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Earth In Danger: Habitat Destruction

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  • £4.99

A high-interest, low vocabulary non-fiction series of books about conservation topics for struggling & reluctant readers.

A high-interest, low vocabulary non-fiction series of books about conservation topics for struggling & reluctant readers.

A series of non-fiction books for reluctant readers that reflect the current concerns over environmental and ecological issues. This title explains simply the science behind what can be a very confusing subject. With an emphasis on the practical ways readers can help, such as choosing sustainable food sources and not overusing water, it works as both a nonfiction reader, and a reference resource. Inside this book: what habitats are in danger; what has changed to cause a problem; harmful effects of mining, pollution, farming, destruction of the rain forests; why the rain forest is so important to Earth's climate; what climate change means; sustainable farming and how to create an artificial coral reef.

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  • ISBN: 9781846967368
  • Publication date: 18 Aug 2008
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Ticktock
Kyle Books

Pallet Style

Nikkita Palmer
Authors:
Nikkita Palmer
Kyle Books

Wood & Steam

Charlie Whinney
Authors:
Charlie Whinney

In this beautifully compiled book, Charlie Whinney, the UK's leading expert on the topic, shares the secrets of the unique and magical craft of steam-bending. Although his creations look quite impossible, the reader will soon discover that wood can be made to behave in remarkable ways with the application of a little heat and steam. Charlie guides you through the ecological sourcing of wood for your projects and then, with practical instructions, reveals how to create your own steam-bent masterpieces. Form a wooden coathanger in the embers of a campfire, create perfectly round wooden hoops using just a saucepan and a mug, or use the steam from a kettle to shape a beautiful fruit bowl.With step-by-step instructions and inspiring photography from Charlie's workshop in the Lake District, this will make the perfect gift for anyone interested in developing a new skill.

Mitchell Beazley

10-a-Day the Easy Way

James Wong
Authors:
James Wong
Mitchell Beazley

How to Eat Everything

'One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.' - Virginia Woolf.The definition of 'healthy eating' has been chewed up, spat out and re-digested enough times to make Joe Public give up and seek out their nearest branch of McDonald's. Our mindless obsession with eating 'right' is such that we're now more concerned about what our Instagram followers think of a poorly lit picture of our dinner than we are of its effect on our own palate. Or, indeed, our happiness. We seem to be living in a time where we no longer eat with our hearts, emotions or heritage - but with what our waistlines (and followers) in mind.Not Plant Based are on a mission to help you love food again. The principle is very simple: eat what you like and don't worry about it. It's a menu that's especially delicious, 'guilt-free' and requires a hell of a lot less money spent in health food shops. Throughout the book, Laura and Eve call on experts to debunk myths and provide a balanced exploration of our attitude towards food, with some delicious recipes thrown in along the way. They discuss their own experiences of eating disorders and offer personal tips and coping mechanisms to help rid you of anxiety linked to food. No one is saying healthy eating is bad; there is simply a lot of misleading information out there. More to the point, food is so much more in the grand scheme of life than health: it's family, friends, enjoyment and memories. So go on, take a bite out of How To Eat Everything and learn to love your food all over again. It's SO mouth-wateringly good - we bet you'll be back for seconds.

Kyle Books

Lolly Book

Dominic Gesua
Authors:
Dominic Gesua

The Lolly Book is full of healthy recipes and foodie flavours with no artificial sweeteners, added flavourings, concentrates or purees - just real fruity goodness. Karis and Dominic, founders of successful healthy ice lolly start-up LICKALIX, offer frozen treats for everyday, special occasions, cocktail hour and more. Each recipe is accompanied by tips and fun fruit facts, plus a full nutritional breakdown. Get the inside scoop on fruit and veg, the low down on sugar and tips on essential equipment. There are lollies for every occasion, from classic Double Strawberry and creamy Mango Lassie to a no-holds barred Ice Lolly Dipping Bonanza and the ultimate healthy kick, Green Goddess, plus boozy poptails,including Peach Bellini and Zesty Margarita. Who knew ice could taste this good?

Kyle Books

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Sian Berry
Authors:
Sian Berry

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Aster

Thinking on My Feet

Kate Humble
Authors:
Kate Humble

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Kyle Books

Simply Delicious the Classic Collection

Darina Allen
Authors:
Darina Allen

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Cassell

Primate Change

Vybarr Cregan-Reid
Authors:
Vybarr Cregan-Reid
Cassell

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Russ Swan
Authors:
Russ Swan

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Cassell

Meet Your Bacteria

Catherine Whitlock, Nicola Temple
Authors:
Catherine Whitlock, Nicola Temple

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Gaia

Write Yourself Happy

Megan C Hayes PhD
Authors:
Megan C Hayes PhD

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Mitchell Beazley

RHS Little Book of Happy Houseplants

Holly Farrell
Authors:
Holly Farrell

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Mitchell Beazley

Cook Share Eat Vegan

Áine Carlin
Authors:
Áine Carlin

Delicious plant-based recipes that everyone will love, with this latest book from the UK's bestselling vegan author, Áine Carlin. With an emphasis on great flavours and fresh, seasonal dishes that don't rely on substitutes or hard-to-source ingredients, Áine's style of cooking will appeal to everyone, from vegan-cooking enthusiasts to those simply wanting to dabble now and then. In Cook Share Eat Vegan, Áine has created the ultimate vegan bible, with more than 125 recipes that prove there's a place for plant-based food at every table.Delight your friends with Crispy Cinnamon Potato Tacos, enjoy a warming bowl of Turmeric & Sweet Potato Soup, or indulge in a delicious Vanilla Panna Cotta. Discover recipes for every occasion and for all times of year - that just happen to be vegan. 'Finding the balance between health and indulgence, this book has a little bit of everything, from full-on comfort food to zen-inducing bowls to nourish from within. Discover the beauty of plant-based food and leave your preconceived notions at the door - it's time to cook, eat, smile (repeat)' - Áine Carlin

Aster

Shinrin-yoku

Yoshifumi Miyazaki
Authors:
Yoshifumi Miyazaki
Cassell

1001 Photographs

Paul Lowe
Authors:
Paul Lowe
Cassell

1001 Quotations to inspire you before you die

Robert Arp
Authors:
Robert Arp

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Kyle Books

Skinny Soups

Kathryn Bruton
Authors:
Kathryn Bruton
Cassell

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Peter Boxall
Authors:
Peter Boxall

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Mitchell Beazley

Wild Colour

Jenny Dean
Authors:
Jenny Dean