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Philip's Month-By-Month Stargazing 2017

By Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest
Authors:
Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest
Philip's Month-by-Month Stargazing 2017 is a concise guide to the northern-hemisphere night sky, helping starwatchers to see the year's most fascinating events, whether observing with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. The authors have also included ideas for joining Citizen Science projects at the cutting edge of astronomical research.The guide is suitable for use between latitudes 40°N and 60°N, including Britain and Ireland, Europe as far south as Rome, and Canada and the northern USA as far south as Philadelphia.Each chapter (one for each month of the year) has a colour star map, created by Wil Tirion, showing the positions and phases of the Moon, the positions of the planets, and other useful information. Each month also includes a constellation described in detail; special events during the month, such as eclipses; a featured astronomical object, usually a deep-sky target; plus an astrophotograph, with details of how it was taken.The Solar System Almanac explains the movement of the planets, with particular attention paid to their positions in 2017. Solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers and comets are also described.Exploring the Deep Sky provides a list of recommended deep-sky objects. The observer can use the monthly charts to discover which constellations are on view, and then use this information to plan deep-sky observing.The book concludes with an Equipment Review. Here Robin Scagell, author of Philip's Stargazing with a Telescope, provides a round-up of what's new in observing technology.
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The Palomar Cookbook

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 FOOD & TRAVEL MAGAZINE AWARDSEnjoy more than 100 utterly delicious recipes from award-winning restaurant The Palomar, with dishes influenced by the rich cultures of Southern Spain, North Africa and the Levant. This debut cookbook includes recipes for the restaurant's signature dishes, alongside recipes drawn from family tradition, mothers and grandmothers, from influences, encounters, places travelled to and places evoked by their flavours alone. Pulling on the traditions of the Mediterranean, The Palomar Cookbook is your guide to recreating the intense and evocative flavours of an exotic elsewhere in your own kitchen. With mezze dishes to share, sweet and savoury pastries, simple dishes for a quick fix and more complex dishes for a main meal, each recipe is both evocative and innovative, and - first and foremost - bursting with flavour. Chapters include:What's in the cupboard?Essential ingredients and spice mixesThe meal before the mealSpiced olives with rose petals & balsamic vinegar | Velvet tomatoes | Baba ganoushRaw beginningsScallop carpaccio with 'Thai-bouleh' | Kubenia | Spring saladThe main actCauliflower steak with labneh & grated tomatoes | Polenta Jerusalem-style | Pork belly with ras el hanoutYael's KingdomKubanah bread | Tahini ice cream | Jerusalem messFor those who want to kick backDrunken botanist | Bishbash posh wash | Sumac-adePRAISE FOR THE PALOMAR"Middle Eastern fireworks" - Giles Coren, The Times"Death-row dinner good" - Grace Dent, Evening Standard"Gorgeousness" - Nigella Lawson
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  • PARIS The World's Longest Dot-to-Dot Puzzle

    By Abi Daker, Abi Daker
    Authors:
    Abi Daker
    Illustrated by:
    Abi Daker
    Following the huge success of Ilex's 1000 Dot-to-Dot series, we bring you the longest and most satisfying dot-to-dot puzzle ever! This beautifully designed hardback book concertinas into a stunning frieze of no fewer than 3000 dots, providing several satisfying hours of mindful dot-joining fun. The perfect souvenir of your trip to Paris, this fabulous original illustration features its most famous buildings and landmarks, including the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. To enable you to enjoy your handiwork to the full, the ends of the design are perforated: you can easily remove your completed masterpiece, and display it on your wall.
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    Philip's Motorist's Road Atlas Britain 2017

    Philip's: Britain's clearest maps for motorists.Completely updated and revised for 2017."Good balance between detail and quality ... excellent town maps" What Car?Practical 'more to view per page' format (A3).96 pages of fully updated road maps at 3 miles to 1 inch.46 town and city plans.8 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads.6 pages of route-planning maps.Philip's Motorist's Road Atlas Britain 2017 is a large-format paperback atlas featuring fully updated maps from the Philip's digital database, which has been voted Britain's clearest and most detailed in an independent consumer survey.Philip's Motorist's Road Atlas Britain 2017 contains 96 pages of road maps covering Britain at 3 miles to 1 inch (Scottish Highlands and Western Isles at 4 miles to 1 inch, Orkney and Shetland at 5.25 miles to 1 inch). The maps clearly mark service areas, roundabouts and multi-level junctions, and in rural areas distinguish between roads over and under 4 metres wide - a boon for drivers of wide vehicles.The atlas also includes 6 pages of route-planning maps, a distance table, 4 large-scale city approach maps with named arterial roads, and 46 extra-detailed town and city plans.
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    Philip's Big Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017

