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Ilex Press

The Photographer's Handbook

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

Know the equipment, refine your technique and express your style. Combining straightforward guidance with artistic insight, this comprehensive handbook is an essential piece of kit for photographers of every style and experience level. Michael Freeman shows you how to: · Make the most of the gear you have · Master the classic styles & subjects · Compose shots with skill and confidence · Share your work in a meaningful way It's everything you need to be a successful photographer.

Cassell

The Element in the Room

Helen Arney, Steve Mould
Authors:
Helen Arney, Steve Mould

'Made me go Hydrogen Argon, Hydrogen Argon, Hydrogen Argon.' Rufus HoundAs featured in Best stocking-filler books of 2017 - The Guardian'Witty and clever writing, every topic is engaging, fun and in some cases laugh-out-loud funny...there are too many highlights to mention' - How it Works Why is it impossible to spin your right foot clockwise while you draw a 6 with your right hand? Can you extract DNA from a strawberry daiquiri? Would you make love like a praying mantis? Should you book a holiday on Earth 2.0? The Element in the Room will take you on a rib-tickling, experiment-fuelled adventure to explain everyday science that is staring you in the face. If you are sci-curious, pi-curious or just the-end-is-nigh-curious then this is the book for you.Steve Mould and Helen Arney are two thirds of science comedy phenomenon Festival of the Spoken Nerd. As a trio they have appeared on QI, created their own experimental* comedy show 'Domestic Science' for Radio 4, toured their stand-up science shows to over 50,000 nerds (and non-nerds) and accumulated millions of views on YouTube.'These nerds are the real deal' - Ben Goldacre, author of BAD SCIENCE 'They make science fun and understandable which is a great combo.' Sandi Toksvig'MIND BLOWN.' Tim Harford'Science was never such hilarious explosive fun.' Richard Herring'This book is 37% better than mine. But it took 100% more nerds to write it.' Matt Parker (the other third of Spoken Nerd)

Ilex Press

Complete Photography

Chris Gatcum
Authors:
Chris Gatcum

400 pages to take you from beginner to expert photographer"The must have book for EVERY photographer" - Diana ElizabethWhether you're a complete beginner, a casual snapper or a seasoned photographer, there is a lot to be learned from this extensive photography guide. Take the guesswork out of your photography and understand not just what to do with your camera, but how and why this affects the photos you take. Make More Impact You'll learn how to compose a shot for visual impact, focus it to attract the viewer's eye, expose it so every detail is captured and so much more.Get More Book At 400 superbly designed & illustrated pages, this book represents better value than anything else. Any Camera Photography never stands still so it doesn't matter what camera you have, whether you own an SLR, film camera or a compact digital camera, Chris will teach you how to take the best photos possible.Easy to Read Chris Gatcum's writing is clear and instructive, covering a vast range of essential photography aspects in great detail so that you can truly understand how to take a great photo that stands out.The Voice (& Photos) of Pros As well as Gatcum's expertise on the subject, Complete Photography is packed with tips and masterclasses from other inspirational professionals.Stunning Photography and Bespoke Diagrams Each point is illustrated with carefully selected, beautiful photography examples along with clear diagrams to inspire and instruct.Table of professionals case studies in this bookSectionMasterclassProfessional Master-PhotographerExposureLandscape David Taylor PortraitsBen Anker SportsIan MacNicol InteriorsAdrian WilsonLight & ColourFoodStuart Ovenden  Still LifeDaniel Brooke FashionDixie DixonLensesStreet PhotographyBrian Lloyd Duckett  WildlifeRichard Garvey-Williams MacroAndy Small ArchitechtureJanie Airey AbstractRyan BushPost-processingRetouchingMiss AnielaIn The BagDocumentaryMichelle FrankfurterThe cover design features a mirrorless digital camera with interchangeable lenses, a reto-style film camera and an iPhone 7 because this book applies to every different way you can take a photo.

Kyle Books

Dictionary of English Down the Ages

Linda Flavell, Roger Flavell
Authors:
Linda Flavell, Roger Flavell

Throughout history, events great and small have left their mark on the way we speak. Columbus' discovery of America introduced to Europe new foodstuffs such as chilli and chocolate and the words that described them. The Normans gave us the feudal system and curfews, while the flourishing of Dutch art in the seventeenth century introduced easels, etchings and landscapes. Before the 1970s green was a colour with connotations of naivete rather than ecology and until 1990 webs were mostly attached to spiders. Starting from 1066 and working through to the modern day boom in techno-speak, Dictionary of English Down the Ages links hundreds of words with the historical upheavals and minor social changes which gave them life.

