By Kathryn Bruton
The Secret Life of the Brain
By Alfred David
In the long history of the study of anatomy, neuroscience is a relatively new field, and there are plenty of mysteries yet to be uncovered. The Secret Life of the Brain explores the fascinating advances that have been made in the field so far, from the intricacies of memory and intelligence, to the enigmatic workings behind our sense of humour and our dreams. Full of illuminating illustrations and diagrams, this book lifts the lid on how drugs affect the brain; the science behind addiction; how the brain deals with trauma and pain; and the effects on the brain of love, age, and sex. Finally, you'll get a tantalising insight into the cutting-edge theories that are attempting to get behind the elements of neuroscience which we still can't quite explain.
The Secret Life of Genes
By Derek Harvey
Genes have a huge impact on who we are, from defining us as humans, to governing how we behave. Whether controlling our cells or creating new forms of life, discover how DNA makes each of us unique.In The Secret Life of Genes, you'll learn all about the past, present and future of the human genome. Filled with colourful, graphic illustrations to help you to understand the world of genetics, from the basics to the most complex theories, this book brings the inner workings of the human body to life. Derek Harvey answers the biggest questions, from the nature of inheritance, evolution and reproduction, to how genes are arranged and how DNA is read.Take a trip through the history of the world's DNA and unlock the future of the field.
Stand Tall Like a Mountain
By Suzy Reading
Stand Tall Like a Mountain is specifically designed to help parents empower their children to:- Learn tools for dealing with everyday emotions- Express how they are feeling- Learn about their bodies and minds in easy-to-read and understandable language - Develop tools for nourishment and coping with challenges- Use easy and fun yoga poses to promote positive feelingsWe teach our children how to brush their teeth and cross the road safely; this book is about broadening their toolkit to include emotional first aid. Suzy Reading introduces practices to encourage noticing emotions, feeling calm, expressing feelings, falling asleep more easily, coping with anger and feelings of anxiety and nurturing confidence and kindness. Children are natural masters of curiosity and mindfulness, so the learning is not a one-way street. The book encourages parents to observe and seek opportunities to learn from their children too."It's not easy to remember to care for ourselves and connect with our loved ones in this fast-paced life. Stand Tall like a Mountain gently stops you in your tracks, reminds you to breathe and gives practical support for living a kinder, calmer family life." - Lauren Seager-Smith, CEO Kidscape
The Sophrology Method
By Florence Parot
Feeling stressed, anxious or burnt-out?Sophrology is a transformative healthcare philosophy that is designed to help people achieve a calm, alert mind in a relaxed body. Inspired by Eastern philosophies and classical relaxation techniques, Sophrology will help you to become consciously, actively aware of yourself, how you feel, what you want and the environment around you.Cited as 'the new mindfulness',Sophrology is a mind-body technique that uses a unique mixture of breathing and relaxation exercises, body awareness, visualization, gentle movement and meditation. It can be used by anyone, anywhere, at any time and has proven results.Whether you want to improve your energy levels, focus your mind, build emotional resilience, manage stress and anxiety, achieve better sleep, boost your self-confidence or prepare for exams, interviews or public speaking, this book will teach you the tools and strategies you need to fulfil your unique potential.** Audio versions of 12 of the Sophrology exercises featured in the book are available via the author website, to guide your practice, establish routine and bring Sophrology with you wherever you go **
Salt & Time
By Alissa Timoshkina
Salt & Time will transform perceptions of the food of the former Soviet Union, and especially Siberia - the crossroads of Eastern European and Central Asian cuisine - with 100 inviting recipes adapted for modern tastes and Western kitchens, and evocative storytelling to explain and entice. Why not try the restorative Solyanka fish soup (a famous Russian hangover cure), savour the fragrant Chicken with prunes or treat yourself to some Napoleon cake.'Often we need distance and time, both to see things better and to feel closer to them. This is certainly true of the food of my home country, Russia - or Siberia, to be exact. When I think of Siberia, I hear the sound of fresh snow crunching beneath my feet. Today, whenever I crush sea salt flakes between my fingers as I cook, I think of that sound. In this book I feature recipes that are authentic to Siberia, classic Russian flavour combinations and my modern interpretations. You will find dishes from the pre-revolutionary era and the Soviet days, as well as contemporary approaches - revealing a cuisine that is vibrant, nourishing, exciting and above all relevant no matter the time or the place.' - Alissa Timoshkina'If anyone had to write a Russian cookbook now, it would have to be her, and her book will end up being a classic' - Olia Hercules, author of Mamushka and Kaukasis
