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  • BRFA
    Times Atlases
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    An awe-inspiring coffee table book that stretches over 90 years, Britain from Above: A View of Britain from the Past to Present provides a simply stunning collection of aerial photography that captures the beauty of the British Isles.

    From rural Britain to the 2012 Olympics and beyond, this highly visual book shows how aerial photography has evolved with the times - today's pictures are in high resolution; quite a contrast to the grainy images of yesteryear! As well as offering an insight into the evolution of the nation, the book also provides a history of aerial photography - meaning you can see just how much techniques have changed since photographers leant out of the first hot air balloons at the turn of the century.

    Among the 100 subjects featured in this incredible book are natural wonders like Snowdon and the Needles, contemporary settings like the Shard and historic monuments including Buckingham Palace and Stonehenge. A wonderful book for anyone who loves the UK, has an interest in photography or just anyone really!
  • OEAN
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    Fully revised and updated to include stunning new images and the latest developments in oceanographic knowledge, Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide is an incredible visual journey through Earth's seas and oceans.

    Exploring every aspect of the marine environment, the book is packed cover to cover with stunning photographs, highly detailed illustrations and diagrams, and hundreds of profiles of living sea creatures, key marine environments, maritime tragedies and much, much more...

    With an introduction from famed oceanographer and documentary filmmaker Fabien Cousteau and a wealth of facts on everything from tsunamis to sharks, Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide is an ideal reference book for those who want to know everything about our underwater world.
  • HUNI
    Brian Cox
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    A spectacular new book from the nation's favourite scientist, Professor Brian Cox, Human Universe takes readers on a journey through time and space in an attempt to uncover and understand the universe's greatest wonder of all - humankind!

    Revealing how time, physics, chemistry and an amount of luck contributed to the creation of a species capable of not only acknowledging but also questioning its own existence, the book combines stunning photography and innovative computer-generated imagery to tell humanity's story - from the Big Bang through to the potential fate of of species.

    Told with Professor Brian Cox's trademark down-to-earth romanticism and lyrical approach, Human Universe bridges the gap between cutting-edge science and a child-like sense of wonder. A fascinating book sure to satisfy those with the unquenchable thirst for knowing where we came from, how we think, where we're going and if we are alone in the universe...
  • LSTC
    Caroline Paul
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    A perfect gift book for anyone who fell in love with A Street Cat Named Bob and other such heartwarming animal tales, Lost Cat is a warm and playful story of obsessive cat-tracking, psychics and satellites...

    Written by Caroline Paul, the book chronicles the time her beloved, timid cat Tibia returned to her. But he did not return the same cat: he came back as a marauding, swashbuckling adventurer - and Caroline was jealous. Desperate to find out where he went and what he got up to, Caroline embarked on a quest to discover just what he got up to.

    Complete with watercolour illustrations from Wendy MacNaughton, which only add to the book's endearing charm, Lost Cat is funny, light and and ideal for anyone who has ever done anything desperate in the name of love.
  • AOTW
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    Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs, watercolour images and maps, The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animals of the World is a must-have reference book for any child with an interest in all kinds of creatures, whether they're big or small.

    An authoritative guide, the book explains anatomy, reproduction, ecology, migration, habitats and survival skills while also providing facts like where the name 'organ-utan' comes from and what saltwater crocodiles eat.

    Among some of the animals you'll find in the book are frogs, toads, turtles and tortoises, lizards, snakes, cats and small carnivores.
  • WCAT
    Catherine Davidson
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    Answering all the questions you really need to know the answers to, Why Does My Cat Do That? is an essential handbook for any cat owner. From why cats prefer pond water to fresh water and why they'll always head for the visitor with a feline phobia, this book provides a tantalising glimpse into what a cat's life is like.

    Explaining situations from a cat's eye view, and using the latest research, the book will help you solve the riddles of your own cat's behaviour while also offering clear and practical advice on cat care. There are also innovative strategies for dealing with any troublesome moggies!
  • WIYP
    Michael Bright
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    Earth is filled with fascinating phenomena, sandstorms and monsoons, avalanches and mudslides, solar storms and jet streams, but how much do we really know about these weather trends? From aurora australis and aurora borealis to Van Allen Belts and water spouts, Weather in Your Pocket presents all the facts and figures that explain winds, humidity, cold, heat and weather changes that shape our planet and our lives.
  • BWGR
    Hazel Johnson
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    The Birdwatcher's Garden is ideal for people who wish to attract birds to their gardens, whether to aid the bird population or purely for pleasure. The reference tables scattered throughout identify the food and plants that attract specific birds.

