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Books by Colin Salter

  • 100 Letters That Changed the World

    Colin Salter

    Product Code: BZQBF
    Hardback
    A collection of the most inspiring and powerful letters of all time. The written word has the power to inspire, astonish and entertain, as this collection of 100 letters that changed history will show. Ordered chronologically, the letters range from ink-inscribed tablets that vividly describe life in the Roman Empire to remarkable last wills and testaments, passionate outpourings of love and despair, and succinct notes with deadly consequences. Entries include: A resume from Leonardo da Vinci, with barely a mention of his artistic talents; Henry VIII's love letters to Anne Boleyn, which eventually led to the dissolution of the monasteries; Beatrix Potter's correspondence with a friend's son that introduced the character of Peter Rabbit; SOS telegrams from the Titanic; Abraham Lincoln's letter that contradicted his fight against slavery; a legal letter marking the end of the Beatles; Emile Zola's open letter ('J'accuse!'); the scrawled note that brought about Oscar Wilde's downfall; as well as famous last words from Virginia Woolf to Kurt Cobain.
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  • Remarkable Road Trips

    Colin Salter

    Product Code: BZGRA
    Hardback
    Remarkable Road Trips collects over 50 of the most spectacular, dangerous, and thoroughly memorable road trips from around the world Entries range from the shortest - the Guoilang Tunnel hewn into the side of a cliff face in China, to the longest, the Dempster Highway in desolate stretches of Arctic Canada. Some can be driven in a day or less, others may take four or five; the variety of landscapes and terrain and even latitudes is huge. For the adrenaline rush, there is even the old Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Common to all of them is a gallery of stunning photographs making them bucket-list destinations of not just petrolheads but those wishing to seek jaw-dropping scenery without packing hiking boots and a kagoule. They are all driveable, and the book includes distances and recommended stopping off points. Remarkable Road Trips continues the format established in the bestselling `Remarkable' series, which combines spectacular photography of popular and niche sporting venues from around the world. Routes include: Wild Atlantic Way (Ireland), North Coast 500 (Scotland), Cabot Trail (Canada), Nurburgring Nordschliefe (Germany), Garden Route (South Africa), Blue Ridge Parkway, (USA), Jebel Hafeet (United Arab Emirates), Transfagarasan Road (Romania), Great Ocean Road, (Victoria, Australia) Amalfi Coast Road (Italy), Milford Road (South Island, New Zealand), Hana Highway (Hawaii), Passage du Gois (France), Grossglockner High Alpine Road (Austria), Atlantic Road (Norway), Ring Road (more exciting than it sounds, Iceland), Icefields Parkway (Canada), Route 66: Arizona (USA).
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  • Science is Beautiful: Botanical Life

    Colin Salter

    Product Code: BPJXJ
    Hardback
    The plant world has always been appreciated for its visual appeal, but its true beauty can be revealed when you look under the electron microscope. This collection unearths some of the most wonderful microscopic images of flowers, trees and grasses ever created, now made possible by technology. We get to see the wonder of pollen, seeds, petals, algae and leaves. The images are as beautiful as any art. This stunning collection of images can be enjoyed purely as a visual voyage but also as a way to understand more of the science behind the image. Whether it's the work of a lavender leaf oil gland, the inside of a pine pollen, flower stamen sculptures deep inside a tree bark, or the wonderful patterns of lichen. Each image will include the scale of the photography as well as the scientific details in layman's terms.
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  • Science is Beautiful: Disease and Medicine: Under the Microscope

    Colin Salter

    Product Code: BHAXV
    Hardback
    Our understanding of disease and the powers of medicine today are unparalleled, and their documentation has increased signficantly. Science is Beautiful collects the most fascinating microscopic photographs of our diseases along with the medicines we use to treat them. These photographs are profoundly fascinating - and also beautiful. Featured are some of the most illuminating microscopic images of bacteria, viruses and cancers ever captured, now made possible by electron micrograph technology. Potentially fatal diseases such as cancer and Ebola are included, and minor complaints such as Staphylococcus bacteria and dental plaque are shown for their surprising beauty. Other photographs reveal what human cells look like when suffering from Alzheimer's, from osteoporosis, or from HIV. It also uncovers some diseases specific to animals. But there are also dazzling images of the crystals, powders and potions that we take to cure ourselves, including magnified versions of aspirin, insulin, morphine and caffeine. This collection of images, as beautiful as any artwork, can be enjoyed purely as a visual voyage but also as a way to understand more of the science behind the image, whether it's the work of a meningitis virus, our chromosomes in a cancer cell or the breakdown of painkillers. Each image includes the scale of the photography as well as the scientific details in layman's terms.
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