The Maths Behind...
By Colin Beveridge
The Maths Behind over 60 everyday phenomena. Have you ever wondered why traffic jams often turn out to have no cause when you get to the end of the queue? There's a mathematical explanation for that. Or ever considered whether some lotteries might be easier to win than others? There's a formula for that too. If you've ever been curious about the mathematical strings that hold our world together, then look no further than The Maths Behind.This intriguing and illuminating book takes a scientific view of your everyday world, and can give you the answers to all the niggling questions in your life, along with many you never even thought to ask. From the science behind roller coasters, to the maths behind how to consistently win at Monopoly (and become very unpopular with your family), this is a fascinating look at the mathematical forces that run beneath our everyday transactions.
By Den of Geek, Simon Brew
Movie Geek is a nerdy dive into popular movies, brought to you by the award-losing Den Of Geek website, with a foreword by the UK's foremost film critic, Mark Kermode. Discover hidden stories behind movies you love (and, er, don't love so much), and find out just why the most dangerous place to be is in a Tom Hanks film.Fascinating, surprisingly and hugely entertaining, this leftfield movie guide is gold for film buffs, and might just bring out the geek - hidden or otherwise - within you...Includes:Alternative movie endings that were binned Movie sequels you didn't know existedMassive box office hits that were huge gamblesThe collateral damage of Tom Hanks moviesHidden subtexts in family moviesDisastrous things that went wrong on modern movie sets...and much, much more!
By Becks Wilkinson, Becks Wilkinson
Who doesn't love a cheese toastie? Comfort food has never been better than biting into a crunchy, warm, gooey cheese toastie, oozing with your favourite cheesy fillings. Not only are they delicious, cheese toasties are also cheap and wonderfully simple to make. Becks guides you through the best ingredients to use to ensure your cheese toastie has the perfect initial crunch and stringy, melty inside. The book is divided into two scrumptious sections - Marvellous Melts for Every Day and Sensational Sandwiches for Special Occasions - giving you plenty of recipes to choose from whether you want minimum effort or maximum creativity. With recipes such as The Brie-l Deal (brie, charred pear and rocket), The Hipster (whipped goat's cheese, spiced pumpkin and kale) and Banoffee French Toast (brioche, caramel, bananas and mascarpone), there is a recipe to suit your every mood. The perfect gift for any cheese lover, Melt It is bursting with your new favourite toastie recipes.
Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2018-2019
By Judith Miller
"Miller's Antiques Price Guide has long been the market leader, offering not just prices but informed tips... Miller's is arguably the only price guide you will ever need." Antiques MagazineMiller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide remains the essential and trusted guide to the antiques market. It has earned the reputation of being the book no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without. It is compiled by Judith Miller, world-renowned antiques expert and co-founder of the book, who selects the guide's 8000-plus featured antiques.Comprehensive sections cover ceramics, furniture, glass, silver and metalwares, jewellery and objets de vertu, clocks and watches, books, Oriental antiques, textiles, toys, decorative arts and Modern Classics. Special features explain why one piece is worth more than another, show how to value an item and teach you to be your own valuer. Biographies of designers and factories give the background information you need to help date and value objects, while special 'Judith Picks' sections give fascinating background and valuation details for particularly interesting or unusual objects.
Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia
By Judith Miller
First published in 1998, Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia has sold more than 150,000 copies worldwide and been published into seven languages. This new edition includes a thoroughly updated directory, list of suppliers and up-to-date price codes.Compiled by an international team of over 40 consultants and writers, and offering clear and wide-ranging coverage of antiques and collectables, this book contains valuable information for both the enthusiast and the experienced dealer. An extensive glossary explains the terms used throughout the book and clear cross-referencing leads you into related areas of interest. All the traditional areas of collecting are featured, with extensive sections on furniture, ceramics, silver and glass. More specialist subjects, such as jewellery, scientific instruments and Oriental art are also included.Packed with absorbing and useful information, this is the definitive reference book on the subject.
Marvel's Avengers 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book
By Thomas Pavitte
Join the greatest heroes in the universe with this super puzzle book from best-selling dot-to-dot artist Thomas Pavitte. With 20 complex puzzles to complete, all based on Marvel's finest comic art from The Avengers, you'll have hours of fun bringing the superheroes to life.Colour your completed puzzle, frame it on your wall...there are a host of ways to complete Marvel's Avengers 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book. Includes puzzles of Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, and many, many more!
Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction
By John Austin
We've come a long way from the Peashooter Era: with the advent of modern household products and office supplies - foldback clips, clothespins, rubber bands, ballpoint pens, toothpicks, paper clips and plastic utensils - the everyday junk drawer can hold all the materials needed to create pocket-sized weaponry. Whether you're slowing dying of boredom in a stuffy office, plotting revenge on your older siblings or simply looking for a wonderful way to kill some time, this book is for you. Toy designer John Austin provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for each project, including materials and ammo lists, clear pictures, and construction tips, for mayhem-loving MacGyvers. The 35 devices include catapults, slingshots, darts, crossbows, and combustion shooters. Build a tiny trebuchet from paper clips and a D-cell battery. Wrap a penny in a string of paper caps to create a surprisingly impressive "bomb." Several of the projects even include variations where combatants mount laser pointer sights to their shooters to increase their accuracy. The instructions are simple so that anyone can make these wacky innovations in minutes whilst also learning about mechanics and physics in a fun, hands-on way.
Make Great Art on Your iPad
By Alison Jardine
You don't have to be an artist to achieve great results on your iPad, and this refreshingly accessible book is perfect for skilled artists and creative wannabes alike. Alongside the step-by-step projects that teach the fundamentals of digital painting, there are also some easy and fun artistic tricks that anyone can try. Tutorials include - What Would Bansky Do?- Find Your Inner Urban Artist- The 30-Second Portrait Portrait- The Purrrfect Cat - Five Easy Art Hacks - The Not-So-Still Life. You'll master the most popular art apps, and you will learn new painting and drawing skills along the way.
The Modern Dairy
By Annie Bell
Winner - Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: Best World Gourmand Cookbook Milk and Cheese 2017 Dairy is a nutritional powerhouse. It offers the richest natural source of calcium and has a host of other vitamins, minerals and high-quality nutrients. As more and more studies show that fat is more friend than foe, the time has come to reintroduce and reinvent it. In The Modern Dairy, Annie Bell explains the science behind this food's goodness and how to source the very best produce, with recipes that celebrate it in healthy ways and reflect the way we cook and eat today. Chapters include `Homemade' with flavoured yogurts, fromage frais and whipped sweet and savoury butters. There are delicious `Melts' such as a Fennel, Dolcelate and Rosemary Pizza and Halloumi Burgers with Lemon and Mint. While vegetarians are well-looked after with Broccoli and Quinoa Pilaf with Crispy Feta, a Very Tomatoey Mac 'n' Cheese and Eggs with Smoky Cauliflower and Manchego. While puddings range from the indulgence of a Parisian Blackcurrant Cheesecake to Honey Yogurt Ice Cream.
Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book
By Thomas Pavitte
Team up with Marvel's most dynamic team of interstellar heroes in a new collection of amazing puzzles from international best-seller Thomas Pavitte. There are 20 complex puzzles to complete, each consisting of at least 1000 dots and including an epic match up with over 1500! Fans of Rocket Racoon, Groot, Star-Lord and the rest of the team will find hours of thrilling fun bringing the Guardians and their foes to life.Tear out the perforated pages to enjoy connecting the dots with friends, or relax and unwind on your own. Colour your completed puzzle, frame it on your wall... There are a host of ways to complete Guardians of the Galaxy: 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book!
Museum of Me
By Charlotte Farmer
The Museum of Me is interactive, graphic and all about YOU! Pick up a pencil and explore the rooms and exhibits of your very own museum, created from the extrordinary imagination of gifted illustrator Charlotte Farmer.Complete every page with the most important things in your life - your ideas, your favourite songs, books and clothes or your ideal travel destination.Feel free to embellish your curations with drawings, doodles and writing - any way that pleases you, it's your museum after all!
The Modern Yoga Bible
By Christina Brown
Yoga brings not only a suppleness to the body but also a sense of well-being to those who practise it. Featuring over 350 postures from the main schools of yoga, The Modern Yoga Bible is the ultimate step-by-step guide to active flowing sequences, slower, more restorative floor-based postures (yin-yoga) and meditation. From luscious limbering to blissful backbends, this book offers beginners and expert yogis alike tips to on how to deepen their practice and modify poses to suit their individual needs and experiences. Learn to utilise body, energy and mind to find a yoga philosophy tailored to modern life.
Marvel's Spider-Man 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book
By Thomas Pavitte, Thomas Pavitte
Team up with your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man and all your favourite wall-crawlers on a new adventure from best-selling dot-to-dot artist Thomas Pavitte. With 20 complex puzzles to complete, each consisting of at least 1000 dots and including an epic fight scene with over 1500 dots to join, web-heads will have hours of fun bringing Spidey's friends, allies and most villainous foes to life.Tear out the perforated pages to enjoy connecting the dots with friends, or relax and unwind on your own. Colour your completed puzzle, frame it for your wall... there are loads of ways to complete the Marvel Spider-Man 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book!
