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  • SPCF
    Sophie Pester
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    Upcycle things you find lying around the home - including old hangers and eggshells - into something stylish with the craft projects featured in Supercraft.

    From the experts at DK and compiled by designer Sophie Pester, the book includes 52 projects ranging from jewellery and accessories to home decoration and furniture.

    All the projects can be easily completed in one weekend, making them even more fun to complete.
  • TBCB
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    The Bicycle Book provides a glorious, visual celebration of the bike. From iron-framed Boneshakers to record-breaking carbon-fibre track bikes, it features photos and details of over 300 classic bicycles.

    As well as the bikes themselves, the book also focuses on the courses that have held the most famous races. It will introduce you to the most important designers and innovators of the cycling world and some of the most defining moments in cycling history.

    Cycling is a global sporting, leisure and transport and this book will delight anyone who is fascinated by life on two wheels.
  • 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.
  • IYBW
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    This contemporary and stylish book highlights all the incredible things you can do with the classic art form of watercolour painting.

    Watercolour has often been seen as conventional, easy to manage and perhaps inoffensive... this book changes everything. It shows you how to use a variety of modern techniques and learn a host of new tricks.

    Written by fashion illustrator Veronica Ballart Lilja, it reveals how you can use luminous colour, dynamic composition, mixed media and so much more. From choosing the correct materials to using different object, it even showcases enhanced techniques like creating silhouettes for painting city skylines.
  • AG1074
    Charlie Butcher
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    Following three fishing fanatics as they head off on an epic adventure around the globe, Fishing Impossible is an ITV programme that has had so many people hooked. Described as Top Gear for fishing, it's full of extreme situations...

    This tie-in book is just as funny and fascinating as the show and finds Charlie, Jay and Blowfish looking back over their trips. From spear-fishing in the Bahamas to bungee jumping in British Columbia and dodging crocodiles in Kenya, they look at how they managed to catch fish in entertaining and bizarre ways.

    You'll feel as if you are with the gang as you read about their adrenalin-fuelled trips.
  • BATD
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    Do you want to learn how to draw? This engaging, write-in book from the experienced artist and teacher Jake Spicer will show you how.

    Using innovative and easy-to-follow methods, it encourages you to practise the simple lessons straight away. It eases you in and gradually shows you the more head-turning techniques that you'll love mastering.

    This book is full of straightforward advice and tricks that help you develop skills. All you'll need to do is pick up a pencil and work your way through. Among the styles covered are shape, tone and texture, distance and detail and a two-point perspective.
  • TMUM
    Lisa Potter-Dixon
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    This comprehensive make-up manual starts by teaching you everything you need to know about skincare. It then moves on to sections that target specific areas of the face.

    Detailing all aspects of make-up application and providing solutions to common problems, this book is a must if you want to master your method. From brows to bronzing and lips to eyes, it covers every element of the face.

    There's even advice on enhancing your look with sequins, feathers and transfers and what you should do to feel like a goddess when you step off a place. There's also advice for finding the perfect wedding look.

    Whether you're trying something different or are looking for a fun and youthful or elegant and sophisticated look, this will help you make the most of your facial features.
  • STFG
    Angela Mckay
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    Stickertopia: The Flower Garden is a sticker book for grown-ups full of gorgeous gardening designs/ It will delight you and help you find serenity.

    With beautiful blossoms and peaceful gardens featured throughout, it comes with jewel-like stickers of botanical flowers, leaves and petals that can be added to designs as you create your very own world of wonder on each spread.

    The artwork is inspired by some of the world's most beautiful gardens including the Saihoji temple garden in Japan, the Versailles Garden in France, the Desert Botanical Gardens in Arizona and Kew Gardens in London.
  • TNKB
    DK
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    Anyone with an interest in military history will enjoy reading through this definitive list of over 400 different tanks from the experts at DK. Produced in association with The Tank Museum, it covers everything from the very first variation to the ones being developed for the future.

    This book looks at the key designers and complex mechanisms behind some of the most formidable tanks of all time and provides an in-depth look at those that hail from Britain, the United States, Russia and France.

    Presented with stunning photography, this book provides a unique insight into the tanks that went into battle during World War II, the Cold War and many more key historical events.
  • HDLT
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    Anyone who has a creative edge or who is interested in calligraphy will love to find out how to design their own alphabets with this hand lettering handbook.

    Thy Doan Graves is an artist and illustrator and in this book she guides you through each alphabet with easy-to-follow steps. She shares all her knowledge on creating bespoke lettering and will inspire you to come up with designs of your own. She also talks about the different materials you can use to write the letters, including brush pens and sharpies.

    The alphabets can be used to add a personal touch to all kinds of things, ranging from banners and invitations to comics, posters and menus. This book even has practice pages so you can try your hand at each one.
  • AG1027
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    From the first loop to the last seam, First Crochet is an essential beginner's guide to one of the most popular needlecrafts.

    It's full of comprehensive instructions and step-by-step photographs that start by showing the basics, from holding the crochet hook to weaving intricate patterns.

