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The Ciate Book of Nail Style

By Charlotte Knight
Authors:
Charlotte Knight
Learn how to look after your nails with insider advice from a beauty expert. From high end to high street there's a range of looks to try from the classic red manicure in the style of Olivia Palermo to stripes, spots and playing with textures such as glitters and Ciate's famous caviar look. Charlotte takes you through the basics from the essential toolkit - what you need, what not to bother with and why - to prepping your nails for polish, caring for nails on the go and nutritional tips to nurture nails. With different nails shapes, golden rules for the perfect paint job to experimenting with topcoats this book answers your nail FAQs while inspiring you to try new looks.

Cook Scandinavian

By Camilla Plum
Authors:
Camilla Plum
With sections on vegetables, spices, herbs, berries, fruit, meat, fish, seafood, eggs and seasonal baking, this is the ultimate guide to Scandinavian cooking. It includes 100 essential ingredients and 300recipes selected by Camilla Plum, an authority on the distinctive produce of Scandinavia, and book celebrates the varied cooking methods used to make the most of Nordic ingredients, from salting and jamming to eating fresh from the wild. From crayfish to lingonberries, by way of venison and rye bread, the information and recipes in this book give you a fascinating insight into the Scandinavian kitchen and offers a truly fascinating insight into the food culture and philosophy of Northern Europe.

The Complete Tai Chi Tutor

By Dan Docherty
Authors:
Dan Docherty
Dan Docherty's The Complete Tai Chi Tutor leads you on a spiritual journey towards understanding the key principles and history of the art of Tai Chi.It investigates what is known and unknown concerning the origins and history of Tai Chi, from the ancient texts of Chinese civilization to the 21st century, and explores some key questions on the way. Docherty considers the practicalities of teaching, reviewing the fundamentals and benefits of practice, and demonstrates some highly efficacious but little-known drills, as well as fundamental practice and key Long Form techniques. In addition, he explores the martial and self-defence application of some of the fundamental techniques. Finally, Docherty offers guidance on becoming a Tai Chi instructor and explores areas of tuition, competitions and styles.This illustrated guide offers you sequential directions on key techniques, such as Single Whip, Vanguard Arms and Seven Stars, with descriptions on how to do major form techniques. Moves are clearly demonstrated through the use of step-by-step photography and text. Whether you have some Tai Chi knowledge of if you are looking to become an advanced practitioner, this guide will take your practice to the next level.
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Crystal Power, Crystal Healing

By Michael Gienger
Authors:
Michael Gienger
This unique book examines the basic principles underpinning the fascinating art of crystal healing. Presented in a simple, easy-to-read style, it is a classic, key piece of writing for anyone seeking to unlock the powerful healing properties of more than 120 crystals. The result of twelve years' research and personal study, author Michael Gienger presents here an exhaustative examination of the therapeutic and healing properties of crystals for all our spiritual, mental and physical needs. Containing a wealth of stunning colour photography and detailed descriptions of crystals and their application, this ground-breaking work provides the first ever comprehensive survey of the art of crystal healing.
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  • Cats

    Choose your colours, unleash your creativity and lose yourself in a wonderful, feline-filled coloured universe. As you focus on colouring in and forget the stresses of everyday life, you'll find calm returning.
  • Cats

    How can you free yourself from niggling everyday worries? When your mind is distracted simply pick up this collection of 70 intricate designs inspired by cats and reach for your colouring pencils. As you concentrate on the simple action of colouring in, you will find your mind clearing and calm returning. The sheets in this pad are all detachable, so you can display your favourite creations.

    Conran on Colour

    By Terence Conran
    Authors:
    Terence Conran
    Subtle and allusive, bold and invigorating, colour is one of the single most powerful elements in design and decoration. Even its absence makes its presence felt. The choice of colours on offer to the home decorator is dazzling and potentially baffling - from coloured saucepans and kitchen appliances to paint and tiles - and colour, like never before, is affordable and accessible. Yet handling colour effectively does take both confidence and a degree of expertise. In Conran on Colour Terence Conran shares a lifetime of experience as one of the world's leading designers, retailers and restaurateurs to explain how to make the most of this vibrant and dynamic ingredient. With reference to a wide range of sources, from nature and fashion to street markets and works of art, he reveals how to translate such examples into practical strategies for bringing colour into your home.Packed with fascinating detail, sound advice and a wealth of inspiration, the book is illustrated with engaging contemporary interiors from around the world - homes that display a fresh blend of thoughtful design and individual character. As such examples reveal, using colour successfully is as much about well-judged accents and focal points as it is in the choice of wall colour or floor covering.
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    The Chicken Keeper's Problem Solver

