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Focus in Photography

By John Neel
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John Neel
Focus is an often overlooked but powerful creative tool for photographers, made all the more powerful and accessible in the digital era. In his latest book John Neel takes you into an exploration of advanced focus that will greatly enhance your skill as a photographer.These pages will show you everything, from high-end techniques to create infinite focus, through to using it as an artistic tool, directing your viewer's eye around your photographic composition.Undoubtedly the most in-depth coverage of this fundamental aspect of photography you'll find anywhere, this book will be a valuable asset for any student, enthusiast looking for a new creative angle, commercial product photographer, or online traders.
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Mindful Mandalas

By Jane Snedden Peever
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Jane Snedden Peever
Mindfulness is the easy way to let go of stress and be in the moment, and mandala colouring is one of the best ways to find it. In this new collection of hand-drawn mandalas, illustrator and pattern-maker Jane Snedden Peever presents distinctive designs that will lead you to calm and tranquility.
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Midwinter Magic

By , Paper & Cloth
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Paper & Cloth
Join the talented illustrators Paper&Cloth on a graphic journey through the most magical time of the year! Graphic, imaginative and full of alluring line art, this seasonal colouring book will be a perfect gift for the colourist in your life, or a relaxing self-purchase for anyone who wants to huddle up in the warm, listen to the wind beating at the window, and colour up something beautiful!
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  • Star Wars Crochet Pack

    By Lucy Collin
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    Lucy Collin
    Ignite your crochet hook and get ready for a crafting adventure from that galaxy far, far away. With nearly 80 full-color images and easy-to-follow directions, this kit is perfect for the Padawan crocheter and Master crafter alike. Create Luke, Leia, Yoda, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, a stormtrooper, and many more - all in the popular Japanese style of amigurumi. Whether for playing, reenacting, or displaying, who can resist these beloved Star Wars characters? Star Wars Crochet contains everything you need to make two adorable characters (Yoda and a Stormtrooper) including five colors of yarn, a crochet hook, stuffing, eye beads, and a yarn needle.
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    The Retronaut Guide to Raising Children

    By Chris Wild
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    Chris Wild
    The highly successful Retronaut blog looks at the past as it has never been looked at before. Here, in the second of a new series of Retronaut books, the site's founder, Wolfgang Wild, brings you a thought-provoking collection of photographs from our hidden history. Often witty and entertaining, but also thought-provoking and at times puzzling, the images are chosen to shift our perceptions, making us think-and look again. Discover what our ancestors considered to be good parenting in the days before the 'care' was put into childcare, from dangerous sports to the best brand of cigarette for your baby. A perfectly reassuring gift for today's new parent, this book will also appeal to anyone who likes pictures of babies in sunglasses.
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  • Amsterdam: The World's Longest Dot-to-Dot Puzzle

    By Abi Daker, Abi Daker
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    Abi Daker
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    Abi Daker
    The team behind the best-selling 1000 Dot-to-Dot books now brings you the longest and most satisfying dot-to-dot puzzle ever! This hardback book concertinas into a frieze of no fewer than 3000 dots, providing hours of puzzling fun. A perfect souvenir for jet-setters as well as Amsterdam's inhabitants, it celebrates the city's most famous buildings and landmark cobbles and canals, including the Rijksmuseum, the Royal Palace and Oude Kerk; coloured in, it will look even better! So you can enjoy your handiwork to the full, the frieze is perforated: you can easily remove the completed panorama, and display it on your wall.
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  • Fashion: The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book

    By Rachel Ann Lindsay
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    Rachel Ann Lindsay
    Twenty high-fashion designs by illustrator Rachel Ann Lindsay have been transformed into challenging dot-to-dot puzzles. Each comprising at least 1000 dots, they provide hours of fun, and you will be rewarded with a stunning collection of fashion illustrations that you'll want to keep.Now take off those high heels and discover the most stylish way to unwind!
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    The Retronaut Guide to Keeping Pets

