Containing chapters on emergencies and villa and apartment rental, this Hungarian phrase book also has an enlarged shopping section covering markets and services, and additional useful everyday phrases. It includes chapters on hotels, camping and caravann
Everything you need to know about the new LEGO® Movie
LEGO® Movie The Essential Guide features character profiles and location spreads from the upcoming movie, scheduled for release in February 2014. Plus, there are behind the scenes features about how the movie was made.
LEGO® Movie The Essential Guide is the perfect companion to the glitz and glamour of the LEGO® Movie.
Recapture the riot of colour, style, and innovative design that defined the 1960s with collectables expert Judith Miller. This work includes over 450 classic, retro and fun items - from furniture and fashion to toys and technology. It also includes iconic
Thousands of football statistics are brought to life with illustrations and special features in this text. Every major league and international competition is covered, including: La Liga; the UEFA Cup 2002; and the European Champions League 2002.
More than 500 of the world's finest whiskies distilled into one user-friendly pocket guide.
Great Whiskies is the ideal drinking companion for any whisky lover: it is generous, knowledgeable, and willing to go anywhere! Reflecting the diversity of the whisky world, this brings you over 500 varieties from over 22 nations - from classic whisky-making regions such as Scotland, to lesser-known distilleries in China and Japan.
Expert tasting notes and full-colour photographs reveal the secrets that give each whisky its character and cherry-picks the best to try. Swot up on key facts and histories of need-to-know distilleries, plus get tips and advice on your own whisky trails of key whisky regions.
This is a guide that covers every style: single malt, blended, grain, bourbon, rye, and more. And in a handy, pocket-sized format, this makes a perfect whisky-lover's gift.
Step-by-Step Breads is the perfect book to have to hand when you're mastering the art of bread-making. Over 130 recipes are made easy with simple instructions and photography helping you every step of the way.
Classic breads, artisan breads, batters and sweet breads; 35 essential bread recipes are featured including rolls, pizzas, muffins and buns plus exciting variations for when you're feeling more adventurous.
Excellent value, Step-by-Step Breads will help you bake all the world's favourite bread recipes with confidence every time.
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Get the inside scoop on Disney's Hannah Montana What you've been looking for - all the inside gossip on the world's most famous secret pop star, Hannah Montana. If your child is a Hannah Montana fan then introduce them to the girl herself and get the gossip on their favourite Disney series. They'll find cool pictures from all three seasons and fantastic facts on Hannah Montana characters from Miley Stewart aka Hannah Montana, to best friend Lilly, her dad Robbie and brother Jackson. Bring the series to life and take them behind the scenes on a tour of Hannah Montana's world as they discover little known facts and come face-to-face with their favourite pop star.
The Visual Encyclopedia of Space' is the essential reference guide to space science and astronomy, with fantastic double-page spreads that go into each topic in depth. Here: find out how stars are born and how to measure their distance apart; and discover
With over 31,500 terms and more than 5,000 stunning colour photographs, this is both an encyclopedia and a dictionary. Packed full of visual cutaways and exploded views from the prehistoric earth to the digital camera, it brings the world vividly to life.
From the inside of a volcano to the surface of the Moon, the "Visual Encyclopedia" shows in detail what other books explain in only words. Containing over 10,000 facts and over 1000 illustrations, this resource is separated thematically into nine key sections.
Get the inside scoop on Disneys High School Musical movies
What you've been looking for - all the he said, she said from the East High Gang. If your child is a High School Musical fan then introduce them to the stars and get the gossip on all three of their favourite Disney movies.
Theyll find cool pictures from the films and fantastic facts on High School Musical characters from Troy and Gabriella to Sharpay and Ryan. Bring the movies to life and take them behind the scenes on a tour of the school and to visit the Lava Springs Country Club.
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight Judge Judy - loving best friend riding shotgun - but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl. Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.
The indispensable bike book for cyclists at all levels
Complete Bike Book will help you choose the right bike, perfect your riding performance, and maintain your bike like the professionals. From bicycle maintenance to riding technique, all aspects are covered in this definitive cycling guide.
Filled with essential information and step-by-step photographs on how to adjust your bike correctly and basic to advanced repair advice. You'll also find instructions on riding techniques, fitness exercises and cycling safely. Plus, tips and advice from the professionals. Includes foreword from Chris Boardman, MBE, 1992 individual pursuit Gold medal winner.
Complete Bike Book, now with a great, new look, is the must-have handbook for beginners and experienced cyclists alike.