    By Chris Graham
    Authors:
    Chris Graham
    Keeping chickens involves understanding, commitment, and attention to detail. Getting the basics right is essential, and this demands a solid appreciation of important areas such as housing, feeding, breed choice, and health requirements.Whether you're a newcomer or an old hand, The Chicken Keeper's Problem Solver provides the information you need to nip problems in the bud - and, better still, avoid them in the first place. It contains 100 common problems faced by chicken keepers, spelling out in clear and simple terms what the underlying cause is and how to solve it. Each one is tackled in depth, with photographs and diagrams, as well as a wide range of practical tips and useful insights.
  • Cake Decorating

    Whether you want to add a dusting of magic to a birthday cake or a sprinkle of sparkle to tea-time cupcakes, Cake Decorating has all the basic recipes you need, alongside the perfect finishing touches. By using some of the latest techniques and tapping into the clever decorations available nowadays, we show you how to make fantastic creations that will rival anything from a professional baker. There are spectacular three-tiered triumphs for those special celebrations, adorable handcrafted gifts and impressive mini fancies to whip up at a moment's notice, all with easy-to-follow, step-by-step guidance.Whether large and imposing or small and plentiful, the easy-to-follow Triple Tested® recipes allow you to produce spectacular creations, whatever your cake-decorating ability. Including ideas for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and christenings, it ensures you can treat friends and family to personalised cakes for any celebration.
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  • Cakes & Cupcakes

    Baking is more popular than ever before and this brand new collection of tasty treats covers cakes, big and small, for every event. Perfect for parties, picnics, afternoon tea or just a little indulgence, cakes and cupcakes have legions of fans for their whimsical designs and rich, moreish flavours. With the Test Kitchen's top tips and years of wisdom, this is an indispensible guide to everyone's favourite sweet treat.

    Clodagh's Irish Kitchen

    By Clodagh Mckenna
    Authors:
    Clodagh Mckenna
    As Clodagh says, 'Life happens over a simmering pot in Ireland'. With such a rich culinary history, it's understandable that internationally recognised dishes such as Colcannon and Soda Bread should form a part of the country's identity. But there is far more to discover about Irish cooking. Let Clodagh guide you through this tempting collection of 150 recipes, as she takes her favourite dishes and brings them up to date with her own unique twist. Potato Dumplings are reinvigorated with a Spicy Cashel Blue Sauce, whilst the famous Irish Breakfast is given a new lease of life as a Tortilla. With everything from soups and stews to preserves and sophisticated dinner party dishes inspired by those she cooked for the Taoiseach of Ireland, Clodagh's Irish Kitchen is a mouthwatering adventure around this sumptuous cuisine.

    Capturing Light

    By Michael Freeman
    Authors:
    Michael Freeman
    For professional photographers, chasing the light, waiting for it, sometimes helping it, and finally capturing it is a constant preoccupation and for some, an obsession. Drawing on four decades of working with light, Michael Freeman takes a simple but practical approach to interpreting, reacting to, and capturing photography's most valuable commodity.Practical advice is organised into three straightforward sections: Waiting, Chasing, and Helping. Begin by mastering the art of patience, and recognise the immense value of anticipating and planning for gorgeous light that's just over the horizon. Then learn the techniques to meet otherwise transient and fleeting lighting conditions halfway, with quick thinking and fast reactions. Finally, make the most of the tools at your disposal to enhance and manipulate light as you find it, covering everything from in-the-field shooting choices to technical transformations in post-production. This is the method of a working professional the way to interpret, approach, and master whatever lighting situation is thrown at you and always get the shot, no matter what.

    Capturing the Moment

    By Michael Freeman
    Authors:
    Michael Freeman
    One of photography's true greats, Henri Cartier-Bresson, nailed photography perfectly when he coined the phrase 'the decisive moment'. So perfectly, in fact, that it has foiled all attempts to escape the single, crucial idea of what photography, and photography alone, can do. Capturing the Moment deals with the unique power of photography to capture slices of time and life. What it is not is a book about shutter speed. It is about gesture, expression, things just touching and others about to happen a kiss, a ball in the net, an expression of delight, a glass about to shatter in pieces on the floor. Moment in all its forms is the true core of photography, and Michael Freeman will explain how to anticipate it, recognise it, choose it, and so capture it.

