• Dogs as pets


      A compehensive, practical care and training manual, and a definitive encyclopedia of world breeds.

      by Larkin & Stockman

      Dogs have been an essential part of our lives for centuries, serving as friend, worker, hunter and rescuer. The opening section describes in full detail everything you need to know about dogs, from choosing a breed to grooming, feeding and exercise. There

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      February 2011

      An Illustrated Encyclopedia: Uniforms of the Napoleonic Wars

      by Digby Smith


    • Food & Drink
      July 2006

      The Detox Cookbook & Health Plan

      by Maggie Pannell

      A comprehensive introduction explains what toxins are, where they are found, and how simple changes to lifestyle can make a big difference to the levels of toxicity in the body. A self-diagnosis checklist reveals the principal signs that indicate a toxic

    • Food & Drink
      July 2011

      180 Barbecues

      The complete guide to barbecuing and grilling with meal ideas for every occasion, shown step-by-step in over 800 photographs

      by Linda Tubby

      Everything you need to know about the practicalities of barbecuing is contained here, including how to choose a barbecue, hibachi or grill and all the related cooking accessories and utensils. There is detailed guidance on how to use your grill and grilli

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      March 2007

      The World Encyclopedia of Pistols, Revolvers and Submachine Guns

      An illustrated historical reference to over 500 military, law enforcement and antique firearms from around the world

      by Anthony North, Charles Stronge William Fowler

      An authoritative history of gun manufacture and a directory of the world's most famous and important guns, from medieval times to the present day A comprehensive illustrated encyclopedia of 500 arms from the different countries of the world, organized a

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      August 2007

      The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rifles & Machine Guns

      An illustrated historical reference to over 500 military, law enforcement and antique firearms from around the world

      by William Fowler Patrick Sweeney

      This essential encyclopedia of rifles and machine guns is an authoritative reference work and visual directory, explaining the development of arms through the centuries, modern capabilities and individual specifications. It includes the history and develo

    • Uniforms & insignia

      An Encyclopaedia of the Uniforms of the American War of Independence 1775-1783

      An expert guide to the uniforms of the American militias and Continental Army, the armies and navies of Great Britain and France, German and Spanish units, and American Indian allies

      by Digby Smith Kevin F Kiley

      The uniforms of the fighting men of the American War of Independence are a vivid illustration of the difficulties and complexities of the conflict, and this book brings together for the first time a sweeping survey of what they should have worn, what they

    • History
      May 2008

      The Complete Illustrated History of World War I

      A concise authoritative account of the course of the Great War, with analysis of decisive encounters and landmark engagements

      by Ian Westwell

      This wide-ranging book begins with the state of Europe before the war then embarks on four major chapters chronicling the war a year at a time. Major battles are interspersed with spreads detailing the weapons and tactics used. A final chapter looks at th

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      May 2008

      The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Saints

      An authoritative guide to the lives and works of over 500 saints, with expert commentary and over 500 beautiful paintings, statues & icons

      by Tessa Paul

      The broad-ranging introduction of this book unravels the myths that surround sainthood, explaining why pious heroism is described through legend and how relics signify the reality of the saints. Then, the second half of the book is an illustrated encyclop

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      October 2012


      A natural history and identification guide to the most significant species, including swallowtails, hairstreaks, yellows, fritillaries, blues, skippers and tiger moths

      by Sally Morgan

      Butterflies and moths captivate nature enthusiasts with their beauty and variety, but in addition to being attractive to watch they are also of huge biological importance. This superb book covers the lifecycle of these creatures, with information on anato

    • Garden design & planning
      October 2008

      The Complete Practical Guide to Patio, Terrace, Backyard & Courtyard Gardening

      An inspiring sourcebook of classic and modern garden designs, with ideas and practical techniques to suit enclosed outdoor spaces of every shape and size

      by Joan Clifton Jenny Hendy

      This sumptuous new book is packed with creative ideas for making a successful outside courtyard space. An introductory section gives practical advice on assessing a site, freshening up existing tired elements and basic planting techniques. Successive chap

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      September 2008

      The Complete Illustrated History of World War II

      An authoritative account of the deadliest conflict in human history with analysis of decisive encounters and landmark engagements

      by Donald Sommerville

      This authoritative book begins with the aftermath of World War I, when new political movements and grievances took shape. The main section of the book then covers the war in detail from the advance of Nazi forces across Europe to Operation Barbarossa, and

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      February 2010

      An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Military Uniforms of the 19th Century

      An expert guide to the American Civil War, the Boer War, the Wars of German and Italian Unification and the Colonial Wars

      by Digby Smith Kevin F. Kiley

      The uniforms from the 19th century are some of the most colourful and varied in the history of uniformology. In this book there are artworks of familiar Austrian hussars, Prussian dragoons, French chasseurs, American continentals and British grenadiers, b

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      June 2010

      The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Insects

      A natural history and identification guide to beetles, flies, bees, wasps, mayflies, dragonflies, cockroaches, mantids, earwigs, ants & many more

      by Martin Walters

      This beautifully illustrated book provides an overview of the world of insects. The introduction looks at every aspect of insect life: basic anatomy, life cycles, social organisation, feeding techniques, how insects fly, and the ways in which insects are

    • Hobbies
      June 2009

      An Illustrated Practical Guide to Attracting & Feeding Garden Birds

      The complete book of bird feeders, bird tables, birdbaths, nest boxes and backyard birdwatching

      by Jen Green

      Wherever you live, you can easily give nature a helping hand by providing feeders, tables and birdbaths and by erecting nesting boxes and birdhouses. In attracting birds to your garden, you will gain hours of entertainment, and your feathered friends will

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      November 2009


      His life and works in 500 images

      by Susie Hodge

      The first half of this impressive book is a review of the life of Claude Monet and the development of his talents. It follows his early experiences and artistic education, as well as his personal life, financial difficulties and marriages, shedding light

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      February 2010

      Van Gogh

      His life and works in 500 images

      by Michael Howard


    • Food & Drink
      February 2011

      The Practical Encyclopedia of Superfoods

      With 150 high-impact power-packed recipes

      by Audrey Deane

      Our dietary choices can impact on our energy levels, moods, libido, mental performance and overall wellbeing. Certain ingredients are now considered to help prevent heart and bone disease, promote brain activity and eye health, reduce cholesterol levels,

    • Domestic animals & pets
      August 2009


      The comprehensive expert guide to planning, building, stocking and maintaining your aquaria, both marine and freshwater, illustrated by over 700 step-by-step colour photographs and artworks

      by Mary Bailey Gina Sandford

      A definitive guide to identifying and keeping freshwater and marine fishes Everything you need to get started as a fish-keeper the ultimate practical guide to setting up any type of aquarium Clear step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instruct

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