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The Pocket Encyclopedia of Aggravation

By Laura Lee
Authors:
Laura Lee
Aaarghgghhh!!@#%&*!!! Every time your mobile phone rings, it's an automated PPI call... You've forgotten one of your million different internet passwords... Once again, you're stuck in the slowest lane at the supermarket...This book investigates 97 day-ruining events, slap-in-the-face moments and everyday aggravations, and explains why these things irritate us quite so much. Let's face it, the world is becoming an increasingly annoying place to live - and THE POCKET ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AGGRAVATION has the evidence to prove it. It has been scientifically proven that when we understand the science behind our daily grievances, our problems become less frustrating and easier to manage. This fact-filled book will help reduce the stress of your daily grind. Designed with enlightening diagrams and witty drawings, THE POCKET ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AGGRAVATION finally answers the question, why is that so f*cking annoying?
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The Photographer's Handbook

By Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
Know the equipment, refine your technique and express your style. Combining straightforward guidance with artistic insight, this comprehensive handbook is an essential piece of kit for photographers of every style and experience level. Michael Freeman shows you how to: · Make the most of the gear you have · Master the classic styles & subjects · Compose shots with skill and confidence · Share your work in a meaningful way It's everything you need to be a successful photographer.
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Prick

By Gynelle Leon
Authors:
Gynelle Leon
Prick is a stylish, practical, modern guide to the world of cacti and succulents.Cacti and succulents are the plant of the moment. Beautiful, affordable and - if you know how - easy to care for, they're a short cut to creating brighter, calmer, more relaxing spaces in the home and office.In Prick, cactus and succulent expert Gynelle Leon gives you all the knowledge you need to help your plants thrive in a simple, easy-to-understand way. Featuring: A plant gallery, showcasing the many weird and wonderful varieties A chapter of styling ideas to show off your plants A care guide to help your cacti and succulents flourishAs an RHS-award-winning plant photographer and founder of London's only shop dedicated to cacti and succulents, Gynelle is the perfect guide on your path to cactus know-how.
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  • Philip's Compact Britain Road Atlas

    - Handy 'glovebox' format for the car. - Flexibound for long-lasting use. - Completely updated and revised for 2018. - The clearest, most detailed maps in a compact format. - Complete coverage of Great Britain at 3.3 miles to 1 inch. - 287 pages of clear, detailed road maps. - Includes a 6-page route-planning section. - Great value at £9.99. In a handy flexibound format, this fully revised edition of Philip's Compact Britain Road Atlas features updated cartography from the Philip's digital database, which has been voted Britain's clearest and most detailed mapping in an independent consumer survey. The 287 pages of main road maps in Philip's Compact Britain Road Atlas are at the large scale of 3.3 miles to 1 inch (Scottish Islands at 6.7 miles to 1 inch). The maps clearly mark service areas, roundabouts and multi-level junctions, and in rural areas distinguish between roads above and below 4 metres wide - a boon for drivers of wide vehicles. For leisure users, scenic routes are highlighted, and the maps show upland and highland areas as well as National and Forest Parks, and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Long-distance footpaths, viewpoints, beaches, golf courses, campsites and caravan sites are clearly shown.
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  • Philip's Trucker's Road Atlas Britain

    94% of truckers who bought an atlas last year bought Philip'sEssential for truckers. Perfect for professional drivers. Great for caravanners. The best for motorists.The reasons so many truckers preferred Philip's:· Super-clear maps of the UK at 1:200,000 (Northern Scotland 1:250,000)· Special Feature: Avoiding Low Bridges (including Most Hit Bridges Top 10)· Special Feature: Truckstops with facilities, opening times and location maps· Restricted Motorway Junctions· Big format and spiral binding - easy-to-use on the road· The brand-new edition of the Trucker's Road Atlas from Philip's shows the location of nearly 4,000 bridges with restrictions - either height, weight or width. The brand-new edition of the Trucker's Road Atlas from Philip's, showing the location of nearly 4,000 bridges with restrictions - either height, weight or width. Over 3,700 restricted bridges Restricted bridges on A Roads, B Roads and all other minor roads shown 1100 weight restrictions 200 Width restrictions 12 urban area maps 6 pages of super-clear route planning maps 64 Town and City Plans, including London
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    Particle Physics Brick by Brick