The Complete Running and Marathon Book has everything you need to know, from choosing the right footwear to eating right and warming up. Or running a race, such as a 5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon? Train hard with one of the specific programmes for your distance. Invaluable tips can help you to gain a vital competitive edge, from goal-setting and motivation to running psychology and race tactics. Assess and develop your technique under clear no-nonsense guidance with detailed visuals to help you understand what your body is going through. Key pre- and post-run step-by-step stretches help you to protect yourself from injury and core and resistance-training exercises can help you to run faster and further. The Complete Running and Marathon Book is perfect for any new or aspiring runner looking to go the distance.
reate your very own dinosaur with no glue and no mess
It's just what every dinosaur fan wants - your very own Stegosaurus! With Make Your Own Stegosaurus you can become an expert paleontologist and build your own dinosaur. No glue and no mess here - 100 sturdy "bones" slot together to make an amazing Stegosaurus skeleton that stands at an impressive 60 centimetres long and 35 centimetres tall.
A brilliant book jam-packed with facts tells you all about dinosaur behaviour, the world they lived in and provides clear step-by-step picture instructions of how to build your amazing model. Each section of the book looks at a different part of the mighty Stegosaurus as you piece the skeleton together - his feet and legs, head, hips, tail, ribs and last but not least, his impressive spine and armour plates.
So put those bones together, watch out for those plates and head back to the Late Jurassic period with Make Your Own Stegosaurus.
Boost your child's health with nutrient-packed superfoods that can enhance your child's brain power and immune system. This title contains over 130 delicious recipes and weekly menu plans, must-have advice for each stage of your child's development and ex
Help your child discover the power of music and be inspired by cultures all over the world with the Children's Book of Music. Discover how instruments are played and get the low-down on the fascinating lives and achievements of great composers, from Mozart to Debussy. Packed with examples from a variety of cultures and styles, from classical and folk, to hip-hop and dance.
Fun, try-it-yourself activities and an interactive CD take children on the ultimate musical journey - a delightful gift for budding musicians.
From Andy Warhol to Jackson Pollock and Michelangelo, introduce your child to the complete picture of art through the ages and across the world. Featuring the finest works by the greatest artists, it's like having the world's best gallery in your own home.
From Van Gogh's self portraits to Miro's Carnival of the Harlequin help your child look beyond the paint and canvas to find out how the art was created and why it was made. Plus, children will be inspired to create their own art with fun projects to try themselves.
It's an incredible look at the fascinating world of art for the whole family.
Strength Training is the essential guide to building and sculpting a better physique, whether your aim is to increase muscle bulk, tone up, or improve your strength and endurance. Written by experts from the British Weight Lifting Association (BWLA), it offers a simple, practical, and no-nonsense approach to the subject,with an emphasis on clear demonstration of optimum technique.
Each exercise is illustrated with step-by-step artworks to ensure you perform the movements correctly and safely, and anatomical "X-ray" illustrations showing targeted muscle groups at a glance. Exercises are also accompanied by helpful features such as pitfalls to watch out for and adaptations to try as you progress. Featuring specially-commissioned programmes for a range of abilities and goals - each with beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels - Strength Training offers everything you need to achieve optimum results from your workouts.
A gripping tale that traces medicine's extraordinary history Kill or Cure tells the riveting history of medicine from chipping holes in skulls to the latest gene therapy and revolutionary cancer treatments. Compelling stories of drama and detective work reveal the trial and error behind man's endless search for cures to diseases and how lucky we are to have the medicines we do today. Uncover the gripping and sometimes gruesome life and death tales behind the medical advances that we take for granted through key figures' diaries and notebooks, showing you discoveries through the eyes of the people who were there at the time. Plague and other global epidemics, the roots of psychiatry and the arrival of robot surgeons are brought to life, with maps, timelines and stunning images ranging from Roman surgical instruments and medieval bloodletting to artificial hearts and the latest scanners. Written by Steve Parker, a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society and author of over 250 books, Kill or Cure is the perfect prescription for anyone interested in the history of medicine, terrible diseases and revolutionary cures.
Children aged 6+ who have always wanted to find out anything and everything about Yoda, the greatest Jedi of them all, will love this exciting and engaging book full of lots of fun and easy-to-read information about the wise Jedi Master. Combining the ever-popular Star Wars characters with LEGO, this accessible and entertaining title comes with an exclusive LEGO minifigure too. Bursting with full-colour photography, the book shows Yoda in action against his enemies and reveals how he trained Anakin Skywalker. Young readers can also discover where Yoda came from, visit the Jedi High Council, and meet fellow Jedi knight Obi-Wan Kenobi. The perfect companion for any Star Wars and LEGO fans, and sure to excite those with one eye on next year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens film.
Jump into the world of LEGO Ninjago minifigures, weapons and battles The Visual Dictionary is packed with all the exciting LEGO Ninjago minifigures, including great heroes, mortal enemies and amazing weapons. Explore dramatic story lines from LEGO Ninjago episodes and movies. Discover everything there is to know about the LEGO Ninjago universe with this bright, colourful and comprehensive guide. Comes with a limited edition minifigure! Featuring two specially commissioned comic strip stories of Ninja adventures, this illustrated guide takes you on an exhilarating journey with the Masters of Spinjitzu. Plus go behind the scenes and find out how the LEGO Ninjago world was created with a fascinating interview with the LEGO team. Also comes with a limited edition minifigure to add to your LEGO® Ninjago sets so you can create your own adventures! LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO group.
