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This is a professional bartender's guide to over 500 classic and contemporary mixed drinks, showing how to create them, with helpful step-by-step instructions. This is the complete bartender's guide to creating and mixing over 500 classic cocktails and famous mixed drinks, all shown in more than 480 colour photographs. It contains a wealth of cocktail recipes, arranged by main ingredient, including gin, vodka, rum, whisky, tequila, brandy, liqueurs, wine and champagne, fortified wines, beer and cider. It offers suggestions for non-alcoholic cocktails, from refreshing fruit-based smoothies and soothers to rich coffee- and chocolate-based drinks. It includes a useful guide to drinks terminology to help the budding bartender differentiate between a cooler, a shooter and a sour. This illustrated guide is an essential reference book for aspiring bartenders, providing recipes for delicious cocktails for every occasion, whether a relaxing drink with family and friends or a more formal cocktail party. Featuring classic cocktails, as well as more recent innovations, this is a highly accessible guide for anyone wishing to create and mix their own drinks. Clear step-by-step instructions cover more specialist techniques, such as making flavoured syrups and spirits, steeping spirits and flaming sugar. Further advice on how to prepare for a party, plus useful information about alcohol and health - including tips for safe drinking and avoiding hangovers - make this the ultimate guide to creating cocktails and drinks at home.
Sometimes the lessons you learn unexpectedly are the ones that affect you the most. Josie arrives in Paris in the hope of healing a broken heart. Riley, a lonely housewife, is struggling to feel connected to her husband, and her new country. Jeremy, a loyal, neglected husband of a famous actress, has accompanied his wife as she films on location, yet he feels increasingly isolated from her world. As they meander along the grand boulevards and intimate, winding Parisian streets with their French tutors - Josie with Nico, a sensitive poet, Riley with Philippe, a shameless flirt; and Jeremy with the beautiful Chantal - each succumbs to unexpected passion and unpredictable adventures. When long-buried secrets come to bear and relationships are challenged - can their lives ever be the same again?
There are many benefits of practising yoga and Pilates: as the body begins to function at its peak, stamina rises, strength improves and body confidence hits an all-time high. This three-in-one guide combines expert tuition with step-by-step photography to create an enjoyable series of exercises for body and mind. Begin by correcting habitual poor posture with simple realignment exercises, and progress towards greater mobility - in the comfort of your own home, and in your own time. Use this book as a safe, personal guide, or as an aid to further instruction. Over 700 colour photographs capture the intricacy of all poses and highlight common mistakes.
Let's face it, who has the time or inclination to topple a government these days? I mean, with daily obligations like video games and heavy drinking, it's hard to find the time to even get a parking ticket overturned. Never fear, "Tiny Acts of Rebellion" will show you hundreds of ways to revolt against the tedium of everyday life. Whether it's making rude gestures to a hotel clerk under the desk or making your own 'Do Not Disturb' sign that says 'Come In If You Like Swordplay', Rich Fulcher's inventive collection will allow you to unleash your rebellious side - without getting arrested, including: unlatching your safety belt before the plane has fully stopped; squeezing a spot in the ATM camera; driving through a lonely red light in the dead of night; and, leaving a handful of coppers as a tip for bad service.
This is the complete story of boxing from the pugilists of the classical amphitheatres to the heroes of today. This is the ultimate companion for any serious fight-fan. The Champions includes illustrated biographies of Corbett, Sullivan, 'Kid' Lewis, Dempsey, Tunney, Freddie Mills, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Henry Cooper, Muhammad Ali, Foreman, Frazier, Holmes, Bruno, McGuigan, Hagler, 'Sugar' Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson and many others. The Great Fights covers over eighty epic encounters in detail, each famous for its savagery, artistry, controversy, spectacle or prize-money. The World of Boxing offers a behind-the-scenes look at the managers, the promoters, the trophies and the venues, and a pictorial guide to the books, magazines, cards and collector's items that document boxing's past and present. Boxing, combining brute force and raw courage with classic skill and artistry, appeals to a broader range of emotions and senses than any other form of human sport. The first section, The Champions, offers biographies and visual portraits of the legendary names in boxing, including the greats of the modern era. The second section, The Great Fights, highlights those contests and moments that form the core of boxing lore. Eighty encounters are covered in detail. The final section, The World of Boxing, offers a behind-the-scenes insight into the managers, promoters, trophies, venues, magazines, books, paintings and collector's items.
