Photography Beyond Auto
By Chris Gatcum
Take Control of Your Camera... but Only When You Have ToWhen you first buy a camera it's great to just shoot away, taking advantage of all the sophisticated automatic features of 'full auto' mode. Real photographers are able to take better photos because they understand what their cameras's auto mode is doing, and when to over-rule it and let creativity reign. This book will make you a real photographer.SimplePhotography Beyond Auto is an easily accessible guide which will set you free.ConciseUnlike other books, Photography Beyond Auto does not attempt to explain every switch, dial and button on your camera, or explore precisely where each pixel comes from. It concentrates on the key creative controls, including exposure, focus and colour; essential skills that'll enable you to take the sensational pictures that Auto mode simply can't.Time-savingAuto mode does a good job a lot of the time, so Photography Beyond Auto will help you understand, in easy-to-understand terms, why camera auto makes the decisions it does, and whether they will help or hinder your creative vision.InspiringFilled with creative examples that'll make you want to get shooting straight away.
By Aaron Gold
'Ello, there. It will come as no surprise that yours truly is a big fan of cars. Over the years I've got together facts and figures on all the greatest motors and stuck them in this 'ere scrapbook - one car for every year since they made FAB1, the greatest car of all time. Course I would say that, bein' its driver an' all, but it's not every car that can shoot criminals and swim 'appily along in the Mediterranean.They made FAB1 in 1965, and since then there 'ave been some real beauties, like the Lamborghini Countach, Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe and Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. You gotta love 'em - specially when I tell you all the history and technical stuff what's gone into 'em.
Philip's Road Map France and Belgium
PHILIP'S BEST-SELLING RANGE OF BRITISH AND EUROPEAN MAPS'The clearest and most detailed maps of Europe' David Williams MBE, CEO, Gem Motoring Assist.- The perfect planning maps for your trip to France and Belgium- Scale 16 miles to 1 inch = 1:100,000- Double-sided folded map with full index of place names- Super-clear mapping- All major routes shown- Town plans: Paris - plus Bordeaux, Boulogne, Brussels, Calais, Lyon, Marseilles- Scenic routes- AutoRoute junctions, restricted junctions and toll motorways and pre-pay motorways- Mountain passes and gradients- Tourist attractions
Philip's Certificate Atlas for the Caribbean
A new edition of the market-leading atlas for CXC Geography students, Philip's Certificate Atlas for the Caribbean provides extensive coverage of the Caribbean area, together with a comprehensive selection of world and regional maps.The atlas is arranged in three sections for ease of use, with each page colour-coded for rapid reference. The first section is devoted to a detailed coverage of the Caribbean region in 48 pages, and includes maps of every island plus Belize and Guyana, as well as topographical, land use, tourism and mining maps.The second section is made up of 72 pages of World topographical maps, incorporating continental thematic maps on topics such as population, climate and biomes, followed by 32 pages of World thematic maps. This new 7th edition features updated mapping of all Caribbean islands, as well as the latest statistics. The World map section contains additional coverage of Brazil, the Americas and Asia, while the World thematic section includes maps on volcanoes, El Niño, tourism, energy, minerals, industry, trade and international organizations.Completing the atlas is a section of CXC study maps covering topics such as farming, soil conservation, economics, tourism and urban land use. New for this edition are features on UK tourism, Mauritius, Hong Kong and Brazil.The index gives letter-figure grid references as well as latitude and longitude co-ordinates.
Pregnancy Week by Week
By Jane MacDougall
This fully revised and updated edition of the best-selling book is your ideal companion through the 40+ weeks of pregnancy. Each week you will find information on how you might be feeling or what you should be doing and a review of your baby's progress - accompanied by specially created illustrations.Additionally, there is much vital information on antenatal care, fitness, diet, coping with common complaints and labour and delivery as well as an introduction to your newborn. All the information is presented in a succinct yet reassuring way and there are many useful illustrations, photographs and checklists.
Philip's Modern School Atlas
Britain's best-selling secondary school atlas, now in its 98th Edition, Philip's Modern School Atlas is an essential reference work for secondary education (14-18 year olds), suitable for Key Stage 4, GCSE, A-Level and international schools. The contents are divided into sections for ease of use, with each page colour-coded for rapid reference.A 12-page Remote Sensing section covers such topics as satellite imagery and GIS (with an explanation of false-colour usage), incorporating a selection of images used in studies of exploration, land reclamation, erosion, geology, pollution and urban regeneration, with explanatory text.The next section covers the United Kingdom and Ireland in 31 pages. With physically coloured maps, this is the most accurate mapping of the UK and Ireland available at the chosen scales - accompanying the physical maps are thematic maps on numerous key social and economic themes.The middle section is made up of 74 pages of World topographical maps, incorporating continental thematic maps on topics such as climate, population and economics, followed by 30 pages of World thematic maps.Completing the atlas is a section of World social and economic statistics, accompanied by the index to the topographical maps in the atlas, showing letter-figure grid references as well as latitude and longitude co-ordinates.Available in both hardback and paperback formats, Philip's Modern School Atlas 98th Edition is an unbeatable combination of highly detailed physical mapping backed up by numerous tables and thematic maps.