Kyle Books

The City Grower: Design, Create and Manage a Small Food-growing Plot

Matt Franks
Authors:
Matt Franks
Mitchell Beazley

Makery: Sewing

Kate Smith
Authors:
Kate Smith

Makery: Sewing is the latest craft book from Kate Smith, owner of the thriving Makery sewing café workshops. Now she's been busy with her needle and sewing machine to bring you a collection of 30 sewing projects spanning highly original fashion, gift and home ideas.Create and wear tailor-made fashion items such as the beautiful Smocked Purse and Skinny Bow Belt. Alternatively, give loved ones a gift with a truly personal touch, such as the Man's Wash Bag or easy Lipstick-Holder Keyring. Or add originality to your home with creative accessories destined to become household favourites like a Padded Oven Mitt, gorgeous Table Place Mat or a colourful Doorstop.Makery: Sewing is suitable for beginners and is very user-friendly with clear instructions, time guidelines and handy tips as well as required tools lists to guide you through the techniques with ease. The book includes stunning full-page photography and pull-out patterns and templates, plus there's a chapter dedicated to stitches to ensure that you sew your way to success.

Kyle Books

Dim Sum: Small Bites Made Easy Foreword by Ken Hom

Helen Tse
Authors:
Helen Tse

Helen and Lisa Tse have been cooking the original recipes that have been handed down through the generations of their family all their lives. Dim Sum they offer everyone a chance to experience the popular Sweet Mandarin Cookery School dim sum masterclass in their very own kitchen. Dim sum recipes span a huge variety of techniques and ingredients, and Helen and Lisa share their skills to demonstrate the perfect creation of an authentic Chinese experience at home with ease. The delicious recipes include Shanghai Dumplings, Mango and Prawn Rolls and Spare Ribs, favourites such as BBQ Skewers and Pork Dumplings, as well as more challenging dishes such as Chrysanthemum Shaped Pastry, Cuttlefish Dumplings, and a range of dim sum desserts.

Mitchell Beazley

Persiana

Sabrina Ghayour
Authors:
Sabrina Ghayour

BEST COOKBOOK OF THE YEAR - Observer Food Monthly Awards 2014Persiana: the new must have cookbook. Sabrina Ghayour's debut cookbook Persiana is an instant classic.... The Golden Girl - Observer Food MonthlyA celebration of the food and flavours from the regions near the Southern and Eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, with over 100 recipes for modern and accessible Middle Eastern dishes, including Lamb & Sour Cherry Meatballs; Chicken, Preserved Lemon & Olive Tagine; Blood Orange & Radicchio Salad; Persian Flatbread; and Spiced Carrot, Pistachio & Coconut Cake with Rosewater Cream. Sabrina's highly anticipated follow-up, FEASTS, is out now! **Special Bonus Chapter** Download an exclusive 'Little Bites' bonus chapter for FREE by searching 'Feasts: Little Bites' and get 12 extra recipes, exclusive to Amazon.

Conran

Fifty Typefaces That Changed the World

John L Walters
Authors:
John L Walters
Kyle Books

Urban Kitchen Gardener

Tom Moggach
Authors:
Tom Moggach

Growing food is different in the city: life is faster and space is tight. So it is vital to focus on only the most rewarding edible plants. In The Urban Kitchen Gardener, Tom Moggach selects his best city crops, from the familiar chillies and strawberries to the more unusual Japanese shiso and Mexican mouse melons. For each entry, Tom offers practical advice on growing, picking, preserving and cooking your harvest. More than 150 delicious recipe ideas include Coriander and Coconut Chutney, Chilli Corn Bread, Shiso Granita and cocktails such as a Honey and Basil Daiquiri. He also shares expert advice for success with pots and containers, and on windowsills, patios, balconies, roof gardens, back gardens and allotments. Other chapters cover seed saving and green gardening. This is an inspirational guide to making the most of your urban plot, whatever its size.

Kyle Books

Middle Eastern Kitchen

Ghillie Basan
Authors:
Ghillie Basan

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Persiana

Persiana is a celebration of the food and flavours from the regions near the Southern and Eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, with over 100 recipes for modern and accessible Middle Eastern dishes, including Lamb & Sour Cherry Meatballs; Chicken, Preserved Lemon & Olive Tagine; Blood Orange & Radicchio Salad; Persian Flatbread; and Spiced Carrot, Pistachio & Coconut Cake with Rosewater Cream.

A Visual Journey

Ed Sheeran

Take one acclaimed singer-songwriter and pair him with one of the most talented young artists of his generation and what do you get? A stunningly original visual documentary of one of the world's best-loved and most successful musicians of his generation.

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The World Atlas of Coffee

This ultimate guide to coffee contains comprehensive details on the beans and brews of more than 35 countries.

Stargazing

Philip's

Everything you'll need to know about stargazing and Philip's Planisphere, with advice about what to look out for during the year from resident experts, Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest