Non-Fiction

Reference

  • 10,000 Things You Need to Know - Hardback - 9780857624277 - Elspeth Beidas
    TYNK
    Elspeth Beidas
    • £9.00
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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
    • £4.99
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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.
  • ENGC
    Simon Jenkins
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    Simon Jenkins, who previously brought you England's Thousand Best Churches, provides a fascinating and personal insight into the history of England's cathedrals in this gloriously illustrated read.

    The nation's glory, cathedrals become one of the landmarks of the city in which they are built. They tower over landscapes and outrank palaces, castles and mansions. Objects of pilgrimage for those seeking faith, consolation and beauty, they reflect our social history.

    Offering welfare, these beautiful pieces of architecture are so beloved by so many and this book celebrates the most impressive, important and iconic.
  • Thing Explainer - Hardback - 9781473620919 - Randall Munroe
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    Randall Munroe
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    Randall Munroe - the man who created xkcd and explained the laws of science with cartoons - returns with Thing Explainer, a book full of brilliantly simple diagrams that show how important things work.

    From a biro to the nuclear bomb, Randall uses drawings and a vocabulary of the most common 1,000 words to describe where things like food-heating radio boxes (microwaves), very tall roads (bridges) and even the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates) come from and how they work.

    Funny, interesting and easy to understand, this is a book to ignite the mind of anyone who has ever wondered how things work... and why.
  • 1000 Life Hacks - Paperback - 9780857622655
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    (1)
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2016-2017 - Hardback - 9781784720292 - Judith Miller
    MAHB
    • £8.00
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    If you have an interest in Antiques then you'll no doubt be familiar with Miller's. Famed for not only offering prices but also informed tips, this handbook and price guide is a must for anyone who frequently buys online, at auctions and in antiques stores.

    With over 8,000 antiques featured, the book is fully illustrated and finds editor and antiques expert Judith Miller explaining why some antiques are worth more than others. She also shows you how to value items yourself.
  • Ripley's Believe it or Not! 2017 - Hardback - 9781847947888
    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 (but definitely not one for the squeamish), Ripley's looks at some strange but true occurrences 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!
  • Galaxy - Hardback - 9780007935987
    LAXY
    (1)
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    Comprehensive and fully up to date, Galaxy: Explore the Universe, Planets and Stars is an accessible guide to the solar system and our night skies.

    Enhanced by hundreds of striking images of planets and moons, the book also includes maps that show the stars, clusters and galaxies that are visible with binoculars or a small telescope.

    Perfect for those new to stargazing and those who already have a keen interest in astronomy, the book contains fresh insights into this fascinating subject.
  • 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.
  • The Photographer's iPad - Paperback - 9781781572269 - Frank Gallaugher
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    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.
  • Human Anatomy - Hardback - 9781409355106 - Alice M Roberts
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    Alice M Roberts
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    Go on a visual journey and discover the biological wonders of the human body with Human Anatomy: The Definitive Visual Guide.

    In the book you'll be greeted by spectacular anatomical images of each of the body's core systems in dazzling detail - from ear bones to lymph nodes - expertly written and annotated to provide essential details on organs and body structures.

    A beneficial resource to anyone studying Biology or Physiology, or for those curious as to how these in-depth systems combine to make the body work, the book is the definitive visual guide to human anatomy.
  • Signs and Symbols Sourcebook - Paperback - 9780007951314
    SSYM
    • £6.00
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    A great gift that anyone will find fascinating, this comprehensive reference book will help you crack the secrets behind the world's ancient and modern signs and symbols.

    Visually stunning and divided into easy-to-follow A-Z sections, it looks at the hidden meanings behind topics ranging from magic and mystery to landscapes and elements; and answers questions ranging from 'Why do Masonic temples have a black-and-white chequered floor covering?' to 'What is the most important symbol in the world?'

    Other symbols you can learn about are the secret Demonic alphabet, Native American hunting symbols and the Glastonbury Zodiac.
  • TBOT
    William Thomson
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    Covering the main forms of water that affect Britain, William Thomson's The Book of Tides is a rich and personal guide to our rivers, seas and shores.

    Presented in an illustrated and idiosyncratic style, the book covers rips, rapids, wells, streams, tides, waves, whirlpools and tsunamis. It explains how the waters surrounding us affect our daily lives and shape our actions (as well as our landscapes).