    Philip's: Britain's clearest maps for motorists.Completely updated and revised for 2017."Good balance between detail and quality ... excellent town maps" What Car?Practical 'more to view per page' format (A3).96 pages of fully updated road maps at 3 miles to 1 inch.2-page road map of Ireland.64 fully indexed town and city plans.16 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads.6-page extra-large-scale route-planning section.Philip's Big Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017 is a large-format spiral-bound atlas featuring fully updated maps from the Philip's digital database, which has been voted Britain's clearest and most detailed in an independent consumer survey.Philip's Big Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017 contains 96 pages of road maps covering Britain at 3 miles to 1 inch (Scottish Highlands and Western Isles at 4 miles to 1 inch, Orkney and Shetland at 5.25 miles to 1 inch). The maps clearly mark service areas, roundabouts and multi-level junctions, and in rural areas distinguish between roads over and under 4 metres wide - a boon for drivers of wide vehicles.The atlas also includes a 2-page road map of Ireland, route-planning maps, a distance table, 12 large-scale city approach maps with named arterial roads, and 64 extra-detailed and fully indexed town and city plans.
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    Philip's Essential Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017

    Philip's: Britain's clearest maps for motorists.Completely updated and revised for 2017."Good balance between detail and quality ... excellent town maps" What Car?160 pages of fully updated road maps at 3 miles to 1 inch.2-page road map of Ireland.32 town and city plans.8 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads.10 pages of detailed route-planning maps, incorporating a key map.Philip's Essential Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017 is a mid-format spiral-bound atlas featuring fully updated maps from the Philip's digital database, which has been voted Britain's clearest and most detailed in an independent consumer survey.Philip's Essential Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017 contains 160 pages of road maps covering Britain at 3 miles to 1 inch, with the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland at smaller scales. The maps clearly mark service areas, roundabouts and multi-level junctions, and in rural areas distinguish between roads over and under 4 metres wide - a boon for drivers of wide vehicles.The atlas also includes a 2-page road map of Ireland, 10 pages of route-planning maps, a distance table, 4 large-scale city approach maps with named arterial roads, and 32 extra-detailed town and city plans.
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    Philip's Complete Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017

    Deluxe hardback edition - perfect for a gift.Philip's: Britain's clearest maps for motorists.Completely updated and revised for 2017."Good balance between detail and quality ... excellent town maps" What Car?160 pages of fully updated road maps.2-page road map of Ireland.64 indexed town-centre maps.14 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads.10 pages of detailed route-planning maps, incorporating a key map.Hardback atlases are popular as gifts and also for self-purchase by heavy users such as business drivers.Philip's Complete Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017 is a mid-format deluxe hardback atlas featuring fully updated maps from the Philip's digital database, which has been voted Britain's clearest and most detailed in an independent consumer survey.Philip's Complete Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017 contains 160 pages of road maps covering Britain at 3 miles to 1 inch, with the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland at smaller scales. The maps clearly mark service areas, roundabouts and multi-level junctions, and in rural areas distinguish between roads over and under 4 metres wide - a boon for drivers of wide vehicles.The atlas also includes a 2-page road map of Ireland, 10 pages of route-planning maps, a distance table, 10 large-scale city approach maps with named arterial roads, and 64 extra-detailed and fully indexed town and city plans.
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    Philip's Complete Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017

    Philip's flagship UK atlas: everything you'll need for the road.Completely updated and revised for 2017."Good balance between detail and quality ... excellent town maps" What Car?160 pages of fully updated super-clear road maps.2-page road map of Ireland.64 indexed town-centre maps.14 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads.10 pages of detailed route-planning maps, incorporating a key map.Philip's Complete Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017 is a mid-format spiral-bound atlas featuring fully updated maps from the Philip's digital database, which has been voted Britain's clearest and most detailed in an independent consumer survey.Philip's Complete Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017 contains 160 pages of road maps covering Britain at 3 miles to 1 inch, with the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland at smaller scales. The maps clearly mark service areas, roundabouts and multi-level junctions, and in rural areas distinguish between roads over and under 4 metres wide - a boon for drivers of wide vehicles.The atlas also includes a 2-page road map of Ireland, 10 pages of route-planning maps, a distance table, 10 large-scale city approach maps with named arterial roads, and 64 extra-detailed and fully indexed town and city plans.
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    The Photographer's Pocket Book