This title includes Tarot, Palmistry, I Ching and Dream Interpretation. This is a practical guide that explains the mystical arts of prediction and divination in a simple-to-understand way. This is a spellbinding book full of practical projects, charms, rituals and therapies, all illustrated with step-by-step photography, including 1300 colour pictures and artworks. Decipher dreams, use mandalas for meditation, and learn to read the lines, mounts and marking of the hands and interpret them through the ancient art of palmistry. Discover the ancient wisdom of the moon and harness its natural powers; decide your destiny and fashion your own future using tarot, I Ching and runes. Travel to other worlds and control your dreams with shamanism; find your perfect partner, choose a career, or anticipate good fortune and wealth using Western and Chinese astrology to reveal and explore your inner character and personality. This comprehensive book will guide you, step-by-step, into a life full of promise and change, where you can tap into the world's cosmic power to help you make decisions and fulfil your destiny. The first section, Ancient Wisdom, teaches age-old ways to determine character and trace one's passage through life. In section two, Earth Secrets, ancient practices and rites are rediscovered. Follow shamanism's wise teachings and gain empowerment through spiritual drumming rituals, and use dream therapy and mandala for meditations. Finally, the Mysterious Arts are revealed in the third section. Find out what the mystical tarot deck and I Ching can tell you about the course of your life. The book will show you how to use different skills and practices in harmony with each other to gain the most from life. Knowledge that has been passed down through generations will allow you to turn the vicissitudes of fate to your advantage, and help find answers within yourself.
A secret sect of the Catholic Church, armed with an ancient book of the undead called The Gospel of Shadows, has been slowly destroying vampires for centuries. Now the book has been stolen, and the sect races to retrieve it before their purpose is discovered: a final purge of all vampires. As the line between saints and shadows grows ominously faint, private eye Peter Octavian is drawn into the search. And he'll do anything to find the book ...for Peter Octavian is also a vampire. Ostracized by his kindred for refusing to take part in the 'blood song', he cannot stand by and watch while they are destroyed. In a deadly game with a driven, sadistic assassin, the trail leads to Venice at the time of carnival, where the Defiant Ones, as the vampires are known, are engaged in a savage battle for their lives. Filled with plot twists, mystery, sex and violent death, Of Saints and Shadows is a spine-tingling thriller which opens the door to the world of The Shadow Saga.
The Low-Water No-Water Garden: Gardening for Drought and Heat the Mediterranean Way. How to create a low-maintenance Mediterranean-style garden, wherever you live. A practical guide with 500 stunning colour photographs
Find a murderer - and save the Queen's Jubilee! It is 1897 and the London is preparing for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. But a corpse is with no head or hands is dragged out of the Thames. The dead man was old and prosperously dressed, but there are no other clues to his identity and the police ask for the discreet assistance of Lord Francis Powerscourt. His investigation leads him to a mysterious mansion in Oxfordshire, with classical temples in the gardens and in the house, a second corpse killed in a fire. On the track of the murderer, Powerscourt realizes that both he and his family are in mortal danger - and the outcome could wreck the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
It is now more than a century since Einstein's theories of Special and General Relativity began to revolutionise our view of the universe. Beginning near the speed of light and proceeding to explorations of space-time and curved spaces, "Introducing Relativity" plots a visually accessible course through the thought experiments that have given shape to contemporary physics. Scientists from Newton to Hawking add their unique contributions to this story, as we encounter Einstein's astounding vision of gravity as the curvature of space-time and arrive at the breathtakingly beautiful field equations. Einstein's legacy is reviewed in the most advanced frontiers of physics today - black holes, gravitational waves, the accelerating universe and string theory. This is a superlative, fascinating graphic account of Einstein's strange world and how his legacy has been built upon since.
