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  • GRCM
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    Featuring over 70 beautifully illustrated historical city plans and maps, this book explores civilization in some of the world's top cities.

    Ranging from the ancient metropolis of Rome through to the modern urban behemoth of New York City, each map has highlights and hotspots pulled out and the cartographic appearance is one that you'll find yourself absorbed into.

    There is also in-depth analysis on the background stories of not only the cities but also the map makers and their work.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AG1060
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    Covering home, work and play, 1000 Life Hacks is a self-help book packed with little tips to make your life easier.

    Entirely practical and often ingenious (did you realise a bulldog clip could replace your broken computer keyboard leg? Or that the spring from a pen could save wires from being damaged?), the book provides solutions for common issues and even those pesky little problems that have a habit of springing up at the most inconvenient times.

    Whether you're looking for DIY holders for your devices, an effective exercise regime or want to make a flight hugely more comfortable, you'll find the answers in this illustrated book. Fashion, DIY and cleaning hacks are also provided.
  • CLSC
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    From the Austin 10HP to the Ferrari F40, DK's The Classic Car Book covers more than 250 of the world's best cars.

    A definitive visual history, over 250 iconic cars are illustrated in themed catalogues that show their social, cultural and historical importance. Very lavish, the photographs bring the design and mechanical excellence of each model to life.

    A celebration of life on four wheels, this huge hardback also looks at the inspiring innovators and manufacturers of these classic vehicles, offering you the chance to see some behind-the-scenes photos. A perfect gift for petrolheads and car enthusiasts.
  • STRG
    Heather Couper
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    If you're getting set to stargaze throughout the 12 months of 2017, this Philip's guide will be a very useful addition.

    Handily sized, this is perfect for both seasoned observers and those just starting out. Every month has a colour star map which will show you where you should be looking to see constellations, planets and positions of the moon. All the special events are also clearly marked and dates of special events such as eclipses and meteor showers are shown.

    There are also in-depth explanations of planets' movements and recommendations for the best stargazing equipment. This stargazing guide is suitable for use in Britain, Ireland and most of continental Europe.
  • 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.
  • SCVG
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    From the experts at DK, this huge hardback book follows the story of scientific progress right from the invention of the wheel to the climate solutions of the 21st century.

    Capturing all the key scientific discoveries, it provides accessible yet detailed evaluations of the concepts, the inventions and the figures who have had such a powerful and important impact on our world.

    Fully illustrated and very accessible, this book makes science accessible and celebrates many of the world's biggest breakthroughs.
  • AG1075
    Professor Richard Wiseman
    • £3.99
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    Inspired by Quirkology, a YouTube channel with 350 million views, Richard Wiseman's 101 Bets You Will Always Win will introduce you to the science of the seemingly impossible - and show you how to master it.

    Among the 'impossible' bets the book shows you how to win are balancing a coin on the edge of a banknote, walking through a postcard and even transforming a tea towel into a chicken.

    Sure to confound, dazzle and entertain, this is a great book to break out at parties, gatherings and any social event.
  • RPLY
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    Prepare to be amazed, astounded and ever so slightly disgusted by the weird and wonderful facts that feature in the all new Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2017.

    An annual favourite and brilliant Christmas gift, Ripley's looks at some strange but true occurences from all around the globe. The unbelievable stories feature everything from a polar bear robot to an edible human skill and a Swiss daredevil who flies over some of the world's most iconic sights in his custom-made jetpack.

    With a 3D cover and full-colour images throughout, this book has facts that will make you and your children's jaws drop and eyes pop out!
  • FNAT
    Brian Cox
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    Accompanying the BBC series hosted by Professor Brian Cox, Forces of Nature provides a breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet.

    It gives scientific answers to some of the world's simplest questions including 'why is the sky blue?, 'why is the Earth round' and 'why is every snowflake unique?' Focusing on the extraordinary phenomena and events that connect us in an eternal cycle of life, Brian reveals just why the Earth is so colourful and incredible.

    From the volcanoes of Indonesia to the northern lights of the Arctic - via the humpback whales of the Carribean - you'll find accessible answers to some of the planet's most searching questions.
  • HTRW
    Tristan Gooley
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    Highly acclaimed by the Sunday Times, the Spectator and a must-read for walkers, sailors, swimmers and anyone interested in nature, How to Read Water: Clues, Signs & Patterns from Puddles to the sea will show you how to make useful observations on all kinds of water.

    Written by natural navigator Tristan Gooley, the book will show you how to spot dangerous water in the pitch black with the help of a clock face, reveal how you can read the sea like a viking and even forecast the weather based on waves.

    Drawing on his own pioneering journeys to reveal the secrets of water and how to read it, Tristan will introduce you to over 700 clues, signs and patterns.
  • PCCH
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    Plants may be all around us, but have you ever stopped and thought about what kind of impact they have on our day-to-day life?

    From turning them into medicine to giving them on special occasions, this beautifully presented guide looks at the effect flowers have had on human civilisation throughout our history. Each plant featured in the book is judged by its influence in the categories of Edible, Medicinal, Commercial and Practical.

    We're also dependent on flowers for sustenance, and this book celebrates everything from crop staples like wheat and rice to herbs and spices that have medicinal qualities.
  • ECHM
    Andrew Chevallier
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    From the experts at DK, this is the fully revised and updated Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine.