Discover everything you need to know about LEGO® Star WarsT sets and minifigures If you love LEGO Star Wars, then the updated and expanded edition of LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary complete with a rare and exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigure is perfect for you. Learn all about LEGO Star Wars ships, weapons, and even the Death Star through amazing Star Wars images and incredible details. Come face-to-face with LEGO versions of Darth Vader, Obi-Wan, Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Anakin and more and discover hundreds of little known facts about Star Wars characters and factions, such as the Jedi and the Sith. This revised edition of LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary is updated throughout to show all the new sets and innovations in LEGO Star Wars from 2009 to 2014. Covering all six Star Wars episodes, Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, Star Wars: The Old Republic computer game and the expanded universe with behind-the-scenes information, fan creations, and merchandise. Packed with additional information on the history, manufacture and construction of LEGO Star Wars and a new gallery featuring every Star Wars minigifigure LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary is perfect for all LEGO Star Wars fans.
Your adventure starts here! Experience the Earth's awesome power in Volcano. Come on an incredible visual journey, from the molten core through a magma chamber to fiery rivers of lava. Witness a violent eruption as fantastic digital images show you a volc
A fully illustrated and handy guide to over 350 French cheeses from Alsace to Vancluse, covering classic French cheeses to little-known regional specialities. Features clear at-a-glance factboxes detailing the characteristics of each cheese, how they are
Make your own detailed human skeleton model with this step-by-step kit
Learn all about what makes up the human body with this fact-packed book all about bones, joints and muscles. With everything you need to make a skeleton model inside Make Your Own Skeleton helps you put together all the different parts of the human anatomy to make a 65-cm tall human skeleton model! With 67 sturdy photographic "bones" easily slotting together, plus clear step-by-step photographs, you'll learn all about the different parts of the body as you easily build your model skeleton.
Find out all about bone shapes and sizes, how they grow and repair and see how muscles are responsible for doing every day activities like walking or throwing. Learn all about ligaments and tendons and see how everything works together to keep you moving!
With this 3D human skeleton model you'll learn everything you need to know about human anatomy.
Lights, camera, action...enter The Film Book, stage left
Step into the world of cinema with The Film Book - the films, the directors, the genres and the styles. Profiling 100 of the world's most influential directors and 100 key cinematic works, the book will take you through the changing experience of cinema from the earliest silent movies to the modern 3D cinematic phenomenon.
Covering every national school of film-making from Hollywood to Bollywood the book is a great browse bible with "Top 10" and "What to Watch" feature boxes. Test your knowledge with the essential trivia section - how much do you know about Oscar winners, biggest flops, banned films and more?
From the birth of cinema right up until the present day, The Film Book is a cinematic masterpiece. Packaged in a metal tin just like a reel of film, The Film Book is full to bursting with interesting stats, facts and figures and is essential for any film buff.
Content previously published in Eyewitness Companions: Film.
Know, grow, and create beautiful bonsai
Step-By-Step Bonsai is the ultimate introduction to bonsai trees, with illustrated step-by-step projects to make bonsai for beginners simple and achievable.
With an A-Z directory of bonsai tree care, you'll learn the key techniques needed to create your own beautiful miniature landscapes. Author and internationally renowned bonsai artist Peter Warren has taught and worked all over the world and brings you the best of Japanese bonsai. His expertise will introduce you to the tools you'll need, tips for bonsai tree care, styling ideas and how to get the best from your bonsai plants. A complete 'how to' on planting, propagation, pruning and training techniques, plant care, and siting.
Bonsai trees will bring serenity to your garden and make your landscape truly unique, even in an urban setting. With traditional techniques, display ideas and 20 contemporary projects for your miniature trees, Step-By-Step Bonsai uses photographic guides to make growing bonsai easy and approachable.
Build the adventure
With LEGO® Friends Brickmaster you can read and play all at the same time, creating 18 fantastic models with the help of an exciting and instructional book to guide you.
Go on a real adventure with LEGO® Friends Brickmaster! Join the Friends on their journey and follow the fun photo scrapbook to find out what they get up to. With an exclusive minifigure, over 100 bricks, and a brand new adventure to go on, all you need is friendship, team work and a sprinkling of creativity to reach the end!
LEGO® Friends Brickmaster contains fascinating facts and Did You Know? sections throughout and has a stylish new box design, making it the perfect present for any LEGO lady.
The ideal drinking companion - an extensive directory of over 2,000 beers Beer, the drink to taste, savour, talk about and travel for. Explore its astonishing variety and rapidly expanding new tastes - thirst-quenching lagers, peppery white beers, tangy fruit-based brews, and classic ales and bitters - with this up-to-date guide to every good beer in the world. Visit over 800 breweries and read detailed tasting notes for over 2,000 beers from a team of local specialists. Whet your appetite with tours to key beer-producing destinations.
