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  • 1001 Wines You Must Try Before You Die

    By Neil Beckett
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    Neil Beckett
    If you're after a good quality wine to try, you are no longer restricted to the greats of the Old World - Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhine Valley and Barolo to name but a few. Countries everywhere from Argentina to Australia, and even China, Canada, India and Thailand are now producing great wines at affordable prices. So what to choose? 1001 Wines You Must Try Before You Die is here to lift you out of the grapey confusion. Entries written by experts cover everything you'll need to choose between the Chardonnay or the Grenache, including evocative tasting notes, informative and entertaining reviews, suggestions as to when the wines will be at their best and recommendations for other great vintages and similar wines. Accompanied by images of the wine labels and beautiful photographs of the wineries and vineyards, this book is a sumptuous guide to discovering the world's most interesting and exciting wines.
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  • 1001 Restaurants

    By Jenny Linford
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    Jenny Linford
    Gourmets with an appetite for good food in gorgeous settings will find their taste buds tingling in anticipation as they flick through the pages of this book. The eateries listed here come from around the world and range from beloved, local institutions-favorite spots for family celebrations-to elegant, haute cuisine establishments in which to enjoy refined and elegant dishes.As well as celebrating the traditional and the classic, 1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die showcases the best of the contemporary dining scene. Discover where the world's best chefs-René Redzepi, Pierre Gagnaire, Thomas Keller, and Heston Blumenthal, to name but a few- are performing their culinary wizardry. Read about grand old European cafés, brasseries, and restaurants in places such as Barcelona, Paris, Vienna, and Budapest-whose décor evokes the confident affluence of the nineteenth century-as well as the most modern and stylish temples to gastronomy.The featured restaurants are all iconic, selected not only for the standard of their cooking but for their atmosphere, ambience and setting. There's no shortage of culinary choice either: the world's cuisines are all well-represented in their diverse glory. If you've ever wondered where to find the best curries in Delhi, feijoada in Brazil, dim sum in Hong Kong, sushi in Tokyo, or antipasti in Rome, this is the book for you.
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    21 Days To The Perfect Dog

    By Karen Wild
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    Karen Wild
    Simple, structured and effective, this 21-day course will prevent problem behaviour and, over subsequent days, encourage positive interaction, so that your dog continues to behave well. Exercises are given for each day in the training plan, with reinforcement of the previous day's learning scheduled in, as well as time for relaxation and play with your dog.The first section helps you to assess your key concerns so that you can tailor the programme to fit your needs, while a 'quick fix' section after the main training plan providing you with 50 speedy solutions to common problems, such as damaging furniture or unsociable behaviour towards strangers.Easy to fit in around your life, with this book you are just 21 training days away from the perfect dog.
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  • The 1000 Dot-To-Dot Book: Animals

    By Thomas Pavitte
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    Thomas Pavitte
    It's dot-to-dot gone wild in this addition to the 1000 Dot-to-Dot series, as author Thomas Pavitte sets out to explore the animal kingdom. Enjoy bringing your favourite animals to life with The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Animals, featuring popular pets such as cats and dogs, alongside the more exotic beasts of feathers, fur and scales - each rendered in 1000 dots, and resulting in beautifully detailed line drawings that you'll want to keep.
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  • The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Cityscapes

    By Thomas Pavitte
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    Thomas Pavitte
    In The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Cityscapes, Thomas Pavitte takes his incredible 1000 Dot-to-Dot series to the urban jungle.Tackle the iconic skylines and landmarks of Paris, New York, London, Venice and many more besides, and experience the cities of the world in a whole new way as each one comes to life beneath your pen.
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  • The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Masterpieces

