Bob's Basics: Composting
By Bob Flowerdew
As Bob Flowerdew explains, any organic materials can be used, such as plant trimmings, vegetable cuttings, eggshells and teabags. He demonstrates just how easy it is to build your own compost bin and use the compost to help your garden grow. The composting process produces a dark, crumbly matter that can be used as fertiliser in garden soil. Bob explains each step of the process, from different recipes for creating organic compost, to the effects it has on different plants. A great guide for those wanting to start composting for the first time, and also packed with advice on utilising your existing compost heap. In Composting, one of an indispensable series, Bob answers all your queries in his usual practical, inventive and straightforward manner.
Breakfast is Served
By Laura Ascari, Elisa Paganelli
Give your breakfast or brunch a global twist and travel the world before lunchtime with this celebration of the most delicious morning meals from around the globe - featuring quick and simple recipes for pastries, soups, cereals, tarts, cakes and more. From popular favourites to new discoveries, transport yourself to Italy, Argentina, Morocco, India and beyond with over 40 recipes for the most important meal of the day.From the familiar - French Pain au Chocolat, Italian Brioche and Austrian Strudel - to the new and exciting - Swedish Kanelbullar, Brazilian Bolo de Fubá and sweet, creamy Pasteis de Nata from Portugal - get your day off to the tastiest possible start, with the best-kept breakfast secrets from countries around the world.
The Bonsai Beginner's Bible
By Peter Chan
The Japanese and Chinese have been creating bonsai trees for centuries and it is now an internationally popular pastime. This compact and stylish guide will provide everything you need to know to grow bonsai successfully, including shaping with wires, watering, seasonal maintenance, tackling common ailments, choosing the right container, feeding and repotting. A directory of over 90 of the most popular species, illustrated with beautiful photographs, will enable you to find the tree that is right for you.
The Ballpoint Doodle Handbook
By Sarah Skeate
This delightful activity book combines inventive doodling ideas with your own space to embellish, draw, scribble and doodle as you please. Artist Sarah Skeate clearly wasted her school days improving her books' margins and covers, and now she shares her inky-crazed imaginings with you, in the three ballpoint pens that you always have near at hand: red, blue and black. You'll create fantastical cities, crazy creatures, cure characters and dramatic patterns - so pick up your pens and let your imagination run wild!
By Richard Taylor, James Watt, Martin Dickie
Includes pull-out beer matsBrewDog's first beer book is a brilliant intro to the world of craft beer. It includes a look at what makes craft beer great and how it's made, explains how to understand different beer styles, how to cook with beer and match beers and food, right through to how to brew your own at home. It's not just about BrewDog's beers either - plenty of other excellent breweries and their beers from around the world are featured. This book is both a window into the BrewDog world and a repository of essential craft beer information.Designed in the highly individual style of the brand, the book also includes quirky features such as spaces to place your drop of beer once you've ticked a particular beer off your 'to-drink' list and pull-out beer mats.
Brilliant Brick Builds: Amazing Creations in LEGO®
By Nathan Sawaya
Introduction by acclaimed LEGO artist, Nathan SawayaDiscover the best LEGO builds ever created with this celebration of the most impressive models from around the world.This book showcases LEGO art across a variety of themes, including super structures, entire towns and modes of transport. It takes a fresh look at past favourites as well as featuring the latest 'super builds' from creators all over the world. The LEGO models created by these master builders are carefully constructed using only standard LEGO pieces. Packed with artwork and quirky trivia, this is the ultimate treat for LEGO fans of all ages.60 epic super buildsNever-before-seen large-scale modelsFrom the creators of the bestselling book Brick City
The Beginner's Guide to Photography
By Haje Jan Kamps
Photography is a big part of our lives, and we all take photos all the time. By understanding just a few basics of how your camera - or your phone - works, you'll find yourself able to take more exciting, stand-out photos.Within a few pages you'll be able to speak with confidence to photographers about exposure settings, decide what lighting or lenses will lift a scene, or what tactics you can use to make your subject look more interesting.The book also covers the basics of managing, editing & sharing your collection of digital images so you're not at the mercy of the software that was bundled with your phone.
Be a Flamingo
By Sarah Ford
Flamingo is that one friend who always brightens a room as soon as he walks in. He is always the first on the dancefloor and the very last to stop boogying. He has never tried to dress like a Parisian, never followed advice on what not to wear, and certainly has never tried to tone down his natural pinkness; he knows he is perfect just the way he is. And even when life throws Flamingo a curveball, he is always ready to embrace the unknown and jump straight in.A gorgeous little gift book of motivational sayings and hilarious axioms, Be a Flamingo is a perfect pink pick-me-up gift for a friend who needs a confidence boost, or great as an impulse self-purchase when you feel you need to start tooting your own horn a little louder. Because we could all do worse than taking a leaf out of Flamingo's book.
