By Matilda Lee
The hottest trend on the catwalk is ethical clothing. Top fashion designers and spokesmodels including Katharine Hamnett, Stella McCartney and Bono's wife Ali Hewson are all voicing the benefits of eco chic. But what is this new fad, and what difference can it make to the world? "Eco Chic" gives you the full story on this fashion phenomenon, from which fabrics are harmful to the environment, to how you can create your own eco-friendly fashions through recycling and savvy shopping. You will discover how to spot and avoid garments produced in sweatshops and why supermarket 'fast clothes' make both you and the planet sick. This book will allow you to look great but also feel good about your impact on other people and the planet as a whole.
Eco House Book
By Terence Conran
Buildings are the biggest polluters on the planet, responsible for a far greater proportion of the carbon dioxide emissions that get pumped into the atmosphere every year than cars, planes or factories. Just as we are urged to change our lifestyles to reduce our carbon footprint and consumption of water, there is a great deal we can do to convert our existing homes into greener, healthier places to live. Most homes, even those built relatively recently, are not decorated, designed, constructed or serviced with eco-friendliness in mind. But you don't have to start from scratch to make a huge difference to the way your home impacts on the environment. From relatively small and economic changes to more dramatic overhauls, there has never been a better time to turn your home green.Environmental issues should be part of every decision you make on the home front - from selecting fabric for soft furnishings to designing and siting a home extension. Including tips, advice on material choices and design directions, Eco House Book provides all the information you need to reduce your home's carbon footprint and in the process directly improve the quality of your life.
By Ed Sheeran Limited (FSO Ed Sheeran), Phillip Butah
**This enhanced edition includes behind-the-scenes videos of the making of the book and an exclusive message from Ed.** With words by Ed Sheeran and illustrations by his childhood friend, artist Phillip Butah (who produces artwork for Sheeran's albums and singles), and accompanying photos, Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey is an exclusive, fully authorised, first-person account by Ed of how he became an internationally renowned singer-songwriter. In the book, Ed explores his early musical experiences and influences as well as his time recording and touring, right up to the release of his second album, 'x'. The book reveals what drives and inspires Ed as he continues to evolve as an artist, while coping with stratospheric success, and is an honest account of what it takes to make it in the music business. With Phillip Butah's distinctive portraits of Ed throughout, this is a unique book celebrating a unique musician. It includes Ed's recollections of working tirelessly on the London gig circuit and self-releasing EPs, working hard on finding his sound, signing to Asylum Records and recording his huge hit album, '+', performing at the Grammys, touring with Taylor Swift and sell-out headline gigs at Madison Square Garden. It takes us up to Ed as a musician today, including recording his new album, 'x'.
The Element in the Room
By Helen Arney, Steve Mould
'Made me go Hydrogen Argon, Hydrogen Argon, Hydrogen Argon.' Rufus HoundAs featured in Best stocking-filler books of 2017 - The Guardian'Witty and clever writing, every topic is engaging, fun and in some cases laugh-out-loud funny...there are too many highlights to mention' - How it Works Why is it impossible to spin your right foot clockwise while you draw a 6 with your right hand? Can you extract DNA from a strawberry daiquiri? Would you make love like a praying mantis? Should you book a holiday on Earth 2.0? The Element in the Room will take you on a rib-tickling, experiment-fuelled adventure to explain everyday science that is staring you in the face. If you are sci-curious, pi-curious or just the-end-is-nigh-curious then this is the book for you.Steve Mould and Helen Arney are two thirds of science comedy phenomenon Festival of the Spoken Nerd. As a trio they have appeared on QI, created their own experimental* comedy show 'Domestic Science' for Radio 4, toured their stand-up science shows to over 50,000 nerds (and non-nerds) and accumulated millions of views on YouTube.'These nerds are the real deal' - Ben Goldacre, author of BAD SCIENCE 'They make science fun and understandable which is a great combo.' Sandi Toksvig'MIND BLOWN.' Tim Harford'Science was never such hilarious explosive fun.' Richard Herring'This book is 37% better than mine. But it took 100% more nerds to write it.' Matt Parker (the other third of Spoken Nerd)
Elevate the Everyday
By Tracey Clark
Ella's Kitchen: The Big Baking Book
Kids love baking, with all its fascinating textures, smells - and of course, tastes! Ella's Kitchen: The Big Baking Book takes them beyond licking the bowl, with a wide range of easy recipes for all occasions, from lunchtime to party time.Enjoy cooking up a host of nutritious treats with your little ones, and watch them learn about counting, weighing and measuring at the same time. Above all, have fun and get messy!Ella's Kitchen: The Big Baking Book is sure to become your family's go-to cookbook, with recipes designed to really fit in with your life:- Try having a batch of savoury snack bakes on hand to fill a gap until dinner - a healthy way to keep your child's energy up without sending her into overdrive.- Head to your garden or the park with the delicious selection of picnic recipes- All dishes are highly portable and perfect for sharing.- Simplify days out with recipes from our On-the-Go section - individual portions, and not a crumb or a sticky finger in sight!But by far the best thing about this book is the fun it promises for your family, as you discover new recipes and create fond memories for your children. You'll never forget the look on their faces when they hand out slices of their first cake or cookies from their first ever batch.