    By Dr Ben Still
    Authors:
    Dr Ben Still
    Using LEGO® blocks to create a uniquely visual and clear depiction of the way our universe is put together. This is the perfect introduction to the enigmatic and fascinating world of Quantum Physics.Our story starts with the Big Bang, and along the way, the constructs and interactions within and among atoms and sub-atomic particles, and the forces that play upon them, are clearly explained, with each LEGO® block representing a different atomic or sub-atomic particle. The different colours and size denote what that particle is and its relationship with the other 'building blocks'.Each chapter is presented in digestible chunks, using toy building blocks to illustrate the ideas and experiments that have led to some of the biggest discoveries of the past 150 years.Soon you'll be able to construct every element in the Universe using a box of LEGO® and this book!
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  • Philip's Street Atlas of London

    THE POCKET LONDON STREET ATLAS THAT SHOWS YOU ALL THE THINGS YOUR SMARTPHONE WON'TThe most comprehensive pocket London street atlas - for Londoners and visitors, for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.'Absolutely fabulous' www.londontaxi.com'Must buy' Evening Standard- More streets (26,191 to be precise)- More lanes and alleys- More named buildings- More house numbers- More estate building names- Street maps show hundreds of places of interest, tube and rail stations, car parks and postcode boundaries.- Congestion Charge Zone.- Central London street maps show one-way streets and banned turns.- Tube map.- Index includes postcodes, schools, industrial estates, hospitals and sports centres.- Scales: 3½ inches to 1 mile (1:18,000). Central London: 7 inches to 1 mile (1: 9,000).The maps mark every named street, plus car parks, tube, rail and bus stations, post offices, schools, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship and many other places of interest. The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus hundreds of places of interest. Schools, hospitals, railway stations and shopping centres, etc, are highlighted in red, while leisure and entertainment venues such as museums, galleries and sports grounds are shown in blue.Philip's Street Atlas London is suitable for both drivers and pedestrians. For drivers, through-routes are highlighted. One-way streets and restricted turns are clearly displayed along with the Congestion Charge Zone.For pedestrians, tourist sights and attractions are clearly labelled and its compact size fits easily into a briefcase or handbag.
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  • Philip's Street Atlas London

    THE POCKET LONDON STREET ATLAS THAT SHOWS YOU ALL THE THINGS YOUR SMARTPHONE WON'TThe most comprehensive pocket London street atlas - for Londoners and visitors, for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.'Absolutely fabulous' www.londontaxi.com'Must buy' Evening Standard- More streets (26,191 to be precise)- More lanes and alleys- More named buildings- More house numbers- More estate building names- Street maps show hundreds of places of interest, tube and rail stations, car parks and postcode boundaries.- Congestion Charge Zone.- Central London street maps show one-way streets and banned turns.- Tube map.- Index includes postcodes, schools, industrial estates, hospitals and sports centres.- Scales: 3½ inches to 1 mile (1:18,000). Central London: 7 inches to 1 mile (1: 9,000).The maps mark every named street, plus car parks, tube, rail and bus stations, post offices, schools, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship and many other places of interest. The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus hundreds of places of interest. Schools, hospitals, railway stations and shopping centres, etc, are highlighted in red, while leisure and entertainment venues such as museums, galleries and sports grounds are shown in blue.Philip's Street Atlas London is suitable for both drivers and pedestrians. For drivers, through-routes are highlighted. One-way streets and restricted turns are clearly displayed along with the Congestion Charge Zone.For pedestrians, tourist sights and attractions are clearly labelled and its compact size fits easily into a briefcase or handbag.
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  • Philip's Street Atlas London

