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  • The World Atlas of Coffee

    By James Hoffmann
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    James Hoffmann
    Coffee has never been better, or more interesting, than it is today. Coffee producers have access to more varieties and techniques than ever before and we, as consumers, can share in that expertise to make sure the coffee we drink is the best we can find. Where coffee comes from, how it was harvested, the roasting process and the water used to make the brew are just a few of the factors that influence the taste of what we drink. Champion barista and coffee roaster James Hoffmann examines these key factors, looking at varieties of coffee, the influence of terroir, how it is harvested and processed, the roasting methods used, through to the way in which the beans are brewed.Country by country - from Bolivia to Zambia - he then identifies key characteristics and the methods that determine the quality of that country's output. Along the way we learn about everything from the development of the espresso machine, to why strength guides on supermarket coffee are really not good news. This is the first book to chart the coffee production of over 35 countries, encompassing knowledge never previously published outside the coffee industry. For everyone who wants to understand more about coffee and its wonderful nuances and possibilities, this is the book to have.
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  • What they didn't teach you in design school

    By Phil Cleaver
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    Phil Cleaver
    With record numbers of design and advertising students graduating into the job market each year, it makes more sense now than ever before to be fully armed to succeed. This book helps new designers make the transition from design school to work, giving them the ammunition they need for a successful start.Here the reader will learn how to get that all-important first job, and how to impress their new employer. They will also have at their fingertips plenty of useful, practical information essential to know in the design studio and when working for clients. Enriched with quotes and advice from some of the best and brightest in the industry, this book is where you will find out what they didn't teach you in design school.
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    Whisky: The Manual

    By Dave Broom
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    Dave Broom
    This highly accessible and enjoyable guide is full of practical and fascinating information about how to enjoy whisky. All whisky styles are covered, including (just whisper it) blends. Along the way a good few myths are exploded, including the idea that whisky has to be taken neat. In 'What to Drink', Dave Broom explores flavour camps - how to understand a style of whisky - and moves on to provide extensive tasting notes of the major brands, demonstrating whisky's extraordinary diversity. In 'How to Drink', he sets out how to enjoy whisky in myriad ways - using water and mixers, from soda to green tea; and in cocktails, from the Manhattan to the Rusty Nail. He even looks at pairing whisky and food. In this spirited, entertaining and no-nonsense guide, world-renowned expert Dave Broom dispels the mysteries of whisky and unlocks a whole host of exciting possibilities for this magical drink.
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  • The World Atlas of Wine, 7th Edition

    By Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson
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    Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson
    "Immense and beautiful - almost drinkable" ­- Midweek, BBC Radio 4 "Simply superb work... buy it if you like wine at all." ­- Victoria Moore, The Telegraph "If I owned only one wine book, it would be this one. And this edition, please." ­- Andrew Jefford, DecanterFew wine books can be called classic but the first edition of The World Atlas of Wine made publishing history when it appeared in 1971. It is recognized by critics as the most essential and authoritative wine reference work available. This seventh edition will bring readers, both old and new, bang up to date with the world of wine.Much has changed since the last edition of the Atlas in 2007. Changes in climate, in winemaking technique, in fashion, and in where wine is grown over the past years are all reflected in this new edition. The move away from more predictable international grapes and towards less familiar, local varieties is a noticeable trend. Wine that expresses its precise location is once more to the fore, meaning that an Atlas that allows the reader to understand a region's geography is more necessary than ever. The increasing importance of cooler-climate regions as the effects of climate change become more apparent and the growth of China, not just as a consumer of wine but also as a grape-grower and wine producer, are just two of the many other developments covered.The Atlas is renowned for its superb cartography and this seventh edition has 215 unique maps. Dynamic wine regions such as coastal Croatia, Khaketi in Georgia, Canterbury in New Zealand, Swartland in South Africa, Northern Virginia in the US , and Ningxia in China are examples of just some that are covered in detail for the first time. Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, the world's most respected wine-writing duo, have again joinedforces to create a classic that no wine lover can afford to be without.Contents Includes...IntroductionThe Ancient World and Middle AgesThe Evolution of Modern WineInternational GrapesRegional GrapesWine and WeatherMaking Wine in the VineyardMaking Wine in the CellarOak and its usesStoppering WineAnatomy of a WineryWine and TimeEnjoying WineTasting and Talking about WineThe World of WineFranceItalySpain PortugalGermanyAustriaHungaryGreeceNorth AmericaSouth AmericaAustraliaNew ZealandSouth AfricaAsiaAnd Much More!
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    The Wood Fire Handbook