By Julia Azzarello
Delicious pasta recipes each under 500 calories per portion, from classic traditional dishes to contemporary twists, including vegan, vegetarian gluten- and dairy-free options.Pasta is one the easiest to make and most joyful to eat meals; always in the cupboard, ideal to turn to in a pinch and the ultimate comfort food. However, a fear of carbs has placed pasta firmly on the no-go list of 'bad' foods for many people - a huge mistake and wholly unnecessary!If you're on the hunt for a balanced, nutritious meal that can please a crowd as easily as provide a quick supper for one, pasta is a great choice. It's often the accompanying sauces and toppings that pile on the calories in a pasta dish, so here Julia Azzarello proves otherwise - all recipes are small on calories, big on nourishing ingredients and full of flavour.Focusing on fresh, healthy ingredients in delicious combinations, Skinny Pasta also has many vegan, vegetarian gluten- and dairy-free options. From Vermicelli with Cherry Tomatoes, Rocket & Feta and Mafaldine with Romanesco Sauce, to tasty salads such as Greek Rotini and soups Butter Bean, Chorizo & Spinach with Pappardelle, as well as quick and easy mains including Orecchiette with Cime Di Rapa & Chilli, Spaghetti Carbonara and Mac 'n' Cheese, there's a pasta for every occasion.If you have a little extra time on your hands then make your own basic pasta dough, gluten-free gnocchi, fresh pesto or marinara sauce, or simply add shop bought pasta, and indulge in a delicious and nutritious treat.
The Secret Language of Dogs
By Victoria Stilwell
Recent studies into the minds of canines show that they have a rich social intelligence and a physical and vocal language as complex and subtle as our own. The Secret Language of Dogs is a guide to understanding your dog, communicating effectively, strengthening your bond, and helping them to learn in the most effective way possible so they feel confident navigating the human world with success. Along the way, you'll learn the answers to questions such as:-What do different tail wags mean?-What does being right-pawed say about my dog's personality?-How can I tell the difference between boredom barking and warning barking?-What does it mean when my dog spins around, arches his back, or gives me the whale eye?-Do dogs feel guilt?-How do dogs perceive human faces?-Why do some scientists think dogs' emotional experience is even greater than ours?Filled with adorable full-colour photographs and instructive illustrations, this insightful 'dog decoder' will soon make you dog's best friend.
By Philippe Tahon
Philippe Tahon has made a thrilling discovery, and it's something many of us will want to know. This highly sought-after London psychotherapist has created a unique set of tools that not only enabled him to lose five stone, but is now doing the same for hundreds of others.In Shrink, Philippe shares his easy programme and teaches you to eat mindfully, intuitively and positively. He encourages you to throw away the rulebook and free yourself forever from emotional eating and the diet trap.In being mindful we can tell how hungry we really are. Using our intuition, we eat only what our body knows is good for us, and when. By eating positively, we no longer regard food as the enemy but make friends with it, embracing it for the pleasure and nourishment it brings. Philippe's holistic technique gives you back your confidence, allows you to retake control and enjoy food guilt-free. Step by step, his clients identify the patterns in their eating habits and learn how to eat what they like whilst losing weight for good. The simple beauty of this hugely successful programme is that it allows you to 'think like a shrink' and have the body you really want - for life.
Seriously Good! Gluten Free Baking
By Phil Vickery
This is a collection of 70 mouthwatering gluten-free baking recipes that coeliacs have until now only been able to dream about. Baking is often the most difficult aspect of the gluten-free diet to overcome, as it is gluten that gives bread its elasticity and cakes their spring. Recipes for delicious gluten-free cakes, puddings and pastries are hard to find - all too often the results are disappointingly crumbly and dry. But Phil Vickery's easy-to-follow instructions and practical advice, which draw on his Michelin-honed cooking skills, will have you whipping up melt-in-the-mouth Blueberry Cheescake, Chestnut and Roasted Onion Bread, Springy Scones and Squidgy Chocolate Brownies in an instant.