Sexy, outrageous and irresistible, Tycoon is Harold Robbins at his rip-roaring best. Jack Lear rises from a modest Jewish background to take on the WASP world, but never quite feels he's succeeded in his ambition to be accepted as one of them. Making his fortune as a pioneering radio and television broadcaster and founding a landmark network isn't enough - nor is the money, fame and women who go with it. He continues to hunger for what he cannot have. Here is a tale that only Harold Robbins could tell: of Jack's torrid relationship with his first wife, a WASP social heiress; of his affairs with everybody from chamber maids to duchesses; of his second marriage to a world-class beauty and society figure; and ultimately of his life-long struggle to make his network No. 1, and to give it a sense of class that sets it apart from all the others.
One of Fighting Fantasy's most innovative titles now in a brand-new edition. Can YOU defeat the nightmare army of the undead? Agglax the Shadow Demon is amassing an army of undead warriors to conquer Allansia. Having survived the perils of Deathtrap Dungeon you set off from Fang with over two hundred veteran soldiers to fight his army. But the Shadow Demon is not of this world and special powers are needed to destroy him. And the longer you spend searching for these powers, the stronger he will become...
This title features inspirational and practical design ideas and techniques using hard landscaping materials. It provides an exploration of contemporary hard landscaping solutions for gardens, courtyards and terraces, using stone, wood, concrete, glass, metals, clay, synthetics and organic materials. It presents a range of stunning creative ideas for flooring, surfaces, screens and boundaries, construction, furniture, containers and sculpture. It illustrates a range of styles and textures to customize your garden so that it meets the practical needs of your lifestyle. This innovative book explores the character of materials available for outdoor construction. The author looks in turn at natural materials such as stone, wood and clay; composites such as concrete, glass and metals; and, new technology synthetics. She also looks at unconventional, less restrictive organic gardens, including untreated twigs and vines. To help you plan your garden from the outset, the book features hard landscaping ideas to appeal to all styles and tastes. With over 300 beautifully evocative photographs and a wealth of suggestions from one of the garden world's leading writers, "Stone, Wood, Glass & Steel" is an invaluable sourcebook of cutting edge ideas for modern, low-maintenance gardens.
From tasting the greatest grapes to creating the perfect cheeseboard, this two volume collection is a definitive guide to the ever-changing character of cheese and wine. It offers a fascinating world tour of wines, from Bordeaux to the Barossa Valley and a guide to the greatest grapes: tasting the top 12 varieties. From the vine to the glass: production techniques are explained and the best ways of storing and serving your wine. The definitive illustrated guide to fabulous cheese of the world, each entry in the visual catalogue details colour, texture, taste and provenance, from the creamy Brie de Meaux to the aromatic Stilton. It includes over 70 internationally renowned classic and contemporary cheese recipes.
This fabulous collection of cute and quirky toys will delight adults and children alike. From pink and pretty Dilly to bright and bold Leo, there's a creature here to suit every personality. The projects are all made from soft fleece which is fantastically versatile and really easy to work with. Basic sewing skills, some brightly coloured fleece and a few accessories are all you need to make these wonderful toys and most can be sewn by hand in a matter of hours. With easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photographs, the projects are so simple to sew you'll want to make them time and time again. This title is perfect for gifts or to keep for yourself - let your imagination run wild.
Everyone has to make decisions about love. Wilfred Price, overcome with emotion on a sunny spring day, proposes to a girl he barely knows at a picnic. The girl, Grace, joyfully accepts and rushes to tell her family of Wilfred's intentions. But by this time Wilfred has realised his mistake. He does not love Grace. On the verge of extricating himself, Wilfred's situation suddenly becomes more serious when Grace's father steps in. Up until this point in his life, Wilfred's existence has been blissfully simple, and the young undertaker seems unable to stop the swirling mess that now surrounds him. To add to Wilfred's emotional turmoil, he thinks he may just have met the perfect girl for him. As Wilfred struggles in an increasingly tangled web of expectation and duty, love and lies, Grace reveals a long-held secret that changes everything...Wendy Jones' charming first novel is a moving depiction of love and secrecy, set against the rural backdrop of a 1920s Welsh village, and beautifully told.
Who has time nowadays to put in the graft to succeed? And why bother, when the truly important things in life only take a quarter of an hour to master? Here, Tom Cutler proves that following the path to becoming disgustingly rich, stylish, intelligent, thin, happy, classy, successful and a legend in the bedroom need take no longer than it does to cut your toenails, or listen to The Archers. You can learn how to become as popular as your dog. Which sports car suits your personality? How to work out the date of your death. Are you a genius? With Tom Cutler's help you will soon find inner perfection and hugely impress your family, friends and work colleagues. From the author of the brilliant "A Gentleman's Bedside Book", this is a hilariously funny but deeply practical guide to self-improvement.