Black & White Photography
By Michael Freeman
Beautifully illustrated and far-reaching in scope, this guide is destined to be a standard reference for years to come. Alongside the work of author Michael Freeman, you'll find the classic photography of renowned black and white photographers such as Ansel Adams, Ian Berry, Bill Brandt, Edward Curtis, Brett Weston and Edward Weston.Freeman covers all aspects of black-and-white digital photography: the fine art tradition as well as the techniques. Learn how to see and expose in black and white, digitally convert colour to monochrome and develop a black and white digital workflow using the latest software.
Be a Unicorn
By Sarah Ford
Escape the real world and enter into the magical realm of unicorns with this little book of positivity. Illustrated with adorable, adorkable unicorns, each spread comes with a funny or inspiring quote reminding you to follow your dreams, and always think unicorn.Perfect for giving an inspiring boost to your day, or as a cheering gift for a friend who needs a little more unicorn in their life, this is a cute and covetable little book that is bound to spread smiles wherever it goes.
Berlin in Fifty Design Icons
By Sophie Lovell
In this series, the Design Museum looks at the fifty design icons of major cities around the world - icons that, when viewed together, inherently sum up the character of their city. Covering anything from buildings, monuments and iconic designers to a classic film or street sign, these books explore a tapestry of infamous designs, all with their own story to tell. One part design history, one part visual guidebook, this fascinating series unlocks the design stories of the biggest, most creative cities in the world.Berlin's turbulent history has led to a wealth of innovative, evocative design, from the TV Tower and Jewish Museum to the S-Bahn and even kebab kiosks. Uncover this history and explore the fifty design icons that have shaped this city. With stunning photography selected by the Design Museum, Berlin in Fifty Design Icons is the perfect gift for design enthusiasts and anyone who loves Berlin. Also available in the series: London in Fifty Design IconsNew York in Fifty Design IconsParis in Fifty Design Icons
Bowls of Goodness: Vibrant Vegetarian Recipes Full of Nourishment
By Nina Olsson
Nina's recipes are always vegetarian and often vegan. Her food philosophy is all about balance and fun. `Good food comes from a good source and is made from scratch at home with love.' This is wholesome vegetarian food at its best, inspired by cooking from around the world. It captures many of the ongoing culinary trends today - home-cooked comfort meals, plant-based recipes, power bowls, sharing dishes, salads, smoothies and porridges - foods that can all be served in a bowl. The chapters are Morning Bowls, Comforting and Energising Soups, Fresh and Delicious Salads, Grain Bowls, Noodles, Zoodles and Pasta, Hearty Bowls, Gatherings and Sweets. With recipes including a Cosmic Green Smoothie; a Buddha Bowl; Creamy Avocado and Crispy Kale Soba Noodles; a Laksa Luxe Bowl; and Chai Poached Pears with Coconut Ice Cream, this book gives you easy recipes brimming with vitality and health.
Bone Daddies: The Cookbook
By Ross Shonhan, Tom Moxon
Without doubt, Bone Daddies is the coolest ramen bar in London: great music, a buzzing atmosphere and large bowls of steaming ramen. Now you can enjoy the ultimate comfort food at home with 100 recipes from this immensely popular restaurant, including snacks, ramen, buns and more.Discover the depths of flavour that ramen brings - from the rich broth and the delicious noodles to the assortment of toppings, including succulent chasu pork, pulled chicken and fried soft-shell crab. Enjoy classic Tonkotsu, Tomato & chorizo or the Prince of Darkness ramen. Snack on Tenderstem broccoli with yuzu kosho mayo, Salmon kara-age with chilli ponzu and Beef tataki with crispy kale & yuzu miso dressing. Top it all off with Green tea ice cream or a Salted sesame snap.Praise for Bone Daddies:'We ate, in truth, like rabid maniacs' - Grace Dent'A New York-inspired, butched-up ramen-ya with gutsy noodle soup dishes that don't skimp on flavour' - Time Out'If you worship ramen, then Bone Daddies will feed your yen. And if you're a first-timer, prepare for conversion' - Tom Parker Bowles
Being a Dog
By Karen Wild
Imagine yourself in the mind of your dog. How would you view the world, other dogs and other animals? How would you see yourself? What would make you happy, excited, fearful or angry?More than just a dog psychology book, this includes the latest scientific research accompanied by enlightening illustrations that give a unique insight into what it's like being a dog from the dog's perspective.CHAPTERS:1. Welcome to your doggy world2. How you see and smell the world3. Taste, touch and sound4. Stimuli and responses5. Puppyhood - Your growing pains6. Emotion, character and nurture7. You and other dogs8. Understanding humans9. The autumn years10. Problems you might face
Beasts of Tolkien: A Colouring Book
By Mauro Mazzara, Andrea Piparo
This intricately drawn adult colouring book dives into the depths of J.R.R. Tolkien's imagination, exploring the creatures that fly, crawl and stalk their way through his magnificent works. Bestiary of Tolkien features horses of Arda, winged Fire-drakes including Smaug the Golden, and of course the evil Gollum who finally meets his fateat Mount Doom after the deadly quest of The Lord of the Rings. Put your own imagination to good use and step away from the day-today with this enchanting colouring book which brings Tolkien's beasts to life. This book is unofficial and not authorised by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.
The Botanical Wall Chart
By Anna Laurent
Botanical charts are experiencing a resurgence in interest, both as pieces of art and as objects of scientific and historical significance, and The Botanical Wall Chart documents this extraordinary convergence of disciplines that flourished in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Europe was enjoying a golden age of botanical illustration, naturalists were exploring the globe, and there was a calamour for knowledge of the natural world. Intellectual curiosity was no longer limited to the few; education was now considered a right afforded to all, in classrooms across the continent. And thus the botanical wall chart was born, a synthesis of art, science and education. This collection of wall charts from all over the globe, each accompanied by text explaining its historical and botanical contexts, has been put together by botanist Anna Laurent, and will delight anyone with an interest in the natural world.
The Bountiful Kitchen: Delicious Ideas to Turn One Dish into Two
By Lizzie Kamenetzky
The Bountiful Kitchen shows how you can develop and transform leftover meals into a variety of separate and delicious dishes. Start with a master recipe based on one main ingredient and then turn the leftovers into interesting new dishes - saving time and money. Cook mouthwatering Roast Chicken with Pancetta and Anchovy Stuffing and then turn the excess into tomorrow's Chicken and Wild Mushroom Risotto. Serve up Tuesday's Chilli and Basil Roasted Aubergine and Cherry Tomatoes as Wednesday's Aubergine Linguine with Pecorino Cream. Organised into four sections: Land, Sea, Garden and Sweet, covering meat, fish and vegetables and finishing off with delectable desserts, Lizzie celebrates the glorious fact that recipes are there for you to twist and change into exciting new dishes. Essential and inspiring reading for the economical, environmentally conscious and experimental cook who wants to make the most out of their food.
By Thiago Castanho, Luciana Bianchi
Brazil is a vast country with a cornucopia of fabulous ingredients and a wealth of ethnic culinary influences; the result is one of the most exciting cuisines in the world. In this ground-breaking book, acclaimed young chef Thiago Castanho and internationally respected food writer Luciana Bianchi explore the best of Brazilian food and its traditions with more than 100 recipes that you'll want to try at home - wherever you live.This book, now reissued as a stylish jacketed paperback, includes recipes from a team of celebrated 'guest chefs' from all over Brazil, including Roberta Sudbrack, Rodrigo Oliveira and Felipe Rameh. Chapters celebrate the best food that Brazil's diverse cuisine has to offer including Small Bites, Street Food, Fish & Seafood and Meat & Poultry for Fire & Grill. Shot on location in Brazil by Rogerio Voltan, the book is a visual as well as culinary feast.As host nation for the Olympics in 2016, Brazil is the focus of international attention, so now is the perfect time to discover its vibrant food culture and cook some of its gutsy, flavourful dishes at home.
BBC Gardeners' Question Time Techniques and Tips
By Barry Bish, Matthew Biggs
GQT Techniques and Tips brings together the wisdom - and wit - of four current and past Gardeners' Question Time panellists, providing novice and experienced gardeners alike with highly practical advice on everything from planting, pruning, weeding, and propagating to pond building, lining a hanging basket and laying a path. The team cover a huge range of topics: chapters include 'Planning your Garden', 'Weed Control', 'Lawns' and 'Gardening under Glass'. With copious experience of listening to gardeners' questions, the panellists anticipate every necessity of the gardening calendar and every stage in the process of reaching your garden's full potential. With a fantastic store of professional tips and techniques, this is an indispensable reference bible for all gardeners.
The Braid Book: 20 fun and easy styles
By Sarah Hiscox, Willa Burton
Having tried and failed to braid her 8-year-old daughter's hair into an intricate fishtail plait, Sarah Hiscox had to admit she had no idea what she was doing. When she realised a trip to the hairdressers was both expensive and time consuming, Sarah decided to fill a gap in the market and she started a pop-up braid bar with family friend Willa Burton. Now you can learn to style intricate braids in your own hair with The Braid Bar book, featuring designs from a plaited halo and elaborate fishtail to an intricate Mohican style braid. Sarah and Willa also share how to adorn your hair with accessories like clips, pompoms and bands as well as other temporary styling tools such as hair chalk and glitter. Secret tips, tricks and advice onlooking after your braids, as well as answers to frequently asked questions, ensures you can immerse yourself in the latest hair trend. 'All the girls look so cool when they come out of The Braid Bar.' Kate Moss