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Philip's Essential Guide to Space

By Paul Sutherland
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Paul Sutherland
A stimulating guide detailing recent developments in space exploration written by Paul Sutherland.Rockets, spacecraft and satellites - the first steps into space.The race to the Moon - and future lunar exploration.Exploring the Solar System - up-to-date information about human and robotic spaceflight.Making space home - living and working on the International Space Station.Observatories in space - looking for other planetary systems and measuring the Universe.Illustrated throughout with stunning photographs and colourful artworks.Suitable for ages 12 to adult.Philip's Essential Guide to Space takes the reader on a beautifully illustrated and informative journey - from the earliest beginnings of rockets and artificial satellites, through the first manned space missions, and on to the latest space probes venturing out into the farthest reaches of the Solar System and the observatories in space that are delving deeper into the origins of the Universe.Author Paul Sutherland describes the early attempts to build rockets in order to propel artificial satellites into Earth orbit for the first time, and examines the difficulties that were overcome in order to launch humans into orbit and on to the Moon. In time, these advances in technology led to the construction and operation of the International Space Station.Much of our knowledge of the Solar System has been derived from space probes that have visited distant planets and sent back images and data streams for analysis. The Sun and the planets are examined in turn, reflecting on the orbiters and landers that have provided a wealth of information.Looking beyond our Solar System to distant galaxies and other deep-sky objects, Paul describes the missions and space observatories that are working to expand our knowledge of black holes, supernova remnants and gamma-ray bursts, as well as the discovery of other planetary systems.Suitable for ages 12 to adult, Philip's Essential Guide to Space is illustrated in full colour throughout.
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  • A Thousand Paths to Love

    By David Baird
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    David Baird
    What is love? Books and songs, films and poems, roses, candy, even days have been dedicated to it, but what do we understand of love? What part does it play in our lives, and what is our part in love? Where do we find love and what forms might it take? How do we give love to others, or ourselves for that matter? Who, what and why do we love?There are as many answers to the questions about love as there are lovers to ask them. Love has ever delighted and perplexed, inspired and confounded. Here within these pages we visit love from every imaginable angle in an attempt to show how this has been, and ever will be, the one enduring obsession of humankind.
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  • A Thousand Paths to Happiness

    By David Baird
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    David Baird
    We are constantly told that being happy is the most important thing, as if it were the easiest thing to do in the world! In reality it can sometimes feel like we do not have time to be happy, or it can be difficult to find something to be happy about.Happiness is a state of mind that we must take control of for ourselves. We need to make a conscious decision to allow ourselves to be happy and find contentment in the little things, as well as the big events in our lives. The thoughts and quotations in these pages will allow you to appreciate and celebrate the good stuff, as well as help with the difficult times. With 1000 uplifting quotations to choose from and enjoy, you are guaranteed to feel happier.
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    Philip's Complete Guide to Stargazing

    By Robin Scagell
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    Robin Scagell
    In a new flexi-paperback format, Philip's Complete Guide to Stargazing is an inspiring introduction to astronomy, providing all the information you need to explore the night sky. This is a comprehensive guide to an increasingly popular leisure pursuit.Author Robin Scagell first introduces the wonders of the night sky and explains how and why the sky changes during the night and through the seasons. He describes the various items of equipment you can use (binoculars, telescopes and accessories), and gives practical advice on what to choose and what you can expect to see. There are plenty of tips, too, for observing just with the naked eye.The book continues with chapters devoted to the Moon, the Solar System, the stars and deep sky objects, illustrated with photographs and observational drawings made by talented amateur astronomers, as well as spectacular images returned by spacecraft or taken by large telescopes. The month-by-month guide to the constellations features maps showing the constellations on view each month from both northern and southern hemispheres, and is applicable to any year and any place on Earth.A complete set of star charts presents the whole sky in a series of maps that show stars down to magnitude 5.5. These maps are drawn with black stars on a white background, so that observers can pencil their own observations on to the charts. Opposite each map is a 'photo-realistic' image which shows how the same portion of the sky typically appears to the eye.Completing the book is an illustrated A-Z dictionary of astronomy, covering the planets, stars and galaxies, cosmology, amateur astron­omy and professional observatories, space exploration, famous astronomers, scientific terms, theories and much more, and is illustrated with photographs, artworks and diagrams.Philip's Complete Guide to Stargazing is an invaluable reference source for astronomers of all levels.
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    Crystal Power, Crystal Healing

    By Michael Gienger
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    Michael Gienger
    This unique book examines the basic principles underpinning the fascinating art of crystal healing. Presented in a simple, easy-to-read style, it is a classic, key piece of writing for anyone seeking to unlock the powerful healing properties of more than 120 crystals. The result of twelve years' research and personal study, author Michael Gienger presents here an exhaustative examination of the therapeutic and healing properties of crystals for all our spiritual, mental and physical needs. Containing a wealth of stunning colour photography and detailed descriptions of crystals and their application, this ground-breaking work provides the first ever comprehensive survey of the art of crystal healing.
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    Philip's The Urban Astronomy Guide