    By Thomas Pavitte
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    Thomas Pavitte
    After the phenomenal success of the 1000 Dot-to-Dot series, for his fourth outing author and artist Thomas Pavitte takes on the challenge of recreating some of the world's finest works of art - all in 1000 dots!20 masterpieces by the likes of Van Gogh, Michelangelo and Hokusai are rendered in exquisite line drawings for you to complete yourself. Not only will you discover the satisfaction of seeing each artwork come to life as you join up the dots, but once you've finished, the perforated pages make it easy to tear out your masterpiece ready to be proudly displayed!
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  • The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Icons

    By Thomas Pavitte
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    Thomas Pavitte
    The first collection in Thomas Pavitte's internationally best-selling 1000 Dot-to-Dot series features 20 iconic portraits, including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon and Albert Einstein, to complete yourself.With each drawing consisting of 1000 dots (handily colour-coded in groups of 100 to help you keep your place), you'll have hours of fun creating images that are not only satisfying to complete, but also cool enough to put on your wall.
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  • 1001 Bikes

    By Guy Kesteven
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    Guy Kesteven
    Never before have so many bicycles been profiled within one beautifully illustrated volume. 1001 Bikes to Dream of Riding Before You Die explores in detail the greatest bikes of all time and from across the globe: from the early historic velocipedes of the 1890s to the arrival of today's standard upright bikes that dominate the marketplace. This comprehensive book brings together models from every cycling discipline, from road to mountain biking and BMX to track racing. Key brands are also represented, from the Italian maestros Colnago, Bianchi, De Rosa, and Pinarello to the American ambassadors, Trek and Specialized. Also included are many of the smaller but equally influential designers, such as BMC, Scott, LeMond, and Cervélo.1001 Bikes to Dream of Riding Before You Die celebrates the designs and individual stories behind the world's most influential, groundbreaking, and high-profile bicycles. A detailed photograph of each bike-whether it is a racing shot or stock manufacturing image-is accompanied by illuminating and insightful text revealing the history, development, and importance of each of the 1001 bikes featured.Each entry details every bike's specifications and manufacturing history, as well as the impact it has had on the bicycle industry. A visually stunning compendium, the book allows readers to trace the evolution of the bicycle, from its early incarnations in wood, all the way through to the record-breaking race bikes of the contemporary world. It promises to be an intriguing read for all bicycle enthusiasts and experts.
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  • 200 Healthy Chinese Recipes

    Ditch the takeaways and learn to make your very own fresh and healthy Chinese food. Learn to make all your favourites dishes, with recipes including Chicken noodle soup, Sweet and sour pork and Singapore chicken, and let your tastebuds be tempted by more unusual textures and flavours, as you choose from an exciting array of dishes, from Duck with honey and lime sauce to Peanut, squid and noodle salad, to Sesame tuna with spicy noodles. With a wide range of dishes including broths, main courses, salads and snacks, you can enjoy Chinese cuisine at any time of day, in your own home.
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  • 1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before You Die

    Find out why Chet Atkins had a Gretsch guitar named after him, why The Who's John Entwistle called his favourite guitar "Frankenstein", and how John Lennon elevated the Rickenbacker 325 to one of the most desirable guitar brands of the 1960's.1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before Your Die showcases the greatest instruments from across the globe: some are of historical or cultural significance and some were made famous by well-known musicians; others are included as examples of technological breakthroughs, innovative design or extraordinary sound quality. From the earliest models produced by Belchior Dias in the sixteenth century to the latest Gibson "Robot" series of guitars with computer-controlled self-tuning capabilities and onboard sound-processing features, 1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before Your Die tells the fascinating stories behind the creation of each one.All the classic names are here - Fender, Roland, Martin, Gretsch and Rickenbacker - as well as important Japanise brands, such as Ibanez, Yamaha and Teisco; European classics of the 1960's including Burns, Hagstrom, Eko and Hofner; obscure models from behind the "Iron Curtain", such as Defil, Aelita, Resonet and Musima; and present-day oil-can guitars built in South Africa. Never before have so many guitars been profiled within a single illustrated volume.A striking colour photograph of each guitar is accompanied by specification details and illuminating text that traces the guitar's history and reveals which famous musicians like to play the instrument and on what albums it can be heard. Contents includes... IntroductionPre -1930s1930 - 1949 1950s1960s1970s1980s1990s2000s
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  • 1001 Ideas that Changed the Way We Think

