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A Question Of Existence

  • Hardback
  • £P.O.R.

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  • ISBN: 9781840722680
  • Publication date: 28 Feb 2001
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Hamlyn

You Are the Umpire

John Holder, Paul Trevillion
Contributors:
John Holder, Paul Trevillion

How well do you know your cricket? Do you think you could be the man at the stumps making the right decisions?Put your umpiring skills and knowledge to the ultimate test with this collection of 300 dilemmas from legendaryartist Paul Trevillion. With expert text from renowned first-class umpire John Holder and a variety of complexand occasionally bizarre scenarios for you to adjudicate on, this is an addictive and absorbing read. With questions covering everything from handling off-field incidents to deciding when to signal a no-ball, thesesporting conundrums will keep cricket fans entertained for hours.For anyone who has ever disputed an umpire's call, it's your turn to decide.

Philip's

Philip's Infant School Atlas

David Wright, Rachel Noonan
Authors:
David Wright, Rachel Noonan

Fully revised and updated, the new edition Philip's Infant School Atlas is intended for children in the early stages of reading, aged between 5 and 7 years old, with simple text to explain what is happening on the maps and illustrations to the young children. The atlas contents have been designed to be compatible with National Curriculum Key Stage 1 expectations. Clear, child-friendly maps are combined with fascinating photographs and facts about the world to provide essential geographical information for young children. 'Balloons' link photos of real places to each map. Guidance is given at the beginning of the atlas on how to use the maps, encouraging the early development of map skills and knowledge of the world. An index to the maps plus an illustrated glossary complete the atlas. Each colourful spread is illustrated with fascinating colour photographs and packed with fact boxes, curiosities, flags, stamps and simple quiz questions. Philip's Infant School Atlas is both fun to use and easy to understand. The text is simple and uncomplicated, and will encourage early reading skills to develop in the children

Cassell

Bowl. Sleep. Repeat.

Jimmy Anderson, Felix White
Authors:
Jimmy Anderson, Felix White
Kyle Books

How to Be a Dad

Oscar Duke
Authors:
Oscar Duke

Written chronologically, the structure takes shape from body parts - chapters include the Womb (fertility to foetus), Stomach (filling it, hiding it and stopping it vomiting), Genes (the science of screening) and Vagina (different ways to get a baby out). Each chapter has a 'Dr' section containing easily digestible facts and clarifying daunting medical jargon that surrounds pregnancy and childbirth, and a 'Dad' section that contains more emotional and anecdotal tales from Oscar's male patients as well as his own experience. Also included are tips from mums, describing how they are feeling throughout pregnancy and advice on what dads can do (and not do!) to help ease the burden. 'I hope that as a doctor and a new dad, I will go some way towards answering those 'man questions' that never quite make it to the pub, locker-room, water cooler or any other locations where men might find themselves having meaningful chats with another guy. Think of this as a papery man-hug in what is a potentially treacherous world of terminology, hormones, social change, sleep deprivation and finally dirty nappies with tiny feet attached.'

Gaia

The Little Book of Intentional Living

Carolyn Boyes
Authors:
Carolyn Boyes
Gaia

The Little Book of Breathing

Una L. Tudor
Authors:
Una L. Tudor

This little guide is the answer to a single radical question: what if changing the way we breathe can change the way we live?In approachable, friendly prose, each chapter gently tackles aspects of the world that can be overwhelming - and suggests exercises, hints and tips to make it better. Are you using your phone too much? Are you having too much coffee? Are really getting the most out of your day? Questions such as these form the unspoken basis of each chapter: is your life the best it could be? And how can you get there through the simple magic of breathing?The Little Book of Breathing is a collection of techniques, exercises and helpful thoughts from life coach and counsellor Una L Tudor. She draws upon rigorous research combined with lessons from her own daily practice to guide you through the day. Structured loosely around the clock, the book takes you from "Rise and Shine", all the way to bed-time, making the book accessible and open to everyone.

Cassell

The Secret Life of Genes

Derek Harvey
Authors:
Derek Harvey

Genes have a huge impact on who we are, from defining us as humans, to governing how we behave. Whether controlling our cells or creating new forms of life, discover how DNA makes each of us unique.In The Secret Life of Genes, you'll learn all about the past, present and future of the human genome. Filled with colourful, graphic illustrations to help you to understand the world of genetics, from the basics to the most complex theories, this book brings the inner workings of the human body to life. Derek Harvey answers the biggest questions, from the nature of inheritance, evolution and reproduction, to how genes are arranged and how DNA is read.Take a trip through the history of the world's DNA and unlock the future of the field.

Gaia

The Little Book of Meditation

Patrizia Collard
Authors:
Patrizia Collard

From the bestselling author of The Little Book of Mindfulness.Meditation is an easy way to bring more peace and tranquillity into your life. Packed with practical advice, useful meditations and affirming thoughts, this little book teaches you how to be happier, healthier and more relaxed - without sitting for hours on a meditation cushion.Dr Patrizia Collard, bestselling author of The Little Book of Mindfulness, shows you another way, with these fun and efficient exercises: just 5 to 10 minutes a day is enough to strengthen your immune system, relieve stress and clear your head. Whether you like mindfulness or movement meditations, or simple mantras, everyone will find a meditation to suit them.

