Non-Fiction

Reference

  • TUDI
    Malachy Tallack
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    Head into the unknown and discover some beautiful, mysterious and mythical landscapes in The Un-Discovered Islands, a hardback packed with beautiful illustrations.

    An exploration of some of the world's strangest places, this book gathers together two dozen islands that were once believed to be real but no longer exist on the map. These islands are products of imagination, deception and simple human error.

    From Atlantis to more obscure tales from all over the world, this is an atlas of legend and wonder that looks at ex-isles and forgotten lands from ancient history right up until the present day. Written by Guardian writer and 60 Degrees North author Malachy Tallack, this book features glorious full-colour artwork from Katie Scott.
  • BEBK
    DK
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    Bees are not only beautiful, natural insects but they're also vital to human existence. From the experts at DK, The Bee Book celebrates their existence and provides an introduction to beekeeping.

    From their role in nature to how they impact our gardens and what they do in the hive, this book is full of fascinating facts like how a honey bee visits up to 1,000 flowers a day yet only produces one-twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in its entire lifetime.

    It also explains how the human race can support and benefit from bees' presence. It describes how intelligent they are and the important but turbulent role of a queen bee. It also includes recipes for home remedies and beauty treatments that make use of honey, wax and propolis. You can even learn how to create a bee 'hotel'.
  • HWMW
    DK
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    This DK book will help you manage your money and teach you all about investments and financial markets. It provides definitions of all the tricky terms and also offers advice on maximising your income and investing for the future.

    An intriguing guide that breaks down financial jargon, it can also help you learn about debt management and ensure you don't fall victim to online fraud.

    Fully up to date, it provides insights into personal, business and governmental finance.
  • ATBK
    DK
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    From prehistoric cave paintings to performance art, DK's The Art Book provides an easy-to-follow and fascinating introduction to this compelling and important subject.

    This book explores history's most influential painters, sculptors and artists' most celebrated artworks and provides information surrounding the pieces and insightful quotes about them. It also has profiles of the most important artists from all over the world and explains their impact on impressionism, symbolism and cubism.

    It will help you understand the ideas that inspired Rembrandt and Picasso's masterpieces and covers everything from painting and drawing to printing, sculpture and conceptual art.
  • HTRL
    Chris Rogers
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    Providing a crash course in the nation's capital city's architecture, How to Read London is a pocket-sized guide that covers all the famous buildings and reveals their significance and secrets.

    London is one of the world's most-visited cities and also one of the most architecturally diverse. Following the Great Fire of London in 1666, a third of the city was destroyed and the renewal helped the city emerge as a centre of commerce, finance and culture.

    This book covers iconic buildings including Somerset House, Canary Wharf and the Shard and explains how they came to be and their influence.
  • URBN
    Max Bainbridge
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    Max Bainbridge's The Urban Woodsman is a hardback book that shows how you can work with wood to make bespoke cutlery including spoons, bowls and boards.

    Max will show you where to source local timber from (without having to pay much at all) and then explains the tools you'll need and the cutting techniques you should learn to make them. He also reveals the ways to achieve the perfect finish.

    Wood you believe it? This book is ideal for both novices and experienced carvers and will show you how to make some stunning contemporary homeware.
  • FLWB
    Rachel Siegfried
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    With its absolutely gorgeous jacket, The Flower Book celebrates all kinds of flowers and will help you (or whoever you gift it to) learn the art of floral design. It also has 30 inspiring arrangement ideas so that you can ensure the next batch of flowers you give are presented in style.

    Season by season, it provides stunning, in-depth profiles of 60 cut flowers which reveal everything you need to know about their colours, shapes, textures and fragrances.

    Celebrating the loveliest flowers for the home, bloom by bloom, this book covers the likes of orchids, sunflowers, lavender, roses and tulips in great detail.
  • WATW
    Dave Broom
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    This huge-format book will tell anyone who loves a glass of whisky everything they need to know about this most sophisticated of tipples.

    Full of information about the world of whisky, it is fully up to date, beautifully illustrated and covers the history of the drink, the process by which it is made and the finest distilleries from all over the world.

    There are in-depth descriptions of all the Scottish distilleries, while Ireland, Japan, the USA, Canada and the rest of the whisky-producing world are also given equally informative coverage.