Ella's Kitchen: The Easy Family Cookbook
Ella's Kitchen: The Easy Family Cook Book is packed with more than 100 easy-to-make and delicious family recipes that bring everyone together to share in life's foody adventures. In chapters organized by mealtime, each recipe has been carefully developed to ensure that it's perfectly balanced and lip-smackingly tasty for little ones and grown-ups alike. Find out which meals are best to adapt for weaning babies, know what to cook for a play-date crowd-pleaser (little friends will go mad for Munchy Cheese and Leek Sausages); and see instantly which dinners keep beautifully warm for when mum or dad gets home ("Your Sunshine Carnival Curry is in the oven!"). Building on the huge success of the previous three books in the series, this latest addition to the Ella's Kitchen Cook Book library is an absolute must for busy families with hungry tummies to feed up and down the family tree.
Ella's Kitchen: The First Foods Book
Covering every step of the weaning journey, from six months to a year, The First Foods Book includes more than 130 recipes - from single-veg purees to exciting combinations and full meals. Every one has been rigorously tested to ensure it meets with Ella's Kitchen nutritional standards. There is also lots of practical advice to give every parent confidence at this key stage of their baby's development. Top tips and insider advice from nutritionists, baby experts and real mums, dads and carers make weaning easy and stress-free - introducing solids becomes as much of an adventure for parents as it is for the little one whose taste exploration has only just begun. Weekly meal planners show you just what to expect, and there is a pull-out chart included in the book that you can stick on your fridge or wall. The third in the hugely successful Ella's Kitchen Cook Book series, The First Foods Book brims with recipes guaranteed to set tiny taste buds alight. With every recipe specifically developed for its nutritional content, as well as for its yummy flavour, and with the Ella's Kitchen stamp of approval on every page, this is set to become every parent's must-have guide to weaning.
Ella's Kitchen: The Cookbook
'It's never too early to get little'uns interested in healthy eating, so instead of cooking for the kids, why not cook with them?' - Reveal As featured in The Times, Ella's Kitchen is the fastest growing brand in the UK baby food sector and this new title, Ella's Kitchen: The Cookbook: The Red One, is the first in a series of books aimed at creating nutritious, convenient food that kids (and their parents) will love. 100 yummy recipes to inspire big and little cooks, ranging from the easiest of snacks and light meals that can be rustled up in minutes to delicious and satisfying dinners. Interesting twists and clever shortcuts, such as salmon fillets baked in parcels and sweet and sour prawns, make life as easy as possible for busy parents. For weekends and holidays, when there is a bit more time available, there are leisurely breakfast recipes such as Blueberry Pancakes and more involved cooking projects such as a Pasta Weekend. With an emphasis on involving kids as much as possible, the book includes easy prep tasks throughout, as well as fun activities, from growing your own window-box plants to getting creative with vegetable prints. Colour-in pages and stickers also mean that kids will love it as much as their parents do.Content includes...First foods for tiny taste budsFrom must to mash & beyondLearning about foodYummy lunches and speedy snacksDee-licious dinnersPerfect pudsScrummy treatsHooray for the weekend...and much more!
The Encyclopedia of Snakes
By Christopher Mattison
This comprehensive, highly illustrated guide covers the most popular aspects of snake biology. Throughout, colour photographs show the fascinating variety of snake colouration as well as illustrating their amazing capacity for camouflage. Chapters investigate main themes, using text, photography and useful diagrams. There is detailed coverage of snake classification, evolution, natural diversity, size, shape and colouration, physiology, ecology, feeding, defensive behaviour, breeding, mythology, superstition and modern human attitudes to snakes. In addition, there are fact boxes within each chapter, which comprise items of special importance and interest, such as scale-type, population in the wild, egg incubation, etc. Above all, this is a major international title for all involved and interested in snakes, their zoology and care in captivity.
The Encyclopedia of Crystals, New Edition
By Judy Hall
The Encyclopedia of Crystals is organized by colour for easy reference, and the comprehensive index makes finding and identifying crystals effortless. Each entry provides a detailed description of the crystal's source, benefits and associations. In addition, you'll also learn fascinating facts about their properties and origins. If you work with crystals or you simply love everything mysterious and magical about them, then The Encyclopedia of Crystals is an essential addition to your library.
By George C. Mcgavin
There have been at least five great extinctions in the history of the Earth where up to 95 per cent of all species have been wiped out in one event. The causes are attributed to massive volcanic eruptions, disastrous meteor strikes, and rapid climatic change. "Endangered" describes these events, but its main thesis is reserved for the potential sixth great extinction, attributable to mankind. Beautifully illustrated, "Endangered" looks at those species which have become extinct or which are so severely threatened that they soon will if we do not apply more international rational restraint upon the way we exploit our environment. However, this is more than a scare-mongering book designed to exploit guilt and anxiety, it is a celebration of the variety of nature and hopeful guide to a future world, safe for all species. Unimpeachable authorship, extraordinary photography and compelling yet objective text make this book essential to any Natural History reading list in the twenty-first century. "Endangered" is seeking endorsement from the world wildlife fund for nature.
The English Roses
By David Austin
David Austin Roses is one of the world's leading rose nurseries. The English Roses developed there have brought the rose to a new level of beauty and strength; their ability to flower continually throughout the summer and autumn makes them one of the most durable garden flowers.In this revised and updated edition, David Austin describes how he combines the beauty and fragrance of the Old Roses with the repeat-flowering and wide colour range of the Modern Roses. David presents seven groups of classification for his roses and advises how to grow and maintain them.Featuring more than 20 new rose varieties, all with detailed descriptions and updated photography throughout, this third revised edition of The English Roses is an essential reference for all rose lovers and gardeners.
Eric Lanlard's Afternoon Tea
By Eric Lanlard
Master pâtissier and baker to the stars Eric Lanlard returns with a gorgeous new book crammed with deliciously achievable recipes for the perfect afternoon tea.With 90 recipes for sweet and savoury treats, this book contains all the cakes, pastries, tarts and biscuits you could wish for, from Gruyère Eclairs to Pistachio and Rosewater Scones. In addition, menu ideas offer the perfect combination of flavours for your afternoon tea.Whether you're throwing a lavish tea party or simply looking for that perfect Coffee Cake recipe, this is the must-have afternoon tea cookbook.
By Aline Kominsky Crumb, Gene Kannenberg Jr, Tim Pilcher
By Tim Pilcher
Erotique Digitale - The Art of Erotic Digital Photography
By Rod Macdonald
By Caroline Davis
Three in ten households own at least one cat, and over half of these own two or more cats. This book offers expert advice on every aspect of keeping a cat - from choosing a kitten to health and grooming. Whether your cat is socializing with other pets or getting used to your home, guarantee the happiness of your feline friend with detailed explanations of cat behaviour. A special section on health shows you how to feed and exercise your cat for optimum fitness, and spot common illnesses early enough to avoid costly veterinary bills.
By Michael Schuster
An authoritative and inspirational winetasting course, from one of the world's leading wine educators. 'Explains the mechanics of taste and tasting better than any book I've seen.' - Richard Ehrlich, Independent on Sunday Learn how to taste wine, with one of the world's leading wine educators. This book offers a particularly clear and precise means of teaching yourself how to taste and how to get more out of your wine, whatever your level. All the major grape varieties are explored, and their key characteristics in different regions. Ten practical tastings then cover core tasting techniques. Do you want to explore Dry Whites, for example, looking at 'Old World' versus 'New World' Sauvignon Blancs? Or investigate 'terroir' in a range of Bordeaux wines? Additional information on subjects such as Wines and Age and the impact of climate change complete the picture, making this book a powerful tool for understanding and appreciating wine at all levels.