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Philip's 2018 Stargazing Month-by-Month Guide to the Night Sky Britain & Ireland

By Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest
Authors:
Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest
"IF YOU BUY JUST ONE GUIDE... YOU WON'T DO BETTER THAN THIS" BBC Sky at Night Magazine Now out: 2018 edition packed with new features12 month-by-month Night Sky Maps for year-round stargazingMonthly Calendar of moon phases and special events in 2018Planet Watch: the best viewing days for planets in 2018Dark Sky Map of the UK - find the darkest skiesPlus: Expert advice on what to see each month from Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest, Philip's internationally renowned authors. The Solar System Almanac explains the movement of the planets, with particular attention paid to their positions in 2018. Solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers and comets are also described. Exploring the Deep Sky provides a list of recommended deep-sky objects. the observer can use the monthly charts to discover which constellations are on view, and then use this information to plan deep-sky observing. Expert Robin Scagell's Equipment Review looks at the pros and cons of Stargazing with binoculars or telescope and offers advice for both. And all superbly illustrated with photographs taken by the best amateur photographers illustrating the night skies.
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  • Philip's Street Atlas Shropshire and Telford

    - The only atlas with all the named streets in Shropshire. - Updated edition for 2017 with new business parks and estates added. - From Philip's, the UK's leading publisher of county street atlases. - Street maps show car parks, schools, hospitals and many other places of interest. Practical route-planning section showing all A and B roads.BRIDGNORTH, LUDLOW, MARKET DRAYTON, NEWPORT, OSWESTRY, SHREWSBURY, TELFORD, WELLINGTON, WHITCHURCH Albrighton, Alveley, Baschurch, Bayston Hill, Bewdley, Bishop's Castle, Broseley, Chirk/Waun, Church Stretton, Cleobury Mortimor, Craven Arms, Dawley, Donnington, Edgmond, Ellesmere, Gobowen, Knighton/Tref-y-Clawdd, Madeley, Much Wenlock, Oakengates, Pentre, Pontesbury, Prees, Shawbury, Shifnal, Tenbury Wells, Trefonen, Welshpool, Wem, Weston Rhyn, Whittington, Worfield, Wrexham.This fully updated Philip's street atlas of Shropshire gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the region in a convenient spiral-bound format. The route planner shows all the A and B roads, and can be used when driving to get close to the destination before turning to the relevant large-scale street map. The street maps show every named road, street and lane very clearly, with major roads picked out in colour. The maps are at a scale of 1.75 inches to 1 mile, with larger-scale maps at 3.5 inches to 1 mile for the more populated northern part of the county (including Shrewsbury and Telford) and larger town centres in the south. The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus schools, hospitals, railway stations, shopping centres and other such features picked out in red, with other places of interest shown in blue. Philip's Street Atlas Shropshire is suitable for both business and leisure use.
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  • Philip's Street Atlas Oxfordshire 5ED Spiral (New Edition)

    - The only atlas with all the named streets in Oxfordshire. - Updated edition for 2017 with new business parks and estates added. - From Philip's, the UK's leading publisher of county street atlases. - Street maps show car parks, schools, hospitals and many other places of interest. Practical route-planning section showing all A and B roads.ABINGDON-ON-THAMES, BANBURY, BICESTER, DIDCOT, HENLEY-ON-THAMES, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD, THAME, WITNEY, Adderbury, Benson, Burford, Carterton, Caversham, Chalgrove, Charlbury, Chinnor, Chipping Norton, Cholsey, Cowley, Cumnor, Eynsham, Faringdon, Goring, Grove, Headington, Highworth, Kennington, Lechlade-on-Thames, Middleton Cheney, Pangbourne, Sonning Common, Stokenchurch, Wallingford, Wantage, Wargrave, Watlington, Wheatley, Woodstock, Wootton.This fully updated Philip's street atlas of Oxfordshire gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the region in a convenient spiral-bound format. The route planner shows all the A and B roads, and can be used when driving to get close to the destination before turning to the relevant large-scale street map. The street maps show every named road, street and lane very clearly, with major roads picked out in colour. The maps are at a standard scale of 3.5 inches to 1 mile. Oxford city centre is shown at 7 inches to 1 mile. The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus schools, hospitals, railway stations, shopping centres and other such features picked out in red, with other places of interest shown in blue. Philip's Street Atlas Oxfordshire is suitable for both business and leisure use.
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  • The Nude Sketchbook

    Copying is how we learn. It is the oldest, grandest tradition and essential to an artist's development. Featuring 20 masterpieces by Michelangelo, Modigliani, Matisse, and more, The Nude Sketchbook is the first in an innovative new series that combines careful study with independent expression. Each image is accompanied by helpful prompts from iconic artists, critics, and art historians, with plenty of blank space to practice and explore within the theme. Complete with a brief history of life drawing and an introduction to the draughtsman's toolkit, this guided sketchbook equips artists with everything they need to develop their style and skills. Gain a fresh understanding of the tools, materials, and techniques necessary to master this most intimate subject.
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  • The Portrait Sketchbook