The Seaweed Cookbook
While seaweed remains a core culinary ingredient in Asia, these traditions are enjoying a resurgence across the world, from California to Cornwall, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.Seaweed is one of nature's healthiest foods. Rich in vitamin B12, it is particularly good for vegans as this vitamin is usually found in animal sources. It also contains iodine, which helps promote a healthy metabolism.A little seaweed goes a long way and so it is perfect as a seasoning, whether in salt or infused in oils and dressings. It can be used to flavour both sweet and savoury, from broths, salads and stews to scones, shortbread, chocolate and granola. And because it is so good for our skin, there will also be recipes for body scrubs, seaweed soaks and masks.
Star Wars Icons: Han Solo
By Gina McIntyre
Smuggler. Rogue. Hero of the Rebellion. Scruffy-looking nerf herder. Han Solo has been called all these things and more since making his debut in the original Star Wars film back in 1977. Four decades later, the irrepressible Solo continues to be one of the most iconic and enduring elements of the saga. Star Wars Icons: Han Solo covers the character's entire journey, from his genesis in George Lucas's first drafts of Star Wars to Harrison Ford's iconic performances in the original three films and The Force Awakens, and the character's rebirth in Solo: A Star Wars Story. The book also takes an in-depth look at Solo's role in the Star Wars universe, through novels, comics, video games, and more, and the indelible impression the character has made on pop culture. Illustrated with a treasure trove of rare and previously unseen imagery, including candid on-set photography and stunning concept art, this deluxe volume also features exclusive new interviews with Harrison Ford, Alden Ehrenreich, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Peter Mayhew, Ron Howard, J. J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan, Jonathan Kasdan, and many more key creatives. Comprehensive and revelatory, this is the definitive book for Han Solo fans across the galaxy.
Smart Smart Home Handbook
By Adam Juniper
Until just a few years ago, turning a light on and off with a clap was about as clever as technology got. Today, almost anything can be connected to the internet, and with this connection comes the ability to turn your bedroom lights off from another country, tell your thermostat to create a weather-appropriate lighting scheme, and answer the door without ever leaving your armchair.This book introduces you to Alexa, Siri, and every major technology competing to smarten your home and improve your life. You'll learn how to choose between them, how to optimize their function, and how to avoid the pitfalls that cause new adopters to wish they'd never let a computer into their home.
The Story of the Bauhaus
By Frances Ambler
Now 100 years old, the Bauhaus still looks just as fresh today as it did when it began. It was a place to experiment and embrace a new creative freedom. Thanks to this philosophy, the Bauhaus still shapes the world around us. Trace The Story of the Bauhaus through the 100 personalities, designs, ideas and events that shaped this monumental movement. Learn about leaders Paul Klee, Walter Gropius, Anni Albers and Wassily Kandinsky; witness groundbreaking events and wild parties that would revolutionise contemporary design; and discover a range of innovative ideas and new ways of thinking.