    By Vincent Thurkettle
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    Vincent Thurkettle
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    World Atlas of Golf

    By Mark Rowlinson
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    Mark Rowlinson
    First published in 1976, The World Atlas of Golf has a unique place in golf literature as the first book to take a global view of the sport and the history and architects of course design. Now, re-written for the twenty-first century, this new format is a handy size, with expert guidance of the world's greatest courses. Written by an expert panel comprising of course designers, ex-tour pros, leading journalists and commentators from around the globe, The World Atlas of Golf covers the courses that are seminal in the history of the sport as well as those that simply demonstrate architectural brilliance. Sumptuous computer-generated artworks accompany each course, illustrating features in impressive detail, while 'cut away' illustrations of signature holes highlight their particular challenges and show the course architect's ingenuity.With feature pages that provide a thorough understanding of the golfing scene in every part of the world and maps showing the locations of key clubs, this is the book that will set the benchmark in golf publishing for the next 30 years.

    What to Knit When You're Expecting

    By Nikki Van De Car
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    Nikki Van De Car
    Nikki Van De Car spent the months before her daughter's birth knitting constantly to keep her hands busy and to help the time before her arrival pass more quickly. She knitted everything from sweaters and hats to burp cloths and stuffed animals. Over the course of the following year, she learned which items were actually useful, and which sat in a drawer, never to be worn. The 28 patterns collected in 'What to Knit When You're Expecting', for babies aged from 0 to 12 months, are the best of these, and include booties, mittens, bibs and blankets, as well as sweaters, hats and cardigans. All are relatively simple, so can be knit while your mind is elsewhere, and all are immensely practical. This title is organized according to where you are in your pregnancy, the patterns for the first trimester reflect the fact there is still plenty of time to finish a longer project; those for the second, when many women learn the sex of their baby, focus on clothes for girls and boys; and projects for the third are quick and easy.
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    The Wedding Photography Field Guide

    By Michelle Turner
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    Michelle Turner
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  • Working With: Your Sixth Sense

    By Theresa Cheung
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    Theresa Cheung
    Working with your Sixth Sense shows you how to build on and develop your intuition or "inner knowing". Theresa Cheung explores the different levels of consciousness and explains how meditation, trance and self-hypnosis can all help to develop new degrees of awareness. You will discover how to communicate psychically with others, how to develop divination skills through scrying and dreamwork and how to see beyond physical barriers to other dimensions.
  • Working With: Spirit Guides

    By Teresa Moorey
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    Teresa Moorey
    Find the right spirit guide for you with this book from expert esoteric wisdom author Teresa Moorey. This book features tips on which crystals, oils and meditation techniques will help you safely make contact with your guardian angels, power animals, fairies and benign ancestors. It also provides spells, affirmations and rituals to help you develop your relationship with your guide and features a directory of angel hierarchies and power animals. Working with Spirit Guides is filled with practical information that will help you improve and sharpen your spiritual and psychic ability.

    Wedding Photography Now!

