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  • Philip's Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils

    By A. C. Bishop, A. R. Woolley, W. R. Hamilton
    Authors:
    A. C. Bishop, A. R. Woolley, W. R. Hamilton
    A practical and authoritative guide to identifying minerals, rocks and fossils. An invaluable handbook for amateur collectors and specialists alike, small and compact enough to carry in the pocket or rucksack. The illustrations in this revised edition have been improved to give a truer representation of the colours found in nature.A best-seller in its field since 1974 when it was first published, the 1998 edition has been completely revised and updated, with brand-new, extended introductory sections and appendices. The book has also been completely redesigned to bring it into the 1990s and make it more user friendly.Around 145 colour plates show typical mineral, rock and fossils specimens. The plates were photographed from the Natural History Museum's incredible collection. Over 100 specially commissioned line drawings illustrate the authoritative descriptions of the specimens.The 1998 edition has been updated and revised by two of the original authors (Dr Woolley and Dr Bishop), plus an expert in fossils, all from the world-class Natural History Museum in London.Main map scale:
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    Pond Owner's Handbook

    By John A. Dawes
    Authors:
    John A. Dawes

    Philip's Navigator Road Map Cambridgeshire

    A brand new sheet map featuring Philip's exceptionally large-scale and detailed Navigator® mapping and covering the whole of Cambridgeshire and City of Peterborough. The map is part of Philip's new series of Navigator® sheet maps, each covering a county, unitary authority, or group of authorities.The map gives highly detailed coverage at 1.5 miles to 1 inch of the region's road network, including minor country lanes and rural tracks - and even major footpaths - and every junction, roundabout and slip-road is shown in detail.There is much other detail, including thousands of individually named farms, houses and hamlets. Also shown are airports, airfields, stations, ferries, canals, marinas and an abundance of places of interest.The map has a comprehensive index and includes town plans of Cambridge and Peterborough.The maps are designed for both professional and leisure users. For professionals, the wealth of detail makes activities such as regional planning and delivery driving far easier. Also, the maps are fully printed on one side (including the index) to allow hanging as a wall map. For leisure, the wealth of detail greatly eases the navigation both of main roads and byways, and increases the pleasure of touring by opening up new possibilities.Main map scale: 1.5 miles to 1 inch
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  • Philip's Guide to Fossils

    A practical pocket-sized guide to identifying, collecting and understanding all types of fossil.The introduction describes how fossils form and the history of ancient life, all illustrated with colour artworks. The classification and distribution of fossils are described, giving essential background information for collectors. The fascinatinghistory of fossil collecting is described before detailed and practical information about how to go about collecting fossils - everything from how to find sites and specimens to how to store and display fossils.An important feature of Philip's Guide to Fossils is a comprehensive and effective visual identification key. This makes it easy for the reader to discover the major classification of a fossil and so locate the right section of the book for detailed identification.The main section of the book goes through every major group of fossils, from trilobites to tree ferns, and includes a wide international range, from the common and easy-to-find to some (such as dinosaur bones) that would crown the collection of any amateur. The section is lavishly illustrated with colour photographs and clear descriptive text accompanies each image.Main map scale:
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    Philip's Navigator Road Map Lancashire

    A brand new sheet map featuring Philip's exceptionally large-scale and detailed Navigator® mapping and covering the whole of Lancashire. The map is part of Philip's new series of Navigator® sheet maps, each covering a county, unitary authority, or group of authorities.The map contains highly detailed coverage at 1 1/2 miles to 1 inch of the region's road network, including minor country lanes and rural tracks - and even major footpaths - and every junction, roundabout and slip-road is shown in detail.There is much other detail, including thousands of individually named farms, houses and hamlets. Also shown are airports, airfields, stations, ferries, canals, marinas and an abundance of places of interest.The map has a comprehensive index and includes town plans of Blackpool, Lancaster and Preston.The maps are designed for both professional and leisure users. For professionals, the wealth of detail makes activities such as regional planning and delivery driving far easier. Also, the maps are fully printed on one side (including the index) to allow hanging as a wall map. For leisure, the wealth of detail greatly eases the navigation of both main roads and byways, and increases the pleasure of touring by opening up new possibilities.Main map scale: 1.5 miles to 1 inch
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    The Power of Yoga

    By Vimla Lalvani
    Authors:
    Vimla Lalvani
    "The Power of Yoga" is divided into five main sections, introduction, yoga for exercise, yoga for health, yoga for stress-relief and relaxation, and yoga for the mind and spirit. The introduction explains what yoga is, and how it works, and introduces the basic techniques of posture, breathing, and the "salute to the sun". It also contains a series of yoga menus, which give suggestions for exercises to suit particular health problems or exercise needs. The section on yoga for exercise contains a warm-up routine and exercises designed to improve your general fitness levels and work on particular fitness requirements, such as toning stomach muscles. The routines in the section on yoga for health both improve your general health and well being and work on specific health needs such as digestive ailments, back pain and gynaecological problems. Yoga for stress relief and relaxation contains exercises designed to help cope with the stress of modern life and achieve natural balance and harmony. The final chapter on yoga and the mind and spirit provides routines that help to concentrate the mind and clear it of mental clutter, and introduces basic techniques for meditation
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    Philip's Navigator Road Map West Sussex