Simply Delicious the Classic Collection
By Darina Allen
'Ireland's answer to Delia and Nigella' Sunday Telegraph Stella magazine'Our first lady of food' Irish Independent'There's not much this gourmet grande dame doesn't know' Nigel SlaterNearly 30 years on from the original Simply Delicious book and TV series, Darina Allen brings together 100 of her timeless, tried and trusted recipes. Divided into:Soups & Starters - Winter Leek & Potato Soup, Smoked Trout with Cucumber Salad & Horseradish Sauce and Ballymaloe Chicken Liver Pate Meat - Ballymaloe Irish Stew, Dingle Pie and Steak with Bearnaise Sauce & ChipsPoultry - Farmhouse Chicken and Roast Duck with Apple Sauce & CabbageFish - Ballycotton Fish Pie, Three-minute Fish and Cod with Leeks & Buttered CrumbsVegetarian - Macaroni Cheese, Mushroom Risotto and Potato, Carrot & Cauliflower CurrySalads - Roast Red Pepper, Lentil & Goat's Cheese Salad, A Warm Winter Salad with Duck Liver's & Hazelnut Oil Dressing and Red & Yellow Tomato Salad with Mint or BasilPuddings - Ballymaloe Vanilla Ice Cream, Country Rhubarb Cake, Caramel Mousse with Praline
Star Wars Felties
By Aimee Ray
Learn how to create adorable Star Wars characters out of friends to keep or gift.The kit includes an illustrated instruction book with easy-to-follow steps for 10 projects (as well as techniques for basic embroidery stitches), die-cut templates and all the materials you need to make adorable felt versions of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Wicket the Ewok, Yoda, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Boba Fett.Inside you'll find:48-page instruction bookDie-cut templates for 10 projects11 sheets of feltEmbroidery needle9 colours of embroidery threadStuffing
Stop Staring at Screens
By Tanya Goodin
Technology was designed to make our lives easier, and yet it's one of the biggest drivers of family rifts and stress. Making healthy and realistic decisions about when and where you really need technology can be tricky but is essential for restoring harmony in your home. Stop Staring at Screens has the answers you need.* Find sanity-saving solutions and practical tips* Follow diagnostic quizzes* Identify key triggers * Address common issues* Learn what works best for you and your family
By Ian Fleming
The 007 official cocktail book - created in association with the Ian Fleming EstateExplore Bond creator Ian Fleming's writings on the pleasures of drinking and sample 50 delicious cocktail recipes inspired by his work - developed by award-winning bar Swift.Cocktails are at the glamorous heart of every Bond story. Whether it's the favoured Martini, which features in almost every book, or a refreshing Negroni or Daiquiri, strong, carefully crafted drinks are a consistent feature of the Bond novels. Recipes are divided into five categories: Straight Up; On The Rocks; Tall; Fizzy; and Exotic. Sip on inventions such as Smersh, Moneypenny, That Old Devil M and Diamonds are Forever, as well as classic Bond cocktails such as the Vesper and, of course, the Dry Martini. Each recipe is accompanied by extracts from Fleming's writings - be it the passage where the classic drink was featured or a place, character or plot that inspired one of the drinks.Also features Ian Fleming's writings on whisky, gin and other spirits.Foreword by Fergus Fleming.
By Thomas Pavitte
Spiroglyphics is even more incredible than anything Thomas has done before. Each oversized design starts its life as a featureless spiral, but as you fill in the lines you find yourself creating a surprising, eye-popping portrait of a wonderful animal. Fun to create and amazing to look at, Spiroglyphics will blow your mind, and make amazing artworks for your wall!In this book, Thomas creates incredible puzzles of animals.Includes: Alpaca Butterfly Cat Dog Duckling Eagle Fox Lion Tiger And many more!
By Sophie Thompson
When it comes to our skin, nature knows how to soothe, smooth, hydrate, refresh, tone and feed us. It probably won't come as any surprise that rose is not only soothing to the skin, but in traditional Chinese medicine it is soothing to our whole being. Seaweeds are packed with antioxidants that are good both to eat and to turn back the clock with our skin. Manuka honey gives hair softness while coffee is an incredible exfoliator (it really wakes up your skin).Sister & Co teaches that you don't need to spend a fortune on expensive beauty products to feed your skin. All you need is a few ingredients that are available in your local supermarket and the alchemy can begin! Skin Food features 70 nourishing recipes which show you how to make luxurious skincare products from scratch, so you can fill those beautiful glass pots sitting in your bathroom with incredible scrubs, butters and salts. Make your own home into a spa, ease away the stress of the day, and bring yourself back to nature one scoop at a time.Recipes include:- Oatmeal, Honey & Chamomile Tea Facial Polish- Grape & Almond Detox Face Mask- Potato & Green Tea Revitalizing Eye Mask- Brown Sugar & Vanilla Lip Scrub- Olive Oil, Lemon & Sea Salt Foot Scrub- Milk & Honey End-of-day Foot Soak