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The first section of this book is an essential guide to baking and other kitchen techniques. It also includes recipes for the cake bases and different types of icing. Then follows a superb collection of teatime recipes, from Greek Yogurt and Fig Cake to Mississippi Mud Pie. The third section offers inspirational ideas for spectacular party cakes for birthdays and special occasions. The step-by-step instructions for each recipe are easy to follow for guaranteed success. Every finished recipe is shown in a glorious colour photograph, so you can see exactly what you are aiming to achieve. Altogether, this book is a superb reference manual, an inspirational sourcebook and a one-stop teatime recipe and party cake collection - the only book on teatime indulgence you will ever need.
This title mixes paint; brush strokes; gouache; masking out; glazing; wet-into-wet; drybrush painting; stretching canvas; painting with knives; and, light to dark. This is a comprehensive, fully illustrated step-by-step guide to three popular painting media, with over 750 colour photographs, including detailed step-by-step illustrations of all the techniques. Beginners can get started and achieve an enjoyable and fulfilling level of competence almost immediately and experienced painters will benefit from expert advice and guidance on advanced techniques. Practical exercises cover all the basics of each technique from mixing and learning about paints to teaching specific painting skills. There are over 20 intensive projects photographed step-by-step and accompanied by comprehensive instructions. This title explains how to approach a range of subjects and styles from landscapes in soft watercolour to vivid portraits and still lifes. Learning to paint using oils, acrylics and gouache requires training in specific painting skills. This practical encyclopedia is an ideal introduction to all three skills for beginners, as well as including exercises and projects to challenge more experienced artists. Getting Started discusses the materials and equipment required and suggests a starter palette for those about to invest in their first set of paints. This chapter clearly demonstrates how to use different painting tools, mix, blend and dilute different paints, and how to prepare a canvas. There are practical exercises that show how to apply paint such as wet into wet with gouache, impasto and scumbling with acrylics and glazing with oils. Painting Projects includes 20 beautiful artworks ranging from landscapes to representations of people, still lifes and abstract canvases that are truly inspirational. These projects are illustrated step by step, showing how the canvas should look at every stage of application. With gallery examples from professional artists, a range of styles of working and differing perspectives are included throughout.
This book offers a fascinating and exciting investigation into the most powerful predator of the oceans: the shark. Find out about how sharks work, their different shapes and sizes, their teeth, senses and behaviour patterns, how they feed, hunt and breed. It is packed with over 200 stunning colour photographs from renowned wildlife photographers. Detailed cross-sections and diagrams reveal the complex inner workings of a shark's body. It is a lively and accessible reference, ideal for home and school use for 8 to 12 year-olds. "Nature Watch: Sharks" investigates the lives of the oceans' most extraordinary predators and powerful swimmers. Sharks are some of the most intriguing creatures in the sea, and here you will find out all about their infinite variety, basic instincts and survival skills. Discover how hammerheads detect their prey and how the weird-looking wobbegong becomes invisible. Compare the awesome jaws of the great white with the filter-feeding habits of the whale shark, largest fish in the sea. Dramatic photographs show sharks in action and colour illustrations reveal the complex inner workings of a shark's body. Focus features zoom in on particular aspects of shark lifestyles. Myth boxes explore legends and stories about sharks from around the world, and Did You Know? highlights present some extraordinary but true facts.
The Horse Soldiers is the true, dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who entered Afghanistan immediately following September 11, 2001 and, riding to war on horses, defeated the Taliban. Heavily outnumbered, they nonetheless succeed in capturing the strategic Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif, where they are welcomed as liberators as they ride on horseback into the city, the streets thronged with Afghans overjoyed that the Taliban have been kicked out. The soldiers rest easy, as they feel they have accomplished their mission. Then the action takes a wholly unexpected turn. During a surrender of Taliban troops, the Horse Soldiers are ambushed by the would-be P.O.W.s and, still dangerously outnumbered, they must fight for their lives in the city's ancient fortress known as Qala-I Janghi, or the House of War...