    THE POCKET LONDON STREET ATLAS THAT SHOWS YOU ALL THE THINGS YOUR SMARTPHONE WON'TThe most comprehensive pocket London street atlas - for Londoners and visitors, for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.'Absolutely fabulous' www.londontaxi.com'Must buy' Evening Standard- More streets (26,191 to be precise)- More lanes and alleys- More named buildings- More house numbers- More estate building names- Street maps show hundreds of places of interest, tube and rail stations, car parks and postcode boundaries.- Congestion Charge Zone.- Central London street maps show one-way streets and banned turns.- Tube map.- Index includes postcodes, schools, industrial estates, hospitals and sports centres.- Scales: 3½ inches to 1 mile (1:18,000). Central London: 7 inches to 1 mile (1: 9,000).The maps mark every named street, plus car parks, tube, rail and bus stations, post offices, schools, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship and many other places of interest. The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus hundreds of places of interest. Schools, hospitals, railway stations and shopping centres, etc, are highlighted in red, while leisure and entertainment venues such as museums, galleries and sports grounds are shown in blue.Philip's Street Atlas London is suitable for both drivers and pedestrians. For drivers, through-routes are highlighted. One-way streets and restricted turns are clearly displayed along with the Congestion Charge Zone.For pedestrians, tourist sights and attractions are clearly labelled and its compact size fits easily into a pocket, briefcase or handbag.
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    Pattern

    By Orla Kiely
    Authors:
    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. 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.Pattern is Orla's opportunity to provide her many devoted followers around the world with an insight into her creative process. Giving a personal account of what informs her work and inspires her designs, she 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 and inspirational images that have shaped her style, the result is a stunning guide to using pattern with flair and confidence.
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    Palette

    By Alexandra Loske
    Authors:
    Alexandra Loske
    With an extraordinary collection of original colour material that includes charts, wheels, artists' palettes, swatches and schemes, this is the brilliant story of the exploration of colour from 1600 to the present day. The featured artworks represent centuries of significant scientific discoveries and artistic exploration. Opening with the work of Newton, this stunning display of shades, tints and tones is an authoritative treatment relevant to anyone working in the arts, or those trying to recreate original colour schemes in their homes, products or design.
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    Picturing Prince

    By Steve Parke
    Authors:
    Steve Parke
    PICTURING PRINCE sees the late icon's former art director, STEVE PARKE, revealing stunning intimate photographs of the singer from his time working at Paisley Park. At least half of the images in the book are exclusively published here for the first time; most other images in the book are rare to the public eye.Alongside these remarkable images are fifty engaging, poignant and often funny written vignettes by Parke, which reveal the very human man behind the reclusive superstar: from shooting hoops to renting out movie theatres at 4am; from midnight requests for camels to meaningful conversations that shed light on Prince as a man and artist. STEVE PARKE started working with Prince in 1988, after a mutual friend showed Prince some of Steve's photorealistic paintings. He designed everything from album covers and merchandise to sets for Prince's tours and videos. Somewhere in all of this, he became Paisley Park's official art director. He began photographing Prince at the request of the star himself, and continued to do so for the next several years. The images in this book are the arresting result of this collaboration.
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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 features· 12 month-by-month Night Sky Maps for year-round stargazing· Monthly Calendar of moon phases and special events in 2018· Planet Watch: the best viewing days for planets in 2018· Dark Sky Map of the UK - find the darkest skies· Optical Equipment Guide - Binoculars or Telescope?· The major astronomical events of 2018Plus:· 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.Book Description"IF YOU BUY JUST ONE GUIDE... YOU WON'T DO BETTER THAN THIS" BBC Sky at Night MagazinePhilip's Month-by-Month Stargazing 2018 is the guide for Stargazers in Britain and Ireland. The new 2018 edition has been completely revised to make it even more essential for exploring the night skies.It is packed with new features to make it even more practical. Essential reading for astronomers at all levels - and the perfect gift for every stargazer.About the AuthorsPhilip's Stargazing Month by Month 2018 is written by two of the UK's best-known and respected astronomers.Professor Heather Couper CBE, FRAS, is an internationally acclaimed astronomer, writer and presenter/producer of TV and radio programmes.Professor Nigel Henbest researched in radio astronomy at Cambridge University, with the Astronomer Royal, and has been a Consultant to both New Scientist magazine and the Royal Greenwich Observatory. ---------------------
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  • Philip's Street Atlas Shropshire and Telford