    Providing definitive reference on herbal plants and their medicinal properties, this informative book provides detailed descriptions for over 550 plants and remedies for more than 80 ailments.

    Based on the latest scientific research and safety advice, among the natural remedies included are those for headaches, arthritis and fungal infections. This is a handy book to have around the house when you want to look at using plants with therapeutic properties.
  • FSWM
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    Haynes Manuals are reliably informative and full of fascinating information. This edition takes an in-depth look at the legendary 4472 - a train better known as the Flying Scotsman.

    Published in association with York's National Railway Museum, it reveals just what it takes to maintain, operate and restore the Class A3 Pacific. Based around the overhaul that took place throughout 2015 and 2016, the book describes how you should prepare the train for a day's run, how it gets up to speed and what you should do in preparation for its arrival at a destination.

    The first steam locomotive to achieve 100mph, you'll also be able to discover its historical highlights and pore over first-hand experiences from drivers, firemen and engineers.
  • LUWM
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    The oldest and certainly one of the most famous underground rail networks, London's Underground is still one of the largest and busiest transport systems in the world. This book finds the Tube being given the famous Haynes Manual treatment.

    Showing you how the rail network was designed, built and is operated, the book is full of fascinating photographs and archive illustrations alongside essential technical details and an entertaining overview of its history.

    Written by a former Underground Design Manager and acknowledged expert, the book has a full technical description of the network and also looks at the plans for the future. This is a must for anyone who loves London and/or trains.
  • KBWM
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    Haynes' Manuals are renowned for answering every question people could have about an incredible vehicle - but how about if that vehicle was the Klingon Empire from Star Trek's formidable Bird of Prey starship?

    Featuring cutaway drawings, technical illustrations and photographs alongside details of the technology used on board the ship, every snippet of information in this book comes direct from seasoned Star Trek writers and is guaranteed to be correct.

    A must-have for any Klingon commander!
  • HKTT
    Carol Vorderman
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    Carol Vorderman shows you how to help your children understand the tricky concept of the times tables with this invaluable guide.

    Suitable for parents with children studying at Key Stages 1 and 2, the guide is straightforward and has easy-to-follow tips, hints and advice all about the times tables.

    The practice pages and questions have been compiled and tested by a team of experts and allow parents and children to work together to solve even the trickiest questions. By following the advice of this book, you can help build your child's confidence, reduce stress and make the subject simple.
  • HELY
    Carol Vorderman
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    Simple and visual, this unique, step-by-step guide from Carol Vorderman will help children aged between 7 and 9 get to grips with all the English skills they need.

    Using clear, accessible pictures, diagrams and guides, the book covers all the important areas of English including punctuation, grammar, spelling and communication skills.

    The perfect guide for parents who want to help their children gain more confidence, this is sure to come in as an extremely useful guidebook.
  • MOTG
    Rob Eastaway
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    Maths On the Go can help you help your children learn all about the tricky subject through 101 entertaining and simple tips, games and activities.

    Making practising maths enjoyable and engaging for both you and your child, the problem-solving activities range from creative cutting of the toast at breakfast to running a bike helmet survey while on a long car journey.

    Among the topics the activities cover are addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, telling the time, estimates and geometry.
  • FLKH
    Kate Humble
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    Anyone who loves dogs will adore this book by the popular TV presenter and lifelong animal lover, Kate Humble.

    In it, she examines the heart-warming relationship between man and his best friend. Using her journey with the sheepdog puppy Teg (who has grown up on her farm) as a basis for her examination of the bond, she looks at how it came to be that man became so close to our four-legged friends.

    Packed with stories about rescue dogs, guide dogs, service dogs and medical dogs, this is a barking brilliant book for dog lovers everywhere.
  • HPKS
    Carol Vorderman
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    Reduce the stress of studying and help your children make the most of school with Help Your Kids with Study Skills, a step-by-step guide from Carol Vorderman.

    Designed to enhance curriculum learning and build confidence in gathering knowledge, the illustrated book will help children aged 10 and over learn how to recall from memory, create study plans and manage stress.

    With its clear and accessible guidelines, this book will help ensure that homework is no longer a struggle and that both children and parents are able to remain calm throughout the more stressful moments of school life.
  • DWEB
    Alannah Moore
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    Whether you're planning on starting a blog, need an online portfolio to showcase your work or are looking to start selling through a webstore, this book will help ensure it looks professional and works in the right way.

    Covering WordPress, Weebly, Squarespace, Wix, Shopify and more, the book shows how you don't have to spend a lot of money or learn code to create something special. Written by the expert Alannah Moore, the advice will help non-technical people make use of all the powerful tools that are available when it comes to creating websites.

    Breaking down each step, the guide will take you from planning your pages to making the most of social media and search engines. It also covers how to work with images and reveals how best to engage with your audience through personalised newsletters and making sure your site is a must-read!
  • Collins Home Reference Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780007935925
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    • £9.99
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    • Just £1.43 per book
    With a dictionary, thesaurus and guides to spelling, grammar and punctuation, this seven-book collection will help you get to grips with the English language.

    A perfect selection of reference books and dictionaries for the home, office or for studies, all these books will become essential additions to your bookshelf. For those who enjoy word games, the collection includes an introductory guide to Scrabble, as well as a Crossword Solver's Dictionary. The Book of Quotations will also come in very handy, especially when it comes to writing an essay, manuscript or dissertation.

    Slipcase not included.