The ultimate golf guide
Golf: The Ultimate Guide is the perfect guide to playing and watching golf, whether you are a golf pro, a beginner or a keen spectator.
Celebrating this ever-popular game, Golf: The Ultimate Guide takes you on a journey through golf's fascinating history, including an exploration of the nuances of golf etiquette on the golf course. You'll be guided through the greatest international golf tournaments and 75 of the world's best golf courses, highlighting their most exciting features.
You'll also get clear step-by-step instructions on how to play golf, how to choose golf equipment and expert golf swing tips to help you improve your game. Essential first lessons provide advice on basic grips and stances, mastering the golf swing, and driving, pitching, chipping and putting on the green. Additionally, Golf: The Ultimate Guide includes a directory of websites, academies, golf magazines and golf stores, plus detailed information covers tips on where to buy golf equipment and find lessons, and explains which are the best tournaments and courses.
Be amazed and astounded at the human body, from head to toe, and discover how extraordinary you really are.
Author Steve Parker and Editor in Chief Robert Winston explain all the amazing things the human body can do. From the human brain to muscles and bones, SuperHuman Encyclopedia explains to kids the extraordinary processes behind the ordinary human body. Packed with interesting facts about the human body, from how we keep cool and how memories are made to how the human body fights infection and how many muscles we use to smile, SuperHuman explores and explains how the body works.
Full of colourful images and awesome facts SuperHuman also explores how some people seem to have super abilities jumping farther, reacting quicker or running faster showcasing their remarkable records. SuperHuman reveals fascinating facts and explains how the human body works.
LEGO is an ever-popular toy brand with children and adults and the new Legends of Chima world is sure to excite those looking for their next flash of inspiration when it comes to creating scenes using the famous building blocks. This Brickmaster set will not only teach you about the mystical world of Chima and introduce the tribes of animals competing for control over the magical natural resource Chi, it also comes with two LEGO minifigures and bricks to help you build a vehicle for them to head into battle. With clear step-by-step instructions, there are many different vehicles that can be made from the pieces included.
187 bricks and 2 minifigurine.
A stunning visual encyclopedia for kids, covering every aspect of science
Science: A Children's Encyclopedia brings all the essentials of science from elements and energy to gravity and the Periodic Table to life with astonishing pictures for kids.
Packed with fun facts for kids, this encyclopedia will dazzle your child with interesting facts on everything from electricity and engines to sound and waves. Full of high-quality photos and innovative graphics that help to demonstrate key concepts. Science: A Children's Encyclopedia uses clear, age-appropriate text that makes even complex topics easy to understand and is ideal for homework reference.
Science: A Children's Encyclopedia is the perfect accessible encyclopedia packed with pictures and fun facts for kids that will give a comprehensive introduction of key topics including gravity and the Periodic Table which entertain and inform children.
Celebrate 110 years of Harley Davidson with this definitive guide. "Ultimate Harley-Davidson" showcases the bikes and the success story of the greatest American marque in motorcycling history, from the rolling out of its first model from a backyard shed t
Plan a garden that's pretty and productive all year round with this essential garden guide
Gardener's Year will help you create, care for and enjoy a colourful and fruitful garden throughout the year, from the first frost-tinged flowers, to autumn's fiery finale.
Packed with timely tips, this invaluable gardening guide is full of planting ideas, reminders and how-tos for every season and area of the garden. You'll find helpful advice on seasonal jobs, when to plant, garden projects and planting ideas for every area of the garden, including beds, borders and patios.
An at-a-glance garden calendar clearly shows each month's jobs, including sowing, planting, watering, feeding, pruning and harvesting, plus illustrated step-by-steps of key techniques flag up handy gardening tips that can make all the difference. Star plants for every season are picked out for you and specific plants are recommended for different uses such as scent, cut flowers, ground cover and even which plants attract butterflies.
In Gardener's Year you'll discover what and when to plant for stunning garden displays, how to grow vegetables, beautiful flower garden ideas and the very best plants for colour, scent and year-round pleasure in your garden, it's the perfect gift for gardeners.
A spectacular visual tour of the world's greatest buildings "Great Buildings" takes you to an amazing tour of 50 of the world's architectural masterpieces from the Houses of Parliament to the Sydney Opera House. Discover how to "read" a building, identif
See the Solar System like never before. The Planets is an awe-inspiring and informative journey through the Solar System, with all-new 3D globes and models built using the latest data gathered by NASA and the European Space Agency that can be viewed from any angle and layer by layer. You can even move in for a closer look with 3D terrain models that take you on a trip to the surfaces of the rocky planets. As well as covering the Sun, the planets, hundreds of moons and thousands of asteroids and comets, The Planets includes all the major Solar System missions, right up to the latest Mars rovers. Timelines explore our relationship with each planet and infographics present fascinating Solar System facts and planet facts. The Planets is ideal for anyone interested in space exploration and all armchair astronauts or astronomers.