    By Michelle Turner
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    Michelle Turner
  • The World Atlas of Wine, 6th Edition

    By Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson
    Authors:
    Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson
    Written by the world's most authoritative wine duo, the unparalleled clarity and detail of the maps remain core to the Atlas. Each of the 200 maps has been thoroughly researched and updated. Reflecting the happenings over the last six years in the world of wine, the pages devoted to the New World show a lot of changes. New additions include: California (Rutherford, Oakville, Stag's Leap),Australia (Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Limestone Coast), New Zealand (Central Otago, Martinborough), South Africa (Constantia). The South American section receives a complete revamp. In Europe the dynamism of the new Old World is in evidence, with Sicily, the Douro, Greece and Germany all receiving extra pages. In Spain, Toro makes an appearance and Austria's hotspots, Wachau & Kremstel, fall under the spotlight. With new illustrations and photographs throughout, this is the must-have book and reference work for all wine enthusiasts.
  • Working With: Karma

    By Gill Farrer-Halls
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    Gill Farrer-Halls
    Karma is the total result of everything we have done, are doing and will do. It creates our present and our future. This book will enable you to understand karma, what it is, how it manifests itself and how you can change bad karma. Working with Karma features practical exercises and rituals to help you generate good karma, guided meditations for exploring the karma of your past lives and teaches you how you can use karma to improve your relationships and career, encourage prosperity, heal yourself and discover your true purpose in life.

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    The Wines of Chile

    By Peter Richards
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    Peter Richards
    Region by region, award-winning writer, Peter Richards takes us through all of Chile's many winemaking areas. Starting with the history of Chile and its wine industry, the work includes details on the country's diversity of terroirs, the range of wine styles available, and the variety of winemaking techniques in use, plus a topical discussion of recent developments. Full details of all the leading producers and their top wines form the core of this book.

    The Wines of Spain

    By Julian Jeffs
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    Julian Jeffs
    The transformation of the Spanish wine industry over the last 20 years has been astonishing. From a state of very considerable decay it has re-invented itself with great vigour and style. Four decades ago such reputation as the wines of Spain had rested on the declining quality of Sherry and the occasional majestic Rioja towering above the surrounding sea of mediocre, oxidised table wines. "How things have changed!" exclaims Julian Jeffs in the introduction to his valuable The Wines of Spain, the latest addition to Faber and Faber's series of wine books. Over the course of two years Jeffs put in a great deal of intensive research in Spain, travelling the length and breadth of the country, visiting growers and tasting their wines. The effort has paid off in a wealth of engrossing detail.The volume is organised into sections dealing with the main provinces or geographical regions--Aragon, Catalunya, Andalucia and so on--then within those by the individual Denominacion de Origen (DO). Within each DO the leading or most interesting bodegas are profiled, allowing Jeffs to build up a cumulative portrait of the regional characters. Especially evocative are the portions of the book dealing with the ancient and distinguished Sherry houses in Andalucia, many of them of course founded in the 18th or 19th centuries by British or Irish merchants. The account of the great Bodegas Vega Sicilia in Castilla is emblematic of the progress of the entire Spanish wine industry: Producing some of the world's finest wine up to the 1920s, it fell into poor practices and the quality and reliability of the wine suffered badly. Under the modernising current owners the wine has regained its former reputation. According to Julian Jeffs, Vega Sicilia "is on a Wagnerian scale, with all that master's subtlety and complexity." --Robin Davidson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

    Wagamama Ways With Noodles

    By Hugo Arnold
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    Hugo Arnold
    Ways with Noodles takes its inspiration from Wagamama's core expertise - noodles: how to cook, serve and eat them. Hugely versatile, noodles turn up in soups, side dishes, as a nest for meat, fish or vegetables, as a bed for curry or in a salad. They can be stir-fried or dressed, or poached in a heady broth, aromatics being provided by freshly chopped herbs. And they are healthy too: high in complex carbohydrates, low in fat, while most recipes make much use of fresh vegetables and fish. Try the mouthwatering recipes, which include Wide-Ribbon Hot-Pot with Seven Vegetables, Chargrilled Chicken, Soba and Miso Soup, and Marinated Salmon Ramen. Look no further for delicious noodle recipes for every occasion, from appetisers to family meals to elegant dinner party dishes.

    Weber's Tropical Barbecue

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