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    PAOW

    Philip's Atlas of the World 2013 (Hardback)


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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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    HSTY

    History - The Definitive Visual Guide (Hardback)


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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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    ERTH

    Earth: The Definitive Visual Guide (Hardback)

    DK


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    A truly awe-inspiring book from DK, Earth: the Definitive Visual Guide helps you explore 400 of the tallest, longest, widest, most significant and unusual physical features of our wonderful planet. From volcanoes, deserts and rivers through to weather systems, rocks and minerals, this large-format hardback is very detailed and also explores the interaction between people and the environment. With a focus on the health of Earth, this is a wonderfully up-to-date coffee table book.
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    BWPA

    British Wildlife Photography Awards (Hardback)


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    Hop along with rabbits and get up close to otters with this marvellous hardback! Featuring stunning imagery from some of the top photographers practising in the UK, it really does highlight the majestic diversity of British natural history. With the photographer's personal accounts and differing approaches, there are an extraordinary range of viewpoints featured and you will also be able to find out the stories behind the photos, many of which are amusing and inspirational. Photographer notes are also included, making this ideal for not only nature lovers, but also those interested in improving their photography skills.
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    WPWE

    RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia (Hardback)

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    Make the most of your garden and perfect your planting all year round with the RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia. In the informative hardback, the experts at the Royal Horticultural Society will help you solve any gardening issue and help you choose the perfect plants from a list of over 2,000 with an at-a-glance classification guide. The book also includes tips for landscaping and decorating your garden with stylish beds and borders, meaning it will help you transform any garden.
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    BDBE

    RSPB Complete Birds of Britain and Europe (Hardback)

    Rob Hume


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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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    HARL

    Ultimate Harley Davidson (Hardback)

    Hugo Wilson


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    Harley Davidson has become synonymous with quality motorbikes and this large-format book will give you all the information you could ever want and need about the famous brand. A real American success story, the book takes in its history, from the rolling out of its first model from a garden shed through to the current superbikes the company now creates. Looking at the innovations and technical data of each bike, the book also showcases racing models, special one-offs and limited-edition production runs with stunning photography and accessible and informative text.
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    MUSI

    Music (Hardback)


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    Music is a universal language and this large and extensive hardback, from the experts at DK, reveals all about its history, importance and impact from a chronological, global and cultural perspective. From the earliest instruments made out of shell and bone through to the most contemporary electric guitars and synthesizers, this highly visual book covers them all. Exploring the roots of all genres too, this is the ultimate story of how music has helped shape the world and alongside the evolution of instruments and styles, it also showcases iconic innovators - from Mozart and George Gershwin, all the way through to Elvis Presley and David Bowie.
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    WTSW

    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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    FRCK

    Fabulous Frocks (Hardback)

    Sarah Gristwood


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    Celebrating 100 years of the dress, this book is sure to delight any fashionista as it features some of the most innovative, inspirational, controversial and covetable frocks of all time. Presented in a wonderful keepsake hardback format, Sarah Gristwood and Jane Eastoe look back over the famous dresses worn by Diana, Kate Middleton, Elizabeth Hurley and many more, as well as some of the most iconic creations from the likes of Dior and Versace. With chapters dedicated to dresses for every occasion, everything from the Little Black Dress to wedding dresses is covered, making Fabulous Frocks a must-have for anyone interested in fashion.

    Please note this book features some images that may be unsuitable for younger readers.
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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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    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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    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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    JPUB

    The Joy of Pubs (Hardback)

    Frank Hopkinson


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    A great gift book for anyone who loves pubs, this book features fascinating trivia, startling historical facts and mind-boggling stories from some the most famous - and infamous - pubs throughout Britain. The follow-up to Frank Hopkinson's bestselling The Joy of Sheds, The Joy of Pubs celebrates the traditional British pub by marking out some of the iconic regulars you'll find scattered up and down the country, the games that have become staples of the great British pub and also strange hauntings that have taken place. The great pubs of literature are also presented, including Rober Louis Stevenson's Admiral Benbow and Daphne du Maurier's Jamaica Inn.
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    AYMH

    1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Hardback)

    Robert Dimery

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    Fully up to date, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die offers a thrilling and extensive list of the greatest albums of all time, from the earliest long players to 60s classics like Pet Sounds and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and iconic 70s releases from Marvin Gaye, Don McLean and Roxy Music. There are more recent records from the likes of Elbow, David Bowie and The Strokes featured too, as well as other huge stars like Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith. Each record has a description featuring incisive criticism and inside knowledge from one of the world's leading music journalists. A brilliant book, illustrated with more than 900 images of iconic album covers, this is a must-have for anyone who loves music and wants to expand their record collection.
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    WDBB

    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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    RHSB

    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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    FGNS

    Constellations (Hardback)

    Giles Sparrow

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    For anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wanted to explore more, this stunning Constellations book will be sure to turn any reader into an avid and enthralled stargazer. Focusing on the 88 popular and distinctive patterns of the stars and unearthing the appealing and intriguing stories behind each one, including their origins and mythology, you will soon be spotting the magnificent objects in the sky and enjoying their wonder night after night. Featuring 300 of the best astronomical images ever captured alongside comprehensive yet easy-to-follow information about the stars and other celestial phenomena, the state-of-the-art star maps show the stars visible from both hemispheres and the detailed snippets of text will bring you up to scratch with all you need to know about constellations from ancient times right up to today.
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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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    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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    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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    DALA

    The Dalai Lama - My Spiritual Autobiography (Hardback)

    Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-'dzin-rgy


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    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.

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    RBWB

    Collins Ramblers Best Walks Britain (Hardback)


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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.

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    MYIR

    Wogan's Ireland (Hardback)

    Terry Wogan


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    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.

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    BDMM

    Birds: Magic Moments (Hardback)

    Markus Varesvuo


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    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.

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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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    PLEA

    Simple Pleasures (Hardback)

    Various

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    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 UK'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.
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    ACQST

    The Art Museum (Hardback)

    Phaidon Editors


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    The Art Museum is the finest art collection ever assembled between two covers. This revolutionary and unprecedented virtual art museum in a book, features 1,000 oversized pages of over 2,700 works of art. It is the most comprehensive and visually spectacular history of world art ever published. Ten years in the making, this unique book was created with a global team of specialists in all fields of art, including museum curators and educators, who have collected together important works as they might be displayed in the ideal museum for the art lover. Unrestricted by the constraints of physical space, this luxurious book is organized by innovative color-coded "galleries," "rooms, "corridors" and "special exhibitions" which display hundreds of paintings, sculptures, frescos, photographs, tapestries, friezes, installations, performances, videos, woodblock prints, folding screens, ceramics and manuscripts that tell the history of world art. This is the only museum to house Leonardo's Mona Lisa, a collection of Rembrandt's finest self portraits, Velazquez's Las Meninas and Picasso's Guernica, as well as ceramics from China, Hokusai's woodblock prints, gold artefacts from Peru, and works by Jackson Pollock in one place. With intelligent in-depth text throughout, explanatory labels for each artwork, a comprehensive glossary and detailed location maps, The Art Museum, is accessible for everyone from casual art fans to experts in the field.

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