    The most regular contact many people have with wildlife is the pleasure of watching birds in the garden and this book aims to help increase the attraction of their garden for birds by supplementing the food, shelter, roosting and nesting sites that are available.

    Hazel and Pamela Johnson show the most effective means of ensuring that birds will flourish and also detail the principles of sympathetic gardening, discussing how best to enhance local habitats - whether in cities, suburbs, a village or rural setting. Even patios and balconies can be attractive and useful to birds!
  • WDOG
    Sophie Collins
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    Answering all the questions you really need to know the answers to, Why Does My Dog Do That? is an essential handbook for any dog owner. From why our canine friends get possessive over the sofa to why they'll always get excited when someone knocks on the door, this book provides an entertaining glimpse into what a dog's life is really like.

    Explaining situations from a dog's point of view, and using the latest research, the book will help you solve the riddles of your own dogs's behaviour, while also offering clear and practical advice on how to care for a dog. There are also innovative strategies for dealing with those not-so-'paw'-some problems!
  • BKPS
    James E. Tew
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    With beekeeping become more and more popular every year, there has never been a more important time for seasoned beekeepers and those new to the outdoor hobby to make sure they know how to solve their beekeeping problems. That's where The Beekeeper's Problem Solver by James E. Tew comes in...

    Packed full of problem-handling advice - and problem avoidance, too - the book explains the 100 most common problems beekeepers experience, what the causes of the problems are and how to solve them in a stress-free way - using in-depth yet digestible information alongside clear full-colour photographs and diagrams.

    With an answer to every question would-be and experienced beekeepers will ever be able to think of, James E. Tew's The Beekeeper's Problem Solver has it covered - from deciding apiary sites to beekeeping equipment, producing honey, treating pests and beyond!
  • CDGM
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    If you're thinking of buying a dog but need help with where to start, the Collins Complete Dog Manual will give you all the information you need - from which breed to choose to finding the perfect puppy or saving a rescue dog, and then how to train and look after them.

    With accurate and practical information for any would-be dog owners, this book is full of photography to pore over and has advice that will help you build a meaningful relationship with the latest addition to your family.

    A comprehensive book for anyone who is looking at buying a dog - by following the instructions found here you will have full confidence when it comes to choosing, owning and caring for a dog.
  • CHKN
    Chris Graham
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    Chicken keeping is becoming ever more popular and this handy guide - written by the editor of Practical Poultry magazine Chris Graham - covers 100 of the most common problems keepers will experience.

    Suitable for those new to looking after chickens and those with much experience, the book shows you how to get everything right - from feeding and breeding to housing and health requirements.

    Showing the causes of problems and how you can avoid them in the first place, there is advice on the health issues that chickens may face, their egg production and much more besides. All the information is accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions, while the highly practical book is also full of clear photographs and diagrams.
  • TRON
    Ian Ridpath
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    A definitive guide to enjoying and appreciating the stars and galaxies of the universe, Ian Ridpath's Astronomy will help you discover the history and origins and how it came to be as we see it today. With over 100 star charts and profiles of all 88 constellations, the practical guide also includes a month-by-month guide of the highlights of the night sky and is perfect for both seasoned enthusiasts or those keen to embark on stargazing as a hobby.

  • Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780711234925 - Alfred Wainwright
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    Alfred Wainwright
    (3)
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    Beautiful anniversary editions of all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell-walking legend A. Wainwright.

    The pages have been freshly reproduced from the original artwork and then printed and bound to match the first-edition books as closely as possible. Completely unabridged or edited, the maps and text are just how Wainwright wrote them too.

    There simply is nothing quite like Wainwright's guides, and having been treasured by generations of keen walkers, this set makes a wonderful gift for a new enthusiast. Perfect for walkers and lovers of the Lakeland Fells, as well as those who simply love stunningly presented books.