Philip's Spain and Portugal Road Map
Philip's Spain and Portugal Road Map shows the countries 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 Alicante, Barcelona, Lisbon, Madrid and Seville, 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.
Philip's Europe Road Map
Philip's Europe Road Map shows the whole of Europe at a standard scale of 1:3.5M (1 cm on the map = 35 km on the ground). The map includes a comprehensive index, city-to-city distance table, and summer/winter weather maps.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. A comprehensive index includes all towns and villages shown on the map.
Philip's Britain and Ireland Road Map
This new edition of Philip's Britain and Ireland Road Map has been fully revised and updated. The map has been specially prepared for tourism and long-distance travel, allowing for easy trip planning and route-finding. It is also ideally suited for office use, such as for sales territory planning.The double-sided map features Philip's superb digital cartography, giving excellent clarity at 13 miles to 1 inch and showing road networks in exceptional detail for this scale. The mapping shows all major roads, and includes airports and ferries, national parks, forest parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty.A comprehensive index includes all towns and villages shown on the map. City plans for Belfast, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh and London are also featured.
By Kara Rosen
You are what you eat, and consuming fresh, raw juices is a delicious way to flood your body with nutrients, cleanse your system and cure your ills. Plenish shows you how to make over 40 juice blends, detox with a cleanse programme, heal your body naturally, fuel your system, fight disease, promote mind and body wellness, and lose weight in the process. From the Thai Melon Brightener to the Greenie Mary, each recipe will help your body to detox and rejuvenate, so that you can thrive.
Philip's Stargazing With Mark Thompson
By Mark Thompson
Philip's Stargazing With Mark Thompson provides the perfect introduction to the fascinating hobby of astronomy for beginners, written by TV's favourite astronomer.With 30 years' experience in observational astronomy and helping hundreds of newcomers get started in their new hobby, Mark Thompson takes everything he has learned and leads his readers skilfully through their early stargazing experiences in this brand-new book - Philip's Stargazing With Mark Thompson. He provides a wealth of knowledge, with valuable hints and tips to aid beginners in their first steps in astronomy. Not only does Mark demonstrate great observational techniques and how to find the brighter objects in the sky, but he guides his readers through the important steps of choosing and using a telescope.This is a book that will not only act as a guide to the novice astronomer but, by drawing on Mark's own experiences, will be a companion to share in the wonders of the night sky.
Philip's The Urban Astronomy Guide
By Robin Scagell
Philip's The Urban Astronomy Guide provides the ideal introduction to the fascinating hobby of astronomy for the town dweller. These days, you don't have to live close to a city or town centre to suffer from the effects of light pollution. From your back garden or rooftop observing site, your night sky will be illuminated by light from the surrounding city or town. And while, like everyone else, you will have to contend with the vagaries of the weather, you will have the added problem of poor air quality. But despite these difficulties, there is still a host of celestial delights to be seen!In this book, author Robin Scagell shows that night-time lighting and the resultant brightening of the sky can be combated, and demonstrates how to make the best of poor conditions. Although the unaided eye may be able to pick out only a few hundred stars, binoculars or a small telescope will reveal many times that number. A little optical aid can also give you good views of every type of major astronomical object, including star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.For example, for those who want to develop their interest further, there are special filters that let through the light from distant nebulae while blocking out wavelengths infested by unwanted stray light from streetlights. And modern CCDs allow modest amateur telescopes to penetrate the urban sky glow and reveal sights that would have taxed the largest professional instruments only 30 years or so ago.Philip's The Urban Astronomy Guide will show you how to get the most out of almost any sky with whatever equipment you have, or even with none at all.
Philip's Pocket Travel Atlas
Philip's Pocket Travel Atlas, supplied in a flexi paperback binding, is a compact and portable world atlas, which is ideal for the briefcase, suitcase or back-pack.The 96 pages of up-to-date world maps are physically coloured to give a vivid portrayal of the Earth's landforms, with cities, towns, major transport routes and administrative boundaries clearly shown.Additional information for the traveller includes population statistics and maps showing time zones, flight paths and world climate, together with street plans for 40 of the world's most visited cities, arranged in alphabetical order for ease of reference.At the end of the atlas, the 64-page letter-figure index lists all major towns and cities, plus numerous geographical features such as mountains, rivers and lakes.The slim format of this atlas makes it ideal for travellers of all kinds, and the map coverage reflects an emphasis on areas most visited by international airlines.