An innovative and accessible guide to the world's religions The Religions Book clearly explains the key concepts behind the earliest religious beliefs right up to the world's newest faiths, getting to the heart of what it means to believe. Principles of the five main world religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - as well as ancient and primal belief systems are explored in this informative tome. All the big ideas are simply explained with jargon-free descriptions, step-by-step diagrams, and witty illustrations that encapsulate every aspect of religious thinking. Examine major historical developments and ideas with a universal timeline, providing a global perspective on the origins and major events that have contributed to the growth and spread of religion and spirituality. Along with the teaching highlights of pre-eminent figures such as Mahatma Gandhi, Saint Paul, and Al-Ghazali, you'll also find a handy reference section featuring a glossary of religious terms and a roadmap to all the branches of the major faiths and the points of doctrine or tradition on which they differ. Modern alternative religions and spiritual beliefs from around the world are also explored, putting into context the political and social climates from which they emerged. The Religions Book provides compelling, accessible information perfect for students of religious study or anyone interested in the ideas of ancient and present day faiths and religious philosophies.
An innovative and accessible guide to business, management and commerce Learning about business can be daunting, but The Business Book makes it easier than ever by giving you all the big ideas simply explained. Simple explanations and stylish infographics open up the business world to even the complete novice. The Business Book is the perfect primer to key theories of business and management, covering inspirational business ideas, business strategy and alternative business models. 100 key quotations introduce you to the work of great commercial thinkers, leaders and gurus from Henry Ford to Steve Jobs and to topics spanning from start-ups to ethics. Whether you are a would-be entrepreneur or just have an interest in business, The Business Book is an all-in-one guide to business management, theory and strategy.
Travel back in time with the latest instalment in the bestselling Big Ideas series.
The History Book charts world history from the dawn of civilisation to the modern culture we live in today. From the origins of homo-sapiens to the release of Nelson Mandela, from the French Revolution to the Space Race, The History Book is a stunning exploration of the human timeline up to and including modern Islam, the world wide web, and the global financial crisis.
The History Book tackles big historical ideas with stunning visuals, key quotes, and important themes that are woven throughout world history. Discover events from the assassination of Caesar to World War I and see the people and events come to life with The History Book, perfect for students, adults, or anyone who wants to understand our fascinating past.
All the big ideas in science, simply explained Part of the popular Big Ideas series, The Science Book explores the history of science, how scientists have sought to explain our incredible universe and how amazing scientific discoveries have been made. Discover how Galileo worked out his scientific theories of motion and inertia, why Copernicus's ideas were contentious and what the discovery of DNA meant. All the big scientific ideas and discoveries are brought to life with quirky graphics, pithy quotes and step-by-step 'mind maps', plus every area of science is covered, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, maths and physics. You'll be brought up-to-date on scientific ideas from black holes to genetic engineering with eye-catching artworks showing how the ideas of key scientists have impacted our understanding of the world. Whether you are a science student or just have an interest in scientific ideas, The Science Book is a perfect way to explore this fascinating subject.
Demystify wine with this ultimate visual course for wine lovers
Think while you drink with Wine A Tasting Course. A fresh take on the world of wine, showing you what you need to know and exploding wine myths.
Can't smell honeysuckle or taste tobacco? So what. Wine A Tasting Course focuses on you, helping you to discover which wines you like and why. Easy to understand, jargon-free and full of fun infographics, this no-nonsense book will help you to appreciate enjoying wine in everyday life, exploring talking, tasting and buying wine, before then covering grape varieties and regions. Drink alongside your discoveries with fun wine tasting tests that cover wines from all over the world and learn key wine facts in "Did you know" boxes.
Wine- A Tasting Course is perfect for anyone looking for a practical dynamic guide to wine tasting that focuses on enjoying and understanding wine for yourself, rather than for others.
An innovative and accessible guide to more than 2,000 years of thought To the complete novice learning about philosophy can be daunting - The Philosophy Book changes all that. With the use of powerful and easy-to-follow images, succinct quotations, and explanations that are easily understandable, this book cuts through any misunderstandings to demystify the subject. Each chapter is organised chronologically, and covers not only the big ideas, but the philosophers who first voiced them, as well as cross-referencing with earlier and later ideas and thinkers. The Philosophy Book untangles knotty theories and sheds light on abstract concepts, and is perfect for anyone with a general interest in how our social, political, and ethical ideas are formed, as well as students of philosophy and politics. Covers major and niche topics, from moral ethics to philosophies of religion.
All the big ideas, simply explained - an innovative and accessible guide to economics Bring economics to life with The Economics Book, an essential guide to more that 100 of the big ideas in economic theory and practice covering everything from ancient theories right up to cutting-edge modern developments. From Aristotle to John Maynard Keynes and beyond, all the greatest economists and their theories are featured and the innovative graphics, step-by-step summaries and mind maps help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts. The Economics Book is perfect for economic students and anyone who has an interest in how economies work.
