Infographic Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything
By Thomas Eaton
100 stunning, ingenious and absorbing infographics reveal the secrets of life, the universe and everything!Discover unique, witty and surprising facts about all sorts of natural phenomena, from the secrets of the universe to the wonders of natural science and the impenetrable dimensions of quantum physics. Scientific facts are presented in a memorable, surprising and illuminating way.More than just a book of words, with graphs, Venn diagrams and charts, this book provides a unique overview of surprising and fantastic aspects of life, the universe and everything in 100 unique infographics.Discover:Driving You Crazy - The theory of a major city's traffic flow system explainedIs the Earth in danger? The Torino Scale - Assesses the impact hazard associated with near-Earth objects, such as asteroids and cometsMass Extinction Events - Comparisons according to: When they happened, what caused them, which organisms were affected and what percentage of total species were killed offWhat is a Greenhouse gas? - What makes up the 'greenhouse house' and who's emitting the most - comparison by country and cause of emissionFuture Population Pyramid - How we are ageing via pyramids for each continent
Miller's Field Guide: Porcelain
By Judith Miller
Miller's Field Guides are an invaluable resource for collectors when out buying items at antiques shops, auctions or car boot fairs. They provide a fast and accurate way to recognize, identify and date antiques. In each book a simple question-and-answer checklist is provided for a wide range of key items, teaching you what to look for as well how to spot a fake or a copy. There are price codes throughout, plus concise information on makers, factories, identifying marks and the factors that affect the value of the piece.In Porcelain, ceramics expert and bestselling author Judith Miller guides the collector through the world of European and American porcelain, including Meissen, Copenhagen, Worcester, Spode, Derby and Bonnin and Morris.
Philip's Pocket Travel Atlas
Philip's Pocket Travel Atlas, supplied in a flexi paperback binding, is a compact and portable world atlas, which is ideal for the briefcase, suitcase or back-pack.The 96 pages of up-to-date world maps are physically coloured to give a vivid portrayal of the Earth's landforms, with cities, towns, major transport routes and administrative boundaries clearly shown.Additional information for the traveller includes population statistics and maps showing time zones, flight paths and world climate, together with street plans for 40 of the world's most visited cities, arranged in alphabetical order for ease of reference.At the end of the atlas, the 64-page letter-figure index lists all major towns and cities, plus numerous geographical features such as mountains, rivers and lakes.The slim format of this atlas makes it ideal for travellers of all kinds, and the map coverage reflects an emphasis on areas most visited by international airlines.
Miller's Mid-Century Modern
By Judith Miller
From the 'soft modernism' of Scandinavian furniture to the sleek, clean lines of the lighting created by the Castiglioni brothers in Italy, Judith Miller's Mid-century Modern reveals the glory of one of the most exciting periods of design history: the late 1940s to the 1970s. The book explores the most desirable interiors, furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware and textiles of this hugely popular period. It features all the iconic designs and designers of the era, with price codes to help value and appraise your mid-century collection. The careers and influence of ground-breaking designers, including Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Robin and Lucienne Day, Arne Jacobsen and many others, are described in stand-alone feature pages. Key pieces (including a number of previously unpublished examples) are placed in an historical context with coverage of innovations in design, production methods and materials.
By Orla Kiely
The world of Orla Kiely is one where pattern reigns. Immediately recognisable, her unique design language and sure sense of graphic control has seen her label become a hugely successful global brand in the decade since its launch. From her early signature bags, the collection has grown to include a complete womenswear line, accessories, travel and homeware, sold in shops and outlets worldwide.Giving a personal account of what informs her work and inspires her designs, Orla looks at pattern in all its manifestations - the impact of scale and proportion, rhythm and texture and the all-important dimension of colour. With her prints applied to a wide range of products, from bags and clothing to decorative objects and soft furnishings, she is in a unique position to comment on all the ways in which pattern can enrich our lives. Illustrated with many examples of Orla's work, along with inspirational images that have shaped her style, the result is both a visual treasury and a thoughtful guide to using pattern with flair and confidence.
By Judith Miller
The chair is the most ubiquitous design element in the domestic environment, and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design has ended up designing one. In Chairs Judith Miller scrutinises more than 100 of her favourite chairs reflecting on their iconic status, designers, historical facts, overall style, design details and ergonomic properties. More than 100 chairs have been specially photographed on location and are featured in chronological date order, ranging from early antiques such as the 1680 Wainscot Chair and the 1740 Louis XV Chaise Longue, to modern day collectables such as Marc Newson's 1988 'Embryo' and Tom Dixon's 2007 'Wingback'. This is not a catalogue; each chair has earned its place as an emblem of style, status, craft and art and is celebrated in this beautifully designed book.