    Whether you know what kind of whisky like or if you want to try something new, this will be the ideal companion.
  • ASWN
    Richard Smyth
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    Birdsong is the soundtrack to our world. Wherever we go, it always seems to be there - it's woven into our culture, emotions and landscape.

    In A Sweet, Wild Note, nature writer Richard Smyth asks why we love birdsong so much and explores the various ways it has influenced literature, music and science. He even discusses how it has affected our feelings of what it means to be British.

    With birdsong growing increasingly quieter, this book provides a celebration of the complex relationship between birds, people and land. Smyth also reveals how our thoughts on birdsong say as much about us as they do about our feathered friends.
  • SJOY
    Marie Kondo
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    The author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, Marie Kondo's KonMari method has already helped transform the lives of millions and in Spark Joy she provides a room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home.

    With line drawings that explain how to properly organise drawers, wardrobes, cupboards and cabinets, as well as Marie's unique folding method, this book shows you how to use her 'does it spark joy?' method to clear clothes, photographs, paperwork, books, cutlery, wallets and other valuables.

    Encouraging you to focus on what you want to keep and not what you want to get rid of, this book will help you surround yourself with things you love - and decide on what you really need.

    Please note the format of this book was incorrectly advertised in our catalogue. This is a paperback edition.
  • TYNK
    Elspeth Beidas
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    This book takes 10 subject areas and divides them into 10 sections of 100 profiles each - making it the ultimate list book!

    From the visual, literary and performing arts to history, society and philosophy, design and technology, science and nature, travel, sport and leisure to food and drink, each list is full of fascinating insights.

    A great book to dip in and out of, it'll make a fascinating gift for anyone with an interest in history, popular culture and trivia.
  • TYCH
    Dixe Wills
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    Dixe Wills, the author of Tiny Islands and Tiny Stations, once again proves why small is beautiful with Tiny Churches.

    In his personal and quirky style, he looks at 60 of the nation's most perfect diminutive churches and explains how you can get to each one via public transport. Each church is so tiny, that only about 30 people could fit comfortably inside!

    Representing a unique slice of British local history and attitude, Dixe looks at how the tiny churches have survived and thrived throughout history. He celebrates the fact that they now retain the atmosphere and beauty of when they were first built.
  • SDVG
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    Completely out of this world, this huge guide to the stars truly is the definitive visual guide to the cosmos.

    Fully authenticated by the Smithsonian Insitution, the book covers everything from glittering star birth nebulae to supermassive black holes and features a 3D graphic that charts the constellations across the night sky.

    A great gift for anyone who is fascinated by the night sky or who sees themselves as the next Brian Cox, the book contains new imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope and features topics ranging from the Milky Way to the Big Bang.
  • JYIP
    Jack Hollingsworth
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    This stylish guide provides an accessible guide to making the most of your iPhone's camera.

    An amazing camera that is always there for you, this book avoids tech-talk about workflow and archiving and instead just tells you how to take great photos with your iPhone. It also reveals the best way to approach every possible subject.

    It even introduces you to some great effects that you won't find on Instagram - but they're sure to be loved by your followers.
  • JEWL
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    An all-in-one guide to every kind of jewel, gem and semi-precious stone there is, this is a very lavish and beautifully presented book - complete with a flocked jacket.

    Published by DK, it is packed with spectacular photographs, intriguing overviews of the stones' histories and some incredible true-life stories. It takes an up-close look at the world's most extravagant and famous jewellery including the Koh-i-Noor, Faberege eggs and the Hope diamond.

    A sumptuous celebration of the treasures of the Earth, this is a brilliant book for anyone who is fascinated by gemstones, mineral and metals.
  • HYBR
    Julian Holland
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    From the development of Britain's railways in 1603 through to the present day, this book is endlessly fascinating. Drawing on a lifetime of railway research, Julian Holland offers a first-class commentary complete with photographs and archive material.

    Showing how Britain has claimed many achievements including the first steam railway locomotive, the first inter-city railway and the world speed record for steam in 1938 (126mph, in case you were wondering).

    The book also looks at trains and railways' effect on the Great Victorian Age and the early 20th century before its nationalisation and modernisation from 1948 onwards. It also covers the Beeching Report in detail and the privatisation of the high-speed railways in the 1990s.
  • AG1048
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    Packed with fun exercises and helpful tips, these entertaining activity books will help you brush up your knowledge of a broad spectrum of subjects.