    By Chris Wild
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    Chris Wild
    Millions are addicted to the Retronaut blog, one of the Web's leading visual sites, that shows you the past you never knew existed. Here, in the first of a new series of books, the site's founder, Wolfgang Wild, brings together an astonishing and thought-provoking collection of photographs from the hidden and forgotten corners of the archives. Often witty and entertaining, sometimes thought provoking, and at times puzzling, these images will make you think, look again, and marvel at the way we were. The Retronaut Guide to Keeping Pets is the first book to reveal how people once thought it amusing to picnic with crocodiles, and will appeal to anyone who enjoys laughing at cats on the internet.
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    The Botanical Wall Chart

    By Anna Laurent
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    Anna Laurent
    Botanical charts are experiencing a resurgence in interest, both as pieces of art and as objects of scientific and historical significance, and The Botanical Wall Chart documents this extraordinary convergence of disciplines that flourished in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Europe was enjoying a golden age of botanical illustration, naturalists were exploring the globe, and there was a calamour for knowledge of the natural world. Intellectual curiosity was no longer limited to the few; education was now considered a right afforded to all, in classrooms across the continent. And thus the botanical wall chart was born, a synthesis of art, science and education. This collection of wall charts from all over the globe, each accompanied by text explaining its historical and botanical contexts, has been put together by botanist Anna Laurent, and will delight anyone with an interest in the natural world.
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  • AUSTRALIA The World's Longest Dot-to-Dot Puzzle

    By Abi Daker, Abi Daker
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    Abi Daker
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    Abi Daker
    Following the huge success of Ilex's 1000 Dot-to-Dot series, we bring you the longest and most satisfying dot-to-dot puzzle ever! This beautifully designed hardback book concertinas into a stunning frieze of no fewer than 3000 dots, providing several satisfying hours of mindful dot-joining fun. The perfect souvenir of your trip to Australia, this fabulous original illustration features its most famous buildings and landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House, Ayers Rock and the Devil's Marbles. To enable you to enjoy your handiwork to the full, the ends of the design are perforated: you can easily remove your completed masterpiece, and display it on your wall.
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    Can I Have a Kitten?

    By Mina Braun, Markus Fischer
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    Mina Braun, Markus Fischer
    With this lovely collection of constructibles from illustrator Mina Braun, you will be able to make your own delightful kitten come alive in a variety of fun-packed ways. Kuster and his friends are always getting up to mischief and they have the outfits to match their capers! Dress up your kittens, create some finger puppets, and create a cute model of your newest best friend. Instructions and helpful hints are provided throughout, as well as some fun facts about your new furry family. Can I have a kitten? Yes, you can!
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    The Student's Manga Cookbook

    By Cara Frost-Sharratt, Yishan Li
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    Cara Frost-Sharratt
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    Yishan Li
    Many students have barely cooked before leaving for college, and suddenly find that the kitchen can be an intimidating place if you don't know where to begin! This is where the expert step-by-step assistance of the Student's Manga Cookbook will turn a hungry novice into a skilled chef.Any young or beginner cook will find that this fresh approach to cooking makes classic dishes easy, and is a speedy way to learn key culinary techniques. With the friendly visual guidance of Sue Shi, Hungry Hiro, and Noodles the cat, you'll swiftly master such perennial favorites as Sweet & Sour Pork, Spaghetti Bolognese, Minestrone Soup and Ramen.There's a photograph of every dish completed, so you know what you're aiming for, and the step-by-step manga strips will take you through the preparation in easy steps.The perfect gift for college students, young chefs, or anyone who wants to master the kitchen, The Manga Cookbook is a uniquely fresh take on a perennial topic.
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    Real Life Family Photography

    By Amy Drucker
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    Amy Drucker
    Go beyond the birthday snapshot and learn how to take inspired and unposed family photographs that capture the ages and stages of family life. Real Life Family Photography puts an end to awkward family photos, encouraging you to take inspiration from the every day details, while offering tips on fundamental techniques such as exposure, composition, lighting and focus. There's even advice on how to photograph babies and pets, giving you the knowledge and freedom you need to take unique, frame-worthy pictures.
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