The Retronaut Guide to Keeping Pets
By 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.
The Botanical Wall Chart
By 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.
Can I Have a Kitten?
By 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!
AUSTRALIA The World's Longest Dot-to-Dot Puzzle
By Abi Daker, 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.
PARIS The World's Longest Dot-to-Dot Puzzle
By Abi Daker, 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 Paris, this fabulous original illustration features its most famous buildings and landmarks, including the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. 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.
Real Life Family Photography
By 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.
The Student's Manga Cookbook
By Cara Frost-Sharratt, 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.
By Thomas Pavitte
Discover the world's greatest works of art with this ingenious puzzle book from the creator of the best-selling 1000 Dot-to-Dot series, Thomas Pavitte. At first, you see nothing but a baffling tangle of circles - but hidden within each puzzle is a legendary masterpiece waiting to be revealed.Featuring 20 iconic artworks from the Venus de Milo to Klimt's The Kis, Querkles Masterpieces offers hours of creative colouring fun for artistic minds of all ages. Choose five colours, enjoy the surprising results as your unique masterpiece comes to life, and you'll be rewarded with a striking image that you can easily remove and display.
The Photographer's Pocket Book
By Michael Freeman
Digital cameras have detailed manuals concentrating on technical features but neglecting the fact that great photographers not only know how to navigate menus - they understand how the operation of their camera will help them to take better pictures. In a handy, take-anywhere format this book, revised from The Photographer's DSLR Pocketbook for the mirrorless age (not forgetting SLRs), gives the reader the benefit of Michael Freeman's decades of professional experience.Opening with the anatomy of a digital camera, the book then covers settings, exposure, capture and image workflow, clarifying the operations of your camera and allowing you to operate it with speed, confidenceand accuracy. Michael's own photography and diagrams illuminate his points perfectly, making this an attractive and informative read.
The Little Book of Colouring For Mindfulness
By Cynthia Emerlye
More than a fun way to pass the time, The Little Book of Colouring For Mindfulness features 100 intricate mandala patterns to help focus the mind and awaken creativity. Inspired by the natural world, Cynthia Emerlye's beautiful designs will provide hours of colouring enjoyment for artists of all ages and abilities, ideal as a gift or self-purchase. Perfectly portable in its uniquely compact size, this remarkable collection of aesthetically pleasing mandalas is an ideal way to incorporate colouring for mindfulness into your daily life.
By Thomas Pavitte, Thomas Pavitte
From the creator of the 1000 Dot-to-Dot series comes Querkles Animals, putting an exciting new twist on the classic colour-by-number images that we loved as children. At first, you see nothing but a baffling tangle of circles, but hidden within each puzzle is a furry face waiting to be revealed!Featuring a menagerie of adorable creatures from chomping chimps to louche giraffes, Querkles Animals provides hours of creative colouring fun for artistic minds of all ages. Choose a dramatic colour scheme to make your Querkle truly unique, discover what's hidden in each puzzle, and create a striking animal portrait that you can easily remove and display.
Create Your Own Website The Easy Way
By Alannah Moore
Whether you need a personal site to showcase your work, or a complex webstore with customised features, you can build it yourself without having to code, design or spend a lot of money.Alannah Moore made a name for herself by demystifying website creation and enabling non-technical people to get themselves up and online using the powerful tools available today - the 'Do-It-Yourself' way. She guides you through every decision, breaking down each step along the way, from planning your pages to getting the most out of social media and search engines. Whether it's WordPress, Weebly, Squarespace, Wix, Shopify or something different, this book will help you choose something for you. In Alannah's capable hands, you will find the process of building your site easy, painless and enjoyable.
NEW YORK The World's Longest Dot-to-Dot Puzzle
By Abi Daker, 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 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 the Big Apple, this fabulous original illustration features New York's most famous buildings and landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Tribeca and Soho, the Chrysler Building and Times Square. To enable you to enjoy your handiwork to the full, the ends of the design are perforated: you can easily remove your masterpiece, and display it on your wall.