You have to hand it to children. They do have a wonderfully straightforward view of the world, and a way with words that manages to make day-to-day life much more fun. In "Out of the Mouths of Babes", you'll find a fantastic selection of the side-splitting bloopers, hiccups, innocent misunderstandings and downright funny things that kids have come out with. For example: Kids on love: 'If falling in love is anything like learning how to spell, I don't want to do it. It takes too long'; Kids on music: 'Handel was half German, half Italian and half English'; and, Kids on religion: 'St Paul cavorted to Christianity'. "Out of the Mouths of Babes" is a charming celebration of the unique, quirky - and usually entirely unintentional - humour of children everywhere, for adults who enjoy seeing the funnier side of life.
From New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes this scorching tale of a demon outcast poisoned with vampire blood and the vulnerable young witch he vows to protect-even from himself. Malkom Slaine: tormented by his sordid past and racked by vampiric hungers, he's pushed to the brink by the green-eyed beauty under his guard. Carrow Graie: hiding her own sorrows, she lives only for the next party or prank. Until she meets a tortured warrior worth saving. In order for Malkom and Carrow to survive, he must unleash both the demon and vampire inside him. When Malkom becomes the nightmare his own people feared, will he lose the woman he craves body and soul?
What connects Marliyn Monroe, Disneyworld, "The Satanic Verses" and cyber space? Answer: Postmodernism. But what exactly is postmodernism? This graphic guide explains clearly the maddeningly enigmatic concept that has been used to define the world's cultural condition over the last three decades. "Introducing Postmodernism" tracks the idea back to its roots by taking a tour of some of the most extreme and exhilarating events, people and thought of the last 100 years: in art - constructivism, conceptual art, Marcel Duchamp, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol; in politics and history - McCarthy's witch-hunts, feminism, Francis Fukuyama and the Holocaust; in philosophy - the work of Derrida, Baudrillard, Foucault and Heidegger. The book also explores postmodernism's take on today, and the anxious grip of globalisation, unpredictable terrorism and unforeseen war that greeted the dawn of the 21st century. Regularly controversial, rarely straightforward and seldom easy, postmodernism is nonetheless a thrilling intellectual adventure. "Introducing Postmodernism" is the ideal guide.
"Introducing Consciousness" provides a comprehensive guide to the current state of consciousness studies. It starts with the history of the philosophical relation between mind and matter, and proceeds to scientific attempts to explain consciousness in terms of neural mechanisms, cerebral computation and quantum mechanics. Along the way, readers will be introduced to zombies and Chinese Rooms, ghosts in machines and Schrodinger's cat.
This is a comprehensive illustrated guide to a wide range of delicious soft fruits with information on their origins and nutritional values. It features step-by-step instructions for preparing the soil, cultivation and care, and propagation techniques. It includes expert advice on training, supporting and pruning fruit bushes, and harvesting and storing your crops. It offers helpful hints on how to avoid pests and diseases, and what to do when problems occur. In this kitchen garden handbook, the most popular soft fruits are illustrated with useful information on their origins, growing habits, nutritional content and culinary uses. The second section gives key advice on soil preparation, essential tools, propagation and protecting your fruit bushes. The techniques described include training and supporting fruit bushes, pruning, sheltering plants from the weather and harvesting and storing fruit crops. The section on practical cultivation tells you how to grow all types of berries and currants, whether you have a large kitchen garden, a small garden plot with some space in the borders, or room for a few containers. A must for the novice grower, this book also provides reliable information for the experienced gardener who wants to experiment with new varieties.
Growing your own vegetables often leads gardeners to want to go one step further and keep some livestock. Chickens, ducks and bees are the most likely candidates for the first time livestock owner - especially if you live in a town or have only a small amount of land. They can all be kept happily together. Keeping these animals is a fun and absorbing hobby and is a great antidote to stress. There is nothing more rewarding than the collection of your own fresh eggs and honey. The book is full of sound, practical advice and looks at exactly what you need to get started: the equipment, housing, space and feed. Taking the breeds best suited for the smaller garden, town garden, or allotment, the responsible care and management of these animals is thoroughly covered in a friendly, approachable style with their welfare always in mind. Chickens: from breed selection to housing, feeding, care, and health issues this book provides simple, no nonsense information about how hens live, their needs and lifestyle and how to keep happy, healthy and productive hens. Ducks: here is all you need to know to introduce these entertaining animals to the garden - their walking requirements, their feed, and the surprisingly small amount of water they need. Duck eggs are great for baking and this book shows you how to keep your ducks happy and laying. Bees: there are many more people now interested in keeping bees. Paul Peacock shows you how to get started, where to get help, what equipment you need, and how to handle bees and harvest their honey. It emphasises gentle bees, and covers the control of varroa and other potential bee diseases.
In 2006 Doug Beattie of 1st Battalion Royal Irish Regiment was awarded the Military Cross for his part in recapturing the town of Garmsir from the Taliban. He was due to retire from the Army in 2007, but that was before his CO made a desperate plea: stay and do just one more tour. He couldn't turn his back on the men he had helped train, as they set off to play their part in what has been termed an unwinnable war so, in March 2008, he returned to Afghanistan. Within days of landing in Helmand the 42-year-old wondered what he had let himself in for. If 2006 had been hellish, then 2008 was off the scale. For six months Beattie led Afghan and British troops into repeated, exhausting battles with the Taliban. He took part in 50 major contacts and describes in detail the action-packed reality of life and death on the frontline. The chaos and ferocity of the war is brought to life with the utmost honesty and humanity by an exceptional soldier who describes the horror of seeing men and children die in front of him. There are vivid accounts of the chaos and aftermath of suicide attacks at close quarter, of saving lives in impossible conditions and the challenges of mentoring young soldiers and the sometimes wayward Afghan Army. The book offers extraordinary insight into a campaign which is involving ever larger numbers of British service personnel.
Bread is a lot easier to make than many people think. Women's Institute Bread starts by taking the reader through all the stages of bread making, with tips and advice on topics such as flour types, yeasts, temperature and storing. Advice is also provided on using the recipes in a bread machine. Recipes cover basic breads through to festive celebration recipes and yeast-free breads. Start by making a simple Farmhouse Loaf or an Oat and Honey Loaf, then expand your repetoire with favourites such as Pitta Bread, English Muffins or Foccacia. Add a twist to plain breads with savoury touches to create something a bit more unusual, such as Brie and Redcurrant Bites or Peppercorn Bread. For sweet or spicy recipes, try traditional Danish Pastries or Pain au Chocolat, or maybe something a little different such as Sugary Spice Dough Ball Ring. There are plenty of recipes here for anyone with a sweet tooth. Celebration breads will teach you how to make your own Pannetone at Christmas to impress friends and family, or try other traditional recipes throughout the year. Lastly, try something completely diffferent with yeast-, gluten- or wheat-free breads.Not just for those with a food intolerance, these are sure to become favourites with everyone who tastes them.
Leading historian Ray Westlake provides a concise and accessible introduction to the Rifle Volunteers, a band of dedicated amateur soldiers who were recruited into a flourishing nationwide military organisation from 1859 to 1908, in Tracing the Rifle Volunteers. A concise and accessible introduction to the organisation's history and a directory of the units raised in each county and each town, this is an invaluable book for military and family historians and also for those interested in general military history.
