Dent's Modern Tribes
The Secret Languages of Britain
Hobbies and professions all have their unique and colourful jargon, which is often completely baffling to outsiders. But now Countdown’s resident word expert has decoded these mysterious idioms by interviewing hundreds of members of Britain’s ‘tribes’, from twitchers to spies. Here she presents the idiosyncratic vocabulary that she has learned, so that you too can discover why bin collectors love a ‘Tiffany’, what a publisher means by ‘deckle’ and how ticket inspectors discreetly request back-up.
The World Mapped Like Never Before
The 50 maps in this innovative atlas offer a colourful visual representation of our physical, political, economic and cultural world. The first section, Land, Air and Sea, provides information on the physical environment and natural resources; the second focuses on populations, both human and animal; while the third plots global connections, from shipping routes to Twitter links. Lucid texts give background and context, while charts and diagrams supply additional data. Off-mint.