Godsfield Press

The Happiness Bible

Cheryl Rickman
Authors:
Cheryl Rickman

The quest for happiness is universal. In this comprehensive guide to the history, art, science, psychology and attainment of happiness you will find the answers to those searching questions and discover how to live a fuller, happier life. After all, humans devote their entire lives to striving for happiness by one means or another. And yet, happiness does not just happen. It is a skill as much as a state. It takes effort, practice even.The Happiness Bible works with the reader to explain how happiness works and evolves, where it comes from, and how it can be nurtured and maintained in order to flourish. The book introduces the principles of positive psychology, the science of happiness, and how it works to achieve happiness. It examines what happiness studies have revealed and how positive psychology exercises help to banish the "thieves of happiness". It also explores why acceptance of unhappiness is also important in our quest for joy. Tips on being kinder, getting out in nature, nurturing supportive relationships, talking back to mind chatter, cultivating gratitude, finding and savouring the good, using strengths, creating meaning and developing accurate, flexible, optimistic thinking are also included. The book is filled useful quotations that do more than just inspire but also share wisdom worthy of reflection.1. A History of Happiness - Why It Matters2. The Paradox of Positivity 3. Global Glee 4. Positive Psychology - The Science of Flourishing5. Thieves of Happiness and Barriers to Wellbeing6. Mind-Mastery - Breaking Down The Barriers to Wellbeing7. Other People Matter - Connection, Community and Communication8. Happy Thinking - Finding the Good and Surviving Well9. Goals and Growth 10. Nourished by Nature 11. Find Your Forte and Go with The Flow12. Meaning and Purpose - What Matters Most and Why13. Finding Space and Calm in The Now14. Vitality is Vital to Living Well15. A Happy Life is a Compassionate, Curious and Considered Life.

Aster

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober Journal

Catherine Gray
Authors:
Catherine Gray

Ever sworn off alcohol for a month and found yourself drinking by the 7th? Think there's 'no point' in just one drink? Welcome!Quitting drinking, whether for a month or for life, is enormously satisfying, but also fiendishly difficult. -There's the getting started ('But I have that party next week!')-There's the feeling clenched and socially anxious.-Throw in a sizeable amount of social pressure and suspicious questions ('So, do you have a drinking problem?'-Finally, chuck in the hundreds of pro-drinking messages we see every day; films where a round of shots always comes with a whoop; fridge magnets that say 'I don't trust people who don't drink'; pub clapboards announcing 'Strong people need strong drinks'; and memes declaring 'Beer: it's a holiday in a glass.' Whew. It's no wonder we find it tricky to stay teetotal. But don't worry. We're going to tackle all of the above. I'm going to give you tools that enable you to clear all of these stumbling blocks with the grace of a gazelle. So, let's get started, shall we? PRAISE FOR CATHERINE GRAY'S WRITING:"An icon of the Quit Lit movement." Condé Nast Traveller"Fascinating." Bryony Gordon."Not remotely preachy." The Times"Jaunty, shrewd and convincing." The Telegraph "Admirably honest, light, bubbly and remarkably rarely annoying." The Guardian"Truthful, modern and real." Stylist"Brave, witty and brilliantly written." Marie Claire"Haunting, admirable and enlightening." The Pool

Cassell

Philosophy Hacks

Robert Arp, Martin Cohen
Authors:
Robert Arp, Martin Cohen
Ilex Press

Why You Like This Photo

Brian Dilg
Authors:
Brian Dilg
Cassell

1001 Ideas that Changed the Way We Think

Robert Arp
Authors:
Robert Arp
Ilex Press

Moon

Alexandra Loske, Robert Massey
Authors:
Alexandra Loske, Robert Massey

A source of light in the dark of night and our ever-changing cosmic companion, the Moon has fascinated humankind since we first gazed into the sky. In this extensively illustrated and illuminating volume, art historian Alexandra Loske and astronomer Robert Massey present a rich and curious history. From its violent birth through to the exhilarating story of the Space Race and current exploration efforts, discover the many faces of the Moon and how they have shaped humanity's existence.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Can Anything Stop Slugs?

Guy Barter
Authors:
Guy Barter
Cassell

You Are The Ref 2019

Keith Hackett, Paul Trevillion
Contributors:
Keith Hackett, Paul Trevillion
Mitchell Beazley

RHS The Secrets of Great Botanists

Matthew Biggs
Authors:
Matthew Biggs

Botanists are the trailblazers who first discovered how plants work and collected from around the world many of the species that we find in our gardens today. This informative and beautiful guide presents the stories of 35 plant collectors and gardening pioneers of the past and present, including Joseph Banks, Asa Gray and Marianne North.Arranged in chronological order, each profile covers one botanist, presenting their life story, discoveries and legacy, while special feature pages reveal their secrets, exploring the qualities that brought them success and showing what ordinary gardeners can learn from them.Illustrated with beautiful period botanical watercolours and vibrant photographs, RHS The Secrets of Great Botanists will provide inspiration and practical guidance for gardeners of all levels, from successful plant cultivation to adding interest to your garden.

Hamlyn

The Secret Language of Dogs

Victoria Stilwell
Authors:
Victoria Stilwell
Cassell

1001 Quotations to inspire you before you die

Robert Arp
Authors:
Robert Arp
Cassell

1001: Days That Shaped Our World

Peter Furtado
Authors:
Peter Furtado

This remarkable book presents enthralling accounts of 1001 life-changing events that have taken place around the world since the Big Bang. From the foundation of Rome on 21 April 753bce to the execution of Saddam Hussein on 30 December 2006, and from the Battle of Marathon on 21 September 490 bce to the accord in Northern Ireland in 2007, 1001 Days That Shaped Our World tells the history of the world through extraordinary moments, decisive encounters, memorable incidents, and natural disasters. Compiled by historian, Peter Furtado, and written by an international team of historians, journalists, and scientists, the book features a detailed and informative account of every event, together with an assessment of the longer term physical, cultural, social or economic impact. Evocative paintings and dramatic photographs complement the incisive text to make this book the one essential guide you'll need to understand just why the world is what it is today.