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Ilex Press

The Photographer's Handbook

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
Cassell

The Element in the Room

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

'They make science fun and understandable which is a great combo.' Sandi Toksvig 'These nerds are the real deal.' Ben Goldacre, author of BAD SCIENCE 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.'Made me go Hydrogen Argon, Hydrogen Argon, Hydrogen Argon.' Rufus Hound'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)(P) 2017 Octopus Publishing Group

Ilex Press

Complete Photography

Chris Gatcum
Authors:
Chris Gatcum
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

Think you don't have the time or space to grow your own food? Think again. The City Grower shows you how to find spaces suitable for growing no matter their size, and gives you the skills to grow around a busy lifestyle in a simple, five-step process: the plot, the build, planting, maintenance and harvest. Whether you rent a room in a house with a shared garden or live in a flat with a small balcony or window ledge, Matt Franks will guide you through the process to transform your space into an eco-friendly growing machine. With great tips on up-cycling of discarded materials, keeping pests at bay with household items, when to grow which veg and where, plus how to use your smartphone for maximum yield, this is the perfect book for any aspiring city grower.

Mitchell Beazley

Makery: Sewing

Kate Smith
Authors:
Kate Smith
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
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

The culinary traditions of the Middle East have always been enriched by the incredibly diverse and often turbulent passages of this region's history. In a unique melting pot of Persian, Islamic and Ottoman influences, with a sprinkling of the Byzantine and Roman legacies also thrown in, The Middle Eastern Kitchen represents cooking and hospitality raised to the level of a fine art and pleasure and invites you to join in wholeheartedly. Whether delicate and spicy, aromatic and fragrant or scented and syrupy, Ghillie Basan's dishes celebrate an area of unparalleled cultural diversity. The book is organised by ingredient, from the familiar coffee, almonds and yoghurt to the more exotic tamarind and pomegranate and the lesser-known orchid root and melokhia. The author describes each ingredient's appearance and taste, explains how it grows or is manufactured and details its culinary and medicinal uses, together with two or three authentic, mouthwatering recipes. This book is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach.

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Best New Cookbook 2014 - Observer Food Monthly

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.