This book features over 80 sensational recipes for cold delights and frozen creations. It contains everything from ice creams and sumptuous gateaux to bombes, terrines and simple sorbets; and a detailed introduction illustrating all the basic ingredients, techniques and processed, including cook's hints and tips throughout. It includes more than 360 colour images: recipes are shown in easy-to-follow step-by-step photography, with a gorgeous picture of every finished dish. Try irresistible fruit, herb, spice and flower ice cream combinations, gorgeous hot puddings with melting ice cream centres, and light and refreshing iced drinks that are perfect for instant entertaining. "Amazing Iced Desserts" contains over 80 recipes that will have friends and family clamouring for second helpings. For special occasions, there are fabulous bombes, tortes and gateaux, which look stunning and taste divine, but are surprisingly simple to make. There are also wonderful, quick ideas for simple, elegant desserts that make the most of clever presentation. Ice cream can be scooped into glasses and topped with a sweet glossy sauce, wrapped in heart-shaped chocolate cases or mixed with fruit, herbs and spices - even flowers - to produce colourful and irresistible results. Beautifully photographed with over 360 colour images throughout, including step-by-step sequences to illustrate all the techniques, this book will appeal to food lovers everywhere.
'Cicero remarked that old age is a strange business. No one wants to miss it, he said, and everyone complains about it when they get there. Not I, though'. Old age comes to us all, and "Enfield" wittily advises on how to survive its trickier obstacles, not least the people who suggest you must 'do something'. One of the great delights of the golden years is doing less - from giving up DIY and ambition to not inviting people to dinner. In these elegantly entertaining essays, "Enfield" guides those entering their finer years on how to make the most of old age.
Crammed with dino-tastic doodles and fascinating information, this book is perfect for anyone with an interest in our pre-historic pals. Did you know that the Plateosaurus was covered in scales? Or that one of the earliest dinosuars was the size of a chicken? Find out facts about these and many more dinos who are waiting to be doodled inside this book.
Can the beast seduce a beauty and make her love him...? A promise of pleasure ...from a brutal warrior determined to protect her. Never far from her bow, Lucia the Huntress is as mysterious as she is beautiful. But the secrets she harbors could destroy her-and those she loves-and every day brings more danger. It isn't safe for her to be with Garreth MacRieve, yet whenever she sees the fierce werewolf with his smoldering eyes, she finds herself surrendering to his kiss. An uncontrollable need ...that can only be sated with her touch. From the shadows, Garreth, prince of the Lykae, has long watched over Lucia, the lovely little Valkyrie who alternately maddens him and inflames his lust. He aches to claim the seductive creature as his own and keep her safe from harm, but first he must convince her to accept him as her guardian. To do that he'll exploit Lucia's greatest weakness-her desire for him.
This title provides 15 step-by-step projects that enable you to experience the past and how the ancients lived by making models, playing games and creating Celtic art and accessories. Fact boxes provide extra insights and highlight links with the present. This work is packed with over 200 colour photographs. Illustrations include cross-sections, historical maps and a pictorial timeline. This book is ideal for home or school use for 8 to 12-year-olds. Step back to a time more than two thousand years ago, when the warlike Celts dominated northern and central Europe. Marvel at their bravery and nobility in battle and discover why they were both hated and admired by the Greeks and Romans. Find out fascinating facts about the many different Celtic people - the reason for their migration, their mysticism and beliefs, and how they crafted exquisite metalwork. There is a variety of practical projects that helps you bring the past alive - build a roundhouse fit for a Gallic chieftain, make a Welsh harp and create a classic Celtic border.
INTRODUCING guide to the history and theory of still controversial 'speaking cure'. The ideas of psychoanalysis have permeated Western culture. It is the dominant paradigm through which we understand our emotional lives, and Freud still finds himself an iconic figure. Yet despite the constant stream of anti-Freud literature, little is known about contemporary psychoanalysis. Introducing Psychoanalysis redresses the balance. It introduces psychoanalysis as a unified 'theory of the unconscious' with a variety of different theoretical and therapeutic approaches, explains some of the strange ways in which psychoanalysts think about the mind, and is one of the few books to connect psychoanalysis to everyday life and common understanding of the world. How do psychoanalysts conceptualize the mind? Why was Freud so interested in sex? Is psychoanalysis a science? How does analysis work? In answering these questions, this book offers new insights into the nature of psychoanalytic theory and original ways of describing therapeutic practice. The theory comes alive through Oscar Zarate's insightful and daring illustrations, which enlighten the text. In demystifying and explaining psychoanalysis, this book will be of interest to students, teachers and the general public.