    With centuries of artistic wisdom, The Portrait Sketchbook offers everything you need to train your eye, hand, and mind. Explore and experience the creative processes of iconic draughtsmen to realize your own original style; quickly sketch passersby with da Vinci; create a ghostlike form with Seurat; master Ingres' evocation of the most kissable lips; and adopt Freud's liberating directness.Featuring 20 works and a host of helpful prompts from leading artists, critics, and art historians-as well as plenty of blank space to practice in-this sketchbook will guide you to a fresh understanding of the tools, materials, and skills necessary to master this most personal subject.
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    Stop Look Breathe Create

    By Wendy Ann Greenhalgh
    Authors:
    Wendy Ann Greenhalgh
    Stop Look Breathe Create is a simple four-step process for exploring mindfulness through creativity, and in turn, developing creativity through mindful practice. The book engages the reader with ten everyday subjects, from 'The Ground Beneath Our Feet' to 'Returning Home' and for each of these there are three projects: one drawn, one photographic, one written. All are based on the effective mindfulness techniques that Wendy Ann has developed in her successful workshops and courses, and the book is filled with simple techniques and ideas to help the reader enjoy their artistic endeavours while being in the moment.A timely introduction to the benefits of mindfulness through creativity, Stop Look Breathe Create offers an oasis of calm in a frenetic world.
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    Philip's Navigator Scotland

    Philip's Navigator Scotland - The best-selling atlas of Scotland'A map that beats all others' The Daily Telegraph 'Scale, accuracy and clarity are without parallel' Driving Magazine 'No.1 in the UK for clear maps' Independent research survey- Fully updated mapping at 1.5 miles to 1 inch = 1:100,000 (3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000 for Northern Scotland) - No other road atlas of Scotland offers this level of detail and clarity- 15-page 'best places to visit' section, including sights and walks- Practical A4 format with spiral binding- 13 indexed town-centre maps- Exceptional road detail, from motorways to country lanes, with every junction, roundabout and slip-road shown- Thousands of individually named farms, houses and hamlets Philip's Navigator Scotland is part of the Navigator brand, the UK's best-selling road atlases. The Navigator maps provide highly detailed coverage of the Scotland's road network, including minor country lanes and rural tracks. Most of the Central Lowlands and Scottish Borders are shown at the unique Navigator scale of 1.5 miles to 1 inch, Northern Scotland at 3 miles to 1 inch. Navigator Scotland offers so much more than road maps: hundreds of individually named farms, houses and hamlets, airports, airfields, stations, ferries, canals, marinas, tourist information centres, and a wide range of places of interest. The atlas has a comprehensive index and includes indexed town plans of major regional centres. The front of the atlas contains a 15-page guide to regional leisure facilities and listings of a wide variety of activities from abseiling to yachting. The atlas is ideal for touring with its large scale and wealth of travel information. The exceptional detail also makes the atlas ideal for local business use.
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  • Motorist's Road Atlas Britain & Ireland 2018

    Great for planning and driving long journeys or short hopsPhilip's: Britain's clearest maps for motoristsCompletely updated and revised for 2018-"Good balance between detail and quality...excellent town maps" What Car?-Practical 'more to view per page' format (A3)-96 pages of fully updated road maps-Main scale of maps: 3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000-64 fully indexed town and city plans-16 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads-2-page road map of IrelandPhilip's Motorist's Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2018 is the large-format paperback atlas featuring fully updated maps from the Philip's digital database. The maps are super-clear. They have been voted Britain's clearest and most detailed in an independent consumer survey.Philip's Motorist's Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2018 contains 96 pages of road maps covering Britain at 3 miles to 1 inch (Scottish Highlands and Western Isles at 4 miles to 1 inch, Orkney and Shetland at 5.25 miles to 1 inch). The maps clearly mark service areas, roundabouts and multi-level junctions, and in rural areas distinguish between roads over and under 4 metres wide - a boon for drivers of wide vehicles.The atlas also includes 6 pages of route-planning maps, a distance table. 4 large-scale city approach maps with named arterial roads, and 46 extra-detailed town and city plans.
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  • Essential Road Atlas Britain & Ireland 2018