All the big ideas, simply explained - an innovative and accessible guide to the study of human nature The Psychology Book clearly explains more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in this fascinating field of science. How does the brain remember faces? What makes us choose one decision over another? Where does language come from? With the use of powerful and easy-to-follow images, quotations from all the major thinkers, and explanations that are easily understandable, this book demystifies hard-to-grasp concepts and shows how these have shaped our knowledge of the human mind. All the schools of psychology are covered from cognitive to behavioural psychology making this ideal for students or for anyone with a general interest in this popular area. If you're fascinated by the human mind then The Psychology Book will get you thinking.
An innovative and accessible guide to government, law, and power Learning about the vast concept of politics can be daunting, but The Politics Book makes it easier than ever by giving you all the big ideas, simply explained. Step-by-step summaries, graphics, and quotations help even the complete novice understand this fascinating subject. More than 100 groundbreaking ideas in the history of politics are helpfully broken down so that abstract topics, such as theoretical foundations and practical applications become real. Topics span from ancient political thought and medieval politics all the way to world war and modern politics. Features a handy reference section complete with a glossary of political terms and a directory of political thinkers, such as Plato, John Locke, and Karl Marx. The Politics Book is the essential reference for students of politics and anyone with an interest in how government works.
Fasten your seatbelt, hit the ignition, and you're off on a full-throttle ride around a world that's always on the move! Get behind the controls of cars, planes, ships, and trains for every possible way of getting from A to B and back again. See under the
The definitive visual guide to cats The Cat Encyclopedia is a comprehensive cat compendium that has all the facts about cats and kittens and is packed with beautifully photographed profiles of different breeds from the Maine Coon to the Khao Manee. This extensive catalogue of cat breeds includes information on cat anatomy, cat behaviour and kitten and cat care, plus an authoritative care programme providing advice for every stage of your cat's life. Learn how to understand your cat, how to handle your cat, the importance of play, first aid tips and much more. You'll also find fascinating facts about the celebration of cats in arts and culture and their place in magic and superstition.
The definitive visual history of the automobile
The Car Book stylishly shows you everything you might want to know about the history of the automobile. With stunning visual images and over 2,000 cars featured, the evolution of the car is tracked from decade to decade and across international borders, from India's Ambassador to Italy's Alfa Romeo.
Ever wondered how Porsche and Chevrolet became household names? Discover the stories behind the men and the machines that created the most famous marques and take a virtual tour of the anatomy of iconic cars from each era.
If you love cars, then you'll love this - The Car Book is simply a must-have title for all car enthusiasts.
An action-packed ride through the history of the motorbike
The Motorbike Book is all about the men, machines and landmark technology behind the most iconic bikes from ACE to Zündapp. Featuring over 1,000 of the latest and greatest motorbikes in the world this is an amazing visual guide tracing their evolution from the 1910s right up to the superbikes of today.
All about the grit and the glory, The Motorbike Book takes a truly international view from Italy's Ducati to Japan's Suzuki and tells you just how famous marques like Honda and Harley-Davidson became household names. Plus, go on a virtual tour inside the engines of some of these legendary bikes to see just what powers their performance.
The definitive visual history, from the dawn of photography to the digital age
Photography is a beautiful lavishly illustrated reference book tracing the history of photography from its origins in the 1800s to the global phenomenon of digital photography.
Photography celebrates the most iconic photos and profiles more than 50 of the most famous photographers of the past 200 years, with special features delving into the stories of especially arresting photographs, including Pulitzer Prize-winners. Discover the history of photography from key events and technological developments such as the first black and white photography and contemporary street photography. Perfect for any budding photographer or polished professional Photography captures the development of different areas of photography including portrait photography and war photography in a beautifully lavish reference book.
Photography not only showcases incredible photographs, but tells the stories of how they came into being, perfect for anyone who appreciates the beauty of photography, from professional photographers to armchair enthusiasts.
The definitive visual guide to dogs
The Dog Encyclopedia is the comprehensive compendium dedicated to all things canine. From Beethoven to Toto, dogs have been adored for their unswerving loyalty and companionship throughout history and this is the perfect celebration of man's best friend.
This extensive catalogue of over 400 dog breeds, from Labradors to German shepherds and every pedigree in between, provides photographs and profiles detailing character, compatible owner traits, and breed-specific advice. You'll also find features on famous fictional dogs, canine heroes, and a fact-packed guide to canine evolution including sports and the jobs dogs have performed over the years. Expert advice on everything from exercise and feeding your pooch to grooming and puppy training is included, along with an invaluable section on care to help you quickly identify and deal with any dog health problems.
Covering history, breeds, dog care, hound health and training, The Dog Encyclopedia is an indispensable owner's guide and reference for every soon-to-be dog whisperer.
A fascinating journey through the history of railways
From the early steam trains to the high-speed bullet trains of today, The Iron Road tells the hidden stories of railway history- the inspired engineering, blood, sweat and tears that went into the construction of the railways.