This title includes the essential gardening tasks that are shown step by step, with over 950 clear colour photographs and illustrations. It covers everything from planning a design to planting, propagation, care and cultivation through each season. It helps you learn basic gardening skills and techniques from planning and basic maintenance to planting and caring for trees, shrubs, climbers, bulbs, annuals and perennials. Each technique is clearly explained with step-by-step pictures taking you through every stage. It includes information on growing vegetables, herbs and fruit, greenhouse gardening, building rock and water gardens, and propagation. It provides simple advice on garden maintenance including how to improve your soil and achieve a weed-free lawn. It offers a comprehensive seasonal checklist highlights the key tasks to do throughout the year. This is an essential reference guide for new gardeners and those who want to extend their gardening expertise. This title includes over 950 colour photographs and illustrations. This comprehensive practical book begins with simple design ideas and advice about planning your garden and information on using a huge variety of plants, as well as guidance on planting and pruning. This book then builds on this basic knowledge to suggest more spectacular ideas for gardens from wildlife ponds and water features to rock gardens. There is advice on growing fruits and vegetables and making the most from your greenhouse. The final section covers the skills you need to keep your garden in tip-top shape, from weeding, feeding and pest control to propagation, and includes a year-round checklist of essential tasks.
Running is one of the most popular activities worldwide, and provides an incredible feeling of achievement as well as offering an enjoyable and accessible way to get fit. This superb book is an ideal reference guide for beginners, with easy-to-follow advice and guidance on getting started, staying motivated, and improving your performance. To help you begin to run, the first part of the book provides practical advice, including basic health checks, progressive walk/run programmes, a six-week plan of running for fitness, and exercises to build up strength. Appropriate clothing and equipment, stretching exercises and warm-up routines are described. Once you have achieved a certain standard you may want to try an event, and there is a special section devoted to explaining what kinds of events are suitable, from a 5K walk/run to a marathon. With over 300 photographs and illustrations, including step-by-step instruction, this expert book is essential reading for anyone who wants to begin and to improve their running. This title is the perfect introduction to one of today's fastest-growing and most popular activities, full of tips to help you stay motivated. It provides a fascinating insight into the world of running and its history, with a survey of the greatest runners and famous races. It includes start-up advice on basic health checks, running kit and footwear, core strength training and stretching exercises, and more. As you develop your distance and running skills there are progressive walk/run programmes and guidance on building up miles and hill running. It contains expert advice on pre-run and post-run nutrition, and entering and training for events. Clear and instructive step-by-step photographic sequences throughout make it easy to start and keep running.
This title includes information on how to perform amazing close-up tricks, baffling optical illusions and incredible mental magic. It reveals the secrets of over 120 magic tricks, with over 1000 step-by-step photographs. It helps you amaze friends and family with over 120 simple-to-learn magic tricks using objects found around the home. It is over 1000 superb close-in colour photographs show all the steps in fantastic detail, and from both the audience's and performer's perspectives. It includes an illustrated history of magic and magicians, from ancient Egypt through the 19th and 20th centuries to the magic of today. A wide variety of tricks are covered, including Card Magic; Dinner Table Magic; Match Magic; String, Cord and Rope Magic; Mind Magic; Silk, Thimble and Paper Magic; and, Money Magic. Put on your own magic show, children's entertainment, or just be ready to break the ice on any social occasion! It helps you get one step closer to the elusive magic circle - professional hints, tips and tricks of the trade. Magic is an age-old art form, which has the power to amaze and amuse children and adults alike. This fully illustrated book includes over 120 amazing magic tricks to be used on a variety of different occasions. It offers simple tricks as well as some for more advanced practitioners. This book opens with an introduction to important events and names in magic's rich history. It reveals the secrets of a wide range of tricks, and explains how to achieve a polished performance, with advice on planning patter, rehearsing, and creating your own performance style. Step-by-step instructions with over 1000 photographs make this a truly indispensable guide to the art of magic.