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Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction

By John Austin
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John Austin
We've come a long way from the Peashooter Era: with the advent of modern household products and office supplies - foldback clips, clothespins, rubber bands, ballpoint pens, toothpicks, paper clips and plastic utensils - the everyday junk drawer can hold all the materials needed to create pocket-sized weaponry. Whether you're slowing dying of boredom in a stuffy office, plotting revenge on your older siblings or simply looking for a wonderful way to kill some time, this book is for you. Toy designer John Austin provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for each project, including materials and ammo lists, clear pictures, and construction tips, for mayhem-loving MacGyvers. The 35 devices include catapults, slingshots, darts, crossbows, and combustion shooters. Build a tiny trebuchet from paper clips and a D-cell battery. Wrap a penny in a string of paper caps to create a surprisingly impressive "bomb." Several of the projects even include variations where combatants mount laser pointer sights to their shooters to increase their accuracy. The instructions are simple so that anyone can make these wacky innovations in minutes whilst also learning about mechanics and physics in a fun, hands-on way.
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  • Motorist's Road Atlas Britain & Ireland 2018

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    Make Great Art on Your iPad

    By Alison Jardine
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    Alison Jardine
    You don't have to be an artist to achieve great results on your iPad, and this refreshingly accessible book is perfect for skilled artists and creative wannabes alike. Alongside the step-by-step projects that teach the fundamentals of digital painting, there are also some easy and fun artistic tricks that anyone can try. Tutorials include - What Would Bansky Do?- Find Your Inner Urban Artist- The 30-Second Portrait Portrait- The Purrrfect Cat - Five Easy Art Hacks - The Not-So-Still Life. You'll master the most popular art apps, and you will learn new painting and drawing skills along the way.
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    The Midlife Kitchen

    By Mimi Spencer, Sam Rice
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    Mimi Spencer, Sam Rice
    As featured in The Times and The Daily Mail.Are you at a point in your life where health is becoming more of a priority? Are you confused by ever-changing headlines that contrive to make the simple act of eating a peril rather than a pleasure? The Midlife Kitchen has the answers.Midlife is not a time to be concerned with food fads and foibles, but rather a glorious opportunity to wrest back control of your eating in the interests of health, happiness and a long life. Taste must certainly come first, but with health firmly snapping at its heels, underpinned by well-established nutritional common sense. Busy lives require simple, sustaining recipes that incorporate health-giving ingredients without too much fanfare or fuss. This book is not about 'clean-eating' or super foods, detoxing or restriction. Instead, it is about building up a balanced and diverse diet, with less sugar, better fat and good carbs. Alongside each recipe is the Midlife Kitchen emblem, the star anise. With each of the eight seeds representing a specific Midlife Health category - such as Hormone Harmony; Mind, Memory, Mood; or Heart Health - authors Sam and Mimi are able to provide simple nutritional information. Health tips explain the benefits of certain ingredients, while 'Why We Love It' sections explore the advantages of cooking each dish. Midlife Must-Haves show how to create homemade essentials such as Midlife Grown-up Granola, Midlife Power Porridge and Midlife Sweetener. From Seared Sirloin on Pan-roasted Veg to The Mother of All Greek Salads, Nurture Bircher to Three-ginger Fire Cake, the recipes in this book come together to create a vibrant menu bursting with mouth-watering flavours.
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    Multiscale Europe 2018

    Philip's: the UK's best-selling Europe Atlas range'The clearest and most detailed maps of Europe' David Williams MBE, CEO Gem Motoring AssistSpecial feature for 2018 'Driving Abroad - a cautionary tale' with dashcam examples Philip's Multiscale Road Atlas of Europe 2018 has:- Every country in Europe- Main scale super-clear 1:750,000 (12 miles to 1 inch)- Three supplementary scales from 1:250,000 to 1:3M - helps navigation in denser area- Practical A4 format and spiral binding - easy to use in the car- 50 Town and city plans- 31 Urban area maps- Scenic routes highlighted- 23-page route planning map section with 1,200 miles to a page- Driving regulations country-by-country- Ski resorts feature- Distance chart- Fully indexed In fact, everything you need for your trip to Europe.
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  • Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book

    By Thomas Pavitte
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    Thomas Pavitte
    Team up with Marvel's most dynamic team of interstellar heroes in a new collection of amazing puzzles from international best-seller Thomas Pavitte. There are 20 complex puzzles to complete, each consisting of at least 1000 dots and including an epic match up with over 1500! Fans of Rocket Racoon, Groot, Star-Lord and the rest of the team will find hours of thrilling fun bringing the Guardians and their foes to life.Tear out the perforated pages to enjoy connecting the dots with friends, or relax and unwind on your own. Colour your completed puzzle, frame it on your wall... There are a host of ways to complete Guardians of the Galaxy: 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book!
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    Museum of Me