Philip's Star Chart
Philip's Star Chart shows the stars and constellations of the night sky in three superb maps: the northern and southern hemispheres, and the equatorial region.All stars visible with the naked eye are shown, with the brightest stars shown in their true colours. Fainter star clusters and nebulae are marked for observers using binoculars or small telescopes. Constellations, double stars and variable stars are also listed, and an informative accompanying text explains how to use the charts throughout the year, at any latitude.In a convenient folded format, Philip's Star Chart is suitable for use in both northern and southern latitudes.
Pilcher's Marijuana Miscellany
By Tim Pilcher
Marijuana has been cultivated and used by humans for at least 5,000 years, and is one of the worlds most important cash crops despite being illegal in many parts of the world. It is used in a host of different ways and has made an indelible impact on our culture and western popular culture in particular. Expert author Tim Pilcher now uncovers both the fascinating properties of this much-maligned herb and the curious story of its relationship with us. In a host of bite-sized entries, he answers the key questions: How do you make and cook with cannabutter? What is the etymology of the word "bong"? And how much does the USA spend on prosecuting marijuana-law offenders every year? The answers to all are inside, along with a host of lists, tips, anecdotes, trivia, and recipes
Whether you're struggling with leftover Halloween pumpkin or simply looking for a new ingredient to liven up your dishes, the benefits of cooking with pumpkins are countless. This book shows you 40 ways in which the pumpkin can complement pies, tarts and soufflés, provide a healthy alternative for oven fries and fritters, or follow in the footsteps of the carrot to give cakes and cookies a healthy boost of vitamins as well as delicious moisture and an enticingly warm flavour. From their abundance of nutrients and antioxidant properties to their low calorie content, pumpkins are an ideal addition to any meal, yet they remain somewhat a somewhat neglected food. This cookbook sets out to change all of that. Traditionally a symbol of Celtic folklore, now the pumpkin can bring a touch of modern magic to your dishes.
The Photographer's Master Guide to Colour
By Jeff Wignall
Colour is key in photography, but very few photographers actually understand how it works - and new software and ever-improving camera sensors have now given them an infinite number of options.Finally, a thorough course on colour and the role it plays in digital photography. The latest book by best-selling photographer Jeff Wignall will give you a new understanding of the important role colour plays in the creation of successful photos, and let you take outstanding colour photographs with any digital camera.Filled with Wignall's inspirational work, this is the essential guide for everyone wishing to create awesome photographs that capitalise on the nuances and interplay of colour, without having to rely entirely on the saturation slider.
By Joanna Farrow
Peek-a-boo cakes are all about fun, and this little book of sweet surprises is full of ideas for unforgettable celebrations.Surprise and delight your family and guests with these delicious treats, which can be cut open to reveal a burst of colour or a distinctive shape - the perfect birthday gesture for friends or loved ones. This recipe collection boasts a range of inventive takes on this brilliant idea, with great suggestions for occasion cakes - try the Treasure Trove for a pirate birthday party, and the Christmas Snow cake for a gorgeous festive centrepiece.Innovative design aside, you'll be savouring delectable flavours in cakes like the Pistachio, Raspberry and White Chocolate Chequerboard and Carrot and Coconut Battenberg.
Philip's Isle of Wight
This local street atlas of the Isle of Wight gives detailed coverage of the whole of the island at a scale of 2 2/3 inches to 1 mile. Important for ferry links to the Isle of Wight, the mainland towns of Southampton, Gosport, Lymington and Portsmouth are included at the same scale. Central Portsmouth is also shown at the enlarged scale of 5 1/3 inches to 1 mile.The maps show hospitals, car parks, post offices, leisure facilities, schools, industrial areas and retail areas, while the index lists street names and postcodes. Extra contents include an 8-page route-planner, marking all major and minor roads on the island together with an area on the mainland taking in the New Forest to the west and Emsworth to the east, plus a 4-page guide to the top visitor attractions.Pocket sized, and wire stitched so that it opens out flat, the atlas is ideally suited for both business and leisure use, whether by locals or visitors.
Philip's Skye and Lochalsh
The new edition of this leisure and tourist map of Skye and Lochalsh gives detailed coverage of the area's road network at a scale of approximately 2.25 miles to 1 inch.The map shows places of tourist and historic interest, including castles, camping sites, country parks, galleries, gardens, golf courses, marinas, museums, nature trails, historic sites, sports venues, theatres, theme parks, wildlife parks and zoos. An index to principal places of interest is also featured.In a convenient folded format, this single-sided sheet map is ideally suited for both leisure and business use, whether by locals or visitors.