    An awe-inspiring overview of the development of human knowledge over the centuries!Part of the highly successful '1001' series which have sold over a million copies in the UK alone 1001 Ideas That Changed The Way We Thinkoffers not only a comprehensive history of ideas, but also an eminently browsable source of amusement.This richly informative and entertaining book provides a wide variety of answers to those eternal questions such as...How was the universe created and what is the place of humans within it? How should a person live? And how can we build a just society?Readers will discover how the Greek philosopher Zeno 'proved' a flying arrow never moves and the mathematical proof of the existence of life in other galaxies. The inspiring ideas explored range from Gandhi's theory of civil disobedience to Mary Wollstonecraft's groundbreaking advocacy of women's rights. A wide variety of cultural movements are also covered, including Neoclassicism, Surrealism and Postmodernism.Drawing of a wide spectrum of topics including politics, cosmology, the arts, philosophy and religious beliefs, 1001 Ideas That Changed The Way We Thinktraces the exponential growth of human knowledge across the centuries. Ranging from the ancient wisdom of Confucius and Plato, to the cutting-edge theories taking shape in the twenty-first century, this book offers a wealth of stimulation and wit for any reader with a lively and curious mind.
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  • 1001 Beers

    By Adrian Tierney-Jones
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    Adrian Tierney-Jones
    Beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in the world, the most refreshing, the most sociable, and the most versatile. It has been brewed since the dawn of time and still has the capacity to delight and obsess its many adherents. This bewitching, thirst-inducing, gorgeously illustrated book is a guide to the best beers in the world with a succinct history of the breweries, tasting notes, temperature recommendations, and what food to serve them with, together with entertaining anecdotes about the breweries. Here you will sample world classics such as the ales of England, the speciality beers of Belgium, the new wave beers of U.S. craft brewers, the magical lagers of Germany and Central Europe, and a host of world beers that will beguile and bedazzle. The reader might not drink all these beers in their lifetime, but after reading this book they will know which ones will be their personal favorites.
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    The 5:2 Fasting Cookbook

    By Angela Dowden
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    Angela Dowden
    Everyone's talking about the 5:2 Diet - the easiest fasting plan to adapt to your tastes and hectic weekly lifestyle. Reduce your calorie intake two days a week, and you can eat whatever you like for the other five days, with freedom to drink, eat out or have treats. This is your guide to those fasting days, a collection of delicious recipes for light meals accompanied by stunning photography that will motivate you to stay on track. Far from feeling deprived, this book will open your eyes to new taste combinations and ideas for small meals that pack a big flavour punch. As well as contributing to your weight loss and good health, these recipes make for tasty dishes in their own right. Wake up to fragrant Moroccan baked eggs, lunch on Butternut squash frittata and dish up Herby lamb or Sesame salmon at dinner. You can even make room for a treat or two on a fasting day with these recipes for Mango and passionfruit trifle and Strawberry roulade. So, why not give it a try? Change your life for the better by cutting back just two days a week. Includes: guide to the 5:2 diet, over 100 recipes, tips and techniques for portion control and staying motivated, 100 calorie-counted recipes, meal planners, calorie counter.
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    101 Top Tips for Digital Landscape Photography

    By Carl Heilman II
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    Carl Heilman II
    A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO IMPROVING YOUR LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY BY ONE OF TODAY'S FOREMOST LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHERSLandscape photography is perhaps the single most popular genre among DSLR owners. In 101 Top Tips for Digital Landscape Photography, experienced professional landscape guru Carl Heilman II gives the benefit of a lifetime spent shooting spectacular wilderness and mountain shots, offering a host of targeted tips and tricks that will allow photographers of all abilities to lift their landscape work to the next level.The reader will learn how to harness natural drama, use difficult lighting situations to your advantage and capture unusual perspectives, all the while benefiting from Carl's clear instruction and beautiful landscape work.
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    101 Top Tips from Professional Manga Artists

