others - will help you fully prepare for the end of the world, currently scheduled for New Year's Eve 2012. Beautifully illustrated and brought to life by authors Steven Appleby and Art Lester, the observational comedy is wonderfully set off by the absurd drawings.

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    RBWB
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    A delightful way to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Ramblers charity that has helped to make walking in the British countryside safe and accessible for so many years, Ramblers Best Walks Britain is a splendid hardback guide. Filled with vibrant photography and handy maps, this book features the best 75 walks to be found in Britain as chosen by the Ramblers. With walks of every length and difficulty, there is something for everyone and there are few better ways to get to know the beauty of greenest Britain.