    The perfect atlas for the frequent driverPhilip's: Britain's clearest maps for motorists Completely updated and revised for 2018 -"Good balance between detail and quality...excellent town maps" What Car? -160 pages of fully updated road maps at 3 miles to 1 inch-Main scale of maps: 3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000-10 pages of detailed route-planning maps - plan your route in advance-32 town and city plans-8 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads -2-page road map of Ireland Philip's Essential Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2018 is the practical mid-sized, spiral-bound atlas featuring fully updated maps from the Philip's digital database. The maps are super-clear. They have been voted Britain's clearest and most detailed in an independent consumer survey. Philip's Essential Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2018 contains 160 pages of road maps covering Britain at 3 miles to 1 inch, with the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland at smaller scales. The maps clearly mark service areas, roundabouts and multi-level junctions, and in rural areas distinguish between roads over and under 4 metres wide - a boon for drivers of wide vehicles. The atlas also includes a 2-page road map of Ireland, 10 pages of route-planning maps, a distance table, 4 large-scale city approach maps with named arterial roads, and 32 extra-detailed town and city plans.
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  • Complete Road Atlas Britain & Ireland 2018

    Everything you'll need for the road to plan a safe and stress-free journey. Completely updated and revised for 2018.-"Good balance between detail and quality...excellent town maps" What Car?-160 pages of fully updated super-clear road maps-Main scale of maps: 3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000-10 pages of detailed route-planning maps - plan your route in advance-14 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads -2-page road map of Ireland Philip's Complete Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2018 is the top-of-the-range, spiral-bound atlas featuring fully updated maps from the Philip's digital database. The maps are super-clear. They have been voted Britain's clearest and most detailed in an independent consumer survey. Philip's Complete Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2018 contains 160 pages of road maps covering Britain at 3 miles to 1 inch, with the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland at smaller scales. The maps clearly mark service areas, roundabouts and multi-level junctions, and in rural areas distinguish between roads over and under 4 metres wide - a boon for drivers of wide vehicles. The atlas also includes a 2-page road map of Ireland, 10 pages of route-planning maps, a distance table, 10 large-scale city approach maps with named arterial roads, and an expanded section of 88 extra-detailed and fully indexed town and city plans.
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  • Big Road Atlas Britain & Ireland 2018

    Great for planning and driving long journeys or short hopsPhilip's: Britain's clearest maps for motorists Completely updated and revised for 2018 -"Good balance between detail and quality...excellent town maps" What Car? -Practical 'more to view per page' format (A3)-96 pages of fully updated road maps-Main scale of maps: 3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000-Plan your route in advance - 6-page extra-large-scale route-planning section-64 fully indexed town and city plans-16 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads -2-page road map of Ireland Philip's Big Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2018 is the large-format, spiral-bound atlas featuring fully updated maps from the Philip's digital database. The maps are super-clear. They have been voted Britain's clearest and most detailed in an independent consumer survey. Philip's Big Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2018 contains 96 pages of road maps covering Britain at 3 miles to 1 inch (Scottish Highlands and Western Isles at 4 miles to 1 inch, Orkney and Shetland at 5.25 miles to 1 inch). The maps clearly mark service areas, roundabouts and multi-level junctions, and in rural areas distinguish between roads over and under 4 metres wide - a boon for drivers of wide vehicles. The atlas also includes a 2-page road map of Ireland, route-planning maps, a distance table, 12 large-scale city approach maps with named arterial roads, and 64 extra-detailed and fully indexed town and city plans.
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  • Complete Road Atlas Britain & Ireland 2018

    Perfect as a gift - the Philip's deluxe hardback atlas. Philip's: Britain's clearest maps for motorists. Completely updated and revised for 2018. -"Good balance between detail and quality...excellent town maps" What Car? -160 pages of fully updated super-clear road maps -Main scale of maps: 3 miles to I inch = 1:200,000 -10 pages of detailed route-planning maps - plan your route in advance -88 indexed town-centre maps -14 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads -2-page road map of Ireland. The luxury leather-look hardback binding of Philip's Complete Road Atlas of Britian and Ireland makes it the perfect gift for every special occasion. Philip's Complete Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2018 is the deluxe hardback atlas featuring fully updated maps from the Philip's digital database. The maps are super-clear. They have been voted Britain's clearest and most detailed in an independent consumer survey. Philip's Complete Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2018 contains 160 pages of road maps covering Britain at 3 miles to 1 inch, with the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland at smaller scales. The maps clearly mark service areas, roundabouts and multi-level junctions, and in rural areas distinguish between roads over and under 4 metres wide. The atlas also includes a 2-page road map of Ireland, 10 pages of route-planning maps, a distance table, 10 large-scale city approach maps with named arterial roads, and an expanded section of 88 extra-detailed and fully indexed town and city plans.
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    Make Great Art on Your iPad

    By Alison Jardine
    Authors:
    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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    Philip's Navigator Road Atlas France

