Veterans in Steam
From two tank engines, built in Kilmarnock in 1919 and still moving coal in Wales in the 1970s, to American ‘Skyliner’ locomotives working the Turkish railways, this photographic journey, first published in 1979, seeks out venerable old engines and the last working steam on a route that takes in Britain, Germany, Austria, Greece, Turkey and Syria.
Wicca for Everyday Living
The Definitive Guide to Magic and the Craft
With claims to being the fastest-growing religion in the West, Wicca draws on pagan and hermetic traditions, and practitioners believe that we all possess the ability to improve our world. This illustrated handbook features practical information, such as how to build an altar; offers advice on visualization, the five sacred elements and the timing of spells and rituals; and explains the importance of nature, spirituality and the Sabbats.
OS Nock's Pocket Encylopaedia of British Steam Railways and Locomotives
This compendium of two classic reference works, first published in the 1960s, tells the story of the evolution of British locomotives, carriages and rolling stock, and charts the milestones of railway history through a series of over 350 colour illustrations, descriptions and historical overviews. Further entries identify types of signals used by different operators and the coats of arms of the most notable pre-grouping railway companies.
Animal Prints from the British Museum
A rampaging elephant, a giant fish, an amorous goat and a monstrous pig are some of the fabled creatures featured in this collection of British Museum prints from the 15th to the early 19th century. The prints, which include woodcuts, engravings and etchings by Lucas Cranach the Elder, Goya, Stubbs and Bewick, are accompanied by insightful commentary on the history and symbolism of the depicted beasts.
For nearly 4,000 years Egyptians skilfully embalmed both human and animal bodies in accordance with beliefs about their destiny in the afterlife; many mummies are still so well preserved that we can extract evidence about ancient people's lives and even gaze on their faces. Presenting examples of the embalmer's art now in the British Museum, Taylor explains the mummification and burial processes and the techniques used to study mummies today.
Healing Vegetarian Recipes
100 Healthy Recipes: Delicious Recipes for Body and Mind
This collection of 100 vegetarian recipes starts with nutritious meals for simply looking good and feeling good, including weight loss and detox recipes as well as ideas for healthy skin, eyes, muscles and joints, etc. In part two the ‘Recovery and Recuperation’ recipes target common complaints such as colds, hangovers, insomnia and anaemia; while part three focuses on foods to combat stress and depression and nourish soul and spirit.
Wild Flowers of Britain and Europe
This practical and easy-to-use guide describes more than 250 species with details of characteristics, range and habitats, botanical illustrations and photographs, notes on similar species and tips for field work. It is introduced by Tony Soper and includes general notes on plant families and a glossary of botanical terms. A plastic jacket makes it suitable for use in the great outdoors.