Brain Games: Optical Illusions shows how seeing isn't always believing. The fascinating book contains a number of optical illusions that will make you find it hard to believe what your eyes are telling you. The book contains illusions dealing with perception, perceived length and how written language can be interpreted in more than one way. Objects that seem to be different sizes are really identical, pictures will move on the page, images that appear one way can become something else altogether - all these are featured in this brilliant book!
This glorious fully-illustrated edition of the bestselling aviation history book, Empire of the Clouds: When Britain's Aircraft Ruled the World, offers a behind the scenes glimpse into a lost world of pioneering design, engineering and the daring of a generation of test pilots. In 1945, Britain was the world's leading designer and builder of aircraft and this special, lavishly produced large format hardback from James Hamilton-Paterson captures the elegance, excitement and genius of the aircraft of that time through James' enlightening text and some glorious photography.
One of the creators of Never Mind The Buzzcocks and They Think It's All Over, Simon Bullivant's The Bumper Book of Slightly Forgotten but Nevertheless Still Great British Olympians and Other Sporting Heroes is a fascinating sporting collection of tales of pluck, grit, triumph, disaster and ineptitude. Praised by Nick Hancock, the book features a cast of former sportspeople who have been largely forgotten by history. From Dressage's first punk Tom Drake, who shocked the sport with his slashed jacket and swear words on his hat to the javelin thrower who fell under the spell of a cult devoted to the eating of egg and chips, this book contains true sports stories that have to be read to be believed!