    By Michael Freeman
    Authors:
    Michael Freeman
    Digital cameras have detailed manuals concentrating on technical features but neglecting the fact that great photographers not only know how to navigate menus - they understand how the operation of their camera will help them to take better pictures. In a handy, take-anywhere format this book, revised from The Photographer's DSLR Pocketbook for the mirrorless age (not forgetting SLRs), gives the reader the benefit of Michael Freeman's decades of professional experience.Opening with the anatomy of a digital camera, the book then covers settings, exposure, capture and image workflow, clarifying the operations of your camera and allowing you to operate it with speed, confidenceand accuracy. Michael's own photography and diagrams illuminate his points perfectly, making this an attractive and informative read.
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    Philip's Scotland Road Map

    This new edition double-sided Philip's Scotland Road Map is designed for long-distance driving, and is a convenient size for opening out on a table or in a vehicle.Included in this edition are speed camera sites with corresponding speed limits.Scotland is shown at 1:330,000 (5.25 miles to 1 inch), an ideal scale for long-distance driving, with major routes and destinations picked out in bold colours. Town-centre plans are provided for Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.For holiday planning, the map highlights scenic routes and shows car ferry routes, along with camp sites, national parks and many other places of interest.
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    Philip's Children's Atlas

    By David Wright, Jill Wright
    Authors:
    David Wright, Jill Wright
    In Philip's Children's Atlas, clear and accurate maps are combined with fascinating facts about the countries of the world to provide essential geographical information for young readers. In addition, guidance is given at the beginning of the atlas on how to use the maps, encouraging the early development of map skills. The atlas is organized spread by spread in the classic sequence: first Europe, then its land neighbour Asia, followed by Africa, Australia and Oceania, North America and South America.Illustrated with interesting full-colour photographs and packed with fact boxes, curiosities, flags, stamps and quiz questions, Philip's Children's Atlas is both fun to use and easy to understand. A past winner of the Geographical Association's award for making a significant contribution to geography, Philip's Children's Atlas was judged "an excellent 'all round' children's atlas with simple yet well-designed maps, well-illustrated with colour photographs. It links places to issues, events and real people, giving a clear sense of place."
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    Philip's Essential School Atlas

    Philip's Essential School Atlas has been specially created for lower-secondary geography students (11-14 year olds). It is ideal for work leading up to GCSE (England and Wales) National Curriculum Key Stage 3, and Scotland's National Qualifications.The maps have been carefully designed so they are uncluttered and easy to read, containing specially selected place names and detail. A clear set of symbols and scale information accompanies each map and there is a useful introductory section covering basic atlas skills, including aerial photographs and satellite images to further explain particular features on the maps.Fully up-to-date, the atlas comprises a 16-page UK and Ireland section and a 42-page World section. Detailed regional maps, charts and satellite images of Europe, Italy, the Middle East, China, Japan, Kenya, USA, Brazil, and the Arctic and Antarctica are included, focusing on areas of special interest for students of geography, such as Japan's volcanoes and earthquakes, conservation in Kenya, and water supply in the USA.Philip's Essential School Atlas is ideal for special project work, featuring an informative section of world thematic maps on the environment, climate change, people, quality of life, and energy.Latitude and longitude co-ordinates are included in the index, alongside figure-letter references.
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    Philip's Italy Road Map

    Philip's Italy Road Map shows the whole of the country, including Sicily and Sardinia, at a standard scale of 1:1M (1 cm on the map = 10 km on the ground). The map includes a comprehensive index, plus detailed town plans of Milan, Naples, Rome and Turin, with tourist information clearly marked.The double-sided map has been specially prepared for long-distance travel, picking out major routes and destinations in bold colours for easy journey planning and route-finding, and is a convenient size for use in a vehicle.The digital mapping gives excellent clarity, showing road networks in exceptional detail for this scale. High-quality travel information includes a wealth of useful detail marking car ferries, national parks, ski resorts, beaches, cathedrals, castles, ancient monuments, and many other places of interest.A comprehensive index includes all towns and villages shown on the map.
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