    There are over 20 gorgeous projects to make including stylish home accessories like cushions and a throw and beautiful gifts such as scarves, bags and baby items.
  • HDRV
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    Who better to provide ultimate driving advice than The Stig? In How to Drive, Ben Collins, BBC Top Gear's former in-house speed demon and stunt driver for the likes of James Bond and Batman (not a bad CV!), provides drivers with all of the need-to-know information they didn't learn to pass their driving test.

    Honing his skills in just about every class of driving imaginable - from Formula 3 to Le Mans 24 and American stock car racing - this highly entertaining book reveals all on how to make you a better, safer and more economical driver, making day-to-day driving a lot more of an enjoyable experience.

    Packed with illustrations, gobsmacking anecdotes and track-honed advice from controlling a skid to smooth-like-butter gear changes, How to Drive is a funny, witty and wise book for anyone who wants (or needs) to become a better driver.
  • STTF
    Angela Mckay
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    Stickering for grown-ups is the new way to find mindfulness and you will find your worries drifting away as you decorate the intricate scenes in this beautiful book based around the joys of the forest.

    Combining gorgeous backgrounds with jewel-like stickers of woodland animals, trees and plants, it's a book that encourages you to construct a world of wonder, one tiny detail at a time.

    All based on real-life wonders, you will love unleashing your creativity as you stick the stickers and complete the exquisite artwork.
  • 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.
  • HOWP
    James Rhodes
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    Accessible and inspiring, this is a beginner's guide to the piano that promises that you will be able to play Bach's Prelude No. 1 in C Major in just six weeks - even if you know nothing about music and have never even laid fingers on a piano before.

    A book that promises to give you all the tools you need to play this beautiful instrument, no matter what your age, it teaches you the basics of playing including how to read music, the difference between the treble and bass clef, sharp and flat notes and the best ways to practise.

    James Rhodes is a talented pianist and hugely popular in the classical music field. In this book, he encourages you to unleash your creative powers and even embrace your own personal interpretation.
  • CWWA
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    With cross-section drawings taken direct from the official Flight and The Aeroplane archives, Classic World War II: Aircraft Cutaways is a must for anyone interested in history and aeronautical engineering.

    Alongside each of the illustrations is some detailed text for each type of aircraft. It covers the history and evaluates the drawing. There are even 12 vehicles displayed on pull-out, double-page gatefolds!

    Telling you everything you could ever want to know about the planes that flew during the Second World War, this keepsake book also features archive photography Aeroplane Montly.
  • HKSG
    Kat Goldin
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    With projects suitable for a range of abilities, Hook, Stitch & Give features 30 creative crochet presents that you'll love to treat your family and friends to.

    From birthdays to house-warmings and festive celebrations, you'll find the perfect project for every occasion. From cushions and cabled throws to cardigans, there are so many cool projects to complete.

    Kat Goldin has been crocheting all her life and was recently described by Mollie Makes as 'Crochet's new star'. Among the crocheted presents you can enjoy making are granite mittens, a tablet case and a bobble hat.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MORL
    Villager Jim
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    Described as 'the Banksy of wildlife photography', Villager Jim introduces Barnaby the labrador and a host of animal friends from the beautiful Peak District in this stunning book.

    Barnaby also introduces his labrador 'sisters' Dilly and Bumble, Bobbin the robin (who visits the bird table every day) and various other canines and Highland cattle. There are even chickens who just 'love' to be chased.

    Villager Jim is an award-winning photographer and these images are sure to raise a smile as they present a dog's-eye-view of Barnaby's world.
  • Collins Learn to Draw Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007960309
    CLTD
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    Learn to draw like a professional with this wide-ranging collection. From animals and buildings to still life and the countryside, these books are full of hints, tips and techniques to inspire you to embrace your creative nature.

    The books are all easy to follow and will help you master the basics of drawing techniques for each subject and then encourage you to hone these new-found skills in a variety of ways. There's even a book to help you create realistic drawings of people.

    Each book has practical exercises and looks at the structure and form of each subject. They will help you choose the right medium, learn about composition and understand the importance of light and shade. They will also help you capture movement and behaviour.
  • SBWA
    Steve Backshall
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    Steve Backshall is a popular explorer and familiar figure from TV who is renowned for his intrepid attitude and love of animals and nature. In this eye-opening book, he gives tips on everything from snorkelling to tree climbing.

    A very hands-on guide bursting with practical advice on how to get involved with wildlife, it mainly focuses on Britain and northern Europe and is packed with practical advice. Among its activities are ones you can carry out on the coast, in the mountains and in wetlands and woodlands. He even reveals how mountain-biking and climbing are among the best ways of exploring our natural beauty.

    A great book for anyone who wants to get closer to nature, Steve also offers practical advice on bushcraft and survival.
  • ANEX
    Hollis Lance Liebman
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    This book provides step-by-step instructions for how to perform over 75 different exercises if you are over 50 and are looking to keep fit.

    A detailed guide to attaining optimum physical fitness, the first group of exercises focus on flexibility, while the next ones will help you improve your endurance. There are also exercises that target range of motion, posture and alignment, core strengthening for injury prevention and toning.

    This book will help you keep fit - and stay fit. It's a handy guide for anyone over 50 who is looking to live a healthier life.
  • 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.