    A brand new sheet map featuring Philip's exceptionally large-scale and detailed Navigator® mapping and covering the whole of West Sussex. The map is part of Philip's new series of Navigator sheet maps, each covering a county, unitary authority, or group of authorities.The map contains highly detailed coverage at 1 1/2 miles to 1 inch of the region's road network, including minor country lanes and rural tracks - and even major footpaths - and every junction, roundabout and slip-road is shown in detail.There is much other detail, including thousands of individually named farms, houses and hamlets. Also shown are airports, airfields, stations, ferries, canals, marinas and an abundance of places of interest.The map has a comprehensive index and includes town plans of Chichester and Haywards Heath.The maps are designed for both professional and leisure users. For professionals, the wealth of detail makes activities such as regional planning and delivery driving far easier. Also, the map is printed on one side only (including the index) so that it can be used as a wall map. For leisure, the wealth of detail greatly eases the navigation of both main roads and byways, and increases the pleasure of touring by opening up new possibilities.Main map scale: 1.5 miles to 1 inch
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    Philip's Navigator Road Map East Sussex

    A brand new sheet map featuring Philip's exceptionally large-scale and detailed Navigator® mapping and covering the whole of East Sussex. The map is part of Philip's new series of Navigator sheet maps, each covering a county, unitary authority, or group of authorities.The map contains highly detailed coverage at 1 1/2 miles to 1 inch of the region's road network, including minor country lanes and rural tracks - and even major footpaths - and every junction, roundabout and slip-road is shown in detail.There is much other detail, including thousands of individually named farms, houses and hamlets. Also shown are airports, airfields, stations, ferries, canals, marinas and an abundance of places of interest.The map has a comprehensive index and includes indexed town plans of Brighton and Lewes.The maps are designed for both professional and leisure users. For professionals, the wealth of detail makes activities such as regional planning and delivery driving far easier. Also, the map is printed on one side only (including the index) so that it can be used as a wall map. For leisure, the wealth of detail greatly eases the navigation of both main roads and byways, and increases the pleasure of touring by opening up new possibilities.Main map scale: 1.5 miles to 1 inch
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  • Philip's Guide to Gems

    By Cally Oldershaw
    Authors:
    Cally Oldershaw
    A practical pocket-sized guide to the identification and use of precious and semiprecious stones, novelty stones, agates and crystals.The introductory part of the book describes the geology, chemistry and properties of gemstones in clear and accessible terms. The important properties of gemstones are explained, including crystal structures and optical and physical properties. It examines synthetic gems and discusses how to tell them apart from natural stones.Guide to Gems, Stones and Crystals then covers practical aspects of gemmology and the use of stones, including fashioning and cutting, types and shapes of cut, collecting, handling and storing gemstones, and weighing and measuring stones.An important feature of Guide to Gems, Stones and Crystals is a comprehensive visual identification key. This makes it easy for the reader to recognise the type of a stone, and so move on to the correct section of the book for a detailed identification.The main part of the book examines each major group of gems from every part of the world, with each group divided into clearly structured units. The first section deals with precious gems in their many forms, with illustrations of priceless jewellery. The second and longer section concentrates on the semiprecious and novelty stones, the agates and the crystals used by many professional and amateur jewellers and purchased by the majority of collectors and jewellery enthusiasts. Both sections are richly illustrated with photographs, and clear descriptive text accompanies each image.the authorCally Oldershaw lives in St Albans. She is the author of DK's Gemstones which sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Cally is a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (GAGTL) and a member of the curatorial team at the National History Museum in London.Main map scale:
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    Prehistoric Past Revealed

    By Douglas Palmer
    Authors:
    Douglas Palmer
    The reader is taken from the known and familiar past in the first chapter, peeling back the layers to the "terra incognita" of the deep past with its completely extinct life forms. Our human ancestry is traced back through different periods, focussing on different fossil environments, revealing how and when the site was discovered. Covering sites and discoveries from Europe, North America, the Middle and Far East and Australasia, the text is broken down into small digestible topics with box features. Timelines are included for every chapter and sub-topic, illustrating the age of our planet, as well as diagrams of the different stages of evolution.
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    Philip's Moon Map

    By , Dr John Murray
    Illustrated by:
    Dr John Murray
    Philip's Moon Map is a large-format folded map of the near side of the Moon. It has been specially drawn for Philip's by Dr John Murray, a research lecturer at the Open University, who is an expert on the lunar surface. The map is not only a highly accurate and clear representation of the Moon, but is also a practical guide for lunar observers.More than 500 physical features - craters, seas, mountain ranges, peaks, valleys and rilles (elongated depressions) - are named and indexed, and the landing sites of unmanned and manned spacecraft are also marked. The observer can thus readily identify objects seen through binoculars or a telescope, or select targets for a programme of observation.The chart includes a small map of the far side of the Moon (never visible from the Earth) and is accompanied by a practical guide to lunar observing. This concise and informative text describes the various types of feature to observe, illustrated with drawings and photographs. Tips are given as to the best point in the lunar cycle to observe the most interesting of these features. Guidelines on drawing or photographing the Moon are also included.Colour artworks explain the Moon's orbit, and why its phase (the proportion of the Moon that is visible from Earth) changes during the course of a month. Also explained, with the help of illustrations, are the path of the Moon during the course of the year and why lunar and solar eclipses occur.
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