Uncover the compelling tales of bold vision, invention and error, and social change behind the history of trains and railways, with famous railways such as the Transsiberian fully explored. Learn how the great railway pioneers such as George Stephenson produced the ideas and feats of engineering that created the railways and changed the world. Each exciting moment of railway history is captured, contextualised and enhanced by superb illustrations. Trains and railways of the past like the romantic Orient Express are brought to life through amazing eyewitness accounts, allowing you to see the railways through the eyes of people who were there at the time.
Written by Christian Wolmar, an award-winning writer and broadcaster, The Iron Road is an exciting trip through the history of trains for any railway enthusiast.
Definite visual history and glorious celebration of all things train and track. The Train Book traces the history and role of trains from the first steam engines to diesel engines and then to today's high-speed bullet trains. You'll take a journey through the most important trains of each period and see iconic trains such as the Orient Express, the Fairy Queen, the Mallard and the Javelin in incredible detail, discovering the anatomy of these legendary engines. The Train Book gives you a truly international view of trains, exploring some of the world's most impressive rail routes from South Africa to Siberia, including the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and the high-speed Japanese Tokaido Shinkansen line. You'll discover the stories of key innovators, designers and engineers who advanced rail travel, the challenges they faced and the cultural backdrop against which the railways were built.
A captivating read spanning 5,000 years of the oceans history
Conquest of the Ocean tells the 5,000 year history of the remarkable individuals who sailed seas, for trade, to conquer new lands, to explore the unknown. From the early Polynesians to the first circumnavigations by the Portuguese and the British, these are awe-inspiring tales of epic sea voyages involving great feats of seamanship, navigation, endurance, and ingenuity. Explore the lives and maritime adventures, many with first person narratives, of land seekers and globe charters such as Christopher Columbus, Captain James Cook and Vitus Bering.
Brian Lavery is a well-known British naval historian, whose prestigious credits include historical consultant on the blockbuster, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. This narrative history is filled with paintings, logbooks, maps, sketches and diagrams that bring these events and locations to life. Conquest of the Ocean beautifully intertwines informative images with fascinating stories of expedition and exploration in a way that has never been done before. Brian Lavery will have you engrossed in this extraordinary historic naval read.
Based on erotic positions taken from four classic texts of ancient wisdom, the Kama Sutra, the Ananga Ranga, the Perfumed Garden and the Tao, this is the classic sex guide for lovers of all ages. Accompanied by sensual photography, Anne Hooper's guide off
Running from vases and bowls to lamps and outright sculpture, this collector’s guide highlights notable glassware of the past century that transcends the pedestrian and has proven to be fine art. Miller, an antiques expert and co-founder of the best
Country Music will take you on an emotional journey from humble folk roots to the billion-dollar industry of today. If you’ve been red hot and rarin’ to go to Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum now you can, through the bes
Rainforest is the stunning result of half a lifetime’s work by Swiss photographer Thomas Marent. Inspired by a visit to the rainforest in Australia when he was 24, Marent has spent the ensuing 16 years exploring and photographing the world’s r
The Aircraft Book is all about the men, machines, and landmark technology behind the most iconic aircraft from the Supermarine Spitfire to the Concorde. Featuring over 1,000 of the greatest military and commercial aircraft in the world, this is an amazing visual guide tracing their evolution over the past 10 decades. Plus, go on a virtual tour inside the engines of some of the legendary planes to see just what powers their performance. The Aircraft Book is essential for aviation buffs, covering the enduring impact that aircraft has on society as an object of curiosity, a symbol of luxury, and an essential weapon of war.
From the fiery mass of the Earth's core to the tip of the highest ice-capped mountain, discover every aspect of our planet in awe-inspiring photographic detail with Earth.
Visit 400 of the tallest, longest, widest, most significant and most unusual geographical features of planet Earth, from volcanoes, deserts and rivers to weather systems, rocks and minerals. Then take a look at the health of our planet and explore the interaction between people and the environment, from living in volcanic areas to deforestation, to understand the human impact on nature and how we can preserve our physical environment.
Dive in to this breathtaking read about the world's oceans Explore the last wilderness left on Earth, with an enhanced and updated edition of this exhaustive guide to the underwater world. From mangrove swamp to ocean floor, mollusc to manatee, the Japanese tsunami to Hurricane Sandy, unravel the mysteries of the sea. Marvel at the oceans' power and importance to our planet - as the birthplace of life on Earth, a crucial element of our climate, and as a vital but increasingly fragile resource for mankind. You will discover every aspect, from the geology of the sea floor and the interaction between the ocean and atmosphere, to the extraordinary diversity of marine life. Updated illustrations and satellite-derived maps and the latest scientific research explain and illuminate each natural process and phenomena. Includes an inspiring introduction by editor-in-chief Fabien Cousteau. Ocean captures both the beauty and scientific complexity of the ocean, making it perfect for families and students alike.
A treasure trove of human creativity from around the world
History of the World in 1000 Objects takes a fresh look at world history, viewing cultures and early civilizations through the objects that they created.