    THE ONLY COUNTY STREET ATLAS WITH ALL THE NAMED STREETS OF SHROPSHIREThe UK's best-selling county street atlasesMore than 24,000 named streets, roads, lanes and alleysThe essential map book for residents and visitors - and if you're moving to ShropshireIncludes all the streets in 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.- New edition in practical spiral-bound format- Street maps show car parks, schools, hospitals and many other places of interest, even ones off the beaten path- 4-page practical route-planning section showing all A and B roads- Super-clear mapping- Easy-to-use index- Scales: 1¾ inches to 1 mile (1:36,000) and 3½ inches to 1 mile (1:18,000). Major towns: 7 inches to 1 mile (1:9,000).Other information on the maps includes postcode boundaries, car parks, railway and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, camping and caravan sites, golf courses, and many other places of interest.
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  • Philip's Street Atlas Oxfordshire 5ED Spiral (New Edition)

    THE ONLY COUNTY STREET ATLAS WITH ALL THE NAMED STREETS OF OXFORDSHIREThe UK's best-selling county street atlasesMore than 24,000 named streets, roads, lanes and alleysThe essential map book for residents and visitors - and if you're moving to OxfordshireIncludes all the streets in 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.- New edition in practical spiral-bound format- Street maps show car parks, schools, hospitals and many other places of interest, even ones off the beaten path- 4-page practical route-planning section showing all A and B roads- Super-clear mapping- Easy-to-use index- Scales: 1¾ inches to 1 mile (1:36,000) and 3½ inches to 1 mile (1:18,000). Major towns: 7 inches to 1 mile (1:9,000).Other information on the maps includes postcode boundaries, car parks, railway and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, camping and caravan sites, golf courses, and many other places of interest.
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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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  • The Photographer's Eye Remastered 10th Anniversary

    By Michael Freeman
    Authors:
    Michael Freeman
    With a completely refreshed look to celebrate its tenth anniversary, Michael Freeman's iconic bestseller, The Photographer's Eye, has never looked better.Design is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph. The ability to see the potential for a strong picture and then organize the graphic elements into an effective, compelling composition has always been one of the key skills in making photographs. Of course, digital photography has brought a new, exciting aspect to design first because the instant feedback from a digital camera allows immediate appraisal and improvement; and second because image-editing tools make it possible to alter and enhance the design after the shutter has been pressed. This has had a profound effect on the way digital photographers take pictures. The Photographers Eye shows how anyone can develop an eye for seeing great digital photos. The book explores all the traditional approaches to composition and design, but crucially, it also addresses the new digital technique of shooting in the knowledge that a picture will later be edited, manipulated, or montaged to result in a final image that may be very different from the one seen in the viewfinder.
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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 a scale of 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 hamletsNavigator 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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    Philip's Navigator Road Atlas France

    FRANCE'S MOST DETAILED ROAD MAPPINGNow the UK's top road atlas brand brings you FranceEverything you'll need for driving in FranceCompletely updated, comprehensive, and revised for 2018 - 520 pages of specialist super-clear road maps- Practical A4+ format with spiral binding- 3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000- 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 scale maps, with approach and city-centre directions- Use QR codes to download additional town maps and tourist information- Mapping by French experts Michelin - including recommended scenic routes and back roads for touring France- 72-page index with a map of the departments
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    Philip's Navigator Britain Easy-Use Format

    THE COMPACT EDITION OF THE NAVIGATOR ATLASES- THE UK'S BEST-SELLING ROAD ATLASES.- New 2018 compact edition of Philip's Navigator Atlas (slightly larger than A4)'A reigning champion of Road Atlases' The Sunday Times'Scale, accuracy and clarity are without parallel' Driving Magazine'No.1 in the UK for clear maps' Independent research surveyThe No.1 Choice of Road Atlas for the serious motorist.Special feature: Butty Van Breakfasts -gourmet or gruesome?Scale: 12/3 miles to 1 inch = 1:113,000 (Northern Scotland: 31/3 miles to 1 inch = 1:226,000)- Britain's best road mapping in a practical spiral format.- No other road atlas of Britain offers this level of detail and clarity - 6-page routeplanner section- Every street in Britain marked on the maps.- Over 3000 roads named.- 100 indexed town-centre maps plus approaches maps to 12 major urban areas.- Super-detailed 6-page route-planning section.- Exceptional road detail, from motorways to country lanes, with every junction, roundabout and slip-road shown.- Thousands of individually named farms, houses and hamlets.- 416 pagesPhilip's Navigator atlases are widely used by professional drivers and the emergency services, including national police training, and is recommended in the motoring press and national newspapers.
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