    Character Design from the Ground Up

    By Kevin Crossley
    Authors:
    Kevin Crossley
    All stories have characters, and whether its a film, game, book, or comic, all characters need to be designed. Character design has become a distinct discipline in the entertainment industry, and character designers are employed by film and game companies across the globe to bring life to scripts and ideas. In this book, illustrator and character designer Kevin Crossley provides a complete overview of character design. Starting with the basics of materials, equipment, and sofware, Kevin will explain the processes professional character designers follow to develop characters for publishing, games, and film. From ideas and thumbnails, anatomy and reference, through effective drawing, 3D mock-ups and full turnarounds, Kev explains how a character designer works to achieve professional results.

    The Card Games Bible

    The ultimate card-player's companion, crammed with over 300 pages of games to provide hours of engrossing entertainment playing in groups or by yourself. A tricks section provides ways to astound your friends and family with your seemingly effortless skills. Both games and tricks cater for a range of abilities so that you can progress and expand your repertoire.Bridge, Brag, Poker, Rummy and Cribbage - all the classics are here, along with all their variations, as well as lesser known games such as Red Dog, Beleaguered Castle and Quinto. With easy-to-follow explanations for each game including their origins, rules, ranking of cards and tactics, as well as clear illustrations of sample hands, scoringsystems and a full glossary of terms, you can quickly make yourself familiar with games you've never tried. Tricks include sleights and shuffling tricks, tricks with prepared packs, magic tricks and mathematical tricks.Challenge yourself and have fun no matter where you are - all you need is a pack of cards and The Card Games Bible.
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    Creative Play the Steiner Waldorf Way

    By Christopher Clouder, Janni Nicol
    Authors:
    Christopher Clouder, Janni Nicol
    Creative Play the Steiner Waldorf Way is the ideal book for parents who want their children to develop their creativity and imagination through play. It teaches you how to let your child develop according to the Steiner theory, which helps children to fulfil themselves naturally and holistically in mind, body and spirit. Each chapter covers a different element of your child's development and includes an expert summary of Steiner theory and how it relates to children and parents today. You will find instructions for how to make over 20 beautiful toys from natural materials to encourage your child to develop creativity, awareness, confidence and imagination.
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  • The Complete Pilates Tutor

    By Alan Herdman
    Authors:
    Alan Herdman
    Whether you are just beginning your journey or have been practising for years, this complete course in Pilates matwork is an invaluable resource, taking you through all Pilates exercises as originally conceived and practised by Joseph Pilates. Also included are pre-Pilates moves which are especially helpful for beginners. All exercises are shown step by step for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, with instructions on adapting poses with supports such as cushions, blocks and dynabands, and alternative moves for those with special needs along with any contraindications. Careful attention is given to how poses are executed safely and with maximum effect.­A fully illustrated chapter details the anatomy and physiology of the human body, explaining its various functions and how each body system works. Advice on setting up your own practice is also included.
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    Crap Taxidermy

    By Kat Su
    Authors:
    Kat Su
    You won't know whether to laugh or cry at these spectacularly bad attempts at taxidermy, brought to you courtesy of the hit website crappytaxidermy.com. The site's plethora of bad taxidermy examples - including a squirrel riding a rattlesnake like a cowboy, and various anatomically imaginative renderings of all creatures great and small - have proved hugely popular. Here the very best of the worst stuffed animals are brought together in one full-colour volume; with additional features including a DIY 'Stuff Your Own Mouse' lesson, and an author's introduction to the craze for getting stuffed.
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    Crème Brûlée

    We're familiar with it as a dinner party and restaurant favourite, but the crème brûlée has in fact been delighting those with a sweet tooth since the mid-17th century, and with its irresistable combination of rich, creamy custard and crunchy burnt sugar, it's not difficult to see why it's one of the world's most famous sweet treats.With this brilliant recipe collection you can try out some inspired and delicious variations on the classic dessert, including Raspberry and champagne, Cranberry and orange and more exotic combinations like Ginger and coconut and Lime and papaya.Even more exciting, you can now wow your guests with savoury brûlées too - delicious flavour combinations include Goat cheese and sun-dried tomato and an indulgent Lobster, caramelized onion and gruyère brûlée.

    Create Your Own Online Store (Using WordPress) in a Weekend

    By Alannah Moore
    Authors:
    Alannah Moore