    Slipcase not included.
  • IWBM
    (1)
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    This illustrated book offers a natural history and identification guide to the most significant species and goes on to profile some of the world's best-loved and most intriguing butterflies and moths. With an authoritative text and over 720 photographs and exquisite artworks, this is the essential companion for nature enthusiasts of all ages. Superbly covering the life cycle of these incredible creatures, with information on anatomy, feeding, habitats and breeding the incredible artwork, meticulous research and accessible text of this impressive guide is entertaining and engaging for those fascinated by butterflies and moths.
  • BIGW
    Luke Gamble
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    After cutting his teeth as a vet in the West Country, Luke Gamble now has to see if he can stand on his own two feet. Wild stallions, drowning cows and constipated snakes aside, his challenges have only just begun. Luke was described by the actor Martin Clunes as: "Like Dr Dootlittle but real", and The Vet: The Big Wild World is a hardback that tells how he is marrying the girl of his dreams while also attempting to launch his own practice. On top of this, he's also managing an international veterinary charity! Packed with startling true stories, you will have so much admiration for Luke as he swaps the familiar farms for the refugee camps of Africa, all as part of his idealistic quest to make a difference to the lives of animals!

  • DIVA
    Louise Harris
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    Written by Louise Harris, the owner of the UK's most prestigious pet boutique and grooming parlour, Diva Dogs: Perfect Pampering for Your Pooch shows that indulging your dog is not a frivolous fad but an expression of love. The book will introduce you to Lola and her diva dog friends, among the breeds featured are Yorkies, Chihuahuas, Pugs, Mini Dachshunds, Poodles, Pomeranians and Bichons Frises and they all demand extra-special care and attention. The book will show you how to give the diva dog in your life the best of everything, whether it be chic canine couture and accessories or advice on diets and exercise. An inspirational book for anyone who wants to pamper their pooch!
  • CDOG
    Sarah Whitehead
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    Sarah Whitehead's Clever Dog offers startling facts about man's best friend's origins and the fundamental reasons behind dog and man's unbreakable attachment. She uses amusing anecdotes and useful case histories to discover the mysteries of canine behaviour and showcases a way of communicating with the animal. The book is full of fascinating case studies and expert practical advice. Much more than a guidebook, this is a book your dog would want you to buy!

  • MLMP
    Matt Whyman
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    If you're one of the many people yearning to live the good life in rural bliss surrounded by animals, Matt Whyman's Oink! My Life With Minipigs will show you the reality behind the fantasy! An author and house husband, Matt enjoys the quiet life, whereas his high-flying, business-savvy wife Emma loves the chaos that kids, pets and livestock bring. So when Emma adds minipigs Butch and Roxi to a household already full to bursting with children, dogs and chickens, the scene is set for domestic drama. In Emma's mind, the new arrivals will just snuggle up with the rest of the family on the sofa, but Matt feels sure that the battle for hearts, minds and snouts is far from won. A book full of warmth, laughs and heart, Oink! tells the story of one man and his menagerie and is a cautionary tale for anyone who thinks living with pigs is the way to a simple life!

  • HARM
    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.
  • WBAN
    (1)
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    Being able to identify wild creatures in their natural environment adds an extra dimension to the enjoyment of being outdoors. This handy Reader's Digest guide will help you spot, quickly and accurately, every species that you are likely to come across in the countryside and towns, from hares and field mice to deer and badgers. You will find fascinating facts on how wild animals live, where they breed, what they feed on and plenty more. You'll soon be animal spotting with expert eyes.
  • BWPA
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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.
  • BODD
    Bill Oddie
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    In this practical and fun guide to the joys of British birdwatching, Bill Oddie will teach you all you need to know to become an expert 'birder'. Full of useful information on tracking and identifying birds, equipment and fail-safe techniques, Birding With Bill Oddie will have you enjoying nature's airborne theatre in no time. And, of course, with Bill in charge, there are plenty of humorous anecdotes and musings too!

  • HPUP
    Pippa Mattinson
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    Nothing quite beats the feeling of having a new canine member of the household, but early life with 'man's best friend' can be difficult to master. That is where The Happy Puppy Handbook comes in!

    Written by dog-training expert Pippa Mattinson, the book gives new and prospective owners all of the tools they need to train and care for a puppy. From preparing the home for their arrival to introducing them to the children and solving problems like biting and chewing, this book is packed with all of the new puppy tips and information you will need to know.

    Both clear and engaging, and structured in a way that makes digesting all of the required information ever-so easy, The Happy Puppy Handbook is a new puppy checklist that is ready to solve (and prevent) any issues that may arise as a new puppy owner.