ASK: the 1000 most-asked questions about Love
By Jenny Hare
This compact book promises to answer the 1000 most-asked questions that can confound almost everyone in their intimate and day-to-day relationships with friends, lovers and partners. Jenny, using her experience as an agony aunt, addresses all those questions of love that have troubled her many readers over the years. Learn how to tell your partner that you aren't satisfied with your sex together; why your Mr Right always turns into Mr Wrong; why you never seem to find a potential Mr Right, and why, when you do, you won't allow yourself to be loved. Turn your love life around, for the better, with Ask: Love.
The Mythical Creatures Bible
By 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.
Philip's Universal Atlas of the World
Positioned at the very top of the Philip's world atlas range, and published in association with the Royal Geographical Society, this is our most comprehensive edition, with 584 pages in total, including 290 pages of highly detailed world maps, over 100 city maps, a 54-page illustrated overview of world geography, and an index of over 120,000 place-names.Philip's Universal Atlas of the World includes ultra-large-scale maps of each state in the USA plus large-scale maps of Britain and Ireland; Canada; Mexico; Scandinavia; Israel, Lebanon and Jordan; Central Asia; Korea; Taiwan; Australia; New Zealand; and the islands of the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Pacific. Also included are a set of five ocean floor maps, and maps of the Moon and the night sky.Philip's distinctive cartographic style, combining layer-coloured contours with hill-shading, gives an exceptionally vivid depiction of landforms.A unique feature is the World Cities section, providing more than 100 metropolitan maps and city-centre plans for major cities around the globe: vital information both for long-distance travellers and readers following developments in current affairs.The substantial index of 120,000 entries includes geographical features such as mountains, rivers and deserts, and historical place-names such as Troy and Persepolis; it also provides full latitude and longitude co-ordinates. With it is an informative Geographical Glossary, explaining the meanings of some of the foreign place-names on the maps.Supplied in a light protective slipcase, Philip's Universal Atlas of the World is the ideal gift or self-purchase world atlas for armchair travellers and globetrotters alike.
Philip's Concise Atlas of the World
Philip's Concise Atlas of the World features a handsomely illustrated introduction to world geography - 'The Earth in Space' - and with 128 pages of authoritative world maps, and a comprehensive index, this atlas is highly recommended both for home reference and as a gift.The physical maps give a balanced coverage of the world at well-chosen scales. Highly detailed, the cartography has been acclaimed by the Daily Mail as 'clearer than The Times'. The hill-shading on the physical maps provides an exceptionally vivid portrayal of landforms.The 48-page 'The Earth in Space' provides a highly accessible introduction to the key subjects in spreads. Highly illustrated with informative photographs, maps and diagrams, it explores such topics as the Universe, stars and constellations, the Solar System and Earth, earthquakes and volcanoes, oceans and deserts, climate and climate change, population, international organizations, agriculture, energy and minerals, trade and commerce, world economies, travel and communications, and the world today.The extensive alpha-numeric index of over 58,000 names includes geographical features such as mountains, rivers, lakes and deserts, as well as provinces, towns and cities.
The Interior World of Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Interior design is rapidly becoming a subject of general interest as manufacturers, retailers and marketers race to promote and define themselves and their brands through design. Paradoxically, as everything becomes 'designed ' it gets more and more difficult to define what the word actually means.This book describes a personal approach from Tom Dixon, who through 20 years of practising, has defined his own rules for categorising and describing different aspects of the subject. Divided into six chapters, the book delves into materials, processes and styles throughout history to the present and gives an impression of what the future may look like. This is both a personal vision and a valuable resource of ideas.
Terence Conran's Inspiration
By Terence Conran, Stafford Cliff
People say that the most successful homes are the most sustaining and envigorating to live in, or even just to visit. This is true of Barton Court, the house in Berkshire where Terence Conran has made his country home since 1977. It has been a family home, a centre to his Habitat Design business, a factory and studio for producing commercial and domestic furniture, a laboratory for testing his recipes and writing cookery books and has a working fruit, vegetable and herb garden, supplying produce for his restaurants. Throught the objects that Terence has collected, and the things he finds on his travels, we can learn, not only about the man behind a multi-million pound empire, but the processes that stimulate his creativity and the sources of his inspiration.
Philip's Red Books Skye and Lochalsh
This leisure and tourist map of Skye and Lochalsh gives detailed coverage of the area's road network at a scale of approximately 2.25 miles to 1 inch.The map shows places of tourist and historic interest, including castles, camping sites, country parks, galleries, gardens, golf courses, marinas, museums, nature trails, historic sites, sports venues, theatres, theme parks, wildlife parks and zoos. An index to principal places of interest is also featured.In a convenient folded format, this single-sided sheet map is ideally suited for both leisure and business use, whether by locals or visitors.