    By Robin Scagell
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    Robin Scagell
    Philip's The Urban Astronomy Guide provides the ideal introduction to the fascinating hobby of astronomy for the town dweller. These days, you don't have to live close to a city or town centre to suffer from the effects of light pollution. From your back garden or rooftop observing site, your night sky will be illuminated by light from the surrounding city or town. And while, like everyone else, you will have to contend with the vagaries of the weather, you will have the added problem of poor air quality. But despite these difficulties, there is still a host of celestial delights to be seen!In this book, author Robin Scagell shows that night-time lighting and the resultant brightening of the sky can be combated, and demonstrates how to make the best of poor conditions. Although the unaided eye may be able to pick out only a few hundred stars, binoculars or a small telescope will reveal many times that number. A little optical aid can also give you good views of every type of major astronomical object, including star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.For example, for those who want to develop their interest further, there are special filters that let through the light from distant nebulae while blocking out wavelengths infested by unwanted stray light from streetlights. And modern CCDs allow modest amateur telescopes to penetrate the urban sky glow and reveal sights that would have taxed the largest professional instruments only 30 years or so ago.Philip's The Urban Astronomy Guide will show you how to get the most out of almost any sky with whatever equipment you have, or even with none at all.
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    Living with Time to Think

    By Nancy Kline
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    Nancy Kline
    Nancy Kline's Time To Think process builds an independent thinking culture in organisations and relationships. Over many years Nancy has refined this highly acclaimed system called the Thinking Environment. It identifies 10 behaviours that dramatically improve the way people listen, think and interact with one another.In this new book Nancy takes her thinking into a more personal sphere. Through a series of letters to her three goddaughters she addresses the fundamental questions of how we can live well, find meaning in our lives, and be happy. Applying the Thinking Environment philosophy, she demonstrates how thinking for ourselves underpins successful in all dimensions of life. From the Amy Question: 'what do you know now, that you are going to find out in a year?, to the power of expressing a complex idea idea in one sentence, to the generative invitation: 'what do you think?', she offers deeply stimulating, inspiring ways to the way we think - and live.
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  • The Pilates Bible

    By Jo Ferris
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    Jo Ferris
    The complete Pilates programme includes more than 100 mat and standing exercises for absolutely everyone - beginners to advanced, plus workouts for special needs and groups such as back and neck problems, pregnancy, young people and seniors. All the sequences are easy to follow, fully illustrated and accompanied with the key benefits of each move.Also included is a comprehensive section on the principles and concepts of Pilates, including stance, breathing, control and safety.
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    The Gaia Complete Herbal Tutor

    By Anne McIntyre
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    Anne McIntyre
    Herbal medicines have been used for many centuries to treat illnesses and restore health, and today herbalism still remains the most widely-practiced form of medicine around the world.Written by a leading Medical Herbalist, The Complete Herbal Tutor provides in-depth knowledge of the practice and theory of herbal medicine, including everything you need to know about its history, how it works, how to grow, gather and prepare herbs, and how to use them to create a herbal prescription. The rigorously-researched and illustrated materia medica contains over 150 herbs, with clear explanations of their properties, active ingredients and the latest scientific developments on their uses. There is also a clear explanation of how herbs can be used to treat each of the body's systems, with advice on using remedies for healing a range of specific conditions. Clear, concise and easy to use, this book is the 21st-century bible for students, professionals and home herb users alike.
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  • The Mythical Creatures Bible

    By Brenda Rosen
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    Brenda Rosen
    The Mythical Creatures Bible provides a complete guide to mythical beasts and beings from a variety of cultures around the world, including Mesopotamian, ancient Greek, ancient Egyptian and Chinese, Japanese, Nordic, Celtic and Native American. From frightening vampires to the fantastic phoenix, you will be captivated by the history, folklore and myth surrounding over 250 extraordinary creatures. Including dragons, giants, zombies, house spirits, shape-shifters and gods that take on animal forms, this is an indispensable reference that is guaranteed to stir your imagination.
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  • Working With: Your Sixth Sense

    By Theresa Cheung
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    Theresa Cheung
    Working with your Sixth Sense shows you how to build on and develop your intuition or "inner knowing". Theresa Cheung explores the different levels of consciousness and explains how meditation, trance and self-hypnosis can all help to develop new degrees of awareness. You will discover how to communicate psychically with others, how to develop divination skills through scrying and dreamwork and how to see beyond physical barriers to other dimensions.
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  • Working With: Spirit Guides

    By Teresa Moorey
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    Teresa Moorey
    Find the right spirit guide for you with this book from expert esoteric wisdom author Teresa Moorey. This book features tips on which crystals, oils and meditation techniques will help you safely make contact with your guardian angels, power animals, fairies and benign ancestors. It also provides spells, affirmations and rituals to help you develop your relationship with your guide and features a directory of angel hierarchies and power animals. Working with Spirit Guides is filled with practical information that will help you improve and sharpen your spiritual and psychic ability.
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  • The Fairy Bible

    By Teresa Moorey
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    Teresa Moorey
    The Fairy Bible is the essential guide to the world of fairies. Through detailed descriptions and beautiful illustrations you will learn about fairy life and culture, including fairy rings and paths, plants and animals and music and language. The comprehensive yet easy-to-use directory provides information on 120 types of fairies, such as gnomes, naiads and kelpies. You will also discover how to recognise fairy signs, how to perform spells to attract fairies for good luck, wealth and love and learn rituals to help you uncover the wisdom and insights of tree and flower fairies.
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