    My Grammar and I covers all the basics including dangling modifiers, irregular spelling and tricky hyphens. It has multiple choice brain-teasers, crosswords, quizzes and fill-in-the-blank questions for you to answer.

    I Used to Know That is also full of questions that will help you remember everything from names for the clouds to parts of a flower and some of literature's finest heroines.
  • WHBK
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    This impressive book celebrates the work of the world's most famous (but also most secretive) street artist - Banksy.

    Presented in stunning hardback, it looks over the whole of Banksy's street art career all the way from his early work in 2002 to his New York residency in 2013 and beyond. There are full-page photographs of every work to pore over.

    A rare artist whose work is both accessible yet complex and with many layers of meaning, author Xavier Tapies gives an insight into the ntriguing background of each piece of Banksy art. There's also a double-spread world map so you can see where each stencil was painted.
  • AG1023
    Cath Tate
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    Loved for her witty and subversive views of the world that are laid bare on many greetings cards, Cath Tate is a writer so many people love. This book captures her best observations on men.

    A perfect gift for the man in your life, or perhaps an unsuspecting bride-to-be, brings together timeless observations and one-liners.

    It's packed with mirth-making images of men in all their ridiculous glory and insights into the mysterious way their minds work, this is a perfect reflection of modern-day manhood.
  • TGOB
    Jennifer Ackerman
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    A celebration of our feathered friends, The Genius of Birds is a beautifully written and incredibly informative book that describes just how intelligent birds can be.

    From the memory of the Clark's nutcracker, who can hide as many as 30,000 seeds over dozens of square miles and remember where it put them months later to the common pigeon's outstanding sense of direction, you'll find out so many amazing things as you read through this book.

    Jennifer Ackerman is a well-respected expert on nature and these words showcase her love for birds. Showing how surprising and fiercely intelligent they can be, she also explains how they're socially aware, too. They can tease, deceive and even console each other.
  • GFRL
    R & A Championships Limited
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    Including all the latest rules, this illustrated guide will help golfers of all levels of skill and experience learn how to perfect their swing and decide what decision they should make in every situation.

    Written by the game's governing body the R&A, the reference book gives guidance on how a golfer should tackle bunkers, water hazards, loose impediments, casual water and so much more. It even covers the new Anchored Putting rule that has proven to be so controversial.

    There are also demonstrations of the rules in action and a selection of frequently asked questions to help new golfers understand it all. It's great for those who have just picked up a club and those who want an official handbook in their household.
  • SLPU
    Sarah Whitehead
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    Providing a dog's-eye-view of its first year of life, this book ties in with Channel 5's hit show The Secret Life of Puppies and is sure to delight any dog lover.

    Presented in landscape format, it is a very visual account of what puppies get up to as they learn and develop. This book also provides key information on the developmental ages of a puppy, breaking them into the key components of health, training and behaviour.

    There are also troubleshooting solutions to common problems and expert advice on everything from neutering your dog to the best food for them and the most effective ways of treating fleas and bites.
  • PHIP
    Frank Gallaugher
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    The Photographer's iPad shows you how to realise the potential of your iPad and turn it into an essential and exhilarating piece of photographic gear.

    Featuring the latest and best software, this guide covers everything that is possible with the device - from managing your photos immediately after a shoot to processing files with top-of-the-range apps - and the provides step-by-step instructions for using all the photographic features and functions.

    Included in the book is advice on how to break out of Apple's walled garden and import photos, share them and move them about. There are even tips for using the full editing capabilities of Adobe Lightroom Mobile.
  • DCCE
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    Over the past 12 months we have seen Batman and Superman facing up to each other and the Suicide Squad causing all sort of havoc... 2017 will see Wonder Woman and the Justice League appear on the big screen and if you want to find out more about these iconic DC Comics characters, this encyclopedia is essential.

    Featuring original comic artwork, this book features over 1,200 characters including heroes, villains, friends and foes. There are features on the characters' most famous clashes and romantic encounters, while their famous vehicles and weaponry are also featured.

    DC Comics has been entertaining the masses for over 75 years and this fully up-to-date book is lavishly illustrated and packed with facts any fan will love to pore over.