Humanity is defined by our talent for making things from everyday objects to inventions that changed the world. From a Viking wooden comb to a 1950s fridge-freezer you can uncover what the people's priorities were at the time from what they created.
Each culture's objects are grouped under key themes, from art to the history of technology and together build a story that gives real insight into civilization, plus the accessible visual approach to history makes it easy to compare how people lived at different times and in different parts of the world. The objects, from swords and spears to astrolabes and maritime atlases, are showcased through stunning photography from around the world.
Celebrate our extraordinary legacy of creativity with History of the World in 1000 Objects.
An epic guide to the most intrepid mountaineers in history
Written in association with the Royal Geographical Society and The Alpine Club, Mountaineers tells the story of the pioneers who first conquered the giddy heights of our planet. Full of great tales of endurance and perseverance, more than 100 of the top mountaineers are profiled, from Hannibal to Hillary. Share in their triumphs and tragedies from the comfort of your living room as journal extracts and never-before-seen photographs and maps from the unpublished archives of the RGS and The Alpine Club help recreate history's greatest ascents.
Mountaineers introduces you to a host of intriguing characters, from the Brits who insisted on hauling cases of vintage champagne up to Everest base camp in 1924, to the Italian Duke of the Abruzzi who took 10 iron bedsteads up Alaska's Malaspina glacier. Along the way you'll also find out about the important scientific discoveries that have shaped the course of human history and enjoy accounts of great bravery, fellowship and good humour in the face of adversity, all making Mountaineers a fascinating read for anyone with a spirit of adventure.
Your master guide to cooking meat Know the cuts and master the skills, The Meat Book will help you conquer cooking meat, with over 300 meat recipes combined with expert advice about getting the best from quality meats and experimenting with more unusual cuts. With butchery courses on the rise and people wanting quality cuts of meat at a good price, The Meat Book is here to help you learn everything about cooking meat, from top to tail. You can try meat recipes such as oxtail stew, beef carpaccio and pork stir-fry, plus over 50 step-by-step techniques on how to cook a turkey, how to make sausages and more. All the mouth-watering recipes for pork, lamb, beef, poultry, game and offal include timing and temperature charts to make sure you get the perfect flavour, plus help with choosing which herbs go with different meats. To help you create tasty meat dishes there is a unique 'How to Butcher' section which provides illustrated step-by-steps and focuses on cuts of meat that can be easily butchered at home. You also get tips on how to use a meat thermometer, how to experiment with flavour pairings. With expert advice from butchers on the best cooking techniques, The Meat Book is the perfect guide to help you prepare and cook delicious cuts of meat.
The definitive visual guide to the history of firearms and guns
The Illustrated History of Firearms charts the evolution and history of the gun, from the pistol, flintlock musket and rifle to the shotgun, machine gun and revolver.
This book features over 300 firearms and guns spanning centuries of development, with the world's most iconic gun brands such as Colt, Smith and Wesson, Maxim and the Kalashnikov AK-47 covered with amazing photographic features. You can appreciate the incredible engineering behind guns through stunning visuals with close-up details of key weapons, from the intricate inlaid shotgun to the modern army sniper rifle, tracing the history of the gun from army flintlocks to modern day military guns.
If you are interested in military history and the history of weapons, The Illustrated History of Firearms is ideal for you.
This work provides an unparalleled view of our planet. See the world in more detail than ever before. View the latest spectacular satellite images of the Earth's surface and explore a detailed map at the same scale without turning the page. Discover the E
The definitive guide to the characters of the Marvel Universe Are you fascinated by comic books and obsessed with super heroes? The bestselling Marvel Encyclopedia gives you the definitive details and histories of more than 1,200 of Marvel's most memorable characters. Now updated to include expanded entries for Spider-Man, Wolverine, X-Men, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and the Avengers, this unique A-Z lets you get closer to your favourite Marvel super heroes. You can find out about 50 exciting new characters, such as Odin and Doctor Nemesis, and all the latest important events in the Marvel universe, such as the Dark Reign, Avengers Vs X-Men and the Age of Ultron. Each super hero explodes from the page with original art from Marvel Comics' finest artists and facts from a team of top Marvel comic book writers.
The incredible story of Batman including a slipcase featuring specially commissioned DC comics artwork and original prints Explore Batman's fascinating story decade by decade, year by year, month by month. From Batman's beginning in 1939 to his 75th anniversary Batman Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle does what no other book has, showcasing Batman's evolution from a DC Comics vigilante crime-fighter to global superhero. Packed with original, full-colour artwork, in-depth profiles, storylines and events plus all Gotham City's iconic heroes and villains, including Robin, the JLA, the Joker and Catwoman. Discover all about their extraordinary DC comics debuts, the crucial events behind their creation and their influence today. Celebrating not only Batman's greatest stories but the writers and artists who created him, Batman Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle features the key team members such as Bob Kane and Jim Lee who brought Batman to life.