The Ciate Book of Nail Style
By 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.
By 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
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.
Crystal Power, Crystal Healing
By 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.
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.
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.
Chris Boardman: The Biography of the Modern Bike
By Chris Boardman
Former Olympic champion, Tour de France record holder, successful bike designer, and leader of the British Olympic Cycling Team's 'Secret Squirrels', Chris Boardman, looks at the development of the modern bike from the first experiments with gearing, through to the superbikes of today.Co-written with cycling expert Chris Sidwells, with features on components, manufacturers, designers and iconic designs, The Biography of the Modern Bike is a fascinating study of cycle design through the decades. Fully illustrated throughout, and with lively and informative text - this will make a great addition to any bike lover's bookshelves.
Chriskitch: Big Flavours from a Small Kitchen
By Chris Honor, Laura Washburn Hutton
'It is fresh, innovative ad delicious.'The Telegraph'Stripped-back and simple....every dish carries flavour and texture'The Sunday Times'You know this food, this shameless, sensory largess, will make you feel very good about yourself'Jay Rayner, The Observer'Fresh, innovative and delicious'The Telegraph - Book of the week'A nailed-on culinary genius running the most rewarding small local restaurant I have encountered in years'Giles CorenAustralian-born chef Chris Honor has been hailed by Giles Coren of The Times as 'a nailed-on culinary genius', running 'the most rewarding small local restaurant I have encountered in years'. His recipes for great salads, sweet and savoury bakes, soups and wonderful sharing plates are highly original, but really simple to create at home, and with American food writer Laura Washburn Hutton he shares 100 of his most memorable recipes. Chris writes: 'What this book will offer the reader is an education in balancing taste and texture, with plenty of visual inspiration. It is as much guidebook as cookery book because I don't necessarily think in terms of recipes, I think in terms of combinations. Mix up the flavours and textures and, at the same time, make it appeal to the eye. Be generous, make it unpredictable; this is what I do. My book will teach the reader to do this too.'
Create & Construct: Incredible Minecraft Cities
By Kirsten Kearney, Yazur Strovoz
Minecraft - a humble computer game about placing blocks - is today a global phenomenon that has captured imaginations around the world. Create & Construct Incredible Minecraft Cities showcases the towering heights of this creative freedom, featuring incredible cityscapes from master builders that have been years in the making.From sprawling urban metropolises to otherwordly fantasy kingdoms, the vistas featured in this book are many and varied. Step-by-step tutorials are included for readers to create structures and features within, such as helicopters, lamp posts, famous landmarks, historical castles, super slides, big wheels, and more. An introductory section gives new players the essentials - how to get started, an explanation of different game modes, and a guide to crafting - while a directory of materials acts as a quick reference of the resources available for the more seasoned Minecrafters. With builds to suit all skills levels, Create & Construct Incredible Minecraft Cities will appeal to all fans of the game.
Conran on Colour
By 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.
The Complete Pregnancy Cookbook
By Fiona Wilcock
Eating a healthy diet while expecting is among the most important things you can do for the present and future health and well-being of your child. The All-New Complete Pregnancy Cookbook makes this simple to achieve and helps pregnant women get the nutritional boost they need without a lot of fuss and bother. Now this completely revised edition includes a host of new and flavourful recipes, the latest nutirional advice and recommendations, and, of course - great-tasting food.
The Chicken Keeper's Problem Solver
By 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.
Clodagh's Irish Kitchen
By 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 the Moment
By 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.
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.
Character Design from the Ground Up
By Kevin Crossley
From films to games, books to comics, all stories need refined, beautiful characters. This book demystifies the in-demand discipline of character design, starting with the basics of material and equipment, moving on to sketching and 3D mock-ups with full turnarounds and lineups, and culminating in a series of in-depth case studies.
Cooking for Chaps: Stylish, no-nonsense meals for the man about town
By Gustav Temple, Clare Gabbett-Mulhallen
An essential guide for anyone wishing to cook delicious dishes in time-honoured fashion. Gustav Temple, editor of The Chap magazine and gentleman about town, ensures that culinary magnificence is achieved in the most genteel and correct manner, whilst Clare Gabbett-Mulhallen leads you expertly through 100 recipes, with chapters covering Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, High Tea & Picnics, Dinner, Supper and Desserts & Savouries. As well as being a treasure trove of advice for the modern gentleman, from how to lay a breakfast tray to appropriate picnic etiquette, Cooking for Chaps also sets out to re-educate men (and women) in the basic, fundamental arts of traditional British cookery. Whether you want to impress your house guests with Devilled Kidneys for breakfast, dazzle a young lady with a romantic dinner of Venison with a Creamy Marsala Sauce, or prepare a sumptuous supper for one such as Cavalry Pate Mushrooms, this impressive tome is guaranteed to be the Jeeves to your Wooster.
Creative Play the Steiner Waldorf Way
By 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.
The Complete Pilates Tutor
By 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.
By 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.