By Sue Stickland, Pauline M. Pears
Illustrated with step-by-step artworks, this guide dispels myths about organic gardening and explains all aspects of organic garden management, including the planning of an organically-balanced environment, soil preparation, pests and diseases, weed control, crop care and cultivation, and also contains a year-round checklist for instant season-by-season planning.
By Harry Baker
Produced in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, the titles in this series have become standard works of practical gardening reference. Each book is illustrated with easy-to-follow, step-by-step illustrations that clearly guide the reader through all the essential techniques of successful gardening. This manual supplies information on growing conventional and more exotic fruits, from soft, tree, and warm temperate fruits to nuts and currants.
The Life of Horses
By Jane Holderness-Roddam
Beginning with the anatomy, physiology and psychology of horses, this text attempts to provide comprehensive coverage of the equine species. The world's major breeds are covered in detail, each with a timeline showing key events in the breed's development and demonstrating the international differences in breeding, training, and riding styles. All types of horse use, from competitive sports to leisure activities and work, are described. There are double-page profiles featuring people who work with horses on a daily basis, providing valuable insights into the various types of relationship humans have with horses.
Miller's Collecting the 1970s
By Katherine Higgins
Starsky & Hutch, Elton John, flared trousers and platform boots, Charlie's Angels, Verner Panton furniture, Afghan coats, the Sony Walkman...the list of icons to emerge from the 1970s is endless, and each is enormously popular with collectors and public alike. The decade was packed with innovation including technological breakthroughs such as the Sinclair calculator and the digital watch. Today, fashionable interiors are packed with ideas and objects taken from this vibrant decade. Miller's Collecting the 1970s features essential information on all these trends, with a witty and sparkling text by a real enthusiast, and is packed with handy tips on how to spot a bargain or uncover a classic. Practical advice on where to find items is also included, along with information on how to care for your collection and suggestions for further reading.
James Martin's Delicious!
By James Martin
Delicious! is packed with inspirational recipes featuring mouth-watering ingredients from the deli. Every recipe offers a new idea for making the most of deli counter fare - the tasty stocks, marinated vegetables, cold meats, fresh cheeses, delicious pastas, and flavoured oils that are found in delis everywhere. All the dishes, from cheat's coq au vin to banana tarte tatin, are simple to prepare yet fantastic to look at and delicious to eat. Black-and-white step-by-step photographs reveal how to perform the trickiest techniques, and more than thirty colour pictures show the finished dishes. But Delicious! is more than just a recipe book. James offers invaluable advice on how to choose vinegars, oils, pickles, dressings, and other deli counter produce - creating a unique introduction to the bewildering array of fabulous foods from the deli.
By Monty Waldin
This pioneering book studies biodynamic wines and winemaking principles and is written by an award-winning expert and leading authority on the subject. Monty Waldin explains in detail how biodynamic winemaking differs from organic winemaking, and how this
The Wines of Hungary
By Alex Liddell
This reference to the 22 wine regions of Hungary shows how this country, with its once-proud wine tradition, reinvented itself after 45 years of communism, during which time the entire structure of grape growing and wine production was changed out of recognition. The author details how Hungary's re-adjustment, which still continues, has progressed through privatization, foreign investment and the dedication of small producers struggling to achieve quality standards in the face of a chronic lack of capital. He covers over 300 wine producers, not only from the famous regions like Tokaj and Villany, where significant progress has been made, but also from the lesser-known and as yet underdeveloped regions that suggest the potential to make world-class wines. There are detailed profiles of the leading producers, with assessments of their wines, plus maps detailing the key wine areas.
The Wines of Argentina, Chile and Latin America
By Christopher Fielden
After Europe, Latin America is one of the major wine producing areas of the world, yet very little has been written about its wines. This title follows the transformation of winemaking in these countries, examines in detail each of the wine-growing areas, and explains how these now extremely popular wines were, until relatively recently, more or less unknown. There are details of more than 230 producers, from Peru to Cuba, with insight into the challenges faced by some of the lesser known countries and regions. It also explains the role of other internationally respected wine names such as Torres, Mondavi and Rolland.
The New Exotic Garden
By Will Giles
A celebration of the exotic-style garden, where vibrant colour, dramatic architectural shapes and lush tropical leaves fill every available space. Experienced sub-tropical-plant grower Will Giles proves how easy it is to grow lush and hot-coloured plants in temperate as well as hot climate gardens and that many "tender" plants can easily survive cold winters. In addition to chapters on the different types of exotic plants - from cool and lush to brightly coloured to drier Mediterranean-style gardens - there is also a practical guide to planting and maintaining exotics, as well as a directory of key plants, organized by climate.
Australia's Liquid Gold
By Nicholas Faith
How did Australia achieve such phenomenal success in its wine business? Historian and critically acclaimed wine writer Nicholas Faith gives an indepth account of the growth and international boom of Australia's wine industry and describes how these wines have risen to the point of becoming the world's number one choice. This is the first book to chart the success story of Austalia's wine trade.