Published in association with the BMA, the brand new edition of this jargon-free medical reference book, the British Medical Association Complete Home Medical Guide, is packed with information every family needs to know and offers comprehensive coverage of every important aspect of health and medicine. A must for every home, you'll find easy-to-use symptom charts as well as detailed descriptions of medical tests and alternative treatments.
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.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama: My Spiritual Autobiography is a fascinating insight into the life of the extremely respected leader. The Dalai Lama sees himself first and foremost as a human being, secondly as a monk and thirdly as the political leader of Tibet. This extraordinary autobiography describes many hitherto unknown stories from his childhood and his gradual development as a leader of his people. The Dalai Lama also shares his daily spiritual practice and demonstrates how he endeavours to bring a sense of goodness and conscience to political life around the globe. He also explains how he transforms himself through spiritual means in order to have a positive effect on the world.
Collins Ramblers Best Walks Britain (Hardback)
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.
A magical mix of the personal and political, the humorous and the tragic, the historic and the modern, Wogan?s Ireland is an evocative look at how the emerald isle has changed over the years. Through the eyes of one of our most loved TV and radio personalities, who left Ireland in the early 1960s after a childhood in Limerick and early career in Dublin, this fascinating tribute to a beautiful, complex and contradictory nation is packed with wit and nostalgia. Imbued with Terry Wogan?s inimitable style, this wonderful hardback will make a gorgeous gift.
The vibrant and exciting world of birds is shown in all its glory in this new book. Show-casing 150 stunning photos from the award- winning wildlife photographer Markus Varesvuo, this book is a celelbration of birds in motion and is sure to captivate all lucky enough to own it.
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!
Accompanying his fascinating BBC TV show, Coast presenter Neil Oliver's A History of Ancient Britain shows how what archaeologists call prehistory accounts, in fact, for more than 99% of the story of humankind on the British Isles. The glorious hardback is a detailed and informative exploration of how our land and people came to be. Encouraging us all to look at and see old familiar landscapes in a completely new way, this is an astonishingly fresh and lively look at history that will appeal to fans of the TV show and anyone interested in Britain's background as well as those who enjoyed Oliver's A History of Scotland.
With contributions from the likes of A. C. Grayling, Jonathan Dimbleby and Anne Widdecombe, Simple Pleasures ? Little Things That Make Life Worth Living is a charming hardback that sees some of the U.K?s best loved writers reflect on various humble joys. There are many wonderful experiences in our day-to-day lives that we don?t often take the time to reflect upon, so this lovely book, published in association with the National Trust, is filled with reminders of the little things that combine to make our lives so enjoyable. From a walk in the countryside, to a log fire and a letter from a friend, this is a book full of heartening reflections.