    Anyone who loves the coast will find so much to love in this book, which was inspired by William's own journey travelling the coastline of Britain with his young family in a panel van.
  • DC Comics: Ultimate Character Guide - Hardback - 9781465444950
    DCCG
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    Fire up the Bat-Signal and call in every superhero fan you know! This huge book from DK will tell you everything you could ever want to know about DC Comics' famous heroes and their evil enemies.

    Packed full of facts, stats and the original comic book artwork, you will have the chance to read about Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and The Joker.

    With 12 character cards and an awesome poster also included, this book will keep DC Comics fans of any age enthralled and entertained.
  • LRBF
    Ben Fogle
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    Popular presenter Ben Fogle has previously written about his love of adventure and the labrador. In his latest book, he celebrates a British institution - the Land Rover.

    Travelling the length of the nation in his Old Series 1 Land Rover, Ben spends time with Defender enthusiast Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the Royal Marines and the Dartmoor search-and-rescue teams as he attempts to explain why Britain has fallen for this most iconic of vehicles.

    He visits the Bristol dockyard where Defenders are despatched around the world and heads onto the Western Isles of Scotland and Islay, the island where the prototypes were put through their paces in the 1940s. After almost 70 years and 2 million vehicles, the Land Rover Defender has now ceased production and this is a fitting tribute to its durability, popularity and legacy.
  • Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart - Hardback - 9781472919007 - Stephen Moss
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    Stephen Moss
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    Accompanying the BBC series of the same name, Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart is a book that follows a year in the lives of a cast of wild animals as they try to survive in this tough yet beautiful landscape.

    Europe's greatest wilderness, the Scottish Highlands is a stunning land full of snow-capped mountains, incredible lochs and some truly breathtaking wildlife. Red Deer stags fight for the right to win a mate on the main land, while the offshore islands are homes to millions of seabirds and the seas themselves contain basking sharks, orcas and bottlenose dolphins.

    Full of spectacular photography and Stephen Moss' authoritative yet accessible text, this is a brilliant book for people who love nature. It also includes a foreword from the programme's narrator, Ewan McGregor.
  • How to Remember (Almost) Everything, Ever! - Hardback - 9781910232248 - Rob Eastaway
    HTRE
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    If you struggle to remember even the most important dates, online passwords and key events, this book can help. How to Remember (Almost) Everything, Ever! is bursting with tips, tricks and fun ways to turbo-charge your memory for the better.

    It will show you how to train your brain to remember important moments and things with memory-improving tips, tricks and exercises. Among the exercises it can teach you are how to remember a shopping list by imagining a walk down your street; memorising a phone number by picturing digits as letters; and using music, rhymes and smells.

    It can also help improve study skills in younger readers!
  • JWCW
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    Whatever stage they're at, would-be writers will find this how-to guide to creative writing essential. Packed with information, support, advice and tools for how to write in a way that turns heads, it also reveals how the publishing industry works.

    Alongside all the tips, tricks and insider secrets that are unveiled is a six-month subscription to Writing Magazine and a gorgeous notebook so that writers can jot down any ideas that come into their heads. There's also a CD included that is full of suggestions to help inspire creative writing of the highest calibre.
  • How Many Moons Does the Earth Have? - Hardback - 9781848319998 - Brian Clegg
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    Brian Clegg
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    Test your knowledge to the limit with a sizzling collection of scientific questions from this great quiz book.

    Sure to test any would-be scientist's brain, this book has two eight-round quizzes that cover everything from where the Big Bang took place to the links between the elephant Tusko and the psychologist Timothy Leary.

    An interactive way to learn about physics, biology and much more, this book - from the science explainer extraordinaire Brian Clegg - is intriguing, compelling and entertaining for anyone who wants to learn about science.
  • FGFB
    Olento Salaperainen
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    The likes of dragons, vampires, pixies, witches and trolls have been popular for generations and A Field Guide to Fantastical Beasts will help you learn more about them.

    Exploring each beast's legacy and focusing on a film or book that has placed them into popular culture, this is an essential guide for anyone who finds these beings compelling. The text reveals all about each creature's natural habitat, appearance and traits.

    Mermaids, gremlins, fairies and werewolves are also all covered in detail.