    FRANCE'S MOST DETAILED ROAD MAPPINGPhilip's Navigator - now the UK's top road atlas brand offers you France Everything you'll need for driving in France Completely updated and revised for 2018 - The last word in maps of France - 520 pages of super-clear road maps- Scale of France maps: 3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000- Practical A4+ format with spiral binding- 18 pages of route planning maps covering all of Europe- Essential Autoroute mapping - 20 pages which show all the facilities available at all motorway service areas- 41 indexed town-centre maps, with approach and city-centre maps- Use QR codes to download additional town maps and tourist information- Mapping by French experts Michelin - including recommended scenic routes- 72-page index with a map of the departments Philip's Navigator France - the ultimate in French mapping. In this brand-new atlas, published for 2018, you will have France at your fingertips. First, there is the superb quality of the maps themselves - over 350 pages covering all of France at an ideal scale of 1:200,000 (3 miles to the inch) - giving you an ideal balance between clarity and detail.Philip's Navigator France comes in a highly practical spiral-binding in an A4+ format. You'll wonder how you ever managed to navigate France without it.
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    Complete Road Atlas Europe 2018

    Philip's: the UK's best-selling Europe Atlas rangeThe 300 greatest sights of Europe, plus Europe country-by-country special features'The clearest and most detailed maps of Europe' David Williams MBE, CEO Gem Motoring AssistNew for 2018 'Driving Abroad - a cautionary tale' with dashcam examplesPhilip's Complete 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 areas- Practical A4 format - 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 indexedIn fact, everything you need for your trip to Europe.
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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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    Philip's Navigator Britain Easy-Use Format

    The new Philip's Navigator Britain Easy-Use Format provides over 3000 road names as well as numbers. It also includes a massive selection of 100 indexed town-centre maps, detailed approach maps to 12 major urban areas, plus route-planning maps, a distance table, and a fully comprehensive 43,000-name index.The main road maps are at 1.7 miles to 1 inch (northern Scotland at smaller scales) and are extra clear and detailed, showing even the smallest roads and lanes that are omitted from other atlases. Every roundabout, junction and slip-road is shown in detail on main roads and motorways. In country areas, thousands of individual houses and farms are marked, along with footpaths and tracks. The alpha-numeric grid is based on the National Grid, so that the atlas can be used with GPS systems. In addition, every street in Britain is located on the maps.Over 8000 tourist attractions and places of interest are shown and named on the maps, including national parks, nature reserves, RSPB reserves, TWT reserves, houses and gardens, beaches, marinas, canals, county showgrounds, CCC camping and caravan sites, shopping villages, World Heritage Sites, long-distance footpaths, sporting venues, park and rides, and ferries.The new Philip's Navigator Britain Easy-Use Format features unrivalled town and country detail, and is ideal for planning cycle routes as well as for motoring.
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    Big Road Atlas 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 examplesPhilip's Big 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 1:200,000 to 1:3M - helps navigation in denser areas- Practical A3 format and spiral binding - more mapping to the page- 50 Town and city plans- 31 Urban area maps- Scenic routes highlighted- 16-page route planning map section with 1,200 miles to a page- Driving regulations country-by-country- Ski resorts feature- Distance chart- Fully indexedIn fact, everything you need for your trip to Europe.
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  • You Will be Able to Draw by the End of This Book

    By Jake Spicer
    Authors:
    Jake Spicer
    This book is for anybody who wants to draw more, whether you are learning from scratch or developing existing skills. When you're learning to draw, the most important thing you'll own is a sketchbook, and this is a sketchbook with training wheels. Let go of your fear and unlock drawing skills that you never believed you could have with this expertly guided sketchbook. Not your ordinary art book, You Will be Able to Draw by the End of This Book is a combined tutorial and sketchbook that not only teaches you the fundamental steps required for you to be able to draw, but also allows you the space to practise on the page. The book lays flat to allow you to draw comfortably and has an elastic band to keep your artwork safe. Each exercise has an estimated competition time, so it doesn't matter whether you are at home, on your lunch break or even on the bus, you'll always find time to practise. Jake is like an ever-present companion who will guide you on your creative journey, with his friendly and practical tone. His lessons build in complexity as you work through the book, starting with the basics of line making and progressing to portraits and landscapes. His clever exercises will help you gain confidence and break you out of old habits as well as encouraging you to see things in a different way and relax. So pick up a pencil and discover the joy of drawing!
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    Draw Yourself Happy

    By Alex Beeching
    Authors:
    Alex Beeching
    Tried mindfulness? Yoga? Therapy? New hair? Forget that! Sometimes finding happiness is much simpler than you thought. Draw yourself happy! With this engaging activity book all you have to do is pick up a pen and get doodling, colouring, embellishing and completing the uplifting and joyful drawing exercises within. You'll learn how to create whimsical cities, cute animals and intriguing insects - and how to turn the simplest doodle into charming cheerful art.You don't have to be an artist. Lose the fear, enjoy the moment, and join in. Alex Beeching's delightful characters and scenarios are designed to put a smile on your face.
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