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  • 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...
  • MOQ
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    This Reader's Digest travel book will take you on a fantastic journey of discovery to some of the most spectacular and unspoiled parts of Britain's countryside.

    From lonely salt marshes teeming with wildlife to windswept mountain peaks, this glorious book shows you the amazing variety of landscape Britain has to offer. Organised by region and covering 500 accessible locations across the country, this will make an invaluable companion when exploring our countryside.
  • 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!
  • FLFM

    Jimmy Doherty

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    Packed with the knowledge and experience of popular farmer, entrepreneur and TV presenter Jimmy Doherty, A Farmer's Life for Me is a wonderfully enthusiastic guide to self-sufficient living. Covering everything from farming equipment through to preparing pork sausages and lamb burgers for either personal pleasure or to sell on to local businesses, this useful guide could be all the inspiration you need to start growing and raising your own food.

  • MBNE
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    Josephine Bacon's Identification Guide to Mushrooms of Britain and Northern Europe is an easy-to-use reference guide to the 150 species of mushroom most commonly found in Britain and Northern Europe. With useful information on where and when the mushrooms can be found as well as each one's characteristic features and whether they're safe to eat, the book also describes how best to cook each edible species. With wonderful photography and fact files, as well as a description noting the differences between young and old specimens, this is the essential mushroom reference guide.
  • 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!
  • IGBB
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    Peter Goodfellow's Identification Guide to Birds of Britain and Northern Europe is the perfect birdwatcher's companion as it is packed with useful information and fascinating facts. From birds of prey to seabirds, its concise information provides a wealth of detail to help you identify both resident and visiting birds. The book also contains distribution maps, calendars and describes the best places to watch each bird. There are also beautiful photographs that capture each bird's distinctive features.

  • 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 possesive 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'-esome problems!
  • WTSW

    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.
  • 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.

  • IWBM
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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.
  • 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!

  • PACW

    Chris Beardshaw

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    From the plants that changed the world, to the ones that almost did and the ones that most certainly didn't, 100 Plants That Almost Changed the World by the award-winning garden designer, television presenter and author Chris Beardshaw takes readers on a journey through history's most fascinating plants, flowers, vegetables and herbs.

    Uniquely exploring the origins, quirks, stories and uses for the plants and vegetables we see, nurture and consume every day, the book is a quirky delight that covers plants from today right back to the time of the Roman Empire.

    Brimming with enthusiasm, this handy-sized book provides a delightful look into horticultural history and offers reflection on the relationships that man has had with plants. An ideal read for fans of The Flying Gardener, Hidden Gardens, Gardeners' World, Great Garden Detectives and Country Lives.
  • WPAC

    Stephanie Hilborne Obe

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    Celebrating the year's most breathtaking photographs of our nation's wildlife and landscapes, British Wildlife Photography Awards: Collection 5 is an awe-inspiring collection of wildlife imagery that will appeal to both photographers and naturalists alike.

    Featuring the highly commended and winning entries from the 5th annual awards, the photographs demonstrate an extraordinary range of viewpoints and include the photographers' personal accounts of how the image was captured and the inspiration behind the photo.

    Including notes on equipment and the photography techniques employed, the book is ideal for those looking to improve their photography skills.
  • 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.
  • AEZDG

    Pippa Mattinson

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    Many dog owners struggle to manage their dogs, and the vast majority of people who need help have one simple but overwhelming problem. Their dog won't come back when they call him. Through focusing on this single and most important of obedience commands, Pippa Mattinson shows the dog owner - whether of a puppy or an adult dog - how to build up a reliable recall successfully, layer by layer, and step by step, using effective and positive training techniques. The author offers the reader an insight into the mind of the dog and explains exactly why dogs behave in the way that they do. Training exercises are described in unique detail, and with the inclusion of a helpful problem solving section, nothing is left to chance.
  • ALTIZ

    Rachelle Blondel

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    They say that dog is a man's (and woman's!) best friend - so show your pooch how much you care by making any one of the 30 lovingly handcrafted projects in this book. Divided into Eat, Nest, Play and Wear, the ideas are both practical and cute, and include everything from a Travelling Dog Bed, Bath Day Towel, Throw-and-Catch Bone and Christmas Stocking to a Jaunty Neckerchief, Crochet Handle for Dull Dog Leads, Fancy Flower for Girls and Bow Tie for Boys, as well as a Dandy Dog Coat for the fashionable four-legged friend. There are even recipes for Doggie Pops, Bitesize Biscuits and the ultimate Doggie Birthday Cake. All of which allow you to pamper your pet without spending a fortune!
  • ALTGE

    Kathleen Walker-Meikle

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    The perfect gift for any dog lover, this is the story of man's best friend from the canine gods of Ancient Egypt to the heroic mascots of the Second World War. Over the millennia dogs have been hailed as gods, demons, saints, military heroes, even reigning kings - and all the while have been the keen hunters, loyal guards and beloved pets we know today. They feature in Egyptian myth, classical astronomy, medieval romances and early modern portraiture; they took part in the court-life of Imperial China, in early Hollywood film studios and in intrepid expeditions to the North Pole. Featuring the pampered pets of Queen Victoria and Pablo Picasso, popular medieval dog names, regimental mascots of the Napoleonic Wars and tales of canine loyalty through the ages, this beautifully illustrated volume shows how dogs have for millennia been the beloved companions of peasants and princes alike.
  • LAXY

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    Comprehensive and fully up to date, Galaxy: Explore the Universe, Planets and Stars is an accessible guide to the solar system and our night skies. Enhanced by hundreds of striking images of planets and moons, the book also includes maps that show the stars, clusters and galaxies that are visible with binoculars or a small telescope. Perfect for those new to stargazing and those who already have a keen interest in astronomy, the book contains fresh insights into this fascinating subject.
  • RHSB

    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.