By Francisca Mattéoli
Through this magnificent collection of historical maps, travel writer Francisca Mattéoli takes us on a geographical adventure, telling the stories of twenty-three places and voyages that inspired her, as they inspired the creation of these fascinating charts.Discover some of the world's most magical places and how they revealed themselves, from the lost trails of the first colonies of the American West to Amundsen's exploration of the South Pole, and the rediscoveries of Petra and Angkor Wat. This unexpected volume will let the curious mind roam the contours of the planet, and discover how the world we know today was made, and un-made. Map stories include:The incredible rediscovery of the lost city of PetraThe mystery of Machu PicchuThe search for the source of the NileThe pioneers of the North American WestThe untamed island of MadagascarThe footsteps of T. E. Lawrence 'of Arabia'The first adventure of the Orient Express
Miller's Art Deco
By Judith Miller
With its streamlined shapes and forward-looking approach, the Art Deco style still looks modern today. In the 1920s and 1930s, designers and craftsmen made innovative use of both natural and man-made materials to produce elegant pieces that broke with tradition and celebrated the future. In this beautifully illustrated guide, antiques expert Judith Miller explores the key makers and pieces of the movement, explaining what to look for as a collector.The book explores all the key collecting areas, with chapters on furniture, glass, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, silver and plastics, prints and posters, rugs and textiles. With clear price codes and biographies of key makers and designers, the book also contains "A Closer Look" and "Good, Better, Best, Masterpiece" features comparing ranges of items from makers and factories.
Masterpiece Spot the Difference
Nothing rewards close attention like the work of the great old master painters - and with Masterpiece Spot-the-Difference, you'll be lost in a gallery of the world's most stupendous artworks - each given a puzzling twist. Lose yourself in the Paris of the Impressionists, the iconography of Renaissance Florence, and the lush still lifes of the Dutch Masters: forty eye-bending visual teasers, from beginner to expert, will challenge your puzzling wits to the full.
Marvel's Amazing 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book
By Thomas Pavitte, Thomas Pavitte
Join the greatest heroes in the universe with this super puzzle book from best-selling dot-to-dot artist Thomas Pavitte. With 20 complex puzzles to complete, all based on Marvel's finest comic art, you'll have hours of fun bringing your favourite super heroes to life.Tear out the perforated pages to enjoy connecting the dots with friends, or relax and unwind on your own. Colour your completed puzzle, frame it for your wall... there are thousands of ways to enjoy Marvel's Amazing 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book!
Matthew Biggs's Complete Book of Vegetables
By Matthew Biggs, Jekka Mcvicar, Bob Flowerdew
The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit is a comprehensive guide to selecting, cultivating, harvesting and cooking your own fresh produce at home. The coverage is phenomenal - from the care of asparagus through the seasons to the huge number of apples that can be grown in even the smallest spaces. The book combines lavish illustration with an accessible layout and details the cultivation, companion planting, pests and diseases and culinary, medicinal and cosmetic uses for each variety. It is a real must-have for every gardener or cook.
Made in the USA: Classic and Contemporary American Recipes from Coast to Coast
By Florence Cornish
American food is a worldwide phenomena from the juicy, blushing cheeseburger to the zesty, punchy chilli taco. Made in the USA is a culinary guide to, and celebration of, all things great and glorious about American food - 100 recipes showcasing the melting-pot of American cuisine. Covering breakfast classics such as Eggs Benedict and Pancakes with Blueberries & Cinnamon; burgers, barbecues and slow cooking with Pulled Pork and Blue Belly Burgers; regional dishes such as San Francisco Spaghetti with Clams and comfort food classics like Mac n Cheese and Pot Roast. Travel through the tastes of the US with Southern delicacies including Chicken & Shrimp Jambalaya and Beignets with Nutmeg Icing Sugar before moving south to sample the Mexican delights of Baja Fish Tacos, Foolproof Guacamole and Quesadillas. You can even learn to master a Real Long Island Iced Tea or Mint Julep as well as indulging your sweet tooth with Key Lime & Mint Pie or Black Cherry Cupcakes. The perfect cookbook for anyone addicted to over-the-Atlantic edibles.
Marshall: The Book of Loud
By Nick Harper
Marshall amplifiers go together with rock music like a Rolls-Royce with a swimming pool. Since 1962, their iconic amps have been used by just about every major artist and band in music history - from Led Zeppelin and AC/DC to Iron Maiden, Nirvana and countless others. Now, inspired by all of the bands, songs and albums they've heard and loved down the years, Marshall have created The Book of Loud - collecting together thousands of facts, figures and pieces of musical trivia on subjects across the rock spectrum, from global icons such as The Ramones, Jimi Hendrix and The Who to the cutting-edge acts that are lighting up the scene today. It is the ultimate accessory for the music-minded from one of the biggest names in rock..Contents include: - The loudest bands of all time- Blacklisted: the records banned from the radio- The greatest beards in rock- Notable rock star tattoos- The anatomy of a Marshall amp- The most notorious riders in gig history- ... and much, much more!