The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Dogs
Breeds & Care
Illustrated with more than 700 colour photographs, this comprehensive guide begins with advice on choosing a dog. It goes on to offer practical information on how to look after it, including tips on grooming, training, breeding and whelping, as well as general health and essential first aid. The third section comprises a visual reference section covering 180 breeds from all over the world, arranged by group.
The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Cats, Breeds and Care
Part One of this comprehensive visual guide to domestic cats opens with a brief history of the feline. It goes on to offer the latest veterinary-approved advice on subjects including choosing a kitten, feeding and nutrition, and essential health care. Part Two is a photographic encyclopaedia of the different breeds, comprising information on the coat, eyes, grooming needs and temperament of each, plus tips on breeding and showing.
The Practical Encyclopedia of Watercolour
Wendy Jelbert and Ian Sidaway, both experienced artists and instructors, present an accessible introduction to painting in watercolour, with over 25 practical projects as well as a guide to basic materials and techniques. Both sections feature step-by-step photographs illustrating technique and showing the authors’ own works in progress. The projects are designed to use and practise different watercolour skills and are arranged in sections on painting skies, water, trees, flowers, still lifes, buildings and people.
The Practical Encyclopedia of Drawing
The first part of this fully illustrated introduction to all aspects of drawing explains the materials and equipment required and explores a variety of techniques via guided exercises. Part two contains over 25 step-by-step projects commissioned from leading artists and a series of ‘quick sketch’ tutorials which demonstrate how to approach these subjects in less than 30 minutes.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rocks
Minerals and Gemstones
This volume is a comprehensive introduction to the study of rocks and minerals, with chapters devoted to understanding their formation, types and properties preceding the main directories. Each entry contains a full description, notes on identification, one or more photographs and an information box with geological data – grain size, texture, structure etc for rocks, and crystal system, colour etc for minerals. Altogether the encyclopedia describes around 300 specimens, shown in over 800 photographs.