    By Charlotte Farmer
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    Charlotte Farmer
    The Museum of Me is interactive, graphic and all about YOU! Pick up a pencil and explore the rooms and exhibits of your very own museum, created from the extrordinary imagination of gifted illustrator Charlotte Farmer.Complete every page with the most important things in your life - your ideas, your favourite songs, books and clothes or your ideal travel destination.Feel free to embellish your curations with drawings, doodles and writing - any way that pleases you, it's your museum after all!
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  • The Modern Yoga Bible

    By Christina Brown
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    Christina Brown
    Yoga brings not only a suppleness to the body but also a sense of well-being to those who practise it. Featuring over 350 postures from the main schools of yoga, The Modern Yoga Bible is the ultimate step-by-step guide to active flowing sequences, slower, more restorative floor-based postures (yin-yoga) and meditation. From luscious limbering to blissful backbends, this book offers beginners and expert yogis alike tips to on how to deepen their practice and modify poses to suit their individual needs and experiences. Learn to utilise body, energy and mind to find a yoga philosophy tailored to modern life.
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    Map Stories

    By Francisca Mattéoli
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    Francisca Mattéoli
    Through this magnificent collection of historical maps, travel writer Francisca Mattéoli takes us on a geographical adventure, telling the stories of twenty-three places and voyages that inspired her, as they inspired the creation of these fascinating charts.Discover some of the world's most magical places and how they revealed themselves, from the lost trails of the first colonies of the American West to Amundsen's exploration of the South Pole, and the rediscoveries of Petra and Angkor Wat. This unexpected volume will let the curious mind roam the contours of the planet, and discover how the world we know today was made, and un-made. Map stories include:The incredible rediscovery of the lost city of PetraThe mystery of Machu PicchuThe search for the source of the NileThe pioneers of the North American WestThe untamed island of MadagascarThe footsteps of T. E. Lawrence 'of Arabia'The first adventure of the Orient Express
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    Miller's Art Deco

    By Judith Miller
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    Judith Miller
    With its streamlined shapes and forward-looking approach, the Art Deco style still looks modern today. In the 1920s and 1930s, designers and craftsmen made innovative use of both natural and man-made materials to produce elegant pieces that broke with tradition and celebrated the future. In this beautifully illustrated guide, antiques expert Judith Miller explores the key makers and pieces of the movement, explaining what to look for as a collector.The book explores all the key collecting areas, with chapters on furniture, glass, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, silver and plastics, prints and posters, rugs and textiles. With clear price codes and biographies of key makers and designers, the book also contains "A Closer Look" and "Good, Better, Best, Masterpiece" features comparing ranges of items from makers and factories.
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  • Masterpiece Spot the Difference

    Nothing rewards close attention like the work of the great old master painters - and with Masterpiece Spot-the-Difference, you'll be lost in a gallery of the world's most stupendous artworks - each given a puzzling twist. Lose yourself in the Paris of the Impressionists, the iconography of Renaissance Florence, and the lush still lifes of the Dutch Masters: forty eye-bending visual teasers, from beginner to expert, will challenge your puzzling wits to the full.
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  • Marvel's Amazing 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book

    By Thomas Pavitte, Thomas Pavitte
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    Thomas Pavitte
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    Thomas Pavitte
    Join the greatest heroes in the universe with this super puzzle book from best-selling dot-to-dot artist Thomas Pavitte. With 20 complex puzzles to complete, all based on Marvel's finest comic art, you'll have hours of fun bringing your favourite super heroes to life.Tear out the perforated pages to enjoy connecting the dots with friends, or relax and unwind on your own. Colour your completed puzzle, frame it for your wall... there are thousands of ways to enjoy Marvel's Amazing 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book!
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  • Marvel's Spider-Man 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book

    By Thomas Pavitte, Thomas Pavitte
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    Thomas Pavitte
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    Thomas Pavitte
    Team up with your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man and all your favourite wall-crawlers on a new adventure from best-selling dot-to-dot artist Thomas Pavitte. With 20 complex puzzles to complete, each consisting of at least 1000 dots and including an epic fight scene with over 1500 dots to join, web-heads will have hours of fun bringing Spidey's friends, allies and most villainous foes to life.Tear out the perforated pages to enjoy connecting the dots with friends, or relax and unwind on your own. Colour your completed puzzle, frame it for your wall... there are loads of ways to complete the Marvel Spider-Man 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book!
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