    By Meredith Walsh, Sonia Leong
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    Meredith Walsh, Sonia Leong
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    The 5:2 Cookbook

    By Angela Dowden
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    Angela Dowden
    The 5:2 lifestyle diet is sweeping the nation. It allows you to change your life for the better by dieting just 2 days a week. You will live longer, lose weight and feel great by reducing your calorie intake to 500/600 calories for just 2 days a week. The rest of the week you can eat normally, eat out and even have treats. But what to eat on a fasting day? Bored with omelette and ham salad? Want something quick and easy but don't know what? Look no further: with over 100 calorie-counted recipes specially designed for fasting, it couldn't be easier to put the 5:2 diet into practice. All the recipes are quick and easy to make and taste delicious, so fasting need not be a chore.Includes: 100 calorie-counted recipes, 1 month meal planner, calorie counter, 50 ideas for 100-calorie snacks, 50 ideas for 50-calorie snacks, 50 ideas for guilt-free snacks, plus tips and techniques on mastering portion control, good nutrition, and keeping it up for life.
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  • 200 Easy Cakes & Bakes

    By Joanna Farrow
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    Joanna Farrow
    The perfect introduction for the less confident baker, 200 Easy Cakes & Bakes will satisfy your sweet tooth and each recipe is simple to follow and provides delicious results every time. With cakes for every craving and sections devoted to Big Cakes, Tea Breads, Cookies, Traybakes and Brownies, Small Cakes, Cupcakes and Muffins and Savoury Bakes you'll build your baking skills in no time and will have treats ready at the drop of the hat. Including Chocolate Bounty Cake, Coffee and Walnut Cake, Mango and Vanilla Muffin Slice, White Chocolate Rose Biscuits, Amaretti Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting, Cheese and Thyme Straws and Red Onion and Rosemary Soda Bread, each recipe has clear instructions and helpful hints to get the best results every time.
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    4 Ingredients Student Cookbook

    4 Ingredients Student Cookbook provides a completely new perspective on student cookery; bringing together an exciting collection of delicious yet simple recipes, all requiring only four ingredients. Students will love these no-fuss ideas for mealtimes that provide great food on a budget, with minimum preparation and cooking time. With recipes for breakfasts, comfort food, meals for mates, cakes & bakes and more, there is a food fix for any time hunger strikes - from hangover cures to midnight essay munchies. This book draws upon both the past success of student cookbooks and the current popularity of '4-Ingredient' cookery programmes.
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  • 1001 Cars To Dream of Driving Before You Die

    By Simon Heptinsall
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    Simon Heptinsall
    It is almost impossible to imagine life today without one of the world- changing inventions of the twentieth century - the car. Appealing to car lovers ranging from vintage car spotters to armchair petrol heads, 1001 Cars You Must Drive Before You Die brings you the world's best cars - Chevrolets from the United States, MGs from Italy, Toyotas from Japan, Porsches from Germany, Aston Martins from the UK and Holdens from Australia. In one of the first truly global guides to cars, they are all here: from Henry Ford's pioneering Model T with its hand-cranked starter to the latest hi-tech vehicles, such as the Lexus LS600h hybrid-powered 4x4 sports saloon.
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  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

    By Peter Boxall
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    Peter Boxall
    Completely revised and updated to include the most up-to-date selections, this is a bold and bright reference book to the novels and the writers that have excited the world's imagination. This authoritative selection of novels, reviewed by an international team of writers, critics, academics, and journalists, provides a new take on world classics and a reliable guide to what's hot in contemporary fiction. Featuring more than 700 illustrations and photographs, presenting quotes from individual novels and authors, and completely revised for 2012, this is the ideal book for everybody who loves reading.
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