Infographic Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything
By Thomas Eaton
100 stunning, ingenious and absorbing infographics reveal the secrets of life, the universe and everything!Discover unique, witty and surprising facts about all sorts of natural phenomena, from the secrets of the universe to the wonders of natural science and the impenetrable dimensions of quantum physics. Scientific facts are presented in a memorable, surprising and illuminating way.More than just a book of words, with graphs, Venn diagrams and charts, this book provides a unique overview of surprising and fantastic aspects of life, the universe and everything in 100 unique infographics.Discover:Driving You Crazy - The theory of a major city's traffic flow system explainedIs the Earth in danger? The Torino Scale - Assesses the impact hazard associated with near-Earth objects, such as asteroids and cometsMass Extinction Events - Comparisons according to: When they happened, what caused them, which organisms were affected and what percentage of total species were killed offWhat is a Greenhouse gas? - What makes up the 'greenhouse house' and who's emitting the most - comparison by country and cause of emissionFuture Population Pyramid - How we are ageing via pyramids for each continent
Infographic Guide to Music
By Graham Betts
Over 80 stunning, ingenious and absorbing music infographics! Infographic Guide to Music presents unique, witty and surprising facts about every music genre, from pop, rock, indie, house, dance, electronic, rap, country and classical. Mixing musical stats with facts on all your favourite leading legends, it features infamous and often ludicrous tales of the music business.More than just a book of words, with graphs, Venn diagrams and charts, this book provides a unique overview of the music world, boasting over 100 original artworks and illustrations and at-a-glance facts to amaze and astound readers.
By Matt O'connor
Infamous creators of the Sex Bomb and Baby Googoo - The Icecreamists are passionate about ice cream and the business of sin. Drawn to the mix of childhood fantasy and adult indulgence, The Icecreamists achieved instant notoriety with their breast milk ice-cream in 2009.With a rich variety of both summer and winter treats, The Icecreamists are famous for their cutting-edge flavours and creations. This is where ice cream meets cocktails, with concoctions including the vodka-infused MissWhiplash and the Molotoffee Cocktail, as well as the devilish Toast Mortem.The Icecreamists' closely-guarded recipes are revealed here for the first time in simple, easily lickable recipe formats so you can recreate the authentic experience at home.
Italy for the Gourmet Traveller
By Fred Plotkin
Most visitors to Italy flock to the crowded tourist centres, but in Italy for the Gourmet Traveller, Fred Plotkin takes us beyond the traditional tourist experience and lures us to special places, whether in big cities or out-of-the-way villages, often overlooked by the uninitiated. Under his discerning eye, we learn about the food, wines, local bakeries, olive oil distilleries, ice cream parlours, cheeses, markets, restaurants and best kept secrets of Italy's culinary world. Lovingly drawn portraits of the people who make her world-famous regional specialities, and a smattering of local history make each village, town and city come alive. Maps encourage the intrepid traveller to head off the beaten track, while evocative black and white photographs add to the immense charm of this vastly readable guide.
Itsu the Cookbook
By Julian Metcalfe
itsu is dedicated to skinny but delicious food: light, green and good for you. In this book you'll find 100 Asian-inspired recipes for soups, broths, salads, miso dishes, noodles and rice, as well as favourites such as teriyaki dishes, brown rice pots and iced teas. There are even tips on how to make sushi and frozen yogurt at home. Every dish provides fewer than 300 calories per serving, takes fewer than 30 minutes to master and contains minimal amounts of saturated fat. But it's not just the calories that are taken care of; the 'superfood' ingredients in the recipes provide optimum nutrition too, with potassium-rich avocados, vitamin-packed cucumbers, edamame beans full of fibre and protein, and pumpkin and sesame seeds bursting with iron and zinc. And it's food that tastes as good as it looks...
By Gino D'Acampo
Enjoy the best of Italian food whilst still losing weight! The I Diet combines simple, fresh ingredients for an easy way to shed pounds. The Mediterranean diet is renowned for its health benefits (less saturated fats, less processed food, more 'good' fats and omega oils, more antioxidants), resulting in less heart disease and cancer for those that follow it. And you can enjoy truly delicious dishes - this is no starve-yourself diet but a healthy living approach to eating with exceptional recipes. With a leading dietitian's advice on what to eat and what not to eat and daily and weekly menu plans so you can easily follow the diet, this is an attractive, stress-free approach to losing weight.
Inspiration in Photography
By Brooke Shaden
Italian Cookery Course
By Katie Caldesi
Katie has travelled the rice fields of Italy's northern provinces and the lemon groves of the south, the richly diverse urban and rural terrains and patchwork regions. She has collated recipes, techniques and ingredients to create this unique compendium of Italian food. The Italian Cookery Course will guide you through the vast collection of famous recipes and lesser-known regional dishes, with clear instruction on how to replicate them at home. The book is broken down into straightforward chapters including 'Meat', 'Fish', 'Dolci' and 'Cheese'. Each chapter contains 'masterclasses' on technique, revealing the practical secrets of Italian cooking and giving the reader new confidence in the kitchen. All this is interwoven with fascinating narration about the culinary influences that have created this wonderful cuisine.
The Illustrated Kama Sutra
From flirtation and lust to sexual passion and ecstasy, Kama Sutra Erotica takes you on a journey through all the stages of a relationship and shows you how exploring the physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions of love-making can lead to mind-blowing sex and an extraordinary state of openness and intimacy with your partner. Taking you beyond the original Kama Sutra, a dozen special features illustrate unique transitions through a range of sexual positions. Sensuous descriptions accompany the dramatic photography so you can enjoy more exciting and playful lovemaking in a variety of classic poses.
The Indian Kitchen
By Monisha Bharadwaj
A feast for the eyes as well as the mind, this is a comprehensive encyclopaedia of the mouth-watering ingredients used in Indian cooking. Monisha Bharadwaj shares the secrets of Indian cuisine and celebrates variety and ingenuity. From asafoetida to walnuts, each of 100 ingredients is explored giving useful advice about its appearance and taste, how it grows, how to store it and, of course, its culinary uses, complemented with over 200 classic Indian dishes. Every ingredient is a vivid insight into India's great and colourful traditions, from the earthy, creamy lentil dishes and yogurt-based marinades in North Indian cooking to the rice, coconut and curry leaves that are the famous staples of the South. Including tips on how to balance hot, sweet and sour flavours, how to cook spices so that they achieve their full-bodied, almost nutty-tasting flavour and explanations for why it is so essential to brown onions to a deep russet colour, The Indian Kitchen will bring rich and heady flavours into the heart of every home.
Irish Traditional Cooking
By Darina Allen
Ireland's rich culinary heritage is brought to life in this new edition of Darina's bestselling Irish Traditional Cooking. With 300 traditional dishes, including 100 new recipes, this is the most comprehensive and entertaining tome on the subject. Each recipe is complemented by tips, tales, historical insights and common Irish customs, many of which have been passed down from one generation to the next. Darina's fascination with Ireland's culinary heritage is illustrated with chapters on Broths & Soups, Fish, Game, Vegetables and Cakes & Biscuits. She uses the finest of Ireland's natural produce to give us recipes such as Sea Spinach Soup, Potted Ballycotton Shrimps with Melba Toast and Rhubarb Fool.
Italian Home Baking
By Gino D'Acampo
Having taught us everything we need to know to prepare healthy and authentic Italian family meals, bestselling author Gino D'Acampo now turns his attentions to baked treats. His new book, illustrated with beautiful photography shot on location in Italy, is a comprehensive guide to traditional Italian home baking - both savoury and sweet. Chapters include Breads, Biscuits, Cakes, Pizza, Pasta and even Party Food. The book includes examples of regional specialities as well as plenty of advice on the variety of oils and flours that make Italian baking so irresistible.
By Adam Banks, Steve Caplin
I Can Cook
By Sally Brown, Kate Morris
'i can cook' has been a great hit on CBeebies (and BBC2,where each 15 minuteprogramme repeats daily during its run), regularly achieving a 30% audienceshare. Led by charismatic presenter Katy Ashworth, 3-5 year olds learn how theycan make a fantastic range of food themselves - with just the odd bit of help from agrown-up.Now over 50 recipes are available here for everyone to try at home. Lotsand lots of step-by-step pictures make it easy to follow the instructions and getgreat results. And with food ranging from cheesy lasagne and sunshine breakfastmuffins, to chocolate and mandarin pudding and chunky banana bread, the wholefamily can enjoy what the kids cook up in the kitchen.
The Interior World of Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Interior design is rapidly becoming a subject of general interest as manufacturers, retailers and marketers race to promote and define themselves and their brands through design. Paradoxically, as everything becomes 'designed ' it gets more and more difficult to define what the word actually means.This book describes a personal approach from Tom Dixon, who through 20 years of practising, has defined his own rules for categorising and describing different aspects of the subject. Divided into six chapters, the book delves into materials, processes and styles throughout history to the present and gives an impression of what the future may look like. This is both a personal vision and a valuable resource of ideas.
India's Vegetarian Cooking
By Monisha Bharadwaj
Immerse yourself in the rich flavours and spices of India to create truly tantalising vegetarian dishes. With notes on chillies, varieties of pulses and how to make your own spice blends as well as exceptional location photography this book offers flavoursome and exotic dishes to brighten up your vegetarian repertoire. Spice up your life with this inspirational guide to the vegetarian feasts of India!
Image Matters for Men
By Veronique Henderson, Pat Henshaw
Most men would like help with what to wear, to learn what colours suit them and to find out how to choose the right outfit for each occasion. "Image Matters for Men" includes tips on grooming, clothes care and accessories. It will show you how to dress to impress, and helps you learn how to look confident in an interview